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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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“blue river” (12 reviews)
“national park” (8 reviews)
“blue color” (8 reviews)
Volcan Teneorio, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 8807 4954
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank mexic0traveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank mullernathan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ssgtferretti
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Came here in the off season (October) during a torrential downpour as other hikes in the area are rather rough to drive to. This place is so cool and you'll have a fun time hiking from the lot to the waterfall (<2km from the lot)....More

Thank Mandrews905
Reviewed 15 September 2017

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 14 September 2017

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 22 August 2017

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

1  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

2  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
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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
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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