Rio Celeste Catarata. A waterfall, painted into the mountains of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region. The hue of blue that pools at the base of the fall is simply mesmerizing. It’s a silky, turquoise with hints of cerulean and white throughout. This rich blue is highlighted against the lush green of the park’s tropical plants and the cool gray of the stone’s face. The pool’s surface is the epitome of tranquility but underneath lie strong currents that can be dangerous to swimmers. No matter how inviting the pool looks, it’s best to hang inside the boundaries set by the park.The catarata is only a 2 km (1.2 miles) hike from the park’s entrance. If your short on time or not in the mood for a big hike, make the stop to see the waterfall, trust me, it’s worth it!
If you have the time or are in a hiking mood, make sure to check out the Laguna Azul (blue Laguna) and the Teñidores (dyers). Laguna Azul is a natural pool with thick beds of green grass scattered throughout the shallower areas. It’s the perfect spot for a photo-op or quick dip to cool off. You’re not allowed to swim in the Laguna but there’s an area where the water is clear making the perfect spot to stick your toes in or rinse the mud from your shoes. Teñidores is the area where the two rivers meet, creating a nice contrast between the clear/brown hue of one river with the turquoise of the other. The spot represents the power and beauty held by mother nature. Simply spectacular!
Rio celeste is only 2.5 hours from the hotel! You can go solo or we can help arrange a discounted tour for all hotel guests! When coming to Guancaste this should be on your list to see.