Rio Celeste, Tenorio Volcano National Park

Trek into the rainforest and observe the colorful waters of Rio Celeste. Located at the meeting point of two rivers, and near a dramatic waterfall, the water is colored by the special minerals found in the rocks and riverbed, creating an excellent scene to admire and photograph. Unfortunately, you can no longer swim in the vibrant waters, but the hike through the jungle and the chance to see the natural phenomenon make the experience worthwhile. Be sure to bring sturdy boots for the trail, and don’t forget your camera. To visit Rio Celeste and other attractions in Tenorio Volcano National Park, use our Tenorio Volcano National Park online itinerary maker .
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  • Enchanting place where the magic of life offers us a rare sight. I don't know if the quality of the path depends on the season but still is it that despite having hiked in many countries, I have never waded in mud to go find this river of the gods. Yet I am hot season but the rio is located in a park of forest and it shows. In all cases you don't have too much problem of articulation level lower limbs, so if a second because the 2 hours of hassle (I put 2 h because I loaded the level and the mule carrying my son of 2 years on my shoulders (, arrived safe but well Grimey) will take you on this kind of place, we are looking at the 4 corners of the world. Super good for the eyes!
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  • Despite the mud and the rain, you have to come see this celestial River of impossible to describe color. The waterfall is very nice, but the climb up to the tenidero is much more. You get to the point where gather the two God and the miracle occurs, and you stay speechless. Not you the stone is beautiful!
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  • Although the nature is beautiful and the color of Rio celeste and the waterfall is wonderful, we found it to be too touristic and quite expensive too. It's a nice walk (really muddy when rainy) and th...  more »

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