La Fortuna

Tubing in Rio Celeste

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Tubing in Rio Celeste
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Exploring riverside areas by yourself can be dangerous, especially in an unknown area. This Celeste River Tubing Experience lets you float down the river in a group with a guide who knows the river well. You’ll catch sight of the beautiful landscape as you tube. Plus, a helmet is provided for safety.
  • Tube down the Celeste River in Costa Rica
  • Take in sights of the beautiful landscape as you relax
  • Snacks are included in case you get hungry during your experience
  • Multiple tour times offered daily for easy booking

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Safety equipment (Helmet and lifejacket)
  • Towels.
  • Private transportation from the starting point to the river.
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hotel Sueño Real Rio Celeste
    Provincia de Alajuela, Katira, 21504, Costa Rica

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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 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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Amie_D
It was a great experience! We were picked up in a van at the hotel meeting place and driven about 10 minutes up there road. There were 9 guests and 3 guides assigned to the group, which seemed a little big but there C was a large family group they were accommodating. It took about 2.5 hours to float down the river, including stops to see a sloth in the trees and to swim at a quiet part of the river. Our guide Andres was great—he did a really good job of navigating the rocks with our tubes (they were connected together with carabiners), since the water was a little low. I felt safe and in good hands the whole time and the river itself is gorgeous—very well cared for and pleasant surroundings. The fruit at the end was a nice treat and then we were driven again by van 2 minutes back to our car. All in all, a very well organized and competent outfit and a lovely way to see the area.

