Sunday, November 4, 2012

Rio Celeste

 

 















Scattered throughout the ever-changing landscape of Costa Rica, between the mountains and the coast line, lie numerous nooks and pockets filled with geological (or otherwise) curiosities.
One such hidden gem, is the other worldly azure river and waterfall, Rio Celeste. After a 45 minute jaunt through the forest (keeping and eye out for snakes, sloths, and stinging bees) you will arrive at a sparklingly blue pool being churned by a massive waterfall. If you continue to explore, you can trace the river up past the geothermal spouts that bubble and line its banks to the source of the glowing blue phenomenon. There you will find a quiet meeting of the river with a volcanic stream that cuts the water with a clean white line and a stark rotten egg smell.




Where the river turns blue