Rio Celeste, Tenorio Volcano National Park

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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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  • We went on this hike as part after an all day tour. The hike itself is mostly an easy (can be muddy) walk through a rainforest. However, to descend to the waterfall is about 250 steps and, of course, ...  more »
  • This was a very nice hike to one of the most beautiful blue waterfalls I have ever seen. The extra hike to the lagoon and two rivers was pretty strenuous though. Most people can get to the waterfall e...  more »
  • I visited several national parks in Costa Rica, but this one was definitely the highlight. As I didn't rent a car and stayed in La Fortuna I had to book a tour to get to the Rio Celeste (Red Lava Tour...  more »