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Address: Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Rio Celeste Hike
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Amazing! A must see for sure!

We drove here from la fortuna on the way to our third and final stop of monte verde, the most gorgeous place I have ever been! Do the hike here and then pay 6$ more dollars to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Anne W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove here from la fortuna on the way to our third and final stop of monte verde, the most gorgeous place I have ever been! Do the hike here and then pay 6$ more dollars to a guy outside the park to actually swim in the water! We were the only ones there! Amazing experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite my places I've ever seen! We scheduled our Rio Celeste with Desafio and am I glad we did! Joshua our guide made our trip enjoyable and unforgettable! When you combine true beauty with someone who is passionate about nature you have a perfect combination. Rio Celeste is a hidden jewel in the land of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love it! Some stairs can get you tired if you don't go out to much but I promise, it is beautiful! 😊 💖 Extremely different from other rivers. The bright light blue coming from the river is completely wonderful.

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Ontario, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm from SoCal and it was my first time coming to Costa Rica/Central America. Went on this adventure/hike with 4 other friends this September. To keep it short, the waterfall and mini river/water pools were a site for sore eyes! Definitely blue! It wasn't as blue in the pictures because we came during rainy season and it was raining, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Rio Celeste at the end of August and it was absolutely breathtaking! The water was a beautiful sky blue, exactly like the photos, and the waterfall was definitely one of the most majestic ones I've seen. I had done the guided tour, that included transportation, lunch, and an opportunity to dip in the river (situated outside of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pictures are true to life. We hiked to see this ourselves and I wish we did the guided tour and/or tubing instead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Rio Celeste after days of rain fall and were disappointed, as the bright blue waters we had been looking forward to seeing were muddy brown - due to the days of rainfall that had precluded our trip. We travelled there over Christmas holidays. I put 2015 as that was the only option, but this experience was actually in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before you go you must check that the trails are open and it is even better if you can find if it had reained in the mountains the day before or not. If it had rained heavily on the slopes of Tenorio ( not in Bijagua as often the weather is significanlty different just 10 KM away) for last couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rio Celeste is stunning and the water is so blue that you have to see it with your very own eyes. The Tenorio Volcano National Park should be on your list of places to visit when you are in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to rio celeste to see the beautiful waterfall and by god we were blown away. The waterfall and surrounding river/lagoon are just gorgeous. The photos we took don't do it justice. The walk lasted around 3 hours although the last two points to trek to had been closed for maintenance. The national park is well worth a visit,... More 

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