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Great fun in the Lost Canyon with Desafio.
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Canyoning in the Lost Canyon in Costa Rica

Go Big! Go Canyoning with Desafio!

Voted the Top Tour in the World by TripAdvisor! Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! The perfect place for first-timers and experienced canyoning enthusiasts. Trek deep into the Costa Rica rainforest and rappel the biggest waterfalls near the Arenal Volcano!
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Amazing guides will make your vacation much fun
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Full-Day Rafting Class 3-4 Sarapiqui Jungle Run

Arenal Extreme Rafting at its best!

Get ready for one of the most-extreme white water rafting trips in Costa Rica! You will love the adrenaline-charged, intense and EXTREME Sarapiqui River class 3-4 Jungle Run Upper Section. Desafio has an exclusive entrance to the most-exciting part of this exuberant river! White Water Rafting on the Sarapiquí River is considered one of the "Must-Do" Costa Rica tours.
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Have an awesome time with your team on our Desafio Team Building Adventure Rafting in Costa Rica!
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Team Building Adventure while Rafting

Build trust and improve communication!

There is no better way to get a team to work together, build trust and improve communication than having them experience the thrill of paddling down an exciting tropical river deep in the jungles of Costa Rica!
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Experience water like never before in the Gravity Falls EXTREME COMBO.
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Arenal COMBO Extreme Gravity Falls and Balsa River Rafting

The best Extreme COMBO in Arenal!

Are you coming to Costa Rica to push your limits and experience maximum adrenaline? The Gravity Falls EXTREME COMBO FULL-DAY will make your Costa Rica vacation complete. You will be pushed to your limits as you jump from waterfalls and finish rafting an amazing river near the Arenal Volcano.
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Arenal Mambo Combo Canyoning Rafting Adventure
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Arenal MAMBO COMBO Canyoning and Rafting

Your best day in Costa Rica - Rappel & Raft!

Get a perfect taste of the mountainside wilds around the Arenal Volcano in one crazy FULL DAY fun combo of two exciting sports: waterfall rappelling and whitewater rafting. Rappel down tropical waterfalls and climb your way through the magical Lost Canyon; then go rafting down one of the most beautiful rivers in the La Fortuna area.
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Safari Float is a smooth two-hour paddle down the quiet Sarapiqui River!
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NEW! Jungle Safari Float on Sarapiqui River

Great For Families and Nature Lovers

Come see the abundance of nature and wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer! Our Safari Float is a smooth two-hour paddle down the quiet Sarapiqui River on the class 1 section and is great for nature lovers of all ages, especially children and their parents! Your naturalist guide will paddle and steer your boat as you float down the river and point out all of the exotic wildlife such as birds, frogs, insects, and monkeys!
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Hiking through paths that weave through the lush Costa Rican Rainforest!
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Arenal Volcano Walk

A close up look at Volcano Arenal!

The Arenal Volcano National Park hike is one of the most popular tours in La Fortuna! Get as close as possible to the volcano while hiking through well-maintained paths that weave through the lush Costa Rican rainforest. Your nature guide will point out exotic plants and wildlife and explain the history of this fascinating volcano and area of Costa Rica. This is a must see for nature lovers and bird watchers!
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Cook like a local and then learn how to dance with us!
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Combo Cooking Class and Salsa Dance Lesson

Cook and Dance Like a Local!

Learn to cook and dance like a local in this unique night out in La Fortuna! The perfect way to get to know Costa Rican culture and take part in some of our most important activities in Costa Rica: cooking, eating and dancing!
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You will love this Costa Rica cooking food
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NEW! Cook Like a Local Costa Rican Cooking Class & Dinner

Interactive delicious cooking experience

There is something special about having an authentic experience while traveling abroad. Cultures identify themselves through their cuisine and Costa Ricans are no different -- and it's not just "rice and beans..." We invite you to have a delightful, local-style meal and enjoy what may be your most-memoriable meal in Costa Rica!
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Try the newest and coolest paddle sport in Costa Rica!
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Stand Up Paddle Lake Crossing

SUP with great views of the Arenal Volcano!

Desafio has invented the best way to explore the beautiful Lake Arenal - go Stand Up Paddling and get amazing views of the colossal Arenal Volcano. You'll feel like you're walking on water as you cross Lake Arenal from one side to the next and finish off at our new Paddle & Pedal Center! If you're a first-timer, no worries! This activity is perfect for all adventure enthusiasts! 
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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La Fortuna Waterfall is a must-see when you come to the Arenal Area!
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La Fortuna Waterfall Hike and Swim

Visit Arenal's most amazing waterfalls!

