Starting at $205 per adult


Embark on a captivating adventure in Costa Rica by hiking to the Rio Celeste waterfall and later enjoying a thrilling tubing experience downstream on the same river. The journey begins with a scenic hike through the lush tropical rainforest of Tenorio Volcano National Park. As you trek along well-maintained trails, you'll be enchanted by the diverse flora and fauna that call this pristine ecosystem home. Keep an eye out for colorful birds, playful monkeys, and other wildlife that may cross your path.

The highlight of the hike is the awe-inspiring Rio Celeste waterfall, where the river cascades from a height, creating a mesmerizing scene of water rushing over rocks and forming a pool at its base. The cascading water creates a soothing sound that adds to the enchantment of the surroundings. You'll have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of the natural pool, surrounded by the vibrant greenery of the rainforest. The tranquil ambiance and surreal beauty make it a perfect spot for capturing memorable photographs.

After relishing the beauty of the waterfall, the adventure continues when we drive to another site so you can gear up for the tubing experience. Climb into an inflatable tube and let the gentle currents of Rio Celeste carry you downstream. As you float along, you'll be immersed in the stunning natural landscapes that make Costa Rica a paradise for nature lovers. The river's turquoise-blue color is truly a sight to behold, and the calming atmosphere allows you to connect with the surrounding environment on a deeper level.

The tubing journey takes you through serene sections of the river, providing moments of relaxation and an opportunity to take in the breathtaking scenery. The lush vegetation and towering trees lining the riverbanks create a picturesque setting, allowing you to feel one with nature as you drift along. Your experienced guides will accompany you throughout the tubing excursion, ensuring your safety and sharing fascinating insights about the flora, fauna, and geological wonders of the region.

As you navigate the gentle rapids, you'll feel the thrill of the adventure, perfectly complemented by the sense of serenity that the Rio Celeste offers. It's an opportunity to experience the unique combination of excitement and tranquility in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest. The tubing adventure allows you to embrace the natural wonders of the country from a different perspective, providing a refreshing and memorable way to explore this pristine environment.

The combination of hiking to the Rio Celeste waterfall and tubing downstream on the same river offers a truly immersive experience, allowing you to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the Costa Rican landscape both on foot and from the water. Whether you're an avid hiker or a tubing enthusiast, this dual adventure promises an unforgettable journey filled with wonder, discovery, and a profound connection with nature.

Please note that the watercolor may be diluted or even tan in color following heavy rains, so the magical blue colors are not guaranteed. Also note that this tour may take up to an hour and a half of driving in each direction, though often less, depending on the location of your hotel. In total, the expected amount of time including transportation is around 8 hours but there are a variety of things that can change the expected time, due to the location and logistics of the activity.

What to Bring

  • Hiking
  • Running Shoes
  • Bathing Suit
  • Binoculars
  • Sunblock
  • Camera
  • And Hat

Location and Availability

The Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike and Tubing on the River is available from Arenal, Arenal Zone 2, Central Guanacaste, Playa Hermosa, Coco, Southern Papagayo, and Tamarindo

Tour Time

  • 7:30am

Tour Type

  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Learning Family
  • Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Waterfalls

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

5+ yo


Latitude: N 10° 43' 2.93"
Longitude: W 84° 56' 46.47"