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Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour from Tamarindo

  • Tour of Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortes Waterfall
  • Experience the beauty of Costa Rica's natural landscapes
  • Follow a local guide through stunning rugged terrain
Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour from Tamarindo
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Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour from Tamarindo
Get an up close look at Costa Rica's hidden natural wonders with this Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortes waterfall tour from Tamarindo. Follow an expert local guide through breathtaking scenery, rugged trails and truly beautiful attractions. This is the perfect way to explore outside the city and see what makes Costa Rica a top attraction for nature lovers.
What to Expect

Your bilingual tour guide will pick you up and drive you to Tenorio National Park.  Upon arriving at the entrance, you will start out on a 2 hour moderately difficult hike in the park.   Along the trail you will walk through the rainforest and along the Celeste River, where you can observe one of nature's most intriguing phenomenons.  After this beautiful site, you will continue hiking to where two brooks merge together, turning clear water into a divine hue of turquoise that makes Rio Celeste. This chemical reaction, due to the volcanic minerals, makes for an astounding sight that can only be experienced at this unique location. After hiking, you will head to another part of the river outside of the park where you will get to swim in the blue waters!!  This is where you will often see sloths and other wildlife. This hike is a fantastic opportunity for healthy exercise and unforgettable experiences in one of Costa Rica's most unique hidden gems.

After a swim in the blue waters, you will eat a hearty Costa Rican lunch.  To end the day, we will take you to Llanos de Cortez Waterfall where you can relax and take a swim underneath the falls.

Please bring: comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothes, change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, bug repellent, sunscreen, and change of clothes.

Duration: 10 - 12 Hours

2 person minimum, if you are a solo traveler please contact us to see which dates are available

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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautifu hike

The hike is beautiful down to the blue lagoon and through the rain forest and since it was the off season we didn't have too many people to share the trail with. But in high season I doubt the place is as incredible because of...More

2  Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Waterfall Tour

Paul our tour guide was amazing! Went out of his way to make us happy and made sure we had an authentic Costa Rica experience! We got to swim in one of the waterfalls and see the beautiful rio Celeste waterfall. We sure got the...More

1  Thank Leah H
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile
The perfect day in the Rainforest

Mambo and Jokssy were fantastic! Going into the rainforest has been childhood dream come true. They were informative and great company. We can truly say we saw Costa Rica! Pro tip: rent the boots ($2.00) and pack light! Best tour in Costa Rica.

2  Thank kamran m
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile
Day Trip

Wonderful day experiencing Llanos De Cortez and swimming in its beautiful waterfall followed by a challenging and difficult 4 miles hike in Rio Celeste. Jokssi and Mambo were exceptional tour guides. Jokssi kept us informed and educated us on Costa Rica and all its beauty....More

2  Thank Emilie K
Reviewed 3 April 2018
Amazing Waterfall

The tour was great! We stopped at a green-friendly farm on the way to the waterfall and I got to hold a sloth. What an experience! I would rate the hike as moderate. The hardest part was the 500 steps in/out to the waterfall but...More

1  Thank Martin11250507
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Christi B
27 April 2018|
Response from kamran m | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours. We went from JW Marriott so it took us about 2.5 hours
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