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Address: Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Rio Celeste Hike
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Celeste River Hike at Tenorio Volcano National Park

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Rio Celeste is a Must See!

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!

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stairs and we did the hike midday so it was definitely hot and that made... More 

Thank TravelGirl11238
Campbellton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 difficult part of the hike is coming back up the stairs from the waterfall. The... More 

Thank Eldon-Vancouver
Royal Oak, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. The brilliant blue water and the waterfall are truly stunning. Nice little hike to get there in lush rainforest, with the ever increasing sound of rushing water as you get closer. Yeah they say don't swim in the waterfall, but I did it anyway and I'm still alive. They make it... More 

Thank Nick I
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Note Rio Celeste last entry closes at 14:00 so make sure you make it well and truly before then as it is will take you 1.5hrs to get to the end of the trail so 3 hrs all up. Make sure you take 1 litre of water per person as you will certainly build up a sweat. It is not... More 

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Isolated Hotel, perfect for quiet, relaxed and/or romantic retreat away from your normal hectic days

Thank Tony H
Forest Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a great guide, Marlon Calderon, and that made the hike even better because of his knowledge. You don't really need a guide as the trail is well marked, but you see more with a guide. We had hoped for more wildlife to view, but the rio itself is super interesting to see and quite stunning. I'm 55 years... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Rio Celeste Highway which was about two miles from the Tenorio National Park. It takes about 4 hours to see the entire park and visit the Tineros and the Waterfall, but both path are well worth the hiking. Some parts have a nice pave pathway other parts have steep steps...It was an amazing scene to see the... More 

Thank s4ever2013
Elsenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the places you see pictures online and wonder if it looks as good as the pics in real life, well i can honestly say it is. It looks fake, i was expecting some guys tipping blue colouring downstream to give this river its magical colour. The walk can be tough in places but totally worth it... More 

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