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We stayed in nearby Rio Celeste Hideaway hotel and came to the national park for a hike to see the green rainforest and the blue river and lagoon.
It was a hard hike not so much for me but for my
not so conditioned son....More
Legend has it that God dipped his paintbrush here after he created the Universe.
After visiting the Rio Celeste I can see why!
The water is insanely blue, it really is magical.
The hike was pretty easy for my hubby & I but the steps...More
Went with a guide who was very knowledgeable and pointed out when the water began to change colour on our way to the park. Easy hike. Photo opportunity was fabulous many vantage points to photograph. After the waterfall we walked along to where the river...More
Date of experience: March 2018
San Jose, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
The waterfall and river are quite interesting sight. The hike is a good workout but it is muddy. The road to get to Rio Celeste from Fortuna is very bumpy thou. On weekends the place is full of local people and tourists.
The hike was very quick and kind of boring down to the waterfall. If you want an easy hike to see beautiful water, it's ok.
The other trails were very muddy and more intense to walk on. It wasn't too bad, it's just the terrain...More
Rio Celeste is a great day trip from Playa Potrero. It is an easy 2.5 hr drive to see a very spectacular waterfalls and learn about plants, animals and birds. The weather was beautiful the day we went, nice change to the 35 deg C...More
The windex blue waterfall and "mixing point" are worth the drive and hike. The hike itself is not that long but I would rate moderate to moderate high intensity due to the a) rocky path b) likelihood the path is going to very muddy and...More
Read the recent reviews....one should take heed about the hike. Wear good hiking shoes. It starts off fine but gets intense. To go the falls it's about 300ish stairs, and not the 6.5 inch kind. But the view is amazing (understatement!) the pics don't do...More
This is a pretty intense hike to see the falls. Lots of stairs and inclines. Wear good shoes that you are fine with getting muddy. It is very muddy. I saw people of ages hiking but it is tough so keep that in mind. The...More
I recommend avoiding Rio celeste park on week-ends if you can because it gets crowded: ticket kiosk line took over 30 minutes and walking the trail got very busy. There is no panoramic or rest point while heading down to the waterfall so people stop...More