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Best waterfall in CR, hike was ok

The hike was very quick and kind of boring down to the waterfall. If you want an easy hike to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Interesting,Educational & Great Hikir

Rio Celeste is a great day trip from Playa Potrero. It is an easy 2.5 hr drive to see a very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The hike was very quick and kind of boring down to the waterfall. If you want an easy hike to see beautiful water, it's ok. The other trails were very muddy and more intense to walk on. It wasn't too bad, it's just the terrain...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rio Celeste is a great day trip from Playa Potrero. It is an easy 2.5 hr drive to see a very spectacular waterfalls and learn about plants, animals and birds. The weather was beautiful the day we went, nice change to the 35 deg C...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The windex blue waterfall and "mixing point" are worth the drive and hike. The hike itself is not that long but I would rate moderate to moderate high intensity due to the a) rocky path b) likelihood the path is going to very muddy and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank naesc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read the recent reviews....one should take heed about the hike. Wear good hiking shoes. It starts off fine but gets intense. To go the falls it's about 300ish stairs, and not the 6.5 inch kind. But the view is amazing (understatement!) the pics don't do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty intense hike to see the falls. Lots of stairs and inclines. Wear good shoes that you are fine with getting muddy. It is very muddy. I saw people of ages hiking but it is tough so keep that in mind. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lemory06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend avoiding Rio celeste park on week-ends if you can because it gets crowded: ticket kiosk line took over 30 minutes and walking the trail got very busy. There is no panoramic or rest point while heading down to the waterfall so people stop...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Aliencupcake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 10 kids and adults meant to hike the hour long hike to the falls, but wound up taking a turn toward the lagoon, which took about 2 hours in all, and was very muddy and slippery. I wouldn't recommend this unless you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank phalen19
Reviewed January 10, 2019

We really enjoyed this hike to see the falls and the merging of rivers. We skipped the falls on our way in and went to the end of the hike. This was smart since going down to the falls is a long way down and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank keetcha
Reviewed December 25, 2018

It was a very nice way to spend the day taking this tour to view the blue mineral water. Swimming in the river was a plus and the lunch was awesome.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank xteacherlynn
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

This place is lovely. Needs a little walk (always better with trekking/hiking shoes. Bring some water with you. The guide was also kind and approachable but you need somebody that speaks Spanish as he doesn’t speak English at all. Above all, i love the blue...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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May 15, 2018|
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Response from FlaHomeGrl | Reviewed this property |
Maybe. Depends on how much you want to carry your child. Tough, muddy, uphill, roots all the way. Hot at mid day. You simply can't walk this fast.
March 14, 2018|
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Response from Darcy B | Reviewed this property |
The whole river is NOT blue, but there's one beautiful spot where it is. The River actually has a different name, but our guide said the rebranded it to attract more visitors.