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!
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 and advanced-level rolling hills with surrounding views of the breathtaking Lake Arenal and spectacular jungle.
Many people ask us: "What is the best kayaking near me?" For us, kayaking on Lake Arenal is one of the best spots for kayaking in all of Costa Rica. Kayak on the stunningly beautiful Lake Arenal with views of the photogenic 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 t...
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.
Come explore the Costa Rican countryside as you mountain bike through the extraordinary scenery of Arenal Volcano, passing by rural farmlands, small villages, stunning mountains and of course, the Arenal volcano! This is the perfect bike tour for beginners to intermediate riders. Then, get ready to "Walk on Water" as you stand up paddle on Lake Arenal. You...
Enjoy an early morning birding tour with our birdwatching experts! We'll take you to some of our favorite spots to see birds in the Arenal area near Lake Arenal. It is not unusual to see incredible exotic birds like the Keel-Billed toucan, Montezuma Oropendula or the Laughing Falcon. Plus, you will get to see and hike along Costa Rican rainforest on a beautiful quiet morning with your professional guide!
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.
You will love this adventurous SUP and ATV combo in Arenal! Great for people who want to challenge their limits. Combine Stand Up Paddling with the best ATV off roading tour on crazy trails near the Arenal Volcano. Ride a 4x4 and feel the power of your high-performance quad take to the private farm paths located next to the Arenal Volcano National Park. Enjoy an incredible view of the Arenal Volcano as you pad...
Get your adrenaline pumping with this exciting white water rafting adventure on the way to your next vacation destination! Costa Rica is well-known as the whitewater rafting capital of the world due to its abundant and exciting rivers and its growing number of outdoor enthusiasts. After receiving safety instructions from your professional guide, you’ll strap on your helmet and roll down the thrilling rapids of one of the most famous rivers in Costa Rica.
Take an exciting break on your way from La Fortuna Arenal to your hotel in Guanacaste by hiking the Rio Celeste National Park on the way! This Desafio Adventure Connection includes a two to three-hour hike through lush rainforest until you reach the divine turquoise Rio Celeste Waterfall. Continue your journey by van to your next destination.
Turn your day of travel into an action-packed adventure! Go Rafting on the Balsa River on the way from Arenal to San Jose. Rafting on the Balsa River is perfect for all nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and people who are looking for an easy-going adventure. Challenge yourself as you paddle down 10 kilometers of fun and slower rolling rapids with names like “Congo Loco” and “Rock around the Croc!”