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 drive from the Arenal Volcano.
So what’s new in Sarapiqui?
Afternoon Rafting in Sarapiqui
We're excited to announce Desafio's NEW Afternoon Sarapiqui Rafting tour departing La Fortuna 12pm. Sarapiqui rafting tours leaving downtown La Fortuna at 8:30am have always been a huge draw for visitors looking to add some adrenaline to their Costa Rica vacations.
Now, a new half day afternoon Rafting class 3 option is available for late-risers or those who want a later start from San Jose, Sarapiqui or La Fortuna. This new option is also available as an afternoon Adventure Connection from San Jose.
Desafio has the best logistics and infrastructure on the Sarapiqui River with a new Operations Center and restaurant right on the river called the Red-Eyed Frog. Be sure to stop in for the best Rice and Beans every Sunday!
Introducing the SUPER MAMBO COMBO!
There are very few places in the world where you can do two, amazing extreme adventures in one day! You will go rappelling in the Lost canyon and make your way down some of the largest waterfall rappels in Costa Rica. Have a filling snack and then head out to the now near-by Sarapiqui River -- just an hour away -- for an exciting rafting adventure down the Jungle Run of the Sarapiqui La Virgen section. You will finish your day with a big smile on your face as you eat a delicious lunch on the Red Eyed Frog and relax after a full day of excitement.
The SUPER MAMBO COMBO is a MUST-DO for adventure seekers and people who like to get wet and wild! Perfect for fist-timers and adventure junkies alike! You will love this day of adventure in Costa Rica!
The Most EXTREME COMBO in Costa Rica: Gravity Falls + Class 4 Rafting!
Now that the new highway is open to Costa Rica, we can finally give you what you have been asking for... The most EXTREME COMBO in Costa Rica. We combine Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping with Class 4 Rafting for the thrill of a lifetime.
You will get your heart pounding as we take your breath away on doing two EXTREME adventures in one day! Be sure to sign up today because spaces go fast on this exclusive, personalized tour to two of the most amazing high-intensity destinations in Costa Rica!
NEW! Tubing in Sarapiqui
The Sarapiqui River is one of the top rivers in the world for rafting fans. Desafio now has more tubing options available for a completely different and unique way to experience this majestic and biodiverse river.
NEW! Poza Azul Waterfall and Swimming Hole
The La Fortuna Waterfall is breathtaking and one of the most popular tourist sites in Arenal. However, if you’re looking for something that feels more private and undiscovered, the Pozo Azul Waterfall and swimming hole is the perfect way to get away from the crowds while still enjoying Costa Rica’s many natural wonders.
Mountain bikers have been flocking to Arenal Costa Rica and Playa Samara for years in order to add their unique trails to their biking bragging list. Now there’s a new player in the Costa Rica mountain biking game and Sarapiqui is delivering excellent trails with pristine natural surroundings.
NEW! Private Stand Up Paddle Tours Laguna de Hule
If you’ve tried Stand Up Paddle in Arenal or Samara, you know that this unique water sport is both relaxing and exhilarating. Now, exclusive stand up paddle tours are offered on the Laguna de Hule. This is one of the only places in the world to gostand up paddling inside the crater of an extinct volcano. In keeping with Sarapiqui’s dedication to protecting its precious natural surroundings, Desafio is only offering private tours for a personalized, exclusive experience, so be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible!
To reserve your adventure or for more information about these exciting new activities available exclusively through Desafio Adventure Company, call us at 1-855-858-0020 (local calls to 2479-0020).
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