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Address: Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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$105*
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Río Celeste Waterfall Hike from Arenal
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$111*
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Blue River and Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike

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Beautiful but can be crowded and muddy

Went twice and it is lovely but be careful of crowds and mud. Still worth the hike. Stayed at La Carolina Lodge which we all loved and is an easy 25 minute drive from the park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went twice and it is lovely but be careful of crowds and mud. Still worth the hike. Stayed at La Carolina Lodge which we all loved and is an easy 25 minute drive from the park.

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Lier, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the park with our guide Marcus from the catarata rio celeste hotel. Normally this hotel has an entrance to the park but this one is closed right now. So we took the main entrance about 3 kilometers further up the mountain. Our guide took us on an intensive but very rewarding hike. We spent about 4 hours walking... More 

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Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a moderately strenous hike. But you get to enjoy the aqua marine colored rio celeste, a beautiful waterfall, hydrogen sulphide bubbles, rickety bridges, flora and fauna. We also swam in the river outside the park and enjoyed a typical casado at a local restaurant

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad we went here. We live in Costa Rica part time and try to see the most interesting sights. This rates among the top!

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Playa San MIguel, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

just a great day hike here....amazing blue water....i really dont think staying in the area is worth it, but this spot is seriously beautiful...check the rain as too much makes this a muddy river just like any other....

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a day trip from my hotel in Arenal. It was around $150 , I was picked up in the morning, and dropped off late afternoon. This also included a guide, who hiked in with a few of us to the beautiful waterfall. I don't think I would have found the animals that were pointed out to me, definetly... More 

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Evansville,IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A can't miss for site seeing in Costa Rica. Be sure to walk to the top of the falls and view where the river flows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hike took about 3 hours and we loved it. There were very few people and the water was incredible.

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Golden Valley, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GO! If you are thinking about going, just go. It will literally take your breath away. While driving on the road that leads to Rio Celeste, you will ask yourself multiple times if you are on the right road. The answer is yes, just keep going. I would not advise taking a car down this road. You will want something... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with a guide, Chrsitian, at the park entrance at 8:00am. Christian was incredibly knowledgeable about the animals, the park, and the region as a whole. Some people may prefer to do it solo, but having a guide was well worth the fee paid.

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