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Rio Celeste

Address: Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This stunning river has a lots of beautiful views, it's a acid river and becomes in bright light blue by a chemical reaction !

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Livermore, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The title of this review is a quote from my 6 year old son! Worth all the driving, including the tedious drive up the rocky road to the entrance to the park. This is something my kids (8 & 6) will never forget. They even got to swim in the hot springs half way up the hike. I remember asking... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Rio Celeste is worth the long drive up a rocky road which is almost impassable in a a compact car. I highly recommend an SUV (and drive slow), you'll need the ground clearance, not the 4X4. Some dude tried to go fast and ended up blowing his tire on the way there. The fee for foreigners is reasonable but you'd... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Really beautiful river and waterfall. Great place to hike and experience a small part of the beauty of Costa Rica.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Book a guide to learn all about the surrounding flora and fauna! Bring rain jackets and plenty of water bc it takes 3 hours to complete without stopping. But it's worth the walk and absolutely spectacular!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The waterfall was beyond words and I couldn't believe that I was lucky enough to see it. It was easy to get lost it in and just take it all in. Once in a lifetime experience.

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

one of the best places to visit which are still not as busy as the rest of the parks in costa rica.. the hike is easy to do, just bring water and some good hiking shoes , your camera... and take the time to explore the park. to get there its easy with a car, 10$ entree fee, the funny... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The park is beautiful, the guide is more affordible then other places (30$ for a group of 8) and the river is absolutely unique. Make sure you have a 4x4 car, the roads are really bumpy and difficult. In the park we haven't seen many animals, but it had rained heavily that night. The guide told us that a drier... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I took a guided tour of Tenorio with my husband and loved the experience. The blue river and waterfall are so very picturesque! If we had more time, I would have liked to stay a couple days.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I really hate to be negative but the trip was not worth it. The "lake" was black due to excessive rainfall. Do research beforehand. Please book a tour and don't drive there unless you rented a 4x4 as the roads leading to the Tenorio's National park are very treacherous and DANGEROUS. We drove a small Toyota and I thought that... More 

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