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  • Katrina Julia

Costa Rica Adventure: Canyoning in the Lost Canyon with Desafio

Calling All My Adventure Lovers to Costa Rica. I am no stranger to adventure and adrenaline.

In fact, I find as the years go by, my love of adventure increases.

My adventures have included skydiving in Houston, scuba diving in Cozumel, Egypt, Jamaica, white water rafting in North Carolina (and near death experience!), surfing in California, ocean view zip lining in Costa Rica, and cliff diving in Jamaica to name just a few.

Before my travel to Costa Rica, I knew I wanted to experience Arenal Volcano, Fortuna Waterfall, Rio Celeste, Horseback Riding on the Beach, Surfing, and Night Tours. I knew I either wanted to do something new and/or a prior adventure in a new environment in Costa Rica. I researched different experiences with hanging bridges, nature walks, and adventure online as well.

Desafio Adventure Company came up several times including being highly recommended by my Airbnb: Dragon Fly Hideaway. I reached out to Desafio Adventure Company and heard back from Christine - wife of Suresh (the Founder & Pioneer of Adventure), Co-owner, and Community Collaborator! I shared options I would love to do including Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Lake Arenal, Cooking Class, and Canyoning in Lost Canyon.

Before I knew it, the day to experience yet another Costa Rica Adventure: Canyoning in the Lost Canyon with Desafio arrived!

Canyoning with Desafio Adventure Company
Canyoning with Desafio Adventure Company

Desafio Adventure Company

Suresh Krishnam, the Pioneer of Adventure, started Desafio Adventure Company over 27 years ago after falling in love with the Arenal region's many rivers. He chose the name "Desafio" because it means challenge (and he was up for it!)

Desafio Adventure Founder
Desafio Adventure Founder

27 years later, the company operates in destinations:

  • Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna

  • Guanacaste

  • Manuel Antonio Beach

  • Monteverde

  • Samara Beach

  • San Jose Airport (SJO)

Top adventures include:

  • Volcanoes

  • Beaches

  • Rainforests and Cloud Forests

  • National Parks

  • Rivers

  • Waterfalls

The adventurer is exposed to extensive options from cooking and dancing classes to stand up paddle boarding to canyoning/waterfall repelling and everything in between!

There is adventure for everyone!

They definitely had me at hello!

Desafio Adventure Tours
Desafio Adventure Tours

My Experiences With Desafio Adventure Company

This is my first time experiencing an adventure in Costa Rica with Desafio! Thanks to rave recommendations from my Airbnb in Costa Rica, connecting with Christine - Suresh's wife, Co-Owner, and Community Builder with Desafio, and the team Pablo, Luis, Ronny, Gustavo, and Joshua on my Canyoning in Lost Canyon Adventures, I already know it won't be my last.

Desafio Adventure Guides

From Left to Right: Desafio Adventure Guides: Joshua, Ronny, Luis & Gustavo!

Thank you for the safety first & adventure at every single step!

Desafio Adventure Company showcases service, safety, and adventure with every interaction.

I experienced this in my communication with Christine, as well as the entire day with Pablo picking me up early at my Airbnb, and with everything all day during the Canyoning in Lost Canyon Adventure with the guides.

Before my adventure, I reviewed information via the Desafio Adventure website.

It helped me get a glimpse of the breathtaking, pulse pounding, and death defying adventure I was about to embark on!

At the same time, nothing could fully prepare me for the non stop pulse pounding and adrenaline rush!

Canyoning in the Lost Canyon

Words do not do this adventure justice. I will attempt to share my awe, wonder, and joy through the words, photos, and videos of the Canyoning in Lost Canyon adventure.