La Fortuna: Tour to the Rio Celeste

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Discover the beautiful, bright-blue waters of Rio Celeste (Blue River). Snap pictures from a lookout point, admire a tropical waterfall, and see the point where the river changes color.


  • Observe the wildlife like monkeys, sloths, and exotic birds
  • Explore secluded natural landscapes without getting lost
  • Lunch served in a local restaurant
  • hike
  • full nature


The local indigenous tribe says that the Río Celeste (Blue River) got its color when God washed his brush after painting the sky. Such magic tale is the perfect way to describe the beauty of this river in the Tenorio Volcano National Park. We take you in a comfortable car for about one hour and a half along lowlands around the Arenal area. Once in the place we start the 3 hours hike visiting its main attractions: The impressive Blue Waterfall, next the Borbollones with amazing bubbling water coming out from the ground, then the Blue Lagoon which is the most peaceful landscape of the area, here a calm river breach with majestic bright blue water looks like a natural pool surrounded by the dense rainforest, finally, the Teñideros section at the end of the trail is where two rivers come together and the blue water appears. The Rio Celeste area is very known because of the population of central american tapir that luckily can be found crossing the trails of the National Park. After this 7-kilometer hike we will visit a local restaurant for having a delicious lunch and start back our trip to your hotel near the Arenal Volcano.


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