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“Amazing and beautiful; don't miss”
Review of Rio Celeste

Rio Celeste
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Rio Celeste Hike
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UK
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93 reviews
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“Amazing and beautiful; don't miss”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

After a guided trek through the rainforest we reached the blue lagoon pool and then the waterfall. Ever bit as spectacular as photos you might see. The guide was optional but well worth the small extra charge. Our guide Jonathan was very knowledgeable and took time to explain what we were seeing.

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Newnan, Georgia
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“Nature's Beauty!!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is a rugged,rainforest hike to see all the gorgeous natural waters but well worth the work! The waterfall is amazing and the blue lagoon so tranquil. Muddy and trecherous but worth every step!

Visited July 2014
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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“Hours of travel for a 3 km walk to see a nice waterfall”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

At the ranger station, you pay $10/person to be able to walk on a 3 km trail (and back), seeing a nice waterfall and a small hot spring. (The water color is depending on prior rain - so don't count on being amazed by any color).
We went during a rainy day, when the mud was horrendous. However, we didn't mind the trail conditions: about 1 km before the station is a small, very helpful place, selling ponchos and renting boots. But the "cloud forest" was completely lacking any kind of life - at least in those weather conditions. I'm used to seeing spiders, frogs, birds and other animals while hiking in New Jersey - so I expected to overwhelmed by the cloud forest, and instead was completely disappointed.

Based on all the hype, we had travelled for hours from the Pacific beaches - including the last stretch of "road" that was barely passable in rainy conditions. I would NOT recommend that trip to anyone, considering that you basically spend a few minutes looking at a nice waterfall.

If you are in the area anyway, it's worth a half-day outing - if you don't mind the steep entrance fee (considering what is being offered in return).

Visited July 2014
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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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“Gorgeous!!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The hike is tough but once at the top the waterfall is beautiful. The blue water is amazing. The trees are huge and the temperature is great.

Visited July 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Beautiful but not very blue today ”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We went on a day where it had been raining a lot the past week. The tour guide told us this caused the water to look less blue and not as vivid as it normally looks. The waterfall itself was very pretty but a bit of a hike in the a soaking wet downpour. Make sure to rent some mud boots for a few bucks and save your hiking boots since nothing ever dries here.

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