The Celeste River is located in the Guatuso canton of Alajuela, in the Tenorio Volcano National Park.
How to get:
For independent tourists the best way to get there is by taking a bus in San José to Ciudad Quesada and from there take another bus to Guatuso, from where you take a taxi to Río Celeste. Another way to get there is from San José until you reach La Fortuna de San Carlos and from there to Upala, arriving at the street that leads to Pilón de Bijagua. From this street to Rio Celeste it takes an hour and a half. You can also acquire a tour.
The park is open from 8am to 5pm.
A unique place of great natural beauty. Río Celeste owes its name to the fact that the color of its waters is turquoise milky that results from a chemical reaction, where the Buena Vista and Roble rivers converge, which have different chemical characteristics, so they create color. This place is known as “Teñidero” and is hidden in the middle of the rainforest characteristic of the area. From this point the river, with its almost dreamlike color, flows through the forest without losing its coloration even in the near of its waterfall.
In the place you can see the blue flow surrounded by fumaroles, stones and streams. The waters of the river are rich in minerals, as well as volcanic materials such as sulphate of copper and sulfur, which make the water take a crystalline color very similar to the color of the sky.
The water of the river is thermal of volcanic origin, which will allow you to spend a moment in an environment of natural relaxation, while you can apply a little volcanic mud, which will make you feel younger.
Further on the road is the waterfall of Rio Celeste, the waterfall irrigates water to a pool where you can bathe.
The walking tour of Río Celeste takes place through the tropical forest where you can appreciate the flora and fauna that this beautiful place offers in northern Costa Rica