Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike Tour & Sloths Garden

The Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike Tour is a great expedition in Guanacaste for those looking to discover the rainforest and the amazing blue-light waters of the Rio Celeste Waterfall. Later, you will visit the Botanical Garden, where you can see a great number of sloths, frogs, and birds.

We start the drive early morning; we will take you from the tropical dry forest flat lands to the amazing rainforest.  Right in the middle of the Guanacaste mountain range is where the Rio Celeste Waterfall is located, at the Tenorio National Park.

We begin with a 40-minute hike by primary and secondary rainforest trails that take you to the renowned, Rio Celeste Waterfall. Enjoy the view of the 65-foot spectacular fall and the blue light lagoon formed with its waters. The legend says that the River got its name from the fact that God, after painting the skies, cleaned his brushes in these waters.

Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike Tour continues through the rainforest, where you will find areas with boiling-water springs. As well, numerous columns of bubbles rise from the depths of calm waters to burst on the surface. Later, you will arrive at “Los Teñideros”; our guide will explain to you the chemical reaction generated by the union of the volcanic minerals present in the rivers. Also, learn about the optical effect caused by sunlight.

Finally, you will visit a botanical garden where you can see sloths, blue jeans, and red-eye frogs, as well as birds and different flora.  This Guanacaste Tour is a great experience for those looking to enjoy the rainforest and discover some of the flora and fauna of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.



Rates Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike 

From Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, Riu Guanacaste Hotels, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, El Mangroove, Villas Sol
2 people4 people6+ people
$220 p.p$195 p.p$175 p.p
From Four Seasons Costa Rica, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo
2 people4 people6+ people
$220 p.p$195 p.p$175 p.p
From Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo, Conchal, and Potrero
2 people4 people6+ people
$240 p.p$210 p.p$190 p.p
  • Daily departures.
  • Tour operates with 2 people min.
  • Taxes are not included.

Tour Includes Private Transportation, a Bilingual Guide, Lunch, an Entrance Fee, a Sloth garden, Water, and Fruits.

What to bring: Extra clothes, Swimsuit, Plastic Bag, Hiking Shoes, Binoculars, Camera, Rain Gear, Insect repellent, and Sun Block.

Duration: 8 hours approx.

Hiking time: 3 hours total hike.

Hike Level: Moderate – Challenge

Important Notes:

  • Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike Tour requires good physical conditions.
  • As a result of the rains, the trails can turn muddy and difficult.
  • It is not recommended for people with problems with their knees, back, or hips and for people with high pressure. 
  • Children must be able to walk for 3 hours to the rainforest.
  • Infants Not Allowed for Security Reasons.

Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike Tour Policies

  • Tours reserved less than 48 hours before departure must be paid immediately.
  • Cancelations made 72 hours before the tour are 100% refundable, and bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations between 72 and 48 hours are 50% refundable. Bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations made within 48- 24 hours or less are not refundable.
  • Non-shows and last-minute cancellations are not refundable.
  • Change of date must be done at least 48 hours before the tour, during office hours (8 am-5 pm). Penalties apply. Subject to availability.
  • We do not accept guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No refund will apply.
  • Driver and Tour Guide Tips are not included.
  • If, for some natural disaster or human manifestation, we have to cancel the tour, this will be rescheduled for a day of your convenience, or we will make the pertinent money refund. Guests’ safety is a priority for us.
  • We are not responsible for any luggage or personal valuables lost or damaged during the tour. Please take care of your belongings while on the tour.

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