Celeste River and Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike

La Fortuna
7:30 AM
9 hours ( approx. )
Starting from
$108 Per person

Tour overview

  • Majestic bright blue river & waterfall
  • 3.7 mile hike through the lush vegetation of Tenorio National Park
  • Dedicated guide and small groups to assure the utmost attention and service
  • Delicious lunch included

Our Celeste River and Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike is the perfect adventure for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore Costa Rica's incredible natural beauty.

The tour begins with the pick-up from your hotel and a 90-minute drive to Tenorio National Park. Once we arrive at the park's entrance, our knowledgeable and experienced guide will lead you on a hike through the lush rainforest, pointing out the diverse wildlife and exotic flora that make this area so special.

As we make our way through the park, we'll come across the stunning Celeste River known for its mesmerizing turquoise blue color. This natural wonder is caused by a chemical reaction that occurs when two rivers with different mineral compositions meet, creating a breathtakingly beautiful sight that you won't forget.

A special highlight and popular photo motif is the magical waterfall of the Celeste River. Also stunning are the blue lagoon, the bubbling volcanic springs and the viewpoint of the Tenorio Volcano and its surrounding mountain range. At the end of the hike we cross a beautiful little bridge until we finally reach "Los Teñideros" (the dying pot). This is the place where the Celeste river gets its blue color. According to a legend, it's because God washed out his brush after painting the sky.

After so many beautiful sights we start our hike back to the park's entrance. The total hike today will be 3.7 miles, so please bring good shoes! Before we start our journey back to La Fortuna we enjoy a delicious and well deserved lunch.


  • Experienced bilingual guide
  • Transportation from/to the hotel with A/C & Wifi on vans
  • Entrance fee
  • Snacks
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Equipment

Things to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Camera
  • Rain coat
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat



Celeste River and Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike
Tenorio National Park

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  • - Price is per person
  • - 13% sales tax will be added upon booking
  • - Minimum number of participants: 2 adults
  • - Minimum age: 8 years
  • - Child rate ($65) is for children 8-11 years old
  • - Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • - Moderate hike
  • - Good physical condition is required for this tour
  • - Due to the uneven terrain, this tour is not suitable for guests with walking disabilities or other motor impairments.
  • - Vegetarian option available for lunch, please specify when making reservations.
  • - The tour is bilingual in English and Spanish
  • - We can not guarantee the characteristic blue color of the river as it may depend on external circumstances. A refund will be given only if the tour has to be canceled due to climatic conditions or the closure of the national park.
  • - Swimming in the national park is not allowed.
  • - Transportation from most hotels is included in the price. If your hotel is far from downtown La Fortuna or the road to the Arenal Volcano, additional pick-up costs may apply. Please inquire at the time of booking.
  • - The departure times are approximate and we will send you the exact pickup time.


  • - Any cancellation or modification of the reservation made less than 24 hours before departure will incur a penalty of 100%.
  • - The customer shall be at the agreed time and place and we will wait a maximum of 5 minutes. In case of no show, the reservation will be charged 100%.


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