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Rio Celeste

Parque Nacional Volcan Tenorio, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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“the river” (115 reviews)
“blue water” (50 reviews)
“hot springs” (50 reviews)
Parque Nacional Volcan Tenorio, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow this place is amazing. The hike to the waterfall is not to hard but it does have a lot of steps. Then to the river area it is a hike over roots and mud if it is raining. We did it in the rain...More

Thank Scoutwonderworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk with lot's of flower/plant and wildlife viewing in addition to spectacular falls and river views

1  Thank Roger W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mod/easy hike! So much to see! We are at the rest to the left when you are walking out and it was great. I have the tilapia and it was one of the best meals I had on my trip.

Thank Liliana A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far our favorite place we visited in Costa Rica (we didn't try beaches due to rain). You'll need a rental car. Roads surrounding this area are unpaved, but take it slow and you'll be fine, weather permitting. We lucked out with dry...More

2  Thank Kelli G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely --not difficult-- walk through a rainforest that culminates in a beautiful glacial blue pool with a waterfall spilling into it. We all loved it...ages 10 through 77!

1  Thank Travelinking
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

It's a fairly easy hike. Start off going to the highest point first (Teniderios) then hike back and save the waterfalls for last. It will make the trek worth it! The water is just so beautiful and the trail isn't that bad. We saw plenty...More

2  Thank Travel_Ajent
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The Celeste River is something you definitely have to see if you are nearby but be aware that the hike is not such an easy one. You don't need to be in great shape but some of it is quite steep and when it rains...More

Thank pacobp101
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We visited Rio Celeste in August and it was raining every afternoon that week, so the water was not "Celeste" at all and it was very disappointing. My husband went in January 2014 and said it was a memorable experience. But now, besides the color...More

Thank Nathalia B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This park is a rain forest, we took a guided tour at the park which was great experience. the guide was very knowledgeable and was able to point to different animals and explained the phenomena of the water color. This park is a rain forest

Thank Yael153
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We visited during the "rainy season (July)" and although it did not rain the hike is muddy and rocky. I initially did not want to rent the $1.00 boots but remembered I had socks with me so I rented them and boy am I glad...More

1  Thank Ports_availing
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4 October 2017|
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Response from CasualWanderings | Reviewed this property |
I did it independently, however we had access to a car. if you don't have your own transport then you will probably have to go on an organised tour/trip.
Glenys P
30 August 2017|
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Response from FishNerd7238 | Reviewed this property |
It's still worth seeing and there are plenty of other places to go into the hot springs or fresh water springs.