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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  • Good hike if you are fit and have the energy. Well worth a trip to visit or if passing through but get there early if you can. The water won’t be blue during or just after rainfall. Allow a few hours....  more »
  • Enjoyed a "half day" walk in the park with a guide. Waterfall is just as the photograph (and on our guide book cover). Well worth doing.  more »
  • We stopped at Rio Celeste on our way from La Fortuna to Mondeverde (added about an hour to our drive). We were hesitant after hearing about car break ins. We had an SUV filled with luggage in plain....  more »

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