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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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Must see this place - so incredibly beautiful!!

This was by far one of the most beautiful places I have visited. The hike was not difficult and it was much easier going down than coming up, but definitely worth the effort. Note... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was by far one of the most beautiful places I have visited. The hike was not difficult and it was much easier going down than coming up, but definitely worth the effort. Note that the drive out there is quite bumpy and you might think you are not on the road to National Park, but you are.....Keep an eye... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This water fall is quite a hike to get to. I have to say, in my opinion an average water fall when I finally got there. The guide gave me high expectations, but alas I was disappointed.

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the boots if it has been raining and wear long pants else the boots will chaf your shins. Very muddy trail after the waterfall to see the "Blue Lagoon" and where the waters mix in a chemical reaction and the blue color starts. Worth the hike.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the flat entrance walkway. Great work out and plenty to see. Don't forget your water.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It can't be said enough. The color is almost unbelievable. Our guide at Mistico Hanging Bridges said "it is where God cleaned his paint brush after painting the sky". It's an easy walk to the stairs that lead down to the falls. Through jungle, some elevation rise. The trek down to the falls is easy, up was a bit taxing... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could most definitely do this hike solo but if you did you would miss out on a lot of things! I booked through Viator for Full­ Day Rio Celeste Tour From La Fortuna. The guides were awesome (we even ran into them later and hung out like old friends). They pointed out animals and plants people wouldn't have looked... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend the day but go early as it gets crowded toward the end of the day. It's a great hike and not too bad until you have to negotiate the 150 steps to the waterfall. I would recommend that you leave the waterfall to the end of the hike as the steps are arduous. Make sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 3 hours tour is full of birds and animals! you have the blue laguna, the bubles and the falls; we were lucky so the water was so blue as we saw on the photos;

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike from the western entrance of Tenorio Parque Nacional up a slow grade to the first big crossroad, where you hike down the 150 steps to the Rio Celeste waterfall--a gorgeous, unique translucent blue waterfall that is just amazing to see in person. Pictures don't do it justice. After hiking back up the steps, go further up on a trail... More 

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Ozawkie, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when you go get there early as it gets very crowded late . the waterfall is very well worth it but make sure you go the extra mile up the trail to see where the water starts to turn colors.

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