Rio Celeste Rainforest Hike and Tenorio Volcano National Park
Duration: 7 hrs approx.
Rate: $130 USD per person.
Includes: Transportation, National Park entrance fees, guide, bottled water, lunch.
This unique hike combines natures beauty with a great opportunity to observe the wonderful flora and fauna. During our hike through the Tenorio Volcano National Park we pass by the Celeste River Lagoon and walk along two crystal clear streams which come together to form the rio Celeste. Here the clear water mysteriously changes into a beautiful bright, light-blue color (hence the name “Light-Blue-River”).
Walking along jungle trails we visit an area where volcanic smoke is expelled at high temperatures from the ground at the bottom of the river, creating sulfur bubles. The stunning colored Rio Celeste Waterfall offers an amazing view.
The magnificent turquoise blue waters together with all the nature that surrounds them make Rio Celeste a place to admire. Located in the outskirts of the Tenorio River, this one of a kind river awes visitors from around the world with its unique beauty. A trail of 7 kilometers (4.34 miles) will take us through the forest, to several interesting places, starting with magical Rio Celeste Waterfall, the blue lagoon; a stretch of the calm river that makes a beautiful natural lagoon, followed by the observation deck of the Tenorio Volcano, which offers incredible views of the volcano and the surrounding mountains. Next come two more unbelievable attractions: Las Ollas which are fumaroles filled with boiling mud and finally the Teñideros which is the place where the river acquires it unique color due to a natural chemical reaction. On the way back we will continue to walk alongside the riverbank, admiring the bubbling waters, the natural hot springs and the incredible scenery that envelopes us. The final highlight of our visit to one of the most popular attractions in Costa Rica will be a delicious hot lunch, before driving back to your hotel.
What to Birng:
Insect repellent, light clothing / shorts, trekking shoes, binoculars, camera, raincoat or umbrella.