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Rio Celeste

Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The hike is tough but once at the top the waterfall is beautiful. The blue water is amazing. The trees are huge and the temperature is great.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went on a day where it had been raining a lot the past week. The tour guide told us this caused the water to look less blue and not as vivid as it normally looks. The waterfall itself was very pretty but a bit of a hike in the a soaking wet downpour. Make sure to rent some mud... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing place to go. Water is refreshing and the waterfall is nice. Walking along the path through the rainforest (which is beautiful) you see a bunch of blue bodies of water that are magical. Almost surreal. Very unique!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you like to hike, this is a perfect way to spend about half a day. We were told that the water wasn't quite as blue as usual, because we were there at the beginning of rainy season in July, and the water was a little diluted from the rain. It was still amazingly beautiful. Wear hiking boots!

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Seeing this beautiful waterfall was worth the trip, but be prepared to drive on an unpaved road for over an hour, up and down some pretty steep hills with lots of potholes. We drove from Arenal to Rio Celeste and almost turned around half way through our drive on the unpaved roads, but are glad we did not. The hike... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went on a hike arranged by my hotel. Luckily, I wore my hiking boots and a raincoat- both were absolutely essential during rainy season! The hike was incredibly muddy AND worth it. The vegetation and sounds of the forest were amazing on the way to the sites of the river (where the two rivers meet, the lagoon and the... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Its a very nice national park, the river is special and seeing it formed from the two streams is a worthwhile adventure. You also get to see a waterfall and few other things. Its a 6 km round trip with plenty of up and down walking - you need to allow sufficient time to rest of be in a good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

have you ever seen a light-blue river? dont miss the opportunity to see a river that you wont see anywhere else. A breathtaking place!! Im sure you wont regret to visit this place!! by the way, you can swim in there if you want :) come visit Costa Rica

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a beautiful property and TOP notch service! Each room has the best amenities and made for romance...

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St. Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was one of the best hikes we had in Costa Rica. It's a little off the beaten path and a good portion of the trail is pretty muddy - even on dry days - but oh the picture-perfect waterfall and aqua-marine of the river make it all worth it. While the hike itself is not strenuous, it can get... More

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