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Tenorio National Park

100 miles N of San Jose | 10.673°n 85.015°w, Costa Rica
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Crown jewel of Northern Costa Rica
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rio celeste” (15 reviews)
“blue water” (11 reviews)
“rubber boots” (7 reviews)
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100 miles N of San Jose | 10.673°n 85.015°w, Costa Rica
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"rio celeste"
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"blue water"
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"rubber boots"
in 7 reviews
"wheel drive"
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"nice hike"
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"muddy hike"
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"the river"
in 16 reviews
"ranger station"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
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"rivers meet"
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"trip including"
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"hiking shoes"
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"rain jacket"
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"cloud forest"
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"volcano"
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"bijagua"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Working hours: 8 am to 2 pm (they let tourists in till 2 pm) so you can still stay till 4-5 pm.We went on the weekend of Easter vacation, so it was packed. Security was letting in 20 people at a time with 10-15 mins...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were staying in La Fortuna and it was about an hour and twenty minute drive to the park. #1 tip: RENT THE BOOTS!!! If you do not have heavy duty hiking boots and want to save yourself a ton of trouble, pay the $4...More

Thank JensTrex
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We went on a group tour from our hotel this morning including our 5 year old. I was nervous about this hike after reading mixed reviews about taking young children. It was a strenuous hike but lots of places along the trail to stop for...More

Thank Natalie24624
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

If you like mud, this is your place! Rio Celeste is an interesting phenomenon (no spoiler in this review) and the nature is impressive. Definitely worth a visit. I really appreciated having my nordic walking sticks with me so as to better navigate the muddy...More

Thank SimoGeneva
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

We went Jan 27 2018 to the waterfalls. Long drive to get there. $12 per person and when I was there the connection was done so had to pay in cash so bring enough to cover in case they cannot take credit card. While in...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Totally worth the fee to do the hike. Also, rent the rubber boots. If there has been rain (and there has ALWAYS been rain), the small few for renting rubber boots and saving your sneakers is totally worth it.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

A group of my girlfriends hiked down to the waterfall and lagoon the day before my wedding. I am not saying it was easy but the view at the bottom of those stairs is astounding. If you can try and continue on the the lagoon...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I went with two of my sons, children. We had a great time in the Park. Recommend to take a guide at the entrance, much better. He helped us find some beautiful animals. Otherwise wouldn't see them for sure. Great time walking thru the mud...More

Thank Eyal R
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

It was a moderate difficulty hike but lots of kids were doing it. The stairs to and fro from the waterfall are enough to take your breath away 😜 The view of the waterfall is spectacular . The blue water is a site for the...More

1  Thank kibura
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Rio Celeste is the draw and it doesn't take much distance on the trail to get there from the main lodge. Getting here may be just as challenging as the trails within Tenorio however. There doesn't seem to be a meaningful main stretch of asphalt...More

Thank E S
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Kathy A
24 March 2018|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, no. parts of the trails are very very rocky and can be slippery as well as steep in many parts. If someone requires a wheelchair they could not do these trails at all. Sorry, but I just dont think it is... More
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iliannadc
9 October 2016|
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Response from Javier S | Reviewed this property |
8am to 4pm :)
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Isabella080696
13 June 2016|
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Response from Alpensteinbock | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know it is open every day from 8 am to 4 pm.
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