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Rio Celeste

Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Alajuela
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The road to arrive to this park is bad. I'll recommend 4x4 car. You need tennis or mud boots... You can admire la beauty of the nature in all her magnificence. You have to prepare to walk about 3 hours (all the ride), up and down on the ground throughout the trip, but really Worth it !!

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Portland, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We drove from the Arenal area to the park and it was one heck of a drive to get there...at some points, we were tempted to turn around since the horribly bone-jarring undeveloped road seemed ridiculously endless but kept on since we were committed...and were VERY glad we did! If coming from a distance, it is definitely a day trip... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I am speechless! Really, it is hard to describe the beauty of this place. Yes, it is a bit of a hike, maybe easy to moderate, but I was also there on a dry day with blue skies. No need to rent boots, my hiking boots didn’t even get muddy but check the weather before you head out. I stayed... More

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Jackson Heights, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We entered the rio celeste hike through an entrance that was donation based not through the tenorio national park which was $8. The hike is highly recommended. Im in my mid twenties and am in decent shape and did not find the hike as intense as other reviewers mentioned. There is a staircase to the actual rio celeste waterfall which... More

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Cambridge, Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

There are 2 park entrances. The one east of the Rio Celeste hotel (on the way to Guatuso) is the free entrance, but a much longer walk. The one west of the Rio Celeste hotel (on the way to Bijagua) is $10 per person, but shorter. Only use the east side free entrance if you are prepared for a min... More

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Cedar Hills, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was my favorite thing I did in Costa Rica. It was well worth the hassle getting there. The trail is muddy so it is not for hanicap or elderly. Don't stop at the waterfall keep going to the end where the rivers meet and change color. There are also some hot pots along the way that you can stop... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

An absolute MUST if you are in the Bijagua area. A very short and easy hike to one of the most beautiful sights your eyes will ever see! It does depend on when you go. We were there in the dry season and conditions were perfect to see the stunning turquoise water. During the wet season the river can be... More

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Kerhonkson, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The other reviews give you a good feel for the spot. Waterfall was the highlight of the trip, stairs which seem like they are relatively new, made the viewing very doable and you can go at your own rate. As we went after a night of rain, the path was VERY slippery, amazing that none of our party of 4... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The place is simply beatiful but definitively it is not designed for handicapped or elder people. The road is so muddy and there is a lot of stairs, so prepare yourself for a hard journey but this is worth it.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Seeing this waterfall was the reason we came to Costa Rica. We were not disappointed. We toured with Ecoterra and they were wonderful!. The Waterfall is difficult to access the way we came. Apparently we took the hard way but it was worth it. The view is breathtaking. On the "hard" way, we also saw some natural springs, a blue... More

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