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Rio Celeste: Sloth Sanctuary and Waterfall Hike

The story as told by the locals is that Rio Celeste got its stunning color when God dipped his brush in the river as he was painting the sky. Scientifically, the color appears when two separate clear water rivers meet and a certain type of mineral coated in silicon, oxygen and aluminum remains suspended in the river. The size, suspension and reflection of sunlight creates this vivid blue color in the water.

Rio Celeste National Park is located by the Tenorio Volcano. Our day starts with a 7 am pick up right at your door step.

Upon arriving to our destination, we begin our journey with a 1.5 hr hike where you can to see the most amazing wildlife.

Then, we arrive to the river where we get to swim in the spectacular blue water. After the swim we head towards an animal sanctuary to visit the 2 and 3 toes sloth, butterfly, frogs, monkeys and many more animals. We end our adventure with a delicious authentic Costa Rican lunch.


What to bring and wear: 

Swimsuit                   Change of clothes

Towel                         Comfortable shoes

Bug spay                    Camera

Cash for tips

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