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Volcan Teneorio, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 8807 4954
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 June 2014

A 3-hr hike, not too strenuous. Great views along the way. We hired a guide who was waiting at the trail entrance ($25 total for two people) and he had good knowledge about the flora and fauna. This hike is well-marked and can certainly be...More

12  Thank nomadsunny
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This was the thing I was most looking forward to on our trip to Costa Rica because it looked so beautiful. We drove to the Rio Celeste waterfall on our way from La Fortuna to Coco Beach...when we started our drive, it was raining lightly...More

10  Thank DC_Travels12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw dantas, we visited volcan tenorio national park and rio celeste waterfall We really recommend this part of Costa Rica

Thank Gerardo A
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Is pefect to enjoy the nature!!The blue river is so pretty. the walk is very good 3 hours but you enjoy it very much

Thank Rebeca C
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Incredible piece of nature from the 2 streams that come together to form the celestial blue water to the majestic waterfall. Wow! It is a tough trail though. Steep. Giant steps. Lots of ups and downs. And muddy. Great nature sight seeing.

Thank dr917
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Visited on a day when it rained so the walk to the falls was muddy and and quite slippery in parts,on a dry day it would be quite an easy walk but be aware there are some very steep steps to climb to get down...More

Thank JMS22
Reviewed 15 August 2018

First I should say that Hurricane Otto damaged some of the park's infrastructure in late 2016 and the park was still in the process of recovering when I visited in June 2018. The main trail to the waterfall was partially rebuilt but other portions were...More

1  Thank DesertBirder
Reviewed 13 August 2018

If you are like me who is at awe by nature you will absolutely love this place..see the river with its common colors and then all of a sudden it turns into this aquamarine/turquoise color due to the minerals it comes in contact with....What a...More

Thank Q9601CDsonia
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful waterfall awaits at the end of a relatively easy 1 mile hike. The end of the trail has 253 steps to the viewing platform, but you could save 100 steps and stop along the stairs to see the falls. We heard Howler Monkeys,...More

Thank rlskill1
Reviewed 7 August 2018

So beautiful! Much harder to find than I anticipated. Bring cash money! The park is kinda a tourist trap... you can definitely get to the river outside the park, for free, with the locals :)

1  Thank JoshuaCorinneCase
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This is an incredible place. One has to walk to arrive to this totally wild place, just look, feel and appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature. The blue colour is a gift and the energy is pure. Gratitude

4  Thank maria o
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Had a nice hike on a very rainy day. Because the rain had been heavy we were warned both when we parked and when we bought our tickets that the blue color would not be visible. Instead we got to see a powerful falls churning...More

Thank schlegal1
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16 May 2018|
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Response from FlaHomeGrl | Reviewed this property |
Maybe. Depends on how much you want to carry your child. Tough, muddy, uphill, roots all the way. Hot at mid day. You simply can't walk this fast.
15 March 2018|
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Response from Darcy B | Reviewed this property |
The whole river is NOT blue, but there's one beautiful spot where it is. The River actually has a different name, but our guide said the rebranded it to attract more visitors.