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Address: Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Nice hike with some beautiful water features

We arrived in the nearby town just before the park was scheduled to close to visitors (4 or 4:30pm) and so had to book it to the park and hike at a pretty fast pace, though we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
EmCham
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Hudson, New York
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Hudson, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We arrived in the nearby town just before the park was scheduled to close to visitors (4 or 4:30pm) and so had to book it to the park and hike at a pretty fast pace, though we still got to spend a good 1.5 hours exploring. It was well worth the visit even at a brisk pace. The waterfall and... More 

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Sutton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The waterfalls are breathtaking, such a beautiful shade of blue, surrounded by mountain sides covered with tropical rain forest plants, exotic flowers etc.. It's a couple mile walk to the falls, not too strenuous tho there are 253 steps to get down to (and up from) the waterfall. Walking thru the rain forest, the lushness and fragrance are all around... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I spent an amazing morning touring at Rio Celeste followed by lunch and a great afternoon touring at Heliconias. We were referred to Marco Elizondo (marcoelizondo36@gmail.com) who drove the two of us and our guide from Playas del Coco to Rio Celeste. Both Marco and our guide accompanied us on this tour which made it very interesting... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

So, the "girlfriend" says, hey, I heard about this beautiful waterfall - let's go there. We says, OK. We were staying in the La Fortuna area and drove to Nacional Parque Tenorio. Getting into the general vicinity of the park isn't difficult, but finding the exact place to park and enter was a bit of a challenge. The location wasn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

From La Fortuna you can get to Rio Celeste four different ways. Tour, $80 - $130 per person, lunch, guide and transportation included. Taxi, $160 round trip, driver will wait while you hike and that is included in the price. Taxi will take two people for that price. You can hike alone or hire a guide when you arrive, $20-$35,... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

hike is worth it. We went after a hard rain so the water wasn't as deeply colored as usual, but it was still amazing. Seeing the volcanic crack where they dye comes from was great ("The place where the river dyes"). Hike was steep. Hotel nearby would be a nice choice, there are probably many nice hikes in the area.... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you want to have the best possible Rio Celeste experience, then you MUST go tubing with Onca Tours! You can swim and tube in the most beautiful river on earth with this company! You can NOT swim in the Rio Celeste in the Tenorio National Park since 2005, when a series of fatal accidents prompted the park service to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The colour of the water is amazing! Definitely go see this if it's a sunny day and the day before was sunny as well. Apparently the colour won't be as nice if it has rained. I was coming from La Fortuna and busses seemed really difficult so I rented a car. Directions are vague so: East on 142 then north... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There is not a lot more that I can add to the previous reviews except to reiterate that it is very muddy & there is a lot of climbing over rocks. The steps to the falls were steep but it is completely doable for most people if you take your time. We did not have a guide & did not... More 

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Zandvoort, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I loved the nature, birds and the beautiful colours of the river. The lodge we stayed in and the great people who took care of us

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