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Rio Celeste

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Parque Nacional Volcan Tenorio, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The trail up to the waterfall is in excellent conditions. Mostly concrete or gravel. Then the steps down to the waterfall are not for everyone but if you are in good shape you can do it! The rest of the trail to the end is...More

Thank Danyboy8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately due to heavy rain we didn't get to see the waterfall in his bright blue color. However, down stream all the way to the end of the trail we got to see the beautiful colors! It isn't an easy hike, you'll definitely get sweaty...More

Thank katieg303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a long ride from Lafortuna to Rio Celeste but wow was it worth it! This was a hard hike, not easy by any means at all! It's rough terrain, lots of steps, rocks, and mud! I highly suggest you wear pants, hiking boots, hat,...More

Thank Brooke B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is no easy hike but worth it! There are four stops but we only did two because of time. We saw the waterfall and volcano view. Very worth the steep hike but allow time for breaks and bring lots of water!

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent hike, the best attraction in Volcan Tenorio National Park. Worth every step specially if you have rain boots and Rain-Proof jacket. The whole trail can take up to 2 hours and 30 mins. Enjoy!. Ps: USD 12 is the admission fee to access the...More

Thank adrianlmarano
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

After enjoying several waterfalls in La Paz and Rio Fortuna including - we were pretty sceptical about driving for 1 and a half to Rio Celestial park to look at waterfall there. We are glad we did!!! Amazing blue water - states blue even during...More

1  Thank YoLNow
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Beautiful Blue water and wonderful waterfall well worth the hike, but don't forget to look around you lots to see, Butterflies, flowers, Snakes !!!

Thank 303chrissie
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This is a spot I would tell every person visiting to stop by, but only if you're ready for an intense hike. The hike to the waterfall isn't too bad, but it is all uphill. It's a moderate hike. Once you get to the waterfall...More

1  Thank dinosaursrawk
Reviewed 20 September 2018

amazing color and a nice walk very enjoyable trip and a nice place to see on the way to Arenal or to the opposite direction, we also did a night in a hotel next to the waterful and that's was a great refreshing on the...More

Thank Maayan R
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This rain forest hike is pretty serious - try to do it on a nicer day - if it was raining quite hard this hike would be a pretty big mess. The rain forest is interesting but the trail is arduous - streams, rocks, tree...More

Thank 493Ron
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20 April 2018|
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Response from ZaneSG | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is the custom to swim. It is shallow; but has a current. The water is a beautiful blue. We just went ourselves; didn't use a guide.
16 April 2018|
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Response from ZaneSG | Reviewed this property |
You can swim further below the falls. Lots of people do.
16 February 2018|
Response from Roger W | Reviewed this property |
One short cut is on the Guatuso Road 143 and then left on Hwy 4, but this generally requires a 4WD vehicle. The easier driving route is taking the Hotel Mystica / Sabalito turn to the right a little past Piedras going... More