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Rio Celeste

Parque Nacional Volcan Tenorio, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Parque Nacional Volcan Tenorio, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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"the river"
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"hot springs"
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"national park"
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"rivers meet"
in 37 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 35 reviews
"hiking shoes"
in 34 reviews
"rubber boots"
in 32 reviews
"great hike"
in 28 reviews
"rainy season"
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"entrance fee"
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"worth the trip"
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"rental car"
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"dry season"
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"long hike"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To tell the truth, the long walk it's not worth it Yes, it's a sky blue waterfall, but the long walk it's too much for so little reward

Thank Jorge_Rdz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy hike in on maintained trail. Water is robins egg blue due to volcanic chemicals mixing. Steep stair climb to get down to and up from waterfall, but you can see it from the trail above, so no need to descend if you are not...More

Thank sandsspencer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its not muddy as mostly mentioned on the web even though it rained the previous night. The falls and the river are beautiful to watch

Thank Arulraja L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rio Celeste waterfall and hike were absolutely amazing!! When the waterfall becomes visible through the trees in the park, it is like a hidden gem----just breathtaking!! The aqua colored water does not even seem real and just being there or photographing it, brings a...More

2  Thank Debbie G
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

River did show some of its blue side, hiking was decent but less wildlife here due to recent hurricane last year uprooting a lot of the flora. Sulphuric egg smell at the end of the 4km trail a great scent to kill a hangover. If...More

1  Thank brakeforcake
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve expected Rio Celeste (means turquoise), but due heavy rainfalls actually we’ve had to witness “Rio Marrón” (means brown). But it still was an exciting and adventuress hike and an interesting experience. At the end of the trail (after an app. 1,5 hour hike) the...More

1  Thank eighteleven811
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve never seen more beautiful water! We loved hiking it and learning all about how two other rivers come together to form the Celeste.

Thank Kim D
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

If you are able to hike, this should be on top of you to-do list. I would recommend using a tour guide. There is so much to see, it's nice to have the expertise of a professional guide.

Thank LCPA
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Literally brought tears to my eyes it was so gorgeous. The drive there is 100% paved and very smooth, but very steep towards the end. There are parking attendants so no one should be able to rob your car. It's about 1.5 hour drive from...More

1  Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This is great hike to a beautiful waterfall. It is a little strenuous and uphill but well worth the effort. Make sure you do not stop and go back after viewing the falls. AT the top of the stairs landing turn right and proceed on...More

Thank trgoben1
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adeerayo
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.
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Mary C
16 April 2018|
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Response from ZaneSG | Reviewed this property |
You can swim further below the falls. Lots of people do.
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NJ90428
16 February 2018|
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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
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