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Rio Celeste

Address: Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Due to the rain, we were not able to see the most magnificent color of the river, but we had an awesome time following the trail to the waterfalls. We learned a great deal from our guide who recommended we did not go up to the lagoon due to the mud and rain. This place is far up a mountain... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It is a grueling drive on the rockiest road I have every experienced. I was grateful that we had arrived the day before and stayed the night at the Rio Celeste Hideaway since it was a long drive from Arenal. It gave us a chance to rest and recover from the rattling drive before taking the hike the next day.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Do this hike - whatever your level. Plan to take your time on the stairs. If you are guaranteed a sunny day, hike to the end and stop at the 4 main points coming back so that you end with the waterfall. If you can, plan to go after at least three days of no (or light) rain as you... More 

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vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Hike was muddy, but not as muddy as suggested. Didn't rent wellingtons and didn't regret it. Don't need a guide, well marked trail. Colour of the water is amazing.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I went there on a rainny day with my mm and a private tour guide. We walked fast so it took us around a hour to arrive the place. The view is amazing. Luckly we saw the light blue color and the clear water. I recommand not to take the full day tour we the long walk in the park... More 

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