The La Fortuna Waterfall is one of the best things to see when you come to the Arenal Area! You will love the hike down to the La Fortuna Waterfall because you can see all of the natural beauty of the rainforest as well as the birds and wildlife that live there. Once you arrive to the La Fortuna Waterfall, prepare to be blown away by the beauty of this impressive waterfall near the Arenal Volcano! You will also be able to swim and take amazing photos! Then you're off to a delicous lunch a...
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Paddle hard on your next vacation!
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Afternoon Rafting Class 2-3 Sarapiqui River

Costa Rica Rafting at its best!

Don't miss out on rafting in Costa Rica and do our afternoon rafting on the exciting Sarapiqui River. You will love our Sarapiqui River that starts off with an exciting class 3 section. This afternoon rafting tour starts at 12pm, so you can sleep in and relax before hitting the river! The perfect adventure tour for you in Arenal Costa Rica!
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Waterfall exploration with Desafio.
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ARENAL COMBO Hanging Bridges | Volcano Hike | La Fortuna Waterfall

The best 4 in 1 Arenal Combo Tour!

Want to spend an unforgettable day hiking through the lush Costa Rican rainforest, and witness three of the most famous sites in the Arenal, La Fortuna area of Costa Rica? Check out this Arenal Highlights COMBO - one of our Top 10 COMBO tours!
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Arenal COMBO Costa Rica Whitewater Rafting Ziplining
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Arenal COMBO White Water Rafting Balsa and Zip Line

Great day of adventure!

Feel the thrill of white water rafting in a lush tropical river, then get your heart racing while ziplining above the tree tops of the Costa Rican rainforest on this FULL DAY Rafting and Ziplining COMBO in Arenal! This is the best Arenal COMBO to get up-close and personal with Costa Rica rainforest and an amazing tropical river.
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Visit a secret swimming hole on the Desafio La Fortuna City Tour.
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La Fortuna City Tour and Cooking Class

Best way to learn about local culture!

We have created a super fun and creative La Fortuna City Tour so you can learn about local Costa Rican culture as you get to know one of Costa Rica's most-dynamic little towns at the base of the Arenal Volcano. Join us for what we call the Tarde de Cafe and end up learning to Cook Like a Local! 
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Salsa Dance Lessons in Costa Rica with Desafio Adventure Company.
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Salsa Dance Lesson

Get your groove on like a local!

Get the most out of your trip to Costa Rica by immersing yourself in Costa Rica's vibrant and friendly culture by learning to Dance Like a Local! Get your groove on and try our Salsa Dance Lesson to learn about traditional dance steps from merengue, salsa and even bachata.
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Beautiful ,environmentally,friendly project located near the Arenal Volcano!
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Hanging Bridges Nature Walk

Walk through the Arenal Rainforest Canopy

The Arenal Hanging Bridge near the Arenal Volcano are a beautiful, environmentally-friendly tourist attraction that's perfect for nature enthusiasts of all ages and specially-suited for families with young children. The Arenal walking trails are perfect for all abilities. Enjoy a nice Costa Rica walking tour to see  amazing wildlife.
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Caño Negro Boat Tour

Sloths, monkeys, crocodiles and more!

Take a nice drive from La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano through Costa Rican countryside to one of the richest areas in biological diversity in the world! The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge along the Rio Frio is comprised of over 10,000 hectares of nature reserve. You'll arrive to the small town of Los Chiles near the border with Nicaragua where you'll board our covered motorboat and enjoy a peaceful...
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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The best place to do yoga in La Fortuna Costa Rica at the Desafio Active Wellness Center next to the El Salto Swimming Hole.
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Yoga Private Class

Book a private yoga class in La Fortuna.

La Fortuna is becoming well-known as a center for active wellness options and doing yoga in one of the best ways to soak in the positive energy of the Arenal Volcano. We have experienced yoga instructors who take the time to provide you a peaceful and mindful yoga session at our exclusive Hunters & Gatherers wellness center next to the El Salto Swimming hole.
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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See the Arenal Volcano from San Jose and go canyoning in the Lost Canyon.
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San Jose to Arenal Canyoning | Hot Springs

A great in La Fortuna with Lunch and Dinner

See the beautiful Arenal Volcano area and the best tours it has to offer during your stay in San Jose. Go canyoning in the Lost Canyon hidden deep in the rain forest near the Arenal Volcano. You will get to rappel, down-climb and river-trace your way through the canyon. Then head to La Fortuna and enjoy the relaxing volcanically-heated hot springs. Transportation, lunch and dinner will be provided - just...
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San Jose and the Central Valley
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Have an adventurous and relaxing time with us!
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Kayak Lake Crossing

Kayak tour on Lake Arenal

Kayaking on Lake Arenal Experience kayaking like never before! Kayak on the stunningly beautiful Lake Arenal with views of the massive Arenal Volcano! During your trip, you’ll have the opportunity to observe different species of birds like the “Flycatcher”, “Kingfisher”, “Great Blue Heron” and “Anhinga” and you may also see and hear Howler monkeys! Also available on the peaceful Penas Blancas river.
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Have the best sunset on Lake Arenal!
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Moonshine Sunset Cruise on Lake Arenal

Only with Desafio!

