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Rio Celeste Waterfall Costa Rica

This is a photo of Rio Celeste Waterfall. It is located in the Alajuela Province of Costa Rica, near Tenorio Volcano Nation Park. It is famous / popular due to the beautiful blue color of the water. Yes, it actually is that color blue. Wikipedia has a great explanation about the scientific reason why the color is so unusually blue.

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You'll have to travel by vehicle to reach the site. Just use Waze / Google to find "Rio Celeste Waterfall". Rural areas in Costa Rica do not have addresses. The site is located a little east of Bijagua de Upala. Parking in the adjacent lot is ~2000 Colones (about $3).

The current cost is $12 for each adult. After paying at the ranger station you'll go for a short hike (~1 mil) to reach the falls. It can be muddy during / after rain. The stairs down are quite steep.
There is a pretty good snack restaurant next to the ranger station. Good smoothies and their other food looked pretty darn good as well.
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Daytime during summer
Sunrise & Sunset 06:02 - 17:36 | current local time: 11:09
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Photo Themes National ParkWaterfall
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