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Address: , Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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A Special Place

We came to the Rio Celeste from the Arenal area. The drive took about two hours each way, which made for a long day but was completely worth it. The road gets pretty rough and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We came to the Rio Celeste from the Arenal area. The drive took about two hours each way, which made for a long day but was completely worth it. The road gets pretty rough and bumpy towards the end. Coming down all those stairs and getting your first view of the beautiful blue water and the huge waterfall is jaw... More 

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best places we have been in Costa Rica. We enjoyed very much the national park and the surroundings. We stayed three nights at Posadaa rural rio celeste which was also the best. dont miss it!!!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It had rained and unfortunately the water was not blue.It was disappointing to travel all the way to Rio Celeste and not see the falls and water in it full blue color.The hike is nice and we got to see few birds,nests and a viper.

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Buena Vista Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Not just a spectacular waterfall and river...it is a jungle experience that took our breath away.....

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Long trip on bumpy road, but interesting view of countryside and villages/farms. Check water conditions to make sure it is blue that day, heavy rain can turn it muddy. Easy hike up blue river to big waterfall. Change into swimsuit before the walk so you can swim in the natural pool there. No bugs, shady forest. Brief rain showers, muggy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went on a rainy day and I think I liked it more than it'd have been sunny. The waterfall and the intense blue river colour is worth seeing. If it rains bring good shoes that can be washed (possibly wellies) or you'll end up full of mud.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The hike to the waterfall is good. Takes about an hour on a good path so can be done with children. The colour of the water is impressive.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The waterfall is stunning,but it was brown from heavy rain whe we visited. This park receives a lot of rainfall so expect slippery, muddy conditions. The trail to the falls is in good shape. Continuing to the confluence of the two rivers (where the blue water enters rio Celeste) is a more difficult trail. Actually the trail barely exists at... More 

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College Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place was gorgeous and unreal. The hike was little bit challenging at times more only because it was very hot and humid when we went. The waterfall was beautiful!!

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We hired a guide called Ronald and we're glad we did. He was wonderful, very knowledgable and brought to our attention things we would never have seen on our own. I would 100% recommend hiring a guide - ask for Ronald!!! This is a definite must-see while in Costa Rica!

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