The Rio Celeste Adventure
Discover one of Costa Rica's best kept secrets on a hike through the Tenorio Volcano National Park. The dense rain forest, breathtaking colors of the Celeste River and views of the towering volcano ensure that this hike will open your eyes to some of Costa Rica's most precious wonders.
- Duration: 9 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
You will hike through the rainforest and along the Celeste River, where you can observe one of nature's most intriguing phenomenons. Two brooks merge together, turning clear water into a divine hue of turquoise. This chemical reaction, due to the volcanic minerals present, makes for an astounding sight that can only be experienced at this unique location.
This challenging hike is a fantastic opportunity for healthy exercise and unforgettable experiences in one of Costa Rica's most unique hidden gems. Bringing hiking shoes, a camera, bug repellent is recommended.
Travel time from downtown La Fortuna is 2 hours approximately.
Attractions VisitedRio Celeste
The Río Celeste winds through the verdant rainforest of Tenorio Volcano National Park. You can opt to see this bright blue river on a moderately challenging 4.5-mile (7.5 km) hike. It's also possible to take a 1-mile (1.5 km) hike that goes directly to the Río Celeste Waterfall from the entrance of the park.
Tenorio & Miravalles Protected Zone
Highway 6 is between two volcanic national parks – Tenorio Volcano National Park to the east and Miravalles Volcano National Park to the west. The rugged volcanic landscape is also home to a vibrant tropical forest.
What to Bring
Camera, hiking shoes/boots, long pants, repellent, raincoat. The trail can be muddy.
Drinks, entrance fees, naturalist guide, lunch and transportation from hotels in the Arenal area.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
Our tour guide Arturo was great!
Excellent off the beaten track activity- less people
one of the most beautiful excursions i have ever experienced! this is a must-see highlight if you're going to be around la fortuna and arenal! just fantastic!
Treat yourself to a whirlwind outdoor adventure in La Fortuna , Costa Rica. This exciting adventure starts giving you a unique vantage point of the rainforest when you explore it across 15 bridges – 6 of which are suspended to let you investigate nearer to the canopy, and then with a hike where the trails are made of old lava flows. Don’t worry about working up an appetite, because lunch is included.
7 hrsFrom $133