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Rio Celeste

Volcan Teneorio, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Río Celeste Waterfall Hike from Arenal
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“blue river” (12 reviews)
“blue color” (8 reviews)
Volcan Teneorio, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best time to go to Rio Celeste to see the beautiful blue water is after about 3 days of sunshine (no rain). All the rain stirs up the water and it can get muddy looking-also the trails are quite hard when they are wet...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful hike up to the beginning of two rivers junction where you can actually see the color change happen. For smaller folk the hike to just the falls is manageable, though very steep steps for the faint hearted. Well worth a visit!

Thank Patti T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a walking tour with Jacamar tours of Rio Celeste. It is absolutely beautiful, when I first saw the colour of the water I couldn't believe my eyes! Trail is also good with some challenging moments but also not too difficult. Saw some creatures along...More

Thank crn97
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike is a one way trail up to the junction of two rivers, one blue and the other clear which precipitate a thin white line along the junction (precipitate of aluminium and silicates). It's about 7km return and while it's a reasonably easy trail,...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The park itself is not that exceptional but it is very nice to see the color of this waterfall. You can also walk further and see how this "blue" water exists near the lagoon. They say it is a 1 and a half hour walk...More

1  Thank Jeroen W
Reviewed 28 June 2017

If you're lucky and there as no rain the day before, you'll see the best thing ever! Looks like it's no even real...

1  Thank Blandine M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Luckily it wasn't peak season so the place wasn't flooded with tourists. The hike is great, the river is spectacular, would do that again if possible!

Thank MariusPopitiu
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Rio celeste is a nice beautiful place to visit is in the National Park Tenorio a 2hr drive from Tamarindo Area.

1  Thank Eduardo A
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Big hike up a mountain, rented mud boots & we needed them. This hike requires stamina & good balance.. muddy & slippery in many spots..well worth the hike, maybe 4 miles round trip. Beautiful bright blue river to see.. lots of photo ops with the...More

Thank thumper19712014
Reviewed 17 June 2017

A unique experience to see two rivers join and instantly change color! And the smell from the sulphur gas bubbling through the water is intense. Its a pretty easy walk, there may be a lot of other people there enjoying this special place. Call ahead...More

Thank John S
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Response from tesla_light | Reviewed this property |
I hope I'm in time - Bella Ventura was the company that organised it for me. However I worked with them on the entire itinerary, so they got me the guide - possible 3rd party. But that company was superb when it came to... More
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