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Address: Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Rio Celeste Hike
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Río Celeste Waterfall Hike from Arenal
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Celeste River Hike at Tenorio Volcano National Park

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This country is beautiful - no Instagram filters needed! This waterfall is truly this amazing blue. A little difficult to get to by car - but the only way. About a 30 minute walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This country is beautiful - no Instagram filters needed! This waterfall is truly this amazing blue. A little difficult to get to by car - but the only way. About a 30 minute walk in to the waterfall, and down A LOT of steps (we did count while huffing & puffing on the way back up, but I don't want... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a bit worried about the drive since we were not able to rent an SUV (they had run out), but since it had not rained heavily lately, we decided to give it a try (this is in early/mid February). We were staying in the Nuevo Arenal area, so we took the Guatoso route---after that town, you have about... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We flew into Liberia and stayed our first night in Bijagua to visit the Rio Celeste. Unfortunately, it rained on us the whole time, but we didn't mind too much since it was still warm. The hike got a little muddy at parts, but we did just fine in our hiking shoes. You can rent boots at the beginning if... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like to hike through rocky, sometimes muddy, mountainous terrain, this is for you. The natural beauty is breath taking and well worth the effort. The main attraction is a waterfall which drops into a pool of this amazing blue water which is caused by a chemical reaction when the mountain stream and volcanic stream of water meet. At... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rio Celeste (the waterfall and river) is truly a wonder. The pictures aren't photo-shopped. It actually is THAT blue. Though it's pretty out of the way, this marvel is absolutely incredible. Hike wasn't too hard. Saw a large pack of white-faced monkeys on the way in too!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we hiked to Rio Celeste in the mud and the rain - it was definitely not nice weather but it was fun because of the challenge of the mud! Rented boots and ponchos which were a must!! Needless to say the water was not blue but we made it!!

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were dressed for the steady rain but the park paths were only partly secured and mostly full of thick red mud which made hiking through the park for everyone a bit of a challenge. And the beautiful blue waters from the pictures was hardly blue in the cloudy conditions. The $12.50 per person plus $4 parking could have been... More 

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Lago Vista, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like almost every park in costa rica you pay a couple dollars for parking, then another $12pp entrance fee, for a few km of hiking. Trails are well maintained with cement stairs to the falls. You are not allowed to swim or get in the water but beautiful place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This should be on every Costa Rica Bucket list! Do Not visit CR without taking this hike. It is the real deal of Rain Forest hikes!! Photos speak for themselves. Moderate hike. We saw 70 year olds and 4 year olds hiking it. Only tough part are some steep stairs leading down to the falls. You will want to hike... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hard tour to decide on. If the two rivers mix all you get is a muddy river and waterfall. If it has been raining the day before or is supposed to rain that day skip it. We had to buy ponchos at the park gate - even over our raincoats, and rent boots because the mud was... More 

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