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Visit one of Costa Rica's Natural Wonders!

Celeste River is a river in Tenorio Volcano National Park of Costa Rica and notable for its distinctive turquoise coloration. The Celeste River also borders several hot springs and has one large waterfall. It takes about an hour to hike to the waterfall from the park's entrance. During the hike you will be pleased to see many examples of Costa Rica's flora and fauna.

The source of the river's distinctive turquoise color is due to a physical phenomenon known as Mie scattering. Celeste River is fed by two colorless rivers, the Buenavista River and Sour Creek. Buenavista River carries a large concentration of aluminosilicate particles with a small diameter. Sour Creek, as its name implies, has a high acidity due to volcanic activity. When these two streams mix to form Celeste River, the drop in pH causes the aluminosilicate particles to aggregate and enlarge. These suspended particles produce Mie scattering which gives the river a strong sky blue color.

And amazing natural wonder you will definitely want to see for yourself!

Duration: Full day
Included: Lunch, Drinks

*Important* We require a minimum of 4 people to operate this tour. If you have less than that, please e-mail us so we can fill your party. 

USD $155

Starting from

Camera/ Binoculars

What to Bring

Hiking shoes

Swimsuit/ change of clothes


Insect Repellent

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