Interview by Aurora Lucas Some look to magazines and billboards to find inspiration. At Desafío, we seek the heroic in everyday people. Flor Moreno, a female whitewater raft guide working for usat Desafio, is surely one o..
Imaginative Recycling Projects and other fun activities with School Children in Costa Rica by Maichal Ledgster, Desafio Adventure Specialist The Desert Garden Montessori school from the United States asked us to help them with a fun recycling proje..
Canyoning in Costa Rica: The Perspective of a Professional Canyoneerby Eliomar Durán Vargas, Canyon Leader for Desafío Adventure CompanyLost Canyon Adventures Canyoning: A Multi-Sport Tour with Rappelling, Guided Zip Line Rappels, Down Climbing, ..
The First Adventure Alone as a New Parent! by Tui Frye, Events Planner I have a soon-to-be three year old daughter and I also have a confession to make. We have never really left her with anyone. There have been a few occasions that w..
Vanessa Gets Lost in the Lost CanyonI started with Desafio in early 2015. The first tour I ever did was the Lost Canyon adventure. It was Saturday, April 25th and the weather was perfect. It was beautiful, clear and sunny. It was my first ever extrem..
Jason Rocks Gravity Falls by Jason Salas, Adventure Specialist My first tour and the best one we have is definitely Gravity Falls! The first time I went was in August and I got picked up at headquarters and the guides made the ride fun. I remember ..
Carlos plants a tree, falls in love with rafting by Carlos Oviedo – Desafio Finance Manager The first Desafio tour I did was the Rio Balsa right after I started working with the company in 2009. I was supposed to go out with the normal raftin..
Osvaldo Conquers His Fears on the MAMBO COMBO by Osvaldo VegaThe first tour I went on with Desafio was about a year and a half ago and it was the Mambo Combo. The two tours that our company is most famous for, rafting and canyoneering – combined in..
Doing what you love in Costa Rica - Getting to know Nature Guide Milton Muñoz by Christine Krishnan Every day I try to learn something new about someone on our Team Desafio. Chats around the coffee maker or lunch time reveal fascin..
By: Katherine C. It all started on December the 25th. I was told by my boyfriend the day before to be ready at 8:15 a.m. He didn’t want to tell me anything; I asked many questions and there was no answer for any of them. I finally told him to ..
By: Jason I’ve worked at Desafio for almost a year; it’s been great and thanks to this job I’ve been able to develop my personality and am getting closer to achieving the many goals that I have, like becoming a US Marine ju..
By: David One of my favorite things to do in La Fortuna is to go on bike rides. There are so many places to explore around this amazing area; it’s impossible to get bored. When I ride my bike, I look at the landscape and I thank God fo..
By: Greg Reeser My favorite tour is the Desafio Gravity Falls Extreme Combo because it includes three of the most fun activities there are to do in Costa Rica (canyoneering, mountain biking, and rafting). What better way to start th..
By: Justin Some people would say they like doing rafting or zip-lining, other people would rather go hiking in the forest or swimming in the river. In my case, when I think of my favorite tour, the first thought that comes to my mind is alwa..
By: Kimberly On my days off I love going home. My last day off I went and did a few things I have never done before. My mother wanted me to go walk with her and dad around our family's property. I am not so into walking through oran..
By: Maichal There many things to do in the epicenter of adventure known as La Fortuna, or as the tourists call it “Arenal.” For local activities, you can start by hiring a guide to teach you amazing things about the area and its ..
Written by: Daisy Translated by: Anjelica On my day off, I like to do the following: Visit family When I have several days off, I usually go to La Francia (the town where I grew up) to visit my family, especially my mom..
It is 2018. It is the year of challenges, growth, and transformation. It should also be the year of wellness, meaningful epic adventures, and an opportunity to truly embrace our present moment. What better way to embrace change than to truly ..
Every two years the Costa Rican Tourism Board encourages tour outfitters to apply for the renowned Certificate of Sustainable Tourism (CST) and depending on our adherence to go a set of rigorous ecological practices, we can be awarded between 1 ..