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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  • The drive out to Tenorio Volcano National Park was beautiful. We paid $2 to park and $12 per adult and cheaper for kids. There are clean restroom facilities at the entrance and also 2 restaurants. The...  more »
  • This place is like no place I have ever seen! It is unbelievable and the water reminds me of something out of the movie Avatar. We did a tour for just the four of us and learned all about the flora an...  more »
  • Reserved and self-guided hiking. Parking kept paying ($2) and entry fee ($12). Very recommended walking shoes because very wet, slippery trails in the middle of rocks sometimes. Itineraries and observation points indicated (falls, belvedere, Lake, beginning of this color...). Attention to the foot of the falls 254 steps! Walk in the middle of the magical rainforest and may hold some surprises (anteater, sloth, Capuchins, squirrel, lizard and birds). With a little patience and observation, you can see all these animals without a guide, but in talking with other hikers. Sulfur smell throughout the Rio Celeste, and especially the seething (Borbollones). Count to 1 hour for fall (down) and 2 hours for the reunification and return 1 h 30.
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