Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rio Celeste is NOT Always BLUE

Rio Celeste, Tenorio National Park, in Costa Rica is NOT always the BLUE color it is known for.

To be clear, the Rio Celeste (Tenorio National Park) area is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L, but never more so than when the BLUE of the river and waterfall are poppin' and the sun is out acting as a natural contrast button on PhotoShop, intensifying the beauty 10 fold. It's stunning.

But the beauty of Rio Celeste is not what I'm talking about today. I'd like to tell you about the 'downside' that most travel books, travel agents and pushers of 'tours', don't like to tell you. Rio Marron could often be an appropriate name for Rio Celeste. *if you haven't figured it out, 'celeste' in Spanish means, 'sky blue' or 'light blue', 'marron' is brown.

In a nutshell- Depending on the amount of rain in the area, Rio Celeste is NOT always blue. Also, Rio Celeste is NOT a walk in the park, you should be somewhat in shape. Still intent on hiking Rio Celeste, when it rains a lot, it can be a nightmare to get around due to the mud- this is Costa Rica after all, trails are not normally as user friendly as you might be used to. We recommend a 4x4 to get there if you're going yourself, especially during periods of heavy rain.

Anyway, here's a video we did about the 'downside' of Rio Celeste.

And now here's some of the BEAUTY of Rio Celeste. ENjoY!

I have more INFO on Rio Celeste in this blog, such as how to get there, which should be easy to find.

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