Rio Celeste Hiking, Sloth & Llanos de Cortez Waterfall Tour

By Natives Way Costa Rica
Price is $135per adult


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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
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  • Turquoise Waterfall and River - Natural Phenomenon

  • 2 Hour Rainforest Hike in Tenorio Volcano National Park

  • Visit to Finca Verde - Sloth and Frog Sanctuary

  • Professional Bilingual Naturalist Tour Guide

  • Round Trip Transportation with Pick up/Drop off from Hotel

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided Volcano Hiking and Waterfalls day tour

  • What's included

    Admission fees and taxes

  • What's included

    Lunch, beverages, and bottled water

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from Hotels, Condos, and Houses in Designated Areas

  • What's included

    Live commentary provided in English or Spanish

  • What's excluded

    Gratuities (optional)

  • What's excluded


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk in unpaved or uneven terrain. A moderate amount of walking is involved

  • If you have back, neck, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from all hotels, condos, and houses in Pinilla, Langosta, Tamarindo, Grande, Brasilito, Conchal, Flamingo, Potrero, RIU Hotels, Ocotal, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama and Liberia

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel or house 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time

What you can expect

Hotel Pick up

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

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.

Costa Rican Lunch

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

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.

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.

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 & Playa Panama Hotels (Villas Sol, Condovac, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, Mangroove), Condos Houses: 7:30 AM

Liberia Peri Supermarket: 7:45 AM

Andaz/Four Seasons/Planet Hollywood: 7:00 AM (50 USD transport fee per booking, not per person)

Dreams Las Mareas 6:30 AM

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity Location

  • Tamarindo

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Hotel, House or Condo Pickup Zone 2 - JW Marriott, Langosta, Tamarindo, Grande, Conchal, Flamingo, Potrero
    • Tamarindo Guanacaste Province
    • Hotel, House or Condo Pickup Zone 1 - RIU Guanacaste/Palace, Ocotal, Playas del Coco, Hermosa, Panama, Liberia
    • del coco Guanacaste Province
    • Hotel, House or Condo in Liberia, Costa Rica
    • Liberia Guanacaste Province

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