Hidden in the dense rainforest of Tenorio Volcano National Park exists a magical river, Rio Celeste, a natural wonder, a piece of paradise. The bright turquoise river and astonishing waterfall are the result of a high concentration of aluminosilicates produced at "Los Teñideros" where the Buena Vista and Quebrada Agria rivers merge.
Seeing how the rivers get together with their crystalline and turquoise streams is certainly a fantastic reward after a good hike.
This sacred territory for our native indigenous Malekus is still the habitat for many of their spirit animals, such as the sloth, the howler monkeys, toucans, tapirs and the striking jaguar. With a bit of fortune and attention to "some signals" we might be able to spot some of them.
The scenic viewpoints to the river and the amazing evergreen mountains along the trail will serve us as quick stops on our way to the imposing waterfall.
Join me on this adventure and discover the wonderful Rio Celeste :)