Rio Celeste – Tips for Visiting this Magical River and Waterfall

Tips for visiting Rio Celeste: how to get there, what the hiking trails are like and more

It’s better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.

This is how I felt when we finally visited Rio Celeste, a stunning blue river hidden deep in the jungles of Northern Costa Rica. I’d seen plenty of photos of this magical river, whose vibrant sky blue color seemed astonishingly unreal but I had enough of the pictures. It was time for us to see the river with our own eyes.

Our visit to Rio Celeste is one of my most cherished memories in Costa Rica and is now one of my favorite places in the country. It’s hard to find the words to describe how surreal the experience was, after years of flipping longingly through Instagram pictures and hearing about a waterfall and river so stunning, it leaves no jaw undropped and no eyes unrubbed.

If you’re planning on visiting the enchanting Rio Celeste, here is all you need to know. Pictures don’t do it justice, so make sure you watch our aerial video!

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