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Rio Celeste

Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Jerusalem, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We hiked with a guide in this area and saw Nany animals, including sloth, snakes and toucans, as well as frogs and birds. It is worth taking a guide to help you spot all the animals. Our guide Michal- a young local boy, was multilingual, Spanish, English, French and German and had a wonderful knowledge of the area. Be sure... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Trails are great and relatively easy. The water is unbelievably blue, a little chilly, but absolutely beautiful.

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a fantastic site. The Celeste waters of this river and falls are breath taking. The trail is well marked and as well as possible, groomed. The stairs to the lagoon are well developed but the incline is steep. Ponchos are available at the park office and the entrance fee was reasonable. Getting there is a little difficult as... More

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UK
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After a guided trek through the rainforest we reached the blue lagoon pool and then the waterfall. Ever bit as spectacular as photos you might see. The guide was optional but well worth the small extra charge. Our guide Jonathan was very knowledgeable and took time to explain what we were seeing.

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a rugged,rainforest hike to see all the gorgeous natural waters but well worth the work! The waterfall is amazing and the blue lagoon so tranquil. Muddy and trecherous but worth every step!

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

At the ranger station, you pay $10/person to be able to walk on a 3 km trail (and back), seeing a nice waterfall and a small hot spring. (The water color is depending on prior rain - so don't count on being amazed by any color). We went during a rainy day, when the mud was horrendous. However, we didn't... More

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The hike is tough but once at the top the waterfall is beautiful. The blue water is amazing. The trees are huge and the temperature is great.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went on a day where it had been raining a lot the past week. The tour guide told us this caused the water to look less blue and not as vivid as it normally looks. The waterfall itself was very pretty but a bit of a hike in the a soaking wet downpour. Make sure to rent some mud... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Amazing place to go. Water is refreshing and the waterfall is nice. Walking along the path through the rainforest (which is beautiful) you see a bunch of blue bodies of water that are magical. Almost surreal. Very unique!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you like to hike, this is a perfect way to spend about half a day. We were told that the water wasn't quite as blue as usual, because we were there at the beginning of rainy season in July, and the water was a little diluted from the rain. It was still amazingly beautiful. Wear hiking boots!

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