Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike And Swimming At The River 9 People Max - La Fortuna

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    7:30am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 3:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The dazzling centrepiece of the Tenorio Volcano National Park, the Rio Celeste is most famous for its shockingly bright blue color, the result of a natural reaction of volcanic sulfur and calcium carbonate, which turns the clear waters a powder-blue shade. Reached by hiking through the surrounding rainforest, there are a number of sights of interest located along the Rio Celeste, most notably the Rio Celeste Waterfall, a favorite photo spot where the river tumbles into a striking blue lagoon; the Tenideros, where two rivers merge in the Celeste; and the Poza Azul, the most renowned "dye pool," where the reaction is most noticeable.
The rivers startling color change is best viewed during the dry season (December to April), as excess rainfall can dilute the reactive chemicals leaving the waters with a less-appealing muddy hue.Four-in-one adventure in Costa Rica

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\"Celeste\" in Spanish means celestial, paradisaical and also the light blue color of the clear sky. Such adjectives describe perfectly the area youll visit on this tour. On the flanks of Tenorio Volcano National Park this 7 km hike takes you to the point in the river where Mother Nature magically mixes the water of two crystal-clear streams, changing its color to the beautiful light-blue we call Celeste. You will continue to \"las ollas\" (the cooking pots), depressions on the ground full of clay with alleged therapeutic properties and the Tenorio Volcano thermal springs. The trail continues through the forest to reach the stunningly colored Rio Celeste Waterfall. All this time the surrounding rainforest is full of amazing life forms, smells and sounds.



Hotel pickup and drop-off only from La Fortuna/

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Hotel pickup and drop-off outside La Fortuna/ Arenal

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Aug-2019

    I had an outstanding experience with Costa Rica Nature Guides! This was a private tour at a group rate - it really was just my sister and me on the trip and our guide Angelo customized the entire tour for us. In addition to accompanying us on the hike (which was stunning - don't miss the waterfall!), he spotted and pointed out wildlife for us, stopped whenever we asked, took us a to a Maleku art gallery, drove us to lunch, and stopped at a 400 year old tree. Strongly recommend!

  • 10-Mar-2018

    A wonderful hike with an unbelievable amount of things to see and enjoy! Be sure to bring your bathing suit for a refreshing dip in the pool fed by a waterfall!!!! ♥♥♥♥

  • 26-Feb-2018

    You need to be moderately fit to make this Tenario Park trek into the waterfall and river, but it is definitely worth it. It was very muddy in February but we could rent mud boots from a private concession at the entrance to the park for $4. Do it! There is much to see, monkeys, birds, gorgeous foliage and few tourists along the way. The color of the water is a big draw but when were there, due to rain, it was not especially colorful. You do need a guide here. The lunch of the tour was delicious and the bird life at their feeder was eye popping including 6 toucans!