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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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Amazing colour

Worth while going - the color is amazing. We saw tapir tracks near the trail, otherwise not much wildlife, guess too many groups of people coming through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Zürich- switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth while going - the color is amazing. We saw tapir tracks near the trail, otherwise not much wildlife, guess too many groups of people coming through.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the morning driving up from La Fortuna to the National Park. It was just under a 2 hour drive which was not bad at all. The views leading up to it were great and the dirt road that ran to the park was a fun drive as well. It was raining all morning and was raining even when we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celeste waterfall is located in the Tenorio National Park. We had a rental car so drove from Nuevo Arenal to Guatoso on the absolute WORST road you can imagine! Turn left immediately at the end of town to head toward Celeste Lodge. This road is much better than the other -- more dirt than rocks. The waterfall parking lot is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful places in Guanacaste, Rio Celeste is a sky blue thermal-fed river and waterfall that can be reached only by hiking a challenging trail. But the challenge is rewarded with a glimpse into a fascinating volcanic ecosystem with hot waterways and pools in the middle of mountain wilderness.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a guided hike through Desafio Adventure Company. Although the waterfall was not its typical bright turquoise due to the tremendous rain in the region, the hike was still fantastic, as was the sulfur lagoon.There are a great deal of steps and elevations changes during the hike; I would rate it as moderately difficult. Our guide,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the rainy season, it can rain heavily at times. When that happens, the water isn't blue - it's more brownish green. The ticket counter at the park entrance will warn you of that though, which is nice. Wear shoes that you don't mind getting completely covered in mud, or rent boots from the gentlemen outside the entrance ($4 USD... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here the morning after a huge storm and still raining. We'd read comments about the water clouding after heavy rain but this certainly wasn't the case for us. The hikes are lovely, not too strenuous but very muddy (though this was wet season and a very very rainy day)! The waterfall is just as it looks in the pictures... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really impressive river. Park should be better maintained (regarding repairs, not the paving of the path) If it hasn't been raining a whole lot, the 4$ boot rent is a rip-off. Decent hiking shoes or even normal sneakers should do the job (unless you tend to be clumsy). Try not to go on the weekends. Chances to see animals are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the highlights of my vacation! The roads toward the place is a bit rough, but not the worst I've been in. The admission is $12 for each adult and $5 for each child. I recommend renting rain boots ($4 per pair) and buying ponchos ($2-$4 each) because the trail is muddy and it rains a lot.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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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