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Rio Celeste

Parque Nacional Volcan Tenorio, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano Hike with Lunch
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Full-Day Rio Celeste Tour From La Fortuna
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Río Celeste Waterfall Hike from Arenal
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  • Poor1%
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“the river” (126 reviews)
“costa rica” (76 reviews)
“blue water” (49 reviews)
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Parque Nacional Volcan Tenorio, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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"the river"
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"costa rica"
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"blue water"
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"hot springs"
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"national park"
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"rivers meet"
in 37 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
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"hiking shoes"
in 34 reviews
"rubber boots"
in 31 reviews
"great hike"
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"rainy season"
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"entrance fee"
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"worth the trip"
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"rental car"
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"dry season"
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"long hike"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read about Rio Celeste and were hoping to visit on our way to our hotel near volcano Arenal. Our timing didn’t work out on the way, but we took a detour on our last drive from San Jose to Tamarindo and we’re glad we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eddie tour guide and translator and driver took us in this tour . It was quite and drive from the Westin but worth it. The views were amazing The hike challenging. He. Didn’t have to but he even helped my 89 year old /young 2nd...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nature at her best! An amazing day. We enjoyed views of the water fall; the bubbling hot springs and the connection of the two rivers at the end of the trail. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The road to get out to Rio Celeste is not in the greatest shape and we had the misfortunate to arrive on a day that was partly cloudy and raining. The sun never did come out to create the brilliant blue characteristic of all the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we read many bad advises regarding this one, ok we preferred some other waterfalls we had done, because they were less crowded, but maybe we were lucky, but the amazing colors were there, and the trek is very nice. honestly it worth it, the trek...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The nature and view was totally amazing the path was good and when you reach the top and get to view the volcano it’s awesome then trekking down to the blue lagoon was a site that words can’t express and then back to the waterfall...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike to the waterfall and then the joining of two very clear rivers to create this amazing blue colour was straightforward. It was slippery in places but you did not need wellington boots. Walking boot or hiking shoes were adequate. It was reasonably busy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from Monteverde to Rio Celeste on our way to stay in Playa Conchal area. Was well worth the trip! Good hike down & up and other parts of park to see vista & tenideiros ( 2 clear rivers meet to turn blue ). Fascinating...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It starts on a comfortable path, but soon this path becomes a stony dirt path. Sturdy hiking shoes are highly recommended. Plenty of water and some energy bars are needed to be able to complete the approximate 8 kilometers hike down 265 steps (and up...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw a lot of comments regarding the mud on me research before we went. And yes, you will get muddy! But that is part of the adventure! Almost like asking if there is sand on the beach and worrying about it. We took some good...More

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adeerayo
April 20, 2018|
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Response from Valori H | Reviewed this property |
Outside the National park u can swim at the bridges....we did that!
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Mary C
April 15, 2018|
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Response from indefatigable | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you are allowed to swim in Rio Celeste. Certainly not near the falls
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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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