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Rio Celeste

Parque Nacional Volcan Tenorio, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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“costa rica” (76 reviews)
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Parque Nacional Volcan Tenorio, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Its not muddy as mostly mentioned on the web even though it rained the previous night. The falls and the river are beautiful to watch

Thank Arulraja L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Rio Celeste waterfall and hike were absolutely amazing!! When the waterfall becomes visible through the trees in the park, it is like a hidden gem----just breathtaking!! The aqua colored water does not even seem real and just being there or photographing it, brings a...More

2  Thank Debbie G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

River did show some of its blue side, hiking was decent but less wildlife here due to recent hurricane last year uprooting a lot of the flora. Sulphuric egg smell at the end of the 4km trail a great scent to kill a hangover. If...More

1  Thank brakeforcake
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve expected Rio Celeste (means turquoise), but due heavy rainfalls actually we’ve had to witness “Rio Marrón” (means brown). But it still was an exciting and adventuress hike and an interesting experience. At the end of the trail (after an app. 1,5 hour hike) the...More

1  Thank eighteleven811
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve never seen more beautiful water! We loved hiking it and learning all about how two other rivers come together to form the Celeste.

Thank Kim D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are able to hike, this should be on top of you to-do list. I would recommend using a tour guide. There is so much to see, it's nice to have the expertise of a professional guide.

Thank LCPA
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Literally brought tears to my eyes it was so gorgeous. The drive there is 100% paved and very smooth, but very steep towards the end. There are parking attendants so no one should be able to rob your car. It's about 1.5 hour drive from...More

1  Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

This is great hike to a beautiful waterfall. It is a little strenuous and uphill but well worth the effort. Make sure you do not stop and go back after viewing the falls. AT the top of the stairs landing turn right and proceed on...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We made a detour here by renting a car in La Fortuna to drive here after reading about it in Lonely Planet, and we were not disappointed at all. The river is a magnificent wonder, and everything was beautiful. At the end of the trail,...More

Thank Christina111196
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We truly enjoyed the trip from the coast into the rainforest. The peaceful place that are the surroundings of Rio Celeste and the National Park are remarkable. Should be seen.

Thank Troutmonger
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adeerayo
April 20, 2018|
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Response from ZaneSG | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is the custom to swim. It is shallow; but has a current. The water is a beautiful blue. We just went ourselves; didn't use a guide.
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Mary C
April 15, 2018|
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Response from ZaneSG | Reviewed this property |
You can swim further below the falls. Lots of people do.
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NJ90428
February 15, 2018|
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Response from Roger W | Reviewed this property |
One short cut is on the Guatuso Road 143 and then left on Hwy 4, but this generally requires a 4WD vehicle. The easier driving route is taking the Hotel Mystica / Sabalito turn to the right a little past Piedras going... More
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