Rio Celeste, Tenorio Volcano National Park
(4.6/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our Tenorio Volcano National Park holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Rio Celeste and other attractions in Tenorio Volcano National Park.
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  • If you are one of those people who complains about everything that annoy you mosquitoes mud fatigue heat or cold or rain etc. Definitely this is not for you. If on the contrary you are the opposite... Then this place will be spectacular and comes with a prize effort consisting of a gift given by mother nature and chemistry... A river which waters have a turquoise blue jade depending on the day the hour rain etc. The trip requires moderate physical condition, or at least not suffering from heart or overweight. For the tour, it was not necessary to hire a guide since the place is well signposted. Prepared for all the afore-mentioned as shoes go mud that slipping poncho for rain in case sensitive equipment to water resistant... Obviously water for thirst and a little snack for the road. I recommend fruit and cookies, or energy bars. Guides will try to persuade rent boots but the truth is that they are not comfortable to walk for 3 hours which is more or less what the trip lasts. If you anticipate and wear sandals or boots cross-country or thresh sneakers you avoid this unnecessary spending. Keep morale high and enjoy everything. The first stop may discourage you a little, but don't give up continues... Rest take air and continues to rise, lowering the prize all the way full of everything gives you. My accommodation was 30 minutes from there in San Rafael Guatuso in the Real sleep cabins comfortable and much better than the hotels that are near the Tenorio volcano National Park. And with what you save you out for the typical breakfast. Luck and success in this adventure.
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  • We had in mind to make this beautiful hike with our four children (4-12 years); But only if the weather was ok. We assume the area of the volcano Arenal, then that time is ok, to arrive an hour and a half after the Park. 2000 colones to keep his car. Safe, because we had everything in it. The trek begins in moderate rain, so remember that Costa Rica rhyme with cape of pluica at hand. It's often not very long but necessary. We're giving a path first hard, then quickly muddy. Good Footwear required. Our 4 year old son is doing but of course this way. The rain stops quickly. We see on the course of howler monkeys, a harmless snake. The setting is fabulous. Blue River as planned suite makes a chemical reaction. The previous day a guide shows us a video: Blue is Brown, due to heavy rain. Conclusion: Easy hike, but mud often rigour. Well worth the money. When the rio is blue which is not recent torrential.
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  • I would not recommend the walk if you are not very fit as, with the humidity, unpaved path and steps it is exhausting.