Celeste River from San Jose

Celeste River from San Jose

From $184 per person

Costa Rica has many unique places sights. One of the most famous is the majestic Rio Celeste located in the canton of Guatuso in the province of Alajuela, inside the Tenorio Volcano National Park.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 14 hours
Starting time 5:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
San Jose hotels
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit one of the most famous areas in Costa Rica
  • Discover Celeste River Waterfall
  • Enjoy a walk on the trails through the Tenorio Volcano National Park
Full description
Start your trip at around 5:00 AM from different points established in the main provinces: San Jose and Alajuela. With the whole group, go to breakfast which will be approximately 1.5 hours after leaving the Central Valley. After having refueled on energy, continue your journey towards Bijagua de Upala, which is a small town located very close to your destination. Arrive at Tenorio Volcano National Park at around 9:30 AM and start your guided tour to the different attractions of this beautiful park. Enjoy a 3 kilometer walk, during which you can observe the natural beauties that the park has to offer. The trail passes through the main points of attraction and scenery of the park. Currently the volcano is inactive, but has a wide variety of flora and fauna. Many of these species are in danger of extinction such as the Danta, Tepezcuintle and puma, so hopefully you can spot them on the trail. Your first visit will be the Celeste River Waterfall. Enjoy the incredible natural beauty of this 20 meter high waterfall. See three of the five craters that the Tenorio Volcano has, Tenorio 1, Tenorio 2 and Montezuma from the highest point of the trail. Take the chance to visit the Blue Lagoon and a few meters from this beautiful path, reach the "Teñideros," which is where the river takes its blue color from and where the explanation for this curious phenomenon derives from. Finishing the tour, see the fumaroles which will remind you that we are in an active volcano. Around 1:00 PM the tour finishes, and you will enjoy a nice lunch. Leave the park at 2:30 PM, taking the road back to San Jose and arrive at your place of departure at around 6:30 PM.
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Admission ticket
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Gratuities (optional)
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sports shoes

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour requires a minimum of two participants to operate.
  • Please bring/wear long pants, a light jacket, and comfortable shoes, and don’t forget your camera.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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This tour was well worth the money. The tour guide Daniel was great and made us all feel welcome. The river and waterfall are a must see. Overall had a great day.

April 8, 2018

December 13, 2018

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Product ID: 127364