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.
- 9 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 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.
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.
Read more:Rio Celeste
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.
Read more:Tenorio & Miravalles Protected Zone
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 “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
AMAZING! 💙 My number 1 activity in Arenal Area! I always wanted to go here and dream came true! Pictures don’t do it justice. Hike to the waterfall was nice, good hike, it will make you sweat a little, but once you get to the waterfall you’ll just absorb the wonderful place you are at and all of its amazing color! A must do!💙💙💙
Our tour guide Arturo was great!
Excellent off the beaten track activity- less people
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