Rio Celeste Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

Rio Celeste Trail is a 5.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bijagua, Alajuela, Costa Rica. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
5.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
218 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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1 month ago

beautiful at the waterfall.. but pretty commercialized ... lots of people and you can't get close to the waterfall.. color still amazing tho!

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2 months ago

One of a kind!

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6 months ago

Nice hile to a beatiful waterfall. Amazing blue water in the pool. Trail was good it rained of course which made the hike even more memorable. Not to strenuous but there is a series of steps to go down and up to get to the waterfall but worth every step.

8 months ago

Amazing!

10 months ago

Beautiful walk through lush rainforest with sounds of birds, monkeys and other wildlife. Then a walk down a long stairway to an incredible view of the beautiful turquoise Rio Celeste waterfall that left me in pure awe. Bucket list item ✅

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11 months ago

Phenomenal hike. Start from the park entrance and the first part of the hike is a nice stroll through the jungle on a very well-maintained trail. At about 0.8 miles in, you get to the crossroad with signage to go down to the waterfall, or to continue up to the sulfur vents in the river where two rivers meet to create the blue Rio Celeste. DO BOTH!! The hike down to the waterfall is well maintained with stairs, and you'll be treated to an amazing waterfall that has to be one of the most photographed in Costa Rica. After reascending the stairs to the crossroad, continue up along a less maintained trail (can be very muddy at some times of the year) to the point where two rivers join to create the blue color. Amazing views, and it's good to go with a guide to help explain the flora, fauna, and many stories about the river and area in general. Highly recommended if in the Guanacaste or Arenal areas!

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Monday, July 04, 2016