Day trip

Río Celeste National Park Hike

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider:Desafio Adventure Company
Day trip

Río Celeste National Park Hike

Activity provider:Desafio Adventure Company

From US$ 103 per person

Our journey begins with an early morning scenic drive through rural Costa Rica to Tenorio Volcano National Park. From there, we'll begin our 4-hour intermediate hike (approximately 7km) through the surrounding tropical rainforest.

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Duration 7 hours
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Spanish, English


  • We'll return to the"ollas" mud baths & take a moment to relax in the natural hot springs.
  • Then arrive to the spectacular Río Celeste waterfall - the perfect place to take photos
  • Your naturalist guide go at your pace and you'll learn interesting things about the rainforest along the way
Full description
Once we arrive to the Río Celeste National Park, you may use the facilities to get ready and look at the information booth provided by the Río Celeste National Park. We will then begin a hike through the dense, lush, tropical rainforest that surrounds the Río Celeste National Park. The hike is approximately 3-miles long and considered intermediate. You and your naturalist guide go at your own pace and you'll learn interesting things about the rainforest along the way. We then arrive to "Los Teñíderos" where two rivers come together to form the celestial, turquoise blue water color that gives the waterfall its name "Celeste." We'll return, walking back through the Rio Celeste National Park to the "Ollas" -- or mud baths -- and take a moment to relax in the natural hot springs. For the grand finale, we then walk-on further to see the spectacular Río Celeste waterfall - the perfect place to take photos. We finish off with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and then head back to La Fortuna. Please note: the Río Celeste waterfall may lose its blue color during rainstorms. Our policy is to advise clients the day of the tour if it is raining in the area and offer the tour for the following day, should clients want to postpone or change to a different tour. No refunds for inclement weather.
  • Transportation from La Fortuna area
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrances to park and lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

You can meet at our office in the center of La Fortuna behind the Central Church. We are the three-story building that says "DESAFIO."

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Tours run during rain or shine. For reasons beyond our control we may change to a more suitable tour with equal or similar difficulty rating and adventure-appeal. We reserve the right to cancel due to unsafe conditions.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

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LOVED this park! Our guide was great, she allowed us the time to enjoy the details of the jungle, while still making sure we made it all the way out and back in time! Definitely recommend going to Rio Celeste, and this tour was a wonderful way to see it!

May 28, 2023

Die Tour hat unsere Erwartungen total übetroffen. Der Nationalpark mit dem Rio Celeste ist einfach wunderschön. Santos war ein großartiger Guide der uns viel über Costa Rica, die Natur und den Park erzählt hat. Wir haben diesem Tag so viel gelernt und sind sehr dankbar. Das Mittagessen war auch sehr lecker. Die Buchung war unkompliziert und die Tour ging pünktlich los. Vielen Dank Santos!:)

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May 28, 2023

Randonné d'environ 3h aller/retour qui en vaut la chandelle, paysage magnifique, guide passionnant et passionné, moment magique parmi cette eau turquoise et cette nature Penser au répulsif à moustiques et à prendre de bonne chaussures Je recommande+++

May 28, 2023

Product ID: 25067