Rio Celeste Hiking, Sloth Sanctuary & Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour

12 hr

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Explore one of Costa Rica's most famous natural wonders where you can observe one of nature's most intriguing phenomenons. Two brooks merge together, turning clear water into a divine hue of turquoise. You will also get to stop by a sloth sanctuary and the Llanos de Cortes Waterfall, a truly beautiful sight off the beaten path.

*Please note on rare occasions the river can be brown due to heavy rainfall
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Native's Way Costa Rica, Meters West Of Banco Nacional 50 Next to La Oveja Negra Surf Club, Tamarindo 50503 Costa Rica

Hotel Pick up

After pick up from your hotel, house or condo (see pick up areas), you will stop for coffee and/or breakfast, you will be driven 3 hours to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Rio Celeste, Tenorio Volcano National Park Costa Rica

Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike

Upon arriving at the entrance, you will start out on a 2 hour moderately difficult hike in the park.   Along the trail you will walk through the rainforest and along the Celeste River, where you can observe one of nature's most intriguing phenomenons.  After this beautiful site, you will continue hiking to where two brooks merge together, turning clear water into a divine hue of turquoise...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Native's Way Costa Rica, Meters West Of Banco Nacional 50 Next to La Oveja Negra Surf Club, Tamarindo 50503 Costa Rica

Hotel Pick up

After pick up from your hotel, house or condo (see pick up areas), you will stop for coffee and/or breakfast, you will be driven 3 hours to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Rio Celeste, Tenorio Volcano National Park Costa Rica

Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike

Upon arriving at the entrance, you will start out on a 2 hour moderately difficult hike in the park.   Along the trail you will walk through the rainforest and along the Celeste River, where you can observe one of nature's most intriguing phenomenons.  After this beautiful site, you will continue hiking to where two brooks merge together, turning clear water into a divine hue of turquoise that makes Rio Celeste. This chemical reaction, due to the volcanic minerals, makes for an astounding sight that can only be experienced at this unique location.  After hiking, you will head to another part of the river outside of the park where you will get to swim in the blue waters!!  This is where you will often see sloths and other wildlife. This hike is a fantastic opportunity for healthy exercise and unforgettable experiences in one of Costa Rica's most unique hidden gems.

**Please be aware, on rare occasions the river may be brown due to heavy rains

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Finca Verde Lodge, 1 Kilometro al sur del Liceo Bijagua, Provincia de Alajuela, Bijagua de Upala, Alajuela Costa Rica, 21304, Costa Rica

Organic Farm - Sloth and Frog Sanctuary

Take a tour on a rural organic farm! You will be taken on an inspiring and educational walk, showcasing natural wonders such as tropical plants, flowers, birds, sloths, frogs, snakes, insects and many more animals that inhabit the farm.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cataratas Llanos de Cortes, Off the Pan American Highway, Bagaces 50401 Costa Rica

Costa Rican Lunch

After your swim, we will stop by a local restaurant for a plentiful Costa Rican style lunch!

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

To end the day, we will take you to Llanos de Cortez Waterfall in Bagaces, where you can relax and take a swim underneath the falls or walk around exploring the flora and fauna.

Please bring: comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothes, change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, bug repellent, sunscreen, and change of clothes.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Celeste
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Cataratas Llanos de Cortes
  • Driver/guide
  • National park fees
  • Entry/Admission - Finca Verde Lodge
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
1: JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Hacienda, Provincia de Guanacaste, Pinilla, 50309, Costa Rica
2: Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
3: Playa Conchal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
4: Flamingo Beach Road, Guanacaste Province, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
5: Guanacaste Province, Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
6: Playa Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
7: Hotel Riu Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo, RIU Guanacaste Route, Guanacaste Province, Sardinal District, 60602, Costa Rica
8: Del Coco Beach, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
9: Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
10: Playa Panama, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
11: Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo - a concept by Hyatt, Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste Province, Papagayo Peninsula, 50104, Costa Rica
12: Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, Playa, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
13: Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica

Traveler pickup is offered
Hacienda Pinilla/JW Marriott: 6:00 AM (please let reception or security know we are coming to pick you up)
Langosta/Tamarindo Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 6:30 AM
Conchal, Brasilito, Flamingo, Potrero Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 6:30 AM
RIU Guanacaste & RIU Palace: 7:00 AM (bring copy of passport)
Playas del Coco Hotels, Condos, Houses: 7:20 AM
Playa Hermosa (Secrets) & Playa Panama (Mangroove) Hotels, Condos Houses: 7:30 AM
Liberia Peri Supermarket: 7:45 AM
Andaz: 7:00 AM ($50 extra per booking, not per customer)
Dreams Las Mareas 6:30 AM ($200 extra per booking, not per customer)
Pick up times are an estimate. Please be ready at the specified time but it may take us up to 20 minutes longer depending on that days pick up schedule and traffic.

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/1/2018 - 12/20/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 08:00 AM
12/1/2018 - 12/20/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.