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Address: Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Will Not Return Ever Again!

Don't get me wrong, I love this place but I'll explain why I am not going back again. The location of this attraction is far away from the capital - me and group of friends... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Don't get me wrong, I love this place but I'll explain why I am not going back again. The location of this attraction is far away from the capital - me and group of friends decided to take this discounted tour. There were 3 total buses full of people who wanted to see the nature's best blue falls. The travel... More 

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The Bay Area, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We booked the Rio Celeste tour with Desafio adventure company. The trail to the different vista points through the park is clearly defined, but is muddy and can be slippery during rainy season. A moderately challenging hike, recommend getting to the end to see where the rivers meet and then going back and down the 200+ stairs to see the... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I used waze to try to find the waterfall. Waze gave me several options some of them misleading. You have to ask the people in the villager for directions. When I taught I reached after a two hour drive from La Fortuna I was wrong. I now had at least a 30minute drive on a bumpy neverending road. This road... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The river and waterfall are gorgeous. Highly recommend hiring one of the guides. Our guide (Jonathan) was able to tell us about the trees, plants, history, and the bugs/birds/animals/reptiles that live there. He was a polite, bright, and friendly young man. Wear good shoes and know they will get muddy. Bring bug repellant, water, and a camera. Total hiking time... More 

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South Padre Island, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Thought I would be cheap and take a regular car instead of 4 wheel, not worth the stress. You'll need a 4 wheel drive for the last couple of miles once you turn off the road in Bijagua. It was in December which is not rainy season, so perfect weather no muddy shoes...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This was a nice, short hike with great views. It's worth it to hike its entirety and see it all. We unfortunately went on a rainy day, so the waterfall & river weren't the celeste/bright blue color, but it was still fun & enjoyable! The waterfall was so strong because of all the rain, so that was cool to see.... More 

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nosara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A bit challenging at time, muddy due to rain, so wear good hiking shoes. They rent plastic boots outside the park, but you have to really be used to walking with them. So we kept our hiking shoes on. They got wet and muddy but we were sure-footed. Try to go when there is a bit of sun. The water... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We decided to drive to Rio Celeste on our own without paying for a guide trip and I'm so glad we did it on our own. It is a beautiful hike and the falls are breath taking (or quite possibly that was from all the stairs). The road leading up to the Park was extremely rocky and the entrance fee... More 

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Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A must see... the first hike to the falls is not too bad, we had a 3 year old and chose not to go the last kilometer to the lagoon, but the entire hike was fabulous. They tried to get us to rent rubber boots, but our tennis shoes did just fine and I'm sure were a lot more comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is just one of the most amazing places I have ever been. That blue water! That primary forest! Just magic.

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Address: Address: Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tenorio Volcano National Park

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