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Address: Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Río Celeste Waterfall Hike from Arenal
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Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour from Tamarindo
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Full-Day Rio Celeste Tour From La Fortuna

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Definitely unlike anywhere I've ever been!

This was definitely one of the most beautiful and unique hikes I've ever been on. My husband and I visited the park on a rainy day, so we waited for a break in the rain to hike to... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was definitely one of the most beautiful and unique hikes I've ever been on. My husband and I visited the park on a rainy day, so we waited for a break in the rain to hike to the waterfall. They stopped admitting visitors at 2pm the day we visited (this was on a Monday, days/hours may vary). The hike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A most beautiful waterfall view due to the rare light blue water color. About 30 min. walk to the waterfall with several steps to the view point. Even our 5 year old had no problem completing it. You can continue to the blue lake but this might be s bit straneous for your kids. We did not. If your only... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our two children, 6 and 9, were able to do the hike to the waterfalls. It is the green season now, and while it was not raining during our hike it had been earlier in the day. The trail is a little muddy and there was a small stream crossing but it was not too strenuous for the kids. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit hard to get to since you almost have to rent a car or go with a tour group (which is very expensive) but the park is beautiful! I enjoyed the hike, it wasn't too difficult. You're not allowed to swim in the national park which is understandable for conservation- but there were times when I saw tourists ignoring... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is very nice. The walk in the park takes around 3 hours but to be able to see the river and its color its just priceless. There is lots of peace there and when you see the river, you just want to stay there all day

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rio Celeste is beautiful - definitely worth a visit. The walk is not too difficult and the colour of the water is spectacular. On the way to Rio Celeste it is worth stopping at the Peace Tree, it is a huge tree and lots of Strawberry dart frogs. There is also a bridge before the park entrance where you can... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waterfall is awesome. No doubt. Seeing the water change to blue is rad. You're no longer allowed to get in the water and price is now $12. When raining, I wouldn't make it a destination for the day but worth a stop if you're in the area or La Fortuna.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the Rio Celeste falls is a must do in Costa Rica. We drove about 2 hours from La Fortuna. Once we got there we had to hike about an hour to get to the falls. It can be very muddy and slippery because of the rain from the day before. When we finally got to the falls it was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go if its raining or has recently rained. Nothing blue to see. It poured rain the whole hike which is more than moderate. No birds. No insects. No animals. Just rain. The waterfall was raging which I suppose was impressive but not when you've driven over 3 hours to see the turquoise blue waters shown in pictures. Even with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to Costa Rica, this place is a must. The drive is a bit bumpy (understatement), but completely worth it

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