Day trip

From La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full-Day Tour

4.6 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC
Day trip

From La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

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.

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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

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 71 reviews

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  • Service
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The Rio Celeste Waterfall Tour was the best tour I ever had in Costa Rica. I'm usually disappointed and over charged, but this tour was exceptional. Before we even arrived we stopped for Tucans, Acaris, Sloths, Caimens etc. The hike was easy and the Park bucolic. Santiago, our guide was superb. Knowledgeable and entertaining. He was a character, great personality, fun Even the lunch was good. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. Alan Marcillet

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March 24, 2023

The group really enjoyed the trip and the guide, Chris, started out helping a wayward Sloth next to the Volcano Lodge. The ride was king but we stopped to see more sloths and monkeys. The walk to see the blue water was wet but fine and our guide made sure we saw it before it turned brown due to rain. After more views and a swim in the river before a wonderful lunch at a small place. Very worth the time spent!

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March 24, 2023

Our guide, Christian, was excellent! He was extremely knowledgeable and could spot hidden wildlife easily. He was funny and made our hike bearable, as it heavily rained midway through our tour. He showed us the best spots for photographs, and served as our photographer! We also ate a delicious local lunch! I highly recommend this tour.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 81186