Rio Celeste

Admire the Stunning and Unique Rio Celeste: a Turquoise River!



Rate per person $136

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 rainforest, an array of wildlife, and the stunning Rio Celeste Waterfall!

Your day starts when you are picked up from your hotel and driven two hours to the Tenorio Volcano National Park where you will begin a seven-kilometer hike through the tropical rainforest. Hike for 1.5 hours along the national park trails searching for monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds until you arrive at “Los Teñideros”.

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. Hot springs, small geysers, streams, waterfalls and lagoons are plentiful in this inspiring area, with scenic panoramic views and rich lush primary and secondary rain and cloud forests.

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!

Heading between the Arenal Volcano area and Guanacaste beaches? This tour is available as an adventure connection. 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, drinks.

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, long pants and hiking shoes, swim suit, camera, repellent, rain coat, towel, sunscreen. The hike can be muddy so we recommend that you use a good pair of walking shoes.

*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 the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.