Rio Celeste Rainforest Hike - From Samara and Carrillo Area (Guanacaste)
Price Per Person
Pick up time: 6:00 am (4 hours Tour)
• Comfortable Shoes
• Transportation from Carrillo and Samara Area
• Naturalist Guide
• Waterfall Llanos del Cortez.
Cancelation Policy for one day tours
Cancellation must be made a full 48 hours prior to the service, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied 90% refund if cancel 48 hours or more (10% charged to cover bank refund fees).
No refunds for No shows.
Rio Celeste is one of the most beautiful and scenic rivers in Costa Rica, located in the lush rainforests of Tenorio Volcano National Park, undiscovered by mass tourism. The park is home to an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, including the tapir, wild cats, monkeys, toucans and a vast variety of amphibians and reptiles.
Legend has it that after God was done painting the sky, he washed his paintbrushes in a river now called Rio Celeste (Light Blue River).
Once at the park entry we start the hike through this primary and secondary rainforest in the Tenorio Volcano National Park, several fauna species and exuberant flora are easily found in these ecosystem, during this 3 hours walk we visit a place where the river dies with the light blue coloration, hot water springs (swimming not allowed for park’s administrative rules); fumaroles of volcanic gases, where temperatures up to 1500 °F are expelled from time to time, and the “Borbollones”, where exhaust gases at the base of the river give the appearance of boiling water
As the hike continues, you’ll soon arrive along the banks of the Río Celeste. Have your camera ready, because you’re going to want it! The trail winds along the banks of the river, taking you upstream as you hike. The further upriver you travel, the deeper the color of blue in the water. You’ll eventually reach the point where this color is generated – the confluence of the Buena Vista and Sour creek. As the hike continues, you’ll soon arrive at an impressive waterfall – a wonderful place to take pictures or even swim. Once the hike is completed, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious meal.
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. Swimming is not permitted in the river.
This hike is recommended for people in good physical condition. Although it is not physically grueling, it does require solid health and stamina. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera, swimsuit, and insect repellent.