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..
By Tui Frye A company policy at Desafio is that all staff and partners experience their key adventures. It is important part of the company culture and philosophy that everyone understands that it is an experience vs. a product that we are sell..
By: Anjelica Veca By far one of the more exciting and physically engaging tours offered by Desafío, the Gravity Falls tour is an eclectic mix of waterfall rappelling, rock climbing, hiking, swimming, Tarzan swinging, and, of course, c..
By: Anjelica Veca I have had the very good fortune of being able to spend a hefty amount of time in Costa Rica over the past couple of years, and because of that I can tell you all that this was not my first rodeo—or shall I say, not m..
By: Anjelica Veca One of the most frequent worries I hear people express when they’re considering a whitewater rafting tour is “what if I fall out of the raft?” To this, my response is always the same: you’ll be ok. Y..
By: Anjelica Veca Knock knock Who’s there? SUP What’s SUP? Pura vida, man! What’s up with you?! ...crickets. Yeah, I know; no one thought it was funny here, either. But you can’t knock a girl for..
By: Anjelica Veca After three weeks of activities out on the water, I ventured into the Costa Rican rainforest and spent a morning exploring the hanging bridges at Arenal National Park. It was a morning well spent, and I would recommend the ..
By: Anjelica Veca Although Rosie, our tour guide, had warned us about the alligators and crocodiles in the river, the temptation to dip my hand in the water won out. After all, the name of the river is Río Frío (Cold River)&mda..
Yesterday, while my coworker Justin was with the briefing of a G Adventures group, we had a lovely older lady come in named Jenna. She had booked the Lost Canyon tour, but she had no idea what exactly she bought. So..
By: Anjelica Veca While most babies come into this world kicking and screaming, Desafio’s newest baby, Gravity Falls, arrived on the scene in a quieter way. It was born through a process of exploration, measurement, and daring by four ..
By: Anjelica Veca Over the years, Desafio Adventure Company has garnered a reputation for being one of the top innovators of adventure in Costa Rica and a visionary in the touristic hub of La Fortuna. This week, the well-established..
The culture-and-nature-centric Adventure Connection San Jose - La Fortuna with a visit to the La Paz waterfall, the Poas Volcano, and a local coffee plantation has gotten a makeover. With the recent activity of the Poas Volcano and the ..
Let your vacation be the battery-recharger that you need without missing out on any of the adventure! We’ve been in the business of providing fun and adventure for a long time—25 years, to be exact! So we know having #SeriousFun ..
Top Things To Do for Families and Children in La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano Area I am the mom of an adventurous five-year-old who’s a bit of a wanderluster and enjoys going on trips with her globetrotting parents. But even at her y..
The lively adventure-jungle town of Sarapiqui is making a big comeback especially now that the new highway joining La Fortuna to Sarapiqui will open the end of July 2017. Tourists can soon enjoy adventures in Sarapiqui in just over an hour's driv..
by Christine Larson-Krishnan, Community Collaborator I love this time of year in Costa Rica from September to November. It makes me proud to live here and I always look forward to enveloping myself in local culture and traditions. I..
Monteverde, Costa Rica—Desafio Adventure Company is launching the most extreme rafting tour on the Tenorio River from the Monteverde Cloud Forest. “Monteverde is the perfect hub for adventure and one of the best rafting trips is ..
Monteverde, Costa Rica—Desafio Adventure Company lanza el tour de rafting más extremo en el Río Tenorio desde el bosque nuboso de Monteverde. Monteverde es el lugar perfecto para aprovechar de una multitud de aventuras y ..
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 ..
Advice on Going Solo in Costa Rica for Independent Travellers by Christine Larson I remember finding my father's Robert Frost book in his library and browsing the dog-eared pages to the heavily underlined part that read: "Two roads diverg..
Desafio New Logistics - New Tours Desafío Adventure Company is recognized for being on the leading edge of adventure since 1992. So, it's time, once again, to present you our new tours and new logistics for 2019 and 2020! NEW OPERAT..
Traveler to Traveler Costa Rica Safety Tips by Matt Tremblay, Desafio clilent Costa Rica is a safe country to visit, but when travelling to any foreign country it is important to keep in mind the local culture and safety of that particular..
Canyoning in Costa Rica: The Perspective of a Canyoning Professional by Eliomar Campos Vargas, Desafio Canyon Leader The other day, Christine asked me to write a super-detailed description of our Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning tou..