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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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All reviews mambo combo white water rafting the river la fortuna costa rica rio balsa wet clothes fruit a lot of fun waterfall repelling pineapple these guys felt safe san jose always on time pura vida class rapids
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The professionalism and attitude of the tour and it’s guides were nothing short of excellent. They provided the full end to end service, from the early pickup, local commentary on the wildlife (on the way to the river), the actual rafting, lunch and changing facilities...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank H1207LRandrewl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Guides are so nice, fun and enthusiastic! Lots of fun and yummy lunch after! Wear shoes with traction as rocks can be slippery.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Crabsandbabs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my second time doing rafting in Costa Rica. The first time I did class II-III but this time opted for the higher class. It was definitely more thrilling and fun. As long as you listen to your instructor you will be fine! The...More

Thank SWali07
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's taken me a while to write this review as I wanted to give the company a chance to respond and remedy the issue. Unfortunately, they stopped responding to my numerous attempt at contact. So here goes, I visited Costa Rica in early October and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jkutro13
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent 7 days in early November, 2018 in La Fortuna. Took several tours, hikes and canyoning using Desafio. They did a fantastic job, from clean, capable vehicles, excellent drivers and exceptional guides. Esidro (sp?) was our guide on a couple of tours and was excellent....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our group of 4 had a great time rafting and ziplining with Desafio! We met them at the office in the morning and they were running a bit late, but once we were on our way it was smooth sailing. They were well organized and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Danielle L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A thrilling activity with a very professional group of well experienced guides. Started with a rappel down a sheer wall then drop into the River. Several other jumps from various height s into the river as well as a classic fun Tarzan swing into the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Murray_1066
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Canyoning adventure and it was truly awesome! Not gonna lie, I was actually petrified at the top of some of the waterfalls. The guides did a great job of making me comfortable and forgetting my fears so I would have an incredible...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MelissaK2282
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to admit I didn’t know what I was getting into when my boyfriend booked this excursion for us. The portion of the jungle we hike through is absolutely gorgeous and really peaceful. The guides were fun and super knowledgeable about the area and...More

Thank 985brianab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must admit I was a bit nervous of booking this as I’ve never done anything like this before - but I am really glad I did! Canyoneering is kind of like abseiling/walking down waterfalls and walking through rocky canyons & streams. Got picked up...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