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“Great short hike to a beautiful waterfall.”
Review of Rio Celeste

Rio Celeste
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Full-Day Rio Celeste Tour From La Fortuna
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Reviewed January 9, 2016

Definitely the highlight of our stay at the Tenor region. Don't miss this place even if it rains. We walked in pouring rain to the place, and it was worth it. Have good hiking boots and be prepared to walk in muddy trails, but it is worth it!!!

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Reviewed January 6, 2016

The place is very nice, although it is a little bit difficult to get there (it is better to rent a car). You have to be prepare to walk, because you have to get downstairs in order to get to the river. The view of the river is absolutely amazing.

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Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Moderate hike, really muddy. Water level high and not blue at all due to a lot of rain. Make sure you check the weather before you go.

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Reviewed January 3, 2016

The waterfall is beautiful, but the trek there (like many costa rican roads) was difficult. Not in an uphill-the-whole-way sort, but my shoes had difficulty moving from one mud pit to the next. Definitely not a hike to be made with a bunch of whiny teens worried about their shoes!
The waterfall itself is absolutely gorgeous. It's worth it once you get there. However, I wouldn't recommend continuing to the Blue Lagoon, and if you're looking for all-natural hot springs, you won't find them there.

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Reviewed December 31, 2015

The Blue River and the waterfall are really special place to visit and was one of our favorite places in Costa Rica.
No need a tour guide. We drove from La Fortune about 1 hour on Hwy 4 North, at Katira (little town) you turned LEFT onto off-road way West for about 12Km (~30 minutes).
The road is nice, before you arrive the entrance, you get to cross a bridge above the blue river, first spot to stop and you can get into the water.
Once you arrived the entrance area, they charge ~2$ for parking, the entrance fee is $12/person.
Hike is along one trail, easy at the first 2 miles then become moderate through some muddy trail, we really enjoyed the rain forest hike experience.
First point to see is the waterfall and the blue pool. You can continue (recommended) to two more points along this river which are 15-20 minutes hike, i think they call one of them the mirror pool.
Enjoy.

6  Thank Avishai S
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