Named after the distinctive turquoise river that snakes its way through it, Rio Celeste National Park sits in Costa Rica’s Alajuela province. The unique hue of the river is caused by a chemical reaction between minerals in the water and sunlight, creating shimmering azure waters that culminate in tumbling waterfalls and bubbling hot springs. Visitors can hike along the vibrant river, as well as explore the cloud forests, rainforests and volcanic slopes that fill the park, all of which support a diverse range of flora and fauna. Several hiking trails even wind their way up to the summit of the Tenorio Volcano,
where hot springs and fumaroles sit alongside its crater. Guided tours and ranger-led programmes are also on offer in Rio Celeste National Park, for a more in-depth insight into the park’s fascinating ecology and geology. Whether you’re a wildlife lover, photography fanatic or avid hiker, Rio Celeste National Park is a bucket-list-topping destination that plays host to some of Costa Rica’s most staggeringly stunning landscapes.

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Rio Celeste National Park Guide

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