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“Yes, it's beautiful! Get a guide!”
Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The drive to the waterfall is a little rough. 4wd is recommended but could be done with 2wd. There is a small fee to park and also an entrance fee. Like most places they accept dollars. The hike is not too bad to the waterfall,...More

Thank btlowe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was worried about road condition to get here, so we rented an SUV 4WD. The road was recently much improved, and while 4WD is advised in Costa Rica, we didn't need it for this visit. We did the full hike to where the blue...More

Thank PattyB789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on this hike as part after an all day tour. The hike itself is mostly an easy (can be muddy) walk through a rainforest. However, to descend to the waterfall is about 250 steps and, of course, those steps have to be climbed...More

3  Thank Brooks T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very nice hike to one of the most beautiful blue waterfalls I have ever seen. The extra hike to the lagoon and two rivers was pretty strenuous though. Most people can get to the waterfall easily however the steps down to the...More

Thank kkriev1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited several national parks in Costa Rica, but this one was definitely the highlight. As I didn't rent a car and stayed in La Fortuna I had to book a tour to get to the Rio Celeste (Red Lava Tours). You drive about 2...More

1  Thank Piwi_185
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a beautiful hike to the two-tone river, bubbling waters and then taking the steps to the waterfall. The trail was muddy in areas - we cruised the trails in light hikers no problem. Some were doing it in flip flops or fancy sandals...More

1  Thank ferntrekker59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best advice is to hike to end of trail then go back and go down the 250+ steps to waterfall otherwise you may not hike all the way to the end! Waterfall is unbelievably beautiful!

Thank Carol I
Reviewed May 17, 2017

There was so much beauty along the way! The hike was rated as very difficult but my brother and I are both in our mid 20s and in good shape so I found it to be medium. There a few steep parts but they have...More

Thank TravelGirl11238
Reviewed May 15, 2017

A must see in Costa Rica. A moderate hike with stairs but can be done within 3 hours taking your time. Georgous blue waters, unlike anything I've seen before. Excellent experience!

Thank chelseyrobb
Reviewed May 14, 2017

It was about 1.5 hour drive from La Fortuna, but definitely worth the visit. The hike itself is not that difficult and it took us about 2.5 hours to the end of the trail and back. This is with several stops as well. The most...More

Thank Eldon-Vancouver
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Heidi M
Hello! Flying in on 8/15/2017 to Liberia. Do you offer shuttle service from the hotel? If so, what is the cost?
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Kerri B | Reviewed this property |
If you book through Native's Way, they will pick you up.
Also planning on renting a car. How much is the park entrance? Do they take american currency? Do you think this is for a family with a 3 year old or would it be too hard to do? What else is there to see there?
April 21, 2017|
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Response from Christina T | Reviewed this property |
Parking and entrance fee are minimal but not good with a 3 year old. It would be lot to carry one for that much if a hike
Siomara J
To get back to La Fortuna, you can just go same way you came right? No funny business w the roads being simply one way or anything right?? Putting Tenorio to La Fortuna on Google Maps and says no route found. But Ive read getting to Tenorio via Route 4 from La Fortuna is easiest, so assuming same route back..
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Kevin S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is the same. And it is beautiful! Farms and views that are amazing.