Rio Celeste river waterfall, hike and hot springs tour from San Jose, Costa Rica

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From $142.31

5 reviews   (4.20)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 24 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Enjoy a splendid day in a truly rain forest environment exploring the natural wonders of Rio Celeste (Celeste River) at Bajos del Toro Amarillo within the Cloud Forest Parks of Costa Rica.

We will pick you up from your hotel for a 2 hour drive to Rio Celeste bajos del toro enjoying the natural, mountainous and forested landscape along the way.

Once we arrive this moderate 2 and a half hour tour will bring us through trails that encounter waterfalls, bridges, wildlife and plenty of  flora and fauna of the area. Rio Celeste in Bajos del Toro has a particular coloration, due to an visual effect caused by the dispersion of sunlight and great concentration of aluminum silicates that the water has. We will also enjoy a hidden gem that combines health and relaxation in crystal clear water naturally heated by the heart of the Volcano.

What's Included

Bottled water

Hotel pickup

Local taxes


Professional guide

What's Not Included



Souvenir photos

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 2 - 64

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


Alternative Views
Cathleen_R, 30-05-2022
Overall we enjoyed our time during this excursion. The day before our trip the tour company reached out to us to let us know that due to rain in the area, Rio fe Celeste will be a chocolate color. So we did not go to the Arenal Volcano area. However they were able to take us another park with two waterfalls next to each other. Our tour started when the tour guide, Mr. Sunshine, picked us up at the hotel. Mr. Sunshine was friendly and made the experience very enjoyable. We stopped at a local coffee shop for coffee and great views. We then made our way to our first stop, La Paz Waterfall. On the way to the waterfall you make some pit stops for photos. The walk to the waterfall is very light. I would recommend bringing water shoes as once you arrive to the waterfall it can be slippery. The water was cold but definitely worth a dip. After the waterfall we stopped at the Hot Springs which is basically two Jacuzzis and a pool. This is where you will also have a delicious lunch. after your dip, the tour guide will drop you off at the pick up location.
Pura vida!
Sharon_R, 21-09-2021
Gustavo nos ayudó en modificar el tour debido a abilidad/descapacidad y la dificultad del senderismo
Excelente experiencia
AndreaV, 15-08-2021
Muchas gracias Gustavo! Excelente tour y excelente guía! Mi mamá y yo nos llevamos un bonito recuerdo de Costa Rica.
Great day, but not Río Celeste
Brigitte_P, 05-02-2022
We didn't actually go to Río Celeste since it had rained a lot in the area, so the river wouldn't have had the beautiful blue colour anyway. Besides, leaving at 8am in San José is really late for a tour that far and we would have ended up spending more time in the bus than at the river. If you want to go to Río Celeste better book a tour that leaves at 5am.
That said, our driver, Don Jorge, was absolutely great and adapted the tour for us, so we went to Bajos del Toro instead where we visited some beautiful waterfalls and hot springs which we had almost to ourselves. So the experience was amazing, but it wasn't the Río Celeste tour we had booked, and I wouldn't recommend this particular package as it is sold.

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