Rio Celeste Hiking, Sloth Sanctuary & Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour

Rio Celeste Hiking, Sloth Sanctuary & Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour

Llanos de Cortes Waterfall
To start your day, we will take you to Llanos de Cortes Waterfall in Bagaces, where you can relax and take a swim at the falls or walk around exploring the flora and fauna.

Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike - Tenorio Volcano National Park
Upon arriving at the entrance, you will go on a 2 hour moderately difficult hike in the park.  You will walk through the rainforest and along the Celeste River where you can observe one of nature's most intriguing phenomenon.

Organic Farm - Sloth and Frog Sanctuary
After lunch, take a tour on a rural organic farm! You will be taken on an inspiring and educational walk, showcasing natural wonders such as tropical plants, flowers, birds, sloths, frogs, snakes, insects and many more animals that inhabit the farm.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cataratas Llanos de Cortes, Off the Pan American Highway, Bagaces 50401 Costa Rica

LLanos de Cortes Waterfall
Discover the hidden gem of Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, tucked away amidst the pristine landscapes of the Guanacaste region. As you make your way through the tropical forest, the sound of cascading water grows louder, signaling your arrival at this natural marvel. The sight of the waterfall is nothing short of breathtaking, with its crystal-clear waters tumbling over moss-covered rocks into a tranquil pool below. Take a refreshing dip in the cool waters, surrounded by lush greenery and the symphony of nature. Relax on the sandy shores, bask in the warm sun, and revel in the serenity of this secluded paradise. It's the perfect conclusion to a day filled with adventure and exploration.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rio Celeste, Tenorio Volcano National Park Costa Rica

You will begin your hike within the pristine confines of Tenorio Volcano National Park, first heading to the mesmerizing Rio Celeste Waterfall, where the crystalline waters cascade gracefully down a rugged cliff face, creating a scene of unparalleled beauty. You'll embark on a guided hike on trails that meander through the dense rainforest, enveloped by a symphony of exotic bird calls. Your knowledgeable guide will share insights into the rich biodiversity of the region, pointing out unique plant species & wildlife that call this pristine wilderness home.

As you approach the waterfall, you'll be stunned by the majestic cascade of turquoise-hued water tumbling dramatically into a tranquil pool below. Stand in awe of this natural spectacle, feeling the cool mist and the sheer power of nature. Take your time to savor this moment, capturing photographs of this unique hidden gem from various angles.

**Please be aware, on rare occasions the river may be brown due to heavy rains

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jungle Life Costa Rica - Rainforest Tours, 950 metros de la entrada de Rio Celeste, Provincia de Alajuela, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica

Jungle Life Sloth Sanctuary

After immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Rio Celeste, our journey continues to the Jungle Life Sloth Sanctuary, where you'll have the rare opportunity to encounter these endearing creatures up close. Nestled within the verdant rainforest, the sanctuary provides a safe haven for sloths rescued from various situations. Learn about their behaviors, habits, and the conservation efforts aimed at protecting them as you observe these fascinating animals in their natural habitat. Your guide will also showcase natural wonders such as tropical plants, flowers, birds, sloths, frogs, snakes, insects and more!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bijagua de Upala, Bijagua de Upala, Province of Alajuela

Costa Rican Lunch
Indulge in a hearty Costa Rican meal at a local restaurant, where you'll savor traditional dishes bursting with flavor. Enjoy staples like gallo pinto (rice and beans), plantains, savory meats, and fresh tropical fruits, providing a delicious taste of Costa Rica's culinary delights.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo Costa Rica

6:30 am

Pass By: Native's Way, 200 meters south of Diria Hotel, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica

Hotel Pick up

After pick up from your hotel, house or condo (see pick up areas), you will stop for coffee and/or breakfast, you will be driven 3 hours to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Pass By: Playa Langosta, Playa Langosta, Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

6:20 am

Pass By: Playa Conchal, Playa Conchal, Province of Guanacaste

6:40 am

Pass By: Playa Matapalo, Playa Matapalo, Province of Guanacaste

RIU Guancaste/Palace 6:45 am

Pass By: Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

6:30 am

Pass By: Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste

7:20 am

Pass By: Playa Panama, Playa Panama, Gulf of Papagayo, Province of Guanacaste

7:40 am

Pass By: Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo, Province of Guanacaste

6:30 am

Pass By: Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, Province of Guanacaste

7:40 am

Informacion Adicional
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"If your hotel is not listed, contact us for quoting"
"Due to a new requirement issued by the Ministry of Tourism and the National Park Systems of Costa Rica, we need each person to send us the following information: Full Name on Passport, Passport number, Passport issuing country. You must carry a picture of your passport with you on your tour!"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 12 Hours
Start location: 1: JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Hacienda Pinilla, Provincia de Guanacaste, Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica
2: Tamarindo Beach Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
3: Playa Conchal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
4: C6M5+74W, Flamingo Beach Road, Guanacaste Province, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
5: Playa Danta, Las Catalinas, 4km Norte de Playa, Provincia de Guanacaste, Potrero, 50304, Costa Rica
6: Playa Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
7: Hotel Riu Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo, RIU Guanacaste Route, Guanacaste Province, Sardinal, 50503, Costa Rica
8: Del Coco Beach, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
9: Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
10: Playa Panama, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
11: Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo - A Concept by Hyatt, Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste Province, Papagayo Peninsula, 50104, Costa Rica
12: Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica
13: Parque Nacional Volcán Tenorio, Guanacaste Province, Guatuso, Costa Rica
14: Tamarindo, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, 5009, Costa Rica
15: Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, 3 Km North West from Panama Beach Main Entrance, Playa Arenilla, Papagayo Gulf, Guanacaste Province, Sardinal, 50503, Costa Rica
16: Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
17: Guanacaste Province, Sardinal, Costa Rica
18: Catarata Llanos del Cortés y Poza Escondida, De posada llanos del cortés 3 kilometro camino al pueblo de llanos llegan a la Esquina de la plaza de futbol a mano derecha 2.5 kilometros Guanacaste Bagaces llanos del cortes, GP84+9CC, Provincia de Guanacaste, Bagaces, Costa Rica
Traveler pickup is offered
Tour Picks up from: JW Marriott/Pinilla, Tamarindo, Langosta, Grande, Conchal, Flamingo, RIU Guanacaste/Palace, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa (Occidental Papagyo, Villas Sol, Condovac), Playa Panama (Secrets Papagayo, Mangroove) Fours Seasons, Andaz, Planet Hollywood, Dreams Las Mareas (extra fee). Contact us for other areas. SELF DRIVE OPTION: Meet Guide at 9:00 am @ Llanos Del Cortes or 11:00 AM @ Tenorio National Park

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • National park fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Celeste
  • Entry/Admission - Jungle Life Costa Rica - Rainforest Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Cataratas Llanos de Cortes

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Round Trip Transport from Andaz, Planet Hollywood, Fours Seasons $50 per booking
  • Round Trip Transport from Las Catalinas $50 per booking


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