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Rio Celeste & Volcano Hike

San Jose and Central Valley, Costa Rica

Witness the unearthly blue color of the Rio Celeste as you take a rainforest hike in Tenorio Volcano National Park. Geological oddities and the Rio Celeste waterfalls are additional fascinations.

During this tour you will visit remarkable Tenorio Volcano National Park to hike 5 miles (approximately 4 hours) through fascinating rainforest trails that wind along the wonderful blue-colored Rio Celeste. The further upriver you go, the deeper the color of blue in the water. At Los Destiladeros, the confluence of the Buena Vista and Roble rivers, the intense color is generated as a result of the chemical blend of sulphur and carbonates from Tenorio Volcano. On the way back stop at Las Ollas (the cooking pots), earth cavities full of boiling clay, and the impressive Rio Celeste Waterfall. The final reward is an exquisite Costa Rican lunch at the Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel's private lounge.

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