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From La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full-Day Tour

4.6 / 5

43 reviews

From La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full-Day Tour

From US$ 85 per person

Enjoy a full-day Rio Celeste tour. Experience the natural beauty of Tenorio Park as you navigate trails that wind through stunning landscapes.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup included from accommodation in La Fortuna city only.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy a hike in the Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • Marvel at the color change created by 2 merging rivers
  • Stop for a delicious lunch after your hike
Full description
Start your full-day tour with a scenic drive from La Fortuna to the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Head out on a 4-hour hike that will take some effort but is definitely worth it. At the end of the hike you’ll have reached the Rio Celeste. The river’s blue color is the result of a chemical reaction between 2 merging rivers having different volcanic minerals. This rare phenomenon creates a fairy tale-like beauty. Visit a waterfall and a lookout point for great views and see the place where the river changes color. Your guide will point out local wildlife on this adventure as well. After your hike, enjoy a delicious lunch before the drive back to La Fortuna.
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Professional guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels in La Fortuna's central area
  • Dinner
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 43 reviews

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We were picked up from the rendezvous location 25 mins late but everything was smooth sailing after that. The drive, hike and lunch were all INCREDIBLE. and the tour guide, Mauricio made this trip exceptional with all his insight. The tour is an easy hike in Tenorio NP where we got to see Rio Celeste, boiling hot springs and a magnificent turquoise waterfall.

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January 16, 2022

This was my favorite tour, the lunch that is included was one of the best I’ve had in Costa Rica! It’s also vegan friendly which was great. Visiting Río Celeste was my favorite activity/day trip in this region. It was a very rainy day when we went, but still a completely amazing experience and view of the waterfall.

November 30, 2021

It was marvelous...

The guide: Reinaldo was very kind and patient , taking time to explain everything and make sure we see the most as possible. The hiking to the waterfall and to the mountain was so pleasant and the vue of the volcano was beautiful. The visit to different rivers and their stories was incredibly amazing...

May 1, 2018

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