Enjoy a quiet sunset while swigging Costa Rican "moonshine" on Lake Arenal! This is a great way to spend a late afternoon during your visit to La Fortuna. Your nature guide will take you on a boat ride on Lake Arenal and point out wildlife as the sun starts to set. This is your chance to try some local "fire water" and homemade snacks as you admire the breathtaking and photogenic Arenal Volcano.
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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
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Enjoy a hike to the blue waterfall in Costa Rica Rio Celeste.
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Rio Celeste National Park Guided Hike

In search of the Costa Rica blue waterfall!

Hike through the lush Costa Rican rainforest through well maintained paths that lead to the majestic blue waterfall at Rio Celeste. You will know when we've reached it because the water is a divine turquoise blue color - it is beautiful and simply unforgettable! You'll also get to see the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall which is the perfect place to relax, take photos, and marvel at the beauty around you. We'll finish off with a delici...
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Río Celeste National Park in Costa Rica!
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Guanacaste Day Tour Rio Celeste National Park

See the magical Rio Celeste Blue Waterfall

Legend has it that after God was done painting the sky, he washed his paintbrushes in a river that now called Rio Celeste (Light Blue River). Hike through the lush rainforest, the home to an abundance of wildlife- from sloths, birds, iguanas and plenty of interesting insects. You'll know when you've reached Rio Celeste because of its bright blue color. this is the perfect opportunity to take amazing photos. After, enjoy a delicious traditional Costa Rican lunch before heading back to ...
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Guanacaste
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Mountain Biking Arenal Volcano Rugged Trail

Difficulty: Beginners to Challenging

Come explore the countryside as you pedal by the extraordinary scenery of the Arenal Volcano to Monteverde! Costa Rica is famous for mountain biking because of its beautiful scenery and variety of trails. In fact, world renown adventure races like Ruta de Los Conquistadores take place here! On this tour, we’ll ride along beginner/intermediate/ Advanced-level rolling hills with surrounding views of the breathtaking Lake Arenal and spectacular jungle.
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Getting ready to head out kayak fishing on lake Arenal.
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Kayak Fishing on Lake Arenal

Chase the evasive Rainbow Bass!

Serious anglers are going to love our Kayak Fishing on Lake Arenal expedition. We have top-quality, specially-designed kayaks that are equipped with a great variety of bait and gear that will lure even the most evasive Rainbow Bass, otherwise known as the famous Guapote! Fishing from a kayak gives you unparalleled flexibility and agility and a whole new perspective on fishing in the beautiful, tranquil waters of the pristine Lake Arenal at the base of the Arenal Volcano.
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Turn your day of travel into an action packed adventure with the Safari Float Adventure Connection!
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Monteverde to Guanacaste Safari Float on the Tenorio River

Maximize your vacation time with an exciting river adventure on the way to your new vacation destination! The Safari Float is a two-hour paddle down the Tenorio River and is great for nature lovers of all ages, especially children! As you float down the river, your naturalist guide will paddle and steer your boat, while pointing out all of the exotic wildlife- birds, insects, vegetation and even monkeys and crocodiles!
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Stand Up Paddle Lake Crossing to Monteverde

La Fortuna SUP crossing to Monteverde

Take advantage of your time on the way to Monteverde doing one of the newest, most unique, and fun sports around the world such as Stand Up Paddle. Stand Up Paddling looks exactly as it sounds: you stand up on a large, wide, super buoyant board (similar to a surfboard) & use a long paddle to move yourself along. You'll feel like you're walking on water! If you're a first-timer, no worries! This activity is perfect for all adventure enthusiasts!
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Rafting on the way from San Jose Costa Rica to La Fortuna with Desafio Adventure Company.
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San José to La Fortuna Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

Best whitewater rafting adventure!

Add an exciting travel experience to your day of travel from San Jose to La Fortuna Arenal and go rafting on one of Costa Rica's most exuberant rivers! Rafting on the Sarapiqui River is considered one of the "Must-Do" Costa Rica tours in the wet and wild Northern Zone of Costa Rica according to Costa Rica Traveler magazine. Let the journey be your adventure!
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Desafio Adventure Company
Behind the central chuch in La Fortuna San Carlos, Alajuela 21007 CR
Logo: https://www.desafiocostarica.com/img/header/logo-desafio-blanco.png Phone: 1-855-818-0020 Website: https://www.desafiocostarica.com/
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