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Rio Celeste

Volcan Teneorio, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 8807 4954
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Río Celeste Waterfall Hike from Arenal
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“blue river” (13 reviews)
“national park” (11 reviews)
“blue color” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
Volcan Teneorio, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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+506 8807 4954
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"blue river"
in 13 reviews
"national park"
in 11 reviews
"blue color"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 9 reviews
"dry season"
in 4 reviews
"costa rica"
in 28 reviews
"rivers meet"
in 4 reviews
"long hike"
in 4 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 3 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 3 reviews
"rough road"
in 3 reviews
"rainy season"
in 6 reviews
"sunny day"
in 4 reviews
"tennis shoes"
in 3 reviews
"hiking boots"
in 3 reviews
"bug spray"
in 4 reviews
"great hike"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is everything you could ever dream of! It was surreal. The color was so amazing. My teenagers didn’t complain about the drive there from La Fortuna. They were even surprised when we got to the parking area of Rio Celeste. It does cost...More

Thank mischmarie71
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled here from Arenal. It was a nice hike and beautiful waterfall and river. We did the whole hike. Somewhat muddy, but not too bad. I didn’t think the hike was too strenuous. Our 7 and 11 year olds had no problem. I think...More

1  Thank Jen322
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike is like many in the Appalachian mountains in the U.S.- wet, muddy, featuring slippery roots, stones and steep step-ups. Good hiking shoes or boots are best, not tennis shoes. The view of the amazing blue of the Rio Celeste falls set against the...More

Thank FlaHomeGrl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good hike. Had to wait in a pretty good line up which I expected. Only 400 or allowed in at once. When we got to the stairs, it was busy! Both my spouse and I are amateur photographers. It was very difficult...More

Thank Carolyn M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove from Nuevo Arenal. Got there at noon and there was a large lineup to get into the park. They only allow 400 people in at a time and it closes at 2pm. We made it in at 1:45 ($12 US each). Lots of...More

Thank madmallard
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Stayed nearby in Bijagua to have an early start. National park entry $15. Muddy and uneven path up to waterfall and beyond, plus steep steps down to the bottom of the falls. Amazing blue colour today, walk further upstream to the source of the blue...More

2  Thank AntoniaRobinson
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Our plan was to hike Rio Celeste, which is famous for its blue water. However, my wife and I were a bit intimidated by descriptions of the walk - steep, rocky, deep mud, etc. With an average age of 71, we decided to do only...More

2  Thank ron d
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Perfect and beautiful site! Try to go on a dry day;the trail can be a bit muddy. My group was diverse in range from 20s to 60s and everyone made to the this beautiful site.

Thank Jasmine S
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We were guided by our new friend Henry from Land and Sea tours , Henry"s knowledge of the area was fantastic he told us so much about the blue water, wildlife, and the land.

1  Thank Jim Z
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The walk is well worth it - a blue waterfall, hot bubbling pools and a cobalt blue stream. It is a bit hard to find the right roads to the park so I recommend a good map.

2  Thank Robert_Hick
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cook828
15 March 2018|
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Response from TinamausandAlfredo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, baby blue or light blue. It's more of an optical illusion than a chemical reaction, but the effect is beautiful.
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Patrícia R
29 January 2018|
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Response from mexic0traveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking. We found it safe and there are a couple of places to eat and rent rain boots.
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