Celeste River From San José


06:00 am from San José taking the route through Bajo los Rodríguez, San Ramón where we will enjoy a delicious typical breakfast.

We will continue our way until we reach the Guatuso área.

Our walk along the celestial river, where we will witness an unusual natural phenomenon. This river and its rocks become blue, due to the chemical reaction caused by the minerals that are washed in the river. These minerals are the result of the location of the river in the surroundings of the tenorio volcano and the remaining vents of the lowlands of the volcano.

It is certainly one of the most relaxing places in the country.

In the Tenorio Volcano Park the tour lasts approximately 4 hours (6 km all the way there and back) in which you will visit the waterfall, the teñideros, viewpoint and the lagoon.

The weather is irregular it may be hot but it may also be rainy and it may be cold but with the walk they stay warm.

Well deserved, we will be concluding our day with a delicious Typical Lunch (Married: Chicken, Beef or Fish).

If the weather conditions are good, we have the option of bathing in the Celeste River, outside the national park.



Celeste River From San José start at around 6:30 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.

Celeste River From San José

RATE: $167.00 USD
Difficulty: Medium
Approximate river time: 13-14 hours
Minimum age: N/A

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION San Jose,with option to change destination to Arenal.
DEPARTURE TIME 6:00 – 6:30 am , Pick- Ups in San José.
RETURN TIME Approximately 7:00 PM.
WEAR Warm clothes, mosquito repellent, hiking shoes, raincoat, water.
Breakfast Lunch Transportation to/from San Jose

  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Admission ticket
  • Driver/guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)



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