Rio Celeste

Admire Unique Sight & Very Rare Occurrence in the World: Celestal Blue River!


Rate per person* $130

The Rio Celeste hike is a great full day excursion for anyone looking for a moderate hike for 3.5 hours in a beautiful, unique part of Costa Rica, where you can experience primary and secondary rain forest, an array of wildlife and see the stunning Rio Celeste Waterfall!

Your day starts when you are picked up from your hotel and driven 2 hours to the Tenorio Volcano National Park where you will begin the 7 kilometer hike through the tropical rain forest. Hike for 1.5 hours along the national park trails searching for monkeys, sloths and tropical birds until you arrive at ‘Los Teñíderos’. This is where the two rivers come together to form the celestial, turquoise blue water color that gives the waterfall its name ‘Celeste.’ The sky blue color of the river Celeste is the result of the constant flow of minerals supplied by the nearby active Tenorio Volcano.

Continue hiking for another 1.5 hours to reach the main entrance where you will enjoy a traditional Costa Rican meal at a restaurant called Don Pedro. After lunch, head back to your hotel in Arenal after a wonderful day of hiking in the Tenorio primary forest!

This tour is available as an adventure connection when traveling between Arenal volcano area and Guanacaste beaches. If you’re into adventure and all things nature, it’s a perfect way to travel for couples and families alike! Inquire for more details and pricing.

Age limitations: 8+.This hike is recommended for people in good physical condition and is classed as intermediate.

Tour includes: Transportation, park entrance, guide, lunch, fruit and drinks

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, long pants and hiking shoes, swim suit, camera, repellent, rain coat, towel and sun lotion. The hike can be muddy so we recommend that your get hold of a good pair of walking shoes before heading out.

*Stated tour prices are based on the number of persons in your itinerary at the time of booking. However, the actual tour group may include other travelers in the case of public tours. 


*Prices reflect current low season rates and are subject to change. The price you are quoted by our sales representatives will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price is per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes: all taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels. Price does not include international airfare, optional travel insurance, or credit card payment service fee.