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Rio Celeste

Volcan Teneorio, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 8807 4954
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Río Celeste Waterfall Hike from Arenal
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  • Excellent76%
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  • Average3%
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“blue river” (13 reviews)
“national park” (9 reviews)
“blue color” (8 reviews)
Volcan Teneorio, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 8807 4954

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did a day trip from La Fortuna and this was one of our favourite days in Costa Rica. It was raining in the cloud forest and the trails were VERY muddy but we didn’t mind, made the hike more interesting. They offered rubber boot...More

Thank Tecklund
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike is nice enough, but waaaay too crowded. That churns up the mud and makes it hard to even walk with people passing all the time. The mud literally tries to suck your shoes off. No wildlife. Then we learned the Govt banned swimming...More

Thank Darcy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family, seven of us total, just returned from an amazing visit to Costa Rica and the Rio Celeste Hideway. We arrived on Christmas Day and returned home on NYE. I highly recommend this beautiful hotel. I could never exaggerate the joy and wonder of...More

Thank gloriareading
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely worth a visit. The colour is amazing but you must do the short walk to the source of the colour. It is where 2 rivers meet across mineral deposits, its amazing how it occurs.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

not much to add to all the other excellent reviews. Great walk (do take the rain boots!!) even with small kids (2, 4, 6). One of our favorite sites in Costa Rica ... and we did a lot in 5 weeks).

Thank gm_is_travelling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A long hike where good boots but we'll worth it when you reach the bottom. Bring a bottle of water and bug spray. If you can two or 3 waters will do.

1  Thank S7387FRsalvatoreg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a week traveling around to various national parks in Costa Rica, and this was by far the least maintained. The beginning of the trail is just surrounded by downed and cut trees. It's possible there was significant damage from a storm, but all...More

3  Thank live2travel8417
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We are from Oregon so we have some nice waterfalls, but nothing as stunning as the gorgeous bright blue water at Rio Celeste! It is out of this world blue, and it did rain heavily the night before the day before we hiked. I would...More

1  Thank mexic0traveler
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Blue water awaits your viewing pleasure - what are you waiting for?! This river is a magical pathway to your dreams. Nothing says tropical like the waterfall at the mid-point of the hike. So amazing. Don't miss it!

1  Thank mullernathan
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I have been on two guided tours of Rio Celeste. It is a fairly easy hike and it can be wet, slippery and muddy at times. The hike is absolutely worth the reward of seeing such a magical place. I definitely recommend this! You can...More

1  Thank ssgtferretti
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15 June 2017|
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Response from Tanis B | Reviewed this property |
I believe I booked my trip through. Anywhere Costa Rica. They offer lots of excursions and shuttle services. This remains one of my favourite places
Nancy S
26 March 2017|
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Response from rmflynn2016 | Reviewed this property |
We all had Keen sandals - much to my kids dismay, I put short socks on first b/c I had a cut. The sox were a mess afterwards, but I was comfortable. it's muddy and you're hiking over rocks and tree roots so you want to be... More
Aundrea H
24 December 2016|
Response from Quenchers |
it's very wet at the.moment and today we found it closed :(