This is a river in the Tenorio Volcano National Park of Costa Rica. It is notable for its distinctive turquoise coloration. The Celeste River also borders several hot springs and has one large waterfall. It takes about an hour to hike to the waterfall from the park's entrance. The source of the river's distinctive turquoise color is not a due to a chemical species but to a physical phenomenon known as Mie scattering. The river is fed by two colorless rivers, the Buenavista River and Sour Creek. Buenavista River carries a large concentration of aluminosilicate particles with a small diameter. Sour Creek, as its name implies, has a high acidity due to volcanic activity. When these two streams mix to form Celeste River, the drop in pH causes the aluminosilicate particles to aggregate and enlarge to a diameter of about 566 nm. These suspended particles produce Mie scattering which gives the river a strong turquoise color.
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Rio Celeste Hideaway seems to be in a different realm. Situated 77 miles from the San Jose International Airport and 66 miles from the Liberia International Airport is an exotic destination for anyone that loves nature, however a perfect place for those who are coming to Costa Rica for the second time or those who are looking for luxury off the beaten track.
As you enter in its beautiful and Balinese decorated area, you will feel instantly pampered, by its undoubted beauty, its comfort and the ever smiling helpful staff. Settled in the dense rainforest on the border of Tenorio Volcano National Park, from your very room you are immersed in the dense rainforests. And for the mornings, you can stroll through the tropical forest paths to delight in the gorgeous waterfall of unique turquoise and experience the wilderness.
The rich Rio Celeste Hideaway "casitas" are concealed within the tropical grounds of the hotel, allowing guests complete solitude, with only the noises of the jungle to provide authentic rest and a laid back sensation throughout the whole stay. Created with superior taste, the 26 casitas are made to resemble the natural surroundings, with bamboo ceilings and shining wooden floors, large bathrooms with outside and inside showers as well as significant bathtubs Unwind and relax on the vast deck in the resonances of the Costa Rican rainforest.