Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike Tour & Sloths Garden

Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike Tour is a great expedition in Guanacaste for those looking to discover the rain forest, 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 rain forest.  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 minutes hike by primary and secondary rain forest trails that takes you to the renown, Rio Celeste Waterfall. Enjoy the view of the 65 feet spectacular fall and the blue light lagoon formed with its waters. The legend says that the River got its name to the fact that God, after painting the skies, cleaned his brushes in these waters.

Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike Tour continues through the rain forest 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, also birds and different flora.  This Guanacaste Tour is a great experience for those looking to enjoy the rain forest and discover some of the flora and fauna of Guanacaste Costa Rica.


  • Rates Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike 

    2 people4 people6+ people
    From Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, Secrets Papagayo, Mangroove Hotel, Riu Guanacaste Hotels, Occidental Papagayo, Villas Sol.$165 p.p$135 p.p$105 p.p
    From Four Seasons Peninsula, Planet Hollywood Guanacaste, Andaz Papagayo.$180 p.p$145 p.p$125 p.p
    From Tamarindo, Flamingo, Conchal, and Potrero$185 p.p$150 p.p$130 p.p
    Tour operates with 2 people min.

    Departure under request.

  • Transportation, Bilingual Guide, Lunch, Entrance Fee, 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

    Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike Tour requires good physical conditions.

    As a result of the rains, the trails can turn muddy and difficult.

    Not recommended for people with problems on their knees, back or hips and for people with high pressure. 

    Children must be able to walk 3 hours to the rain forest.

    Infants Not Allowed for Security Reasons.


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