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Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike and Swimming at the River 9 people max provided by Costa Rica Nature Guides

Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike and Swimming at the River 9 people max

Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike and Swimming at the River 9 people max
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• The dazzling centrepiece of the Tenorio Volcano National Park, the Rio Celeste is most famous for its shockingly bright blue color, the result of a natural reaction of volcanic sulfur and calcium carbonate, which turns the clear waters a powder-blue shade. Reached by hiking through the surrounding rainforest, there are a number of sights of interest located along the Rio Celeste, most notably the Rio Celeste Waterfall, a favorite photo spot where the river tumbles into a striking blue lagoon; the Tenideros, where two rivers merge in the Celeste; and the Poza Azul, the most renowned "dye pool," where the reaction is most noticeable. The river’s startling color change is best viewed during the dry season (December to April), as excess rainfall can dilute the reactive chemicals leaving the waters with a less-appealing muddy hue.Four-in-one adventure in Costa Rica •
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Come with us to Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike with take place at the Tenorio Volcano National Park in Costa Rica. When you want to see something extraordinary or something that we won't see anywhere else Rio Celeste is definitely the place to go, one of the wonders of Costa Rica. Rio celeste (Light Blue River), it´s a 3h hike at the foothill of Tenorio volcano national park, right in the middle of its rain forest we find this natural river with that unique color thanks to the volcanic minerals found in the water those minerals are deposit right at the river rocks when the sun rays reach the river the create an optical illusion that make us able to enjoy all its beauty. The river also has a waterfall, a viewpoint to the Tenorio volcano, a lake and river fumaroles and at the end the spot when two different rivers (Buena Vista and Quebrada Agria) bisect and the minerals get mix. From La Fortuna the drive takes 1:30h going from volcano to volcano. ​ What is included?Transportation, naturalist guide and bottled water
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Come with us to Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike with take place at the Tenorio Volcano National Park in Costa Rica. When you want to see something extraordinary or something that we won't see anywhere else Rio Celeste is definitely the place to go, one of the wonders of Costa Rica. Rio celeste (Light Blue River), it´s a 3h hike at the foothill of Tenorio volcano national park, right in the middle of its rain forest we find this natural river with that unique color thanks to the volcanic minerals found in the water those minerals are deposit right at the river rocks when the sun rays reach the river the create an optical illusion that make us able to enjoy all its beauty. The river also has a waterfall, a viewpoint to the Tenorio volcano, a lake and river fumaroles and at the end the spot when two different rivers (Buena Vista and Quebrada Agria) bisect and the minerals get mix. From La Fortuna the drive takes 1:30h going from volcano to volcano. ​ What is included?Transportation, naturalist guide and bottled water
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36405P10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off only from La Fortuna/
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside La Fortuna/ Arenal
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • AIRBNB
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off only from La Fortuna/
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside La Fortuna/ Arenal
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • AIRBNB
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers

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EML_NYC
New York City, NY1 contribution
Private tour at a group price!
Aug 2019
I had an outstanding experience with Costa Rica Nature Guides! This was a private tour at a group rate - it really was just my sister and me on the trip and our guide Angelo customized the entire tour for us. In addition to accompanying us on the hike (which was stunning - don't miss the waterfall!), he spotted and pointed out wildlife for us, stopped whenever we asked, took us a to a Maleku art gallery, drove us to lunch, and stopped at a 400 year old tree. Strongly recommend!
Written 13 August 2019
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Angelo B
Hola! Thank you so much for reviewing us!. I´m glad you had a good time in our Rio Celeste Waterfall hike. Thanks for supporting the local business.
Written 24 August 2019
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JMahoney50
Brush, CO21 contributions
A must See!
Mar 2018
A wonderful hike with an unbelievable amount of things to see and enjoy! Be sure to bring your bathing suit for a refreshing dip in the pool fed by a waterfall!!!! ♥♥♥♥
Written 10 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for reviewing us!. Pura vida!!.
Written 15 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

minke757
Warren, VT11 contributions
This is an authentic undeveloped park comparatively.
Feb 2018 • Couples
You need to be moderately fit to make this Tenario Park trek into the waterfall and river, but it is definitely worth it. It was very muddy in February but we could rent mud boots from a private concession at the entrance to the park for $4. Do it! There is much to see, monkeys, birds, gorgeous foliage and few tourists along the way. The color of the water is a big draw but when were there, due to rain, it was not especially colorful. You do need a guide here. The lunch of the tour was delicious and the bird life at their feeder was eye popping including 6 toucans!
Written 26 February 2018
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Thanks for your review!.
Written 11 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Costa Rica Nature Guides
468dmitriyd
468dmitriyd
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Great time in Costa Rica with Angelo
We book Angelo for entire trip in CR and it was our absolutely best vacation ever (we travel a lot). The best part
Sydney M
Sydney M
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Great time bird watching with Jehudy
We had a great tour with Jehudy Carballo. He was very flexible and made sure we saw everything we wanted to see and
louisepB60YE
louisepB60YE
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Great tour for the family!
We loved our experience at the caves. Our tour guide Santos made it special by pointing out spiders, bats, even a p
chrisgoodrich
chrisgoodrich
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Comfortable and friendly travels
All the communication for our transfers (Liberia airport to La Fortuna, La Fortuna to Paquera, and Paquera to Tamar
718aleck
718aleck
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Angelo is the best
We were only in La Fortuna for two days and wanted to experience the most we could. Costa Rica Nature Guide specifi
703jaredp
703jaredp
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An amazing day of hiking and animal viewing with Angelo!
We spent a day with Angelo in the La Fortuna area. We had a small group with ages ranging from 10 to 70, and everyo
dand802
dand802
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Highly recommend
Angelo provided transport for us from Nayara Springs to the Los Suenos marina. He was great, very professional and
Dislikedpaper1984
Dislikedpaper1984
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Really Great Tour Guide
Had a lot of fun with Angelo. Very knowledgable guide. Teaches you a lot during the fun and interactive tour Highl
Danielle S
Danielle S
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Great Company to work with for the perfect tour of Costa Rica
We booked airport transportation from SJO to La Fortuna, while we drove the 3 hours we booked private tours with An
MLBarton
MLBarton
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Perfect day in La a fortuna
We booked private transportation from San Jose airport to La fortuna with Costa Rica nature guides and we lucked ou
mewcool
mewcool
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Professional, knowledgable, experts of Costa Rica.
We booked our entire Costa Rican vacation to the Arenal area through Angelo! He was amazing!!! He drove us everywhe
montrealais2016
montrealais2016
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Interesting walk
Good walk, fantastic views on the volcano. We have it merged with the visit to Thermal and restaurant and altogeth
Tara G
Tara G
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Don't miss this!
We had an excellent tour of Arenal volcano with Angelo- & immediately booked 2 more tours- La Fortuna waterfall and
X2815VQdavids
X2815VQdavids
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Very, very knowledgeable and polite.
What a knowledgeable two guides. Very polite, very helpful. We saw howler monkeys, sloths, two kinds of toucans (
Haggit
Haggit
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Crown of Costa Rica - tour of Saga in Uk
We had two weeks of pure pleasure. Lots of nature, rain forests, so many different birds, crocodiles, n vegetation.
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