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Rio Celeste Tour

Itinerary – Rio Celeste Tour

06:00 am: Departure from Hotel. Meet at the reception

10:30 am: Rio Celeste Hike

01:30 pm: Swimming in Rio Celeste (outside of the National Park)

02:15 pm: Traditional Costa Rican Lunch

03:00 pm: Souvenir shopping on the way back to the Hotel

06:00 pm: Return to the hotel

Rio Celeste Tour

Experience the wonder of Costa Rica’s natural beauty with the Best Tours CR Rio Celeste Tour. Hike through the lush tropical rainforest and discover the stunning blue waterfall, a result of a very interesting visual effect. Take a short 2-hour hike to the Rio Celeste Waterfall or a longer 3-hour hike to see all of the park’s main attractions, including the Mysteries of Tenorio Trail, La Laguna Azul (Blue Lagoon), Los Borbollones (Natural hot springs), and El Teñidero. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the breathtaking blue color change at El Teñidero. Make your Costa Rican vacation unforgettable with Best Tours CR, the best option for things to do near Dreams Las Mareas.

Inclusions – Rio Celeste Waterfall Tour

  • Private Tour
  • Private Transportation
  • Private Tour Guide
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Soda
  • Beer
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch
  • 30 minutes stop for souvenir shopping


  • Passport (copies are useless)
  • Camera to take pictures (waterproof case is recommended)
  • Swimming suits (swimming outside of the National Park)
  • Water shoes or sandals
  • Hiking or tennis shoes
  • Rain Jacket (most chances of rain in May – November)
  • Towel
  • Change of cloth
  • Mosquito repellent
  •  Sun screen
  • Extra money to buy in local business

Good to know

  • Duration: 10 hours approximately. This may vary depending on traffic and how busy the attractions are
  • Blue color best seen from December – April
  • Most chances of rain May – November
  • Skill level: Medium – Hard
  • Suitable for the kids: Yes over 5
  • Suitable for the elderly: Depending on the physical condition
  • Available every day: Yes
  • Must be in good physical condition
  • Pregnancy: No
  • No wheelchair access
  • Wildlife sightings not guaranteed
  • We run our tours out in the sun and the rain!


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  • Balance must be paid the day before the selected date by electronic bill emailed by us or cash at pick up location.
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Rio Celeste Tour

Frequently asked questions about the Rio Celeste Tour

Rio Celeste is open every day from 08:00 am – 04:00 pm and the last admission is 02:00 pm.

Most of the time, we need only 24 hours to arrange everything, however, it is important to book the Rio Celeste Tour in advance, especially in the months of more tourism affluence from December – April, and July – August.


Are you ready for an unforgettable experience? Look no further than the Rio Celeste Tour with Best Tours CR at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica. This tour offers the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Costa Rica and uncover the hidden gems of the Rio Celeste National Park, located in the heart of the Tenorio Volcano.

The Rio Celeste is a river that runs through the national park and is renowned for its captivating blue color, a unique phenomenon caused by a combination of minerals found in the water and pH changes. The tour begins by taking the Mysteries of Rio Celeste Trail, a 3.2 km nature trail that winds through the lush tropical rainforest. As you hike, you’ll come across breathtaking sights of volcanic activity, sulfur emissions, and bubbling water. The trail leads to the Rio Celeste Waterfall, a 30-meter-high waterfall that is the highlight of the tour. The waterfall’s mesmerizing blue color is truly a sight to behold and a moment you’ll never forget.

As you continue on the tour, you will come across the La Laguna Azul, a small pool of intense color, and the hotbeds or “borbollones”, fissures and cracks that leak high-temperature volcanic gases and fumes. However, swimming is not allowed in the national park, but you can swim in the Rio Celeste outside of the park. The tour culminates at Los Teñideros, the point where the blue color water phenomenon begins. This is a rare opportunity to witness the water change from a clear turquoise color to a deep blue.

In conclusion, the Rio Celeste Tour with Best Tours CR is the best option for things to do near Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica. Our knowledgeable and friendly tour guides will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience and our tour options make it easy for you to choose the perfect tour to fit your needs. Don’t miss out on this chance to explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica and discover the wonders of the Rio Celeste. Book your tour today and discover the magic of the Rio Celeste!

Rio Celeste Tour

Rio Celeste Tour

Rio Celeste Tour

Rio Celeste Tour

Rio Celeste Tour

Rio Celeste Tour

Rio Celeste Tour

Rio Celeste Tour



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