Rio Celeste Hike & Sloth Wild Life Tour

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by Leonardo

  1. 9 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

Rio Celeste Hike & Sloths Wild Life
Duration: Full day
Departure: 6 am
*Tour Provided by Leonardo and team*
( Tourist van, driver and 1 or 2 trained , bilingual local guides in uniform )
About 2 hours away from Tamarindo , A legend tells that after God was done painting the sky, he washed the brushes in this river. The colors at Rio Celeste are truly magnificent, and this hike will take you to lots of picture perfect sights. Once at Tenorio Volcano National Park your guide will give a short introduction, and then the hike starts going through the tropical rain forest, where fauna and flora are plentiful. During the hike we will visit “Los Teñideros”, where two stream of crystalline water come together and form the astonishing blue color that gives the river its name. On the hike you also come by the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperatures. On the way you will also get to see the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall whose colors makes it one of a kind!
Next we go to the Sloths Sanctuary , where we get to see 2 different species of sloths and wildlife in their natural habitat. This creatures are truly majestic.
The final reward is an exquisite traditional meal at the end of the journey.
What to bring: Long pants, hiking shoes, bathing suit, towel , insect repellent, camera and binoculars.
Rio Celeste Hike & Sloths Wild Life
Duration: Full day
Departure: 6 am
*Tour Provided by Leonardo and team*
( Tourist van, driver and 1 or 2 trained , bilingual local guides in uniform )
About 2 hours away from Tamarindo , A legend tells that after God was done painting the sky, he washed the brushes in this river. The colors at Rio Celeste are truly magnificent, and this hike will take you to lots of picture perfect s…

What's included

  • Food
  • Transportation
    Usually we keep small groups and a tourist van will be provided for transp...

Meet your Host, Leonardo

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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My name is Leo and all my life l had a passion for Nature, Bird Watching, Turtle Watching and Wild Life in the natural habitat of gorgeous Guanacaste. With an extensive knowledge of English language , over 8 years ago l started sharing my passion and hobby with tourist by providing guided tours . My goal is to share all my knowledge and experience of the local exotic Wild Life and make your vacation memorable .
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Tamarindo
Once at Tenorio Volcano National Park your guide will give a short introduction, and then the hike starts going through the tropical rain forest, where fauna and flora are plentiful. During the hike we will visit “Los Teñideros”, where two stream of crystalline water come together and form the astonishing blue color that gives the river its name. On the hike you also come by the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases . Lunch at the end

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 56 reviews.

  • Briyah
    January 2022
    Wow. I was blown away by this day trip. Everything was absolute perfection. The guide, martino, was kind and very knowledgeable. The scenery, animals, views, lunch, all of it was beyond anything I could have asked for. I’m so happy I booked this tour. I made new friends. I swam in the crystal blue lake, and I saw so many animals! Sloths, toucans, monkeys! Take this trip and you’ll be thrilled. And make sure you thank martino again for me.
  • Vicki
    December 2021
    What an incredible day! Juan Carlos our guide and Steve our driver were great! Rio Celeste was just beyond words - the dip in the river was great! Our lunch was delicious! The highlight was stopping at the nature preserve - Daniel our guide was incredibly informative! I love sloths - was so thrilled to see 5 including one with a baby. The eyelash viper made it even more exciting! Highly recommend- would do it again if we had the time!
  • Kathy
    December 2021
    Our family of 4 had a wonderful experience with Martino. He was very friendly from the beginning. Along the way, Martino gave us information on the area that we were traveling to and other interesting tips on Costa Rica. Once in the sloth sanctuary, he and our guide Cathy (Kathy) provided us with educational information and help us see the wild life. Rio Celeste was amazing. The crowd was too much for all of us so Martino made a helpful suggestion to avoid the 2 plus hour-long line. We had a more personal tour of the river that made us all happy. All in all we had a great experience and look forward to booking with Martino again!
  • Caroline
    December 2021
    Beauty in the rain forest. ALOT of hiking and over 250+ steep stairs bilit the waterfall and bright blue water of Rio Celeste was well worth it.
  • Heather
    December 2021
    Great experience. Unfortunately it was raining so we did not get to go to rio Celeste but instead did a coffee and cocoa tour. The sanctuary was so amazing with so many different animals and the tour provided delicious hot cocoa and coffee. The guides were great, and full of so much knowledge. Thanks again!
  • Arlette
    December 2021
    Amazing day with Juan Carlos and team! Literally hands down the best tour guide I’ve had on a natural excursion- he’s so knowledgeable and passionate about the ecosystem of Costa Rica. Saw a ton of wildlife at the nature sanctuary and had a wonderful lunch!

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