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Tenorio National Park

100 miles N of San Jose | 10.673°n 85.015°w, Costa Rica
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Crown jewel of Northern Costa Rica
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  • Average6%
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100 miles N of San Jose | 10.673°n 85.015°w, Costa Rica
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"rio celeste"
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"blue water"
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"rubber boots"
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"wheel drive"
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"nice hike"
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"round trip"
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"the river"
in 14 reviews
"ranger station"
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"tough hike"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"down the road"
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"tennis shoes"
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"mud"
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"bijagua"
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"trail"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like mud, this is your place! Rio Celeste is an interesting phenomenon (no spoiler in this review) and the nature is impressive. Definitely worth a visit. I really appreciated having my nordic walking sticks with me so as to better navigate the muddy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went Jan 27 2018 to the waterfalls. Long drive to get there. $12 per person and when I was there the connection was done so had to pay in cash so bring enough to cover in case they cannot take credit card. While in...More

Thank doylebyrd
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worth the fee to do the hike. Also, rent the rubber boots. If there has been rain (and there has ALWAYS been rain), the small few for renting rubber boots and saving your sneakers is totally worth it.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

A group of my girlfriends hiked down to the waterfall and lagoon the day before my wedding. I am not saying it was easy but the view at the bottom of those stairs is astounding. If you can try and continue on the the lagoon...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I went with two of my sons, children. We had a great time in the Park. Recommend to take a guide at the entrance, much better. He helped us find some beautiful animals. Otherwise wouldn't see them for sure. Great time walking thru the mud...More

Thank Eyu20
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

It was a moderate difficulty hike but lots of kids were doing it. The stairs to and fro from the waterfall are enough to take your breath away 😜 The view of the waterfall is spectacular . The blue water is a site for the...More

1  Thank kibura
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Rio Celeste is the draw and it doesn't take much distance on the trail to get there from the main lodge. Getting here may be just as challenging as the trails within Tenorio however. There doesn't seem to be a meaningful main stretch of asphalt...More

Thank E S
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We just entered the national park, when the weather changed from sunshine to rain and didn't change back for the next to and a half hours. So, we became totally wet and the trail was very muddy. So, don't forget a rain jacket and shoes...More

Thank Dani-Aloha
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Let me first say this: you DO NOT need 4 wheel drive to reach the park if you are coming in via Bijagua. This was something I had seen in many places, but that is no longer true. We had a rental Hyundai sedan. The...More

Thank CocoConeco
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The walk through the jungle down to the waterfall and river was so amazing, but the hike back up almost killed me = not convinced it was really worth it. Saw a family of coatis on the way back. Glad I wore hiking boots instead...More

Thank likewyse
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Response from Javier S | Reviewed this property |
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As far as I know it is open every day from 8 am to 4 pm.
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