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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
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  • Average5%
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100 miles N of San Jose | 10.673°n 85.015°w, Costa Rica
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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 Eyu20
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
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
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We just entered the national park, when the weather changed from sunshine to rain and didn't change back for the next to and a half hours. So, we became totally wet and the trail was very muddy. So, don't forget a rain jacket and shoes...More

Thank Dani-Aloha
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Let me first say this: you DO NOT need 4 wheel drive to reach the park if you are coming in via Bijagua. This was something I had seen in many places, but that is no longer true. We had a rental Hyundai sedan. The...More

Thank CocoConeco
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The walk through the jungle down to the waterfall and river was so amazing, but the hike back up almost killed me = not convinced it was really worth it. Saw a family of coatis on the way back. Glad I wore hiking boots instead...More

Thank likewyse
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Hiking here is fantastic. This is one of my favorite places I've visited in Costa Rica. When you catch the hike on a day it hasn't rained to much the night before, and with a little sun, the waterfall and river/lagoon are otherworldly, it's so...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went on a hike there. Awesome trails - can be very physically challenging. The waterfall was beautiful. Stairs and uphill/downhill can be brutal for people with knee problems, but sooooooo worth the hike.

Thank Beckyher1541
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were able to go and see the waterfalls and blue pool in the park!! It was breath taking!! The walk was quite strenuous but really worth it!! I would suggest this place for sure just beautiful.

Thank marcia431
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We heard about this waterfall from the gentleman who takes care of the 500 yr old ceiba outside of Nuevo Arenal. We found the river on the map, and found a place close by to program the GPS. Just a warning - be very careful...More

1  Thank joanne516
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13 June 2016|
Response from Alpensteinbock | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know it is open every day from 8 am to 4 pm.