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Desafio Adventure Company is the pioneering outfitter in Costa Rica's Epicenter of Adventure near the Arenal Volcano founded in 1992. Desafio offers high-quality rafting, canyoning, biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, cooking...more
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Meters West of the Central Park 100 | Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 December 2007

I just got back from Costa Rica and the waterfall repel was our 1st activity in Arenal. I was also debating between PureTrek and Desafio, in the end we decided to go with Desafio ($85pp). It was a great choice! As the truck was driving...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 January 2008

I booked reservations with this company for my parents to go on a volcano hike 2 days ahead of the date. I spoke to someone on the phone and was told to fax or e-mail my credit card info. Since my fax was not working,...More

7  Thank uclagrl
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To the amazing Desafio Adventure Company and fantastic guides: Andres, Cesar, Luis, Jona, Than, and Klisman...thank you. What a breathtaking and life-changing experience canyoning with this crew! This adventure was the absolute highlight of my trip, and the kindness and trust that the Desafio crew...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This adventure company really is out to make sure you have the best time ever when you are in Costa Rica! Desafio offers to take many pictures while at the adventures and explains and points out any wildlife or unique plants along the way. They...More

Thank ashley989h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently enjoyed the canyoning. Desafio were great from start to finish with video demos of the activities to help us understand and choose correctly. Pick up was on time and all the guides were very attentive throughout. Safety instructions were clear and all the...More

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I did the horseback riding tour that took us to a hike to La Fortuna waterfall plus a visit to a local tribe. The horses were all very well taken care of and they never do more than 1 trip in a...More

Thank mamaG_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the canyoning tour, and I had such a good time. The pick up was prompt, all the guides were knowledgeable and helpful, and ensured we had a great time. Despite having somewhat of a fear of heights, I felt safe the entire time....More

1  Thank Sarah_nz31
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The guides were all very helpful, safe, fun and clear. they make you feel so comfortable and safe. I'd never done anything like this before and they made sure I wasn't scared, I was just having a great time.

1  Thank Cyndie M
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Great trip canyoneering with Andreas and others. Exhilarating but safe. Four descents Lovely lunch afterwards. Had photos taken which was reasonable to buy. Guides are charming and not pushy for tips in the least.

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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a blast on the canyoning tour today! We have never done this type of adventure before and felt totally safe with our guides. They were all so friendly, personable, and clearly experts. Arturo, Andrés and José were so fun! You...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 11 October 2018

It was a spectacular experience for my husband and me, we had that dream of knowing that it is the emotion of going in a fast river with control. The first one splashed with water was cold but forceful to keep us in the fun....More

Thank Blancakika
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We did the Arenal Volcano National Park quad tour, half way though the quad tour the guide informed us we were not able to go close to the volcano since it is private property and illegal. We rode around the hills very slow, wasn't much...More

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15 July 2018|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi there!! Thank you for asking about the Rio Celeste hike. You can reach us at reservations at desafiocostarica . com. Or 818-855-0020 Toll Free. Cheers, Christine
9 October 2017|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi KatStam - Nice to hear from you. We often visit the Rainforest Chocolate Tour, but there are a few other venues. For example, Don Juan Coffee and Chocolate has a farm nearby and Finca Luna Nueva has a fantastic biodynamic... More