Rio Celeste Trail

MODERATE 22 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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6 days ago

Super easy trail, it usually rains there so invest in the rental rain boots, it gets muddy. The trail is well maintained and the water absolutely breathtaking. I found the trail to be easy, anyone who walks regularly can do it.

hiking
2 months ago

The highlight of my trip!

Scenic, beautiful, and moderately challenging hike. Breathtaking beauty. Would only be better if you could swim!

Totally worth the money and the time!

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4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

One of a kind!

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9 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.

11 months ago

Amazing!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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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Friday, March 24, 2017

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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