Rio Celeste Costa Rica Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Rio Celeste located?

Rio Celeste Costa Rica is located in the Tenorio Volcano National Park in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. The park is approximately 2.5 hours from San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, and 1.5 hours from Liberia, the closest major airport.

What activities can I do at Rio Celeste?

There are several activities you can do at Rio Celeste, including hiking, swimming, and tubing. The most popular activity is the Rio Celeste hike, which takes you through the jungle to see the river and its waterfalls up close.

The minimum age for our activities is 4 years old

In the event of inclement weather, heavy rain or electrical storms, where we must cancel the tour, we will try to reschedule it for another date/time. If your itinerary does not allow it, we will send you a refund.

If there is a light rain, tours are likely to continue as planned.

It is important to note that if it rains on the coast, it may be clear in the mountains and vice versa.

  • If you cancel 24 hours or more before your tour, you’ll get a full refund.
    If you cancel less than 24 hours before your tour, there will be no refund.

Rio Celeste is a natural wonder tucked away within the Tenorio Volcano National Park in Costa Rica, specifically within the province of Alajuela.

Without a doubt, visiting Rio Celeste in Costa Rica is absolutely worth it. Its stunning blue waters and lush surroundings make it a must-see natural attraction

The closest town to Rio Celeste is Bijagua, which is situated approximately 10 kilometers to the west of the park

The hike to Rio Celeste is of moderate difficulty, with some steep and uneven terrain. It’s manageable for most hikers but may require good physical condition

The volcanic origins of the area contribute to Rio Celeste’s blue color, with a unique combination of mineral content and pristine water resulting in its remarkable hue

Conservation measures prohibit swimming in the Rio Celeste waterfall, aiming to safeguard the fragile ecosystem of this remarkable natural wonder

The best way to experience Río Celeste is by walking its trails in the National Park, and taking a tubing tour for swimming and adventure in the river.

Río Celeste is usually open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to coincide with the operating hours of the Tenorio National Park

Our hike covering approximately 5 kilometers to the Teñideros area generally allows stops to observe wildlife and natural attractions along the way.

Swimming in Rio Celeste is allowed and safe during our guided tubing tour. Enjoy the pristine waters and natural beauty in a secure and enjoyable experience

Rio Celeste is nestled within Tenorio Volcano National Park, known for its lush rainforests, diverse wildlife, and unique geothermal activity

Rio Celeste offers different pricing for visitors. Self-guided entry costs $12 for foreigners and ₡800 for Costa Rican nationals. We also provide various guided activities with varying rates for an enriched experience