Rio celeste hike - eco tours costa rica

Rio Celeste Hike

Rio Celeste is a must-see destination located near Tenorio Volcano National Park. We depart from La Fortuna (Arenal area), passing through different landscapes, plantations, and rural towns along the way. Once in the national park, we hike through the forest to reach a beautiful waterfall. To get to the base of the waterfall, you’ll need to go down 250 steps. There’s a viewing platform where you can take memorable photos.

The tour continues through the rainforest, where you might spot animals like tapirs, small rodents, monkeys, snakes, and sloths. The trails are uneven, irregular, uphill, and slippery. We recommend renting boots at the park entrance and bringing socks. Next, we visit the lagoon where you can see boiling water, and Los Teñideros, where the river changes color. Rio Celeste (Blue River) gets its color where two transparent rivers, Quebrada Agria and Buena Vista, meet. The water turns blue from this point for the next 14 kilometers downstream. This meeting point is called El Teñidero. Scientists discovered a whitish substance covering the riverbed stones of Rio Celeste. They found more of this substance in the Buena Vista River and a small amount in the Quebrada Agria River. This is the reason the river turns blue

Cancellation policy: Cancellation must be made a full 72 hours prior to the service, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied

Tour Price $115

  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Location: Tenorio
  • Departure: 7:30 am
  • Includes: Transport, naturalist guide, entrance fee, hike and lunch
  • Bring: Poncho, socks, repellent, camera, hiking shoes

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