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Tubing In Rio Celeste, Nature and Adventure

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Rio Celeste Tubing

From $69.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Insert some thrills into your Costa Rican vacation. This tubing tour takes you onto the Celeste River (Río Celeste) so that you can experience the wild beauty of Costa Rica's coastline by letting the current carry you along. As you float along the river in a tube, you'll soak up the surrounding tropical nature and spot various wildlife.
  • Tubing adventure on the Celeste River: For adventurous travelers
  • Soak up your surroundings as you float along in a tube
  • Spot wildlife, such as spider monkeys, in its natural habitat
  • Option to include hassle-free pickup from select hotels

What's Included

  • Snacks

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Rio Celeste Nature
      21304, Provincia de Alajuela, Bijagua de Upala, 21304, Costa Rica

      Rio Celeste Nature has two offices in the area, one in front of the National Park where people who go on naturalist tours are received and another near the Rio Celeste where they are received for adventure activities.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Outstanding experience for the whole family! Jimmy and Alex were the best guides. They made it fun and safe for everybody, including our 6yo daughter. Highly recommend for anybody seeking adventure in Costa Rica!


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    Outstanding experience...
    Brian_C, Apr 2024
    Outstanding experience for the whole family! Jimmy and Alex were the best guides. They made it fun and safe for everybody, including our 6yo daughter. Highly recommend for anybody seeking adventure in Costa Rica!
    So, we only were in the...
    Paula_T, Sep 2023
    So, we only were in the water for less than 1/2 km before one of our members got stuck on a hanging tree vine and nearly drowned. So needless to say we were unable to finish our trip since she was traumatized. Our guide Kendel was fast acting to get her unwrapped and breathing. once Eddy got the rest of us to the bank and safe he went back to help to make sure our family member was ok. But it was a while before eddy came back to get us. Like I said we were still close enough to be able to walk back to the restaurant to be picked up.
    Wonderful! Higly recommended!
    Nicole_M, Aug 2023
    Our experience was wonderful! Guide Paolo made sure we had the best time. Not only we had a great time on the white water and the "pools" inbetween, our kids (9 and 11 years old) were also delighted when Paolo pointed out some tiny (strawberry poison dart)frogs and a sloth hanging in a nearby tree. We would definately recommend this activity, also for families with younger children.
    Terrible Customer Service
    Shawn_R, May 2023
    Tour operator repeatedly hung up when called for assistance locating office/starting point. Then pin dropped a location in the middle of a river surrounded by cow pastures not accessible by road.
    Louise_b, Apr 2023
    This was a pleasant experience, the only down falls was finding it , the sat nav didn’t take you to where it was making us 45 mins late . We also paid extra for the grade 3/4 thinking it would be more intense but we later found out we was on the same booking as the grade 1/2 who would have paid less. Other than that , I was nice
    Super experience with a great guide!
    Leila_d, Apr 2023
    Brilliant tour! Our guide was brilliant, very funny and engaging. It was a lot of fun and there was time to get out of our tubes and swim in the river too. We also saw monkeys and a sloth which was the icing on the cake. At the end we were given towels, a platter of fresh fruit and bottles of cold water which was the perfect end to the perfect trip.
    We had a great time. Hard...
    shirley_c, Mar 2023
    We had a great time. Hard work for our guide but brilliant fun for us. The water is lovely! We were very well looked after.
    Celeste Blue will be a lifetime memory!
    Don_G, Mar 2023
    Once in a lifetime!! So fun from our 30 year Olds to 73 year Olds! Ask for Oscar and Anthony! A combination of waves and excitement to peaceful pools where we could swim.
    Great Experience with excellent guides
    Kristi_B, Jul 2022
    We had a great experience. Our 7 year old was very scared but our amazing guide did not let his tube touch even one rock. He really worked hard to give him a great experience. During our ride we saw a group of monkeys eating and playing and two sloths. I would absolutely recommend this trip. I would suggest reaching out the day before to confirm time and location. We went to the wrong place but the graciously came and picked us up from where we were. My whole family rated this one of their top Costa Rican experiences.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    It is an experience for the whole family and as a family we take care of each other, thank you very much for recommending us, we are very happy to hear that it was the best experience in Costa Rica, we will be waiting for you with open arms for when you return to Costa Rica PURA VIDA!
    Tubing fun im blauen Rio Celeste
    Jessica_E, Oct 2023
    Wir waren eine halbe Stunde zu spät am Treffpunkt, weil wir einmal das GPS Signal verloren haben. Trotzdem würde uns direkt weitergeholfen und könnten die Tour direkt beginnen. Unser Guide Brian war super nett und hat uns viele coole Spots auf dem Rio Celeste gezeigt. Wir hatten viel Spaß.
    Belle expérience
    Renaud_S, Mar 2020
    Activité vraiment cool ! A faire sur la Rio Celeste absolument. Les instructeurs sont très gentils et nous accompagnent dans la descente. Assez mouvementée comme descente en tube.

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