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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  • The trail up to the waterfall is in excellent conditions. Mostly concrete or gravel. Then the steps down to the waterfall are not for everyone but if you are in good shape you can do it! The rest of t...  more »
  • Unfortunately due to heavy rain we didn't get to see the waterfall in his bright blue color. However, down stream all the way to the end of the trail we got to see the beautiful colors! It isn't an ea...  more »
  • Was a long ride from Lafortuna to Rio Celeste but wow was it worth it! This was a hard hike, not easy by any means at all! It's rough terrain, lots of steps, rocks, and mud! I highly suggest you wear ...  more »
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