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Rio Celeste

Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Jackson Heights, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We entered the rio celeste hike through an entrance that was donation based not through the tenorio national park which was $8. The hike is highly recommended. Im in my mid twenties and am in decent shape and did not find the hike as intense as other reviewers mentioned. There is a staircase to the actual rio celeste waterfall which... More

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Cambridge, Ontario
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

There are 2 park entrances. The one east of the Rio Celeste hotel (on the way to Guatuso) is the free entrance, but a much longer walk. The one west of the Rio Celeste hotel (on the way to Bijagua) is $10 per person, but shorter. Only use the east side free entrance if you are prepared for a min... More

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Cedar Hills, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was my favorite thing I did in Costa Rica. It was well worth the hassle getting there. The trail is muddy so it is not for hanicap or elderly. Don't stop at the waterfall keep going to the end where the rivers meet and change color. There are also some hot pots along the way that you can stop... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

An absolute MUST if you are in the Bijagua area. A very short and easy hike to one of the most beautiful sights your eyes will ever see! It does depend on when you go. We were there in the dry season and conditions were perfect to see the stunning turquoise water. During the wet season the river can be... More

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Kerhonkson, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The other reviews give you a good feel for the spot. Waterfall was the highlight of the trip, stairs which seem like they are relatively new, made the viewing very doable and you can go at your own rate. As we went after a night of rain, the path was VERY slippery, amazing that none of our party of 4... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The place is simply beatiful but definitively it is not designed for handicapped or elder people. The road is so muddy and there is a lot of stairs, so prepare yourself for a hard journey but this is worth it.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Seeing this waterfall was the reason we came to Costa Rica. We were not disappointed. We toured with Ecoterra and they were wonderful!. The Waterfall is difficult to access the way we came. Apparently we took the hard way but it was worth it. The view is breathtaking. On the "hard" way, we also saw some natural springs, a blue... More

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Katy, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I'd seen the beautiful pictures and wondered why this park is less popular than others. I found out! It's because the last 10 miles or so are on a horrific road....my husband said it was like driving on a dry riverbed, with of course many twists and turns. We were exhausted just getting there! The waterfall is pretty, reached by... More

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America
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We decided to stop by here on our way from Libera to La Fortuna. There is a bridge that was recently constructed that will allow you to continue along the dirt road east until you get back on the highway towards La Fortuna which makes it very convenient. Take note however that the dirt road to get to the park... More

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was a very nice hike, with beautiful scenery and of course the stunning falls. The hike itself is a little muddy ( it was dry season) but not strenuous. There are a lot of stairs down to the falls, which to me takes away from the natural beauty, but I know a trail without stairs would probably be slippery... More

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