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Monkeys, sloths in gorgeous blue water
Misti_M, Apr 2024
Memorable experience tubing in the rain forest in the most beautiful blue waters. Jonathan was a great guide. Very helpful and found us monkeys and sloths!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Highlight of trip
William_B, Apr 2024
The tour guide was very friendly. Saw monkeys fly over us while tubing! And saw toucans! Water was crystal blue and beautiful. Would highly recommend for a sunny day.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
It was great and spotted...
Dorota_O, Apr 2024
It was great and spotted lots of animals including a sloth :) plus swimming in rio celest and jumping into it from a swing 🤩
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Amazing family experience with top notch customer service
Brian_H, Mar 2024
This tour was one of the highlights of our family's trip to Costa Rica, from beginning to end. We hit horrendous traffic on our way to the meeting point but the organizers reached out and graciously waited for us 30 minutes past the start time. We are a family of five with three small children under the age of eight, and the tour guides ensured everyone was safe and had a blast. My children have never tubed in rapids but they were all smiles the entire trip. The tour itself would've easily earned 5 stars, but what stood out to me the most was the employee's genuine kindness and customer service. After returning from our tubing adventure, we were dismayed to find out that our car rental had a flat tire and we were hours away from our Airbnb. One of the tour managers noticed, reached out to a local shop, and offered to have it repaired. Within 30 minutes the tire was patched and we were on the road back home. Truly a top notch experience all around....thank you!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Our favorite activity in Costa Rica!
Amie_D, Mar 2024
It was a great experience! We were picked up in a van at the hotel meeting place and driven about 10 minutes up there road. There were 9 guests and 3 guides assigned to the group, which seemed a little big but there C was a large family group they were accommodating. It took about 2.5 hours to float down the river, including stops to see a sloth in the trees and to swim at a quiet part of the river. Our guide Andres was great—he did a really good job of navigating the rocks with our tubes (they were connected together with carabiners), since the water was a little low. I felt safe and in good hands the whole time and the river itself is gorgeous—very well cared for and pleasant surroundings. The fruit at the end was a nice treat and then we were driven again by van 2 minutes back to our car. All in all, a very well organized and competent outfit and a lovely way to see the area.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
So much fun! The guide...
Elayna_M, Mar 2024
So much fun! The guide navigated my family through endless rocks and we felt same the whole way even with pretty strong currents at some points. The water was Gatorade blue and beautiful! There’s an area where you can swim and swing from a rope into the water
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Awesomeness
shannon_j, Mar 2024
Guides were awesome! River was beautiful. Highly highly recommend this activity!! Perfection. Xoxoxo
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Highlight of our trip
Sarah_J, Feb 2024
This tour was a blast! We had Carlos as our guide. The day we went there was a guide per two people. They led us down Rio Celeste on tubes, alternating between lazy river and some rapids. Aside from the thrill of the tubing, we found some sloths, 2 troupes of howler monkeys, a caiman, turtles, and some sleeping bats. Toward the end we took a break to slather on some volcanic mud masks and swing from a Tarzan rope swing. It was exhilarating but at no point felt unsafe. We loved it! The restaurant at the hotel was perfect for lunch after.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Wonderful
Sophia_L, Jan 2024
Wonderful experience. We saw monkeys and frogs, our tour guide was very kind and knowledgeable. Perfect balance of relaxing and exciting
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Amazing!!
Diana_O, Jan 2024
This was my favorite tour during our time in Costa Rica. Rio Celeste was absolutely stunning and something we’ve never seen before. Our guide was absolutely amazing. He was super sweet and funny and pointed out wildlife during the tour. We stopped for about 15 minutes at one point when we came across a rope swing and our guide showed us how to get to it. It was so much fun! We left our stuff in the van and everything was still there when we came back and one of the guides gave us fresh fruit while we dried off. If I could recommend one thing to do in Costa Rica, it would be this.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Family friendly adventure.
Cory_V, Dec 2023
Great staff. Carlos was a great guide. Was a nice easy 1 hour drive from La fortuna. Amazing for small children that like a good adventure. There were many small rapids in the river that were exciting but felt safe at the same time. The water temp was perfect for swimming.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Great Bang for your buck
Travis_W, Dec 2023
Fantastic experience. Great tour guides. Very personable and accomodating. I would definitely recommend..
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Because it had rained a...
Valliene_S, Dec 2023
Because it had rained a lot, the water wasn’t as blue but it made the rapids stronger which was great. Our guide navigated us through so effortlessly! We stopped and jumped off a tiny cliff and swing. Ended the trip with some fresh fruit
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Fantastic experience
Stephanie_O, Nov 2023
Our guide was fantastic. He did a great job guiding us down the river. I would highly recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
From Mud to Marvelous: Our Rio Celeste River Tubing Ride
Mai_K, Sep 2023
Our Rio Celeste river tubing adventure was a muddy blast! Arriving to find the water murky and the sky cloudy due to heavy rain before our arrival turned out to be a stroke of luck. The increased water volume amped up the excitement, making our tubing adventure even more fun. Our awesome guides, Milton and Carlos, made sure we had a blast, and we even had a wildlife-spotting break along the way! From age 7 to 73, our group unanimously agreed that this unexpected twist made our adventure all the more memorable. So, if you're up for some wild fun in Costa Rica, don't miss Rio Celeste!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Amazing
Alberto_R, Sep 2023
Best experience ever. My teenager kids loved it and had so much fun. Our tour guide was amazing. He was very informative, fun and patient with my kids. I would do it again.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Excellent guide
Rochelle_K, Sep 2023
Our guide Milton was excellent. He went above and beyond pointing out and photographing the wildlife. We saw sloths, poison dart frogs, and monkeys. The excursion was beautiful, relaxing, and fun.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you very much Rochelle, we are very happy to know that you have enjoyed our tubing experience in the Celestial River! Thank you for choosing us and sharing your vacation with us! Pura vida!
Best Experience
Brooklynn_B, Aug 2023
This was our favorite tour in Costa Rica! We went down the river with quite a few rapids and it was a blast. The water was so blue and beautiful. We also saw a poison dart frog and a sloth and jumped off some rocks! Our guide was amazing and they ended it with fresh fruit! I would highly recommend this excursion.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you
Very Good!!!
Mikeshaya_E, Aug 2023
Our tour guide, Milton was the absolute best! Very great experience! Water doesn’t go past your calf, so don’t worry about topping over or falling out. Water is crystal blue and so clear! Was able to see some wild life (monkeys, birds, butterflies) Really great for the price. Definitely a must -do if in CR!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hello, thank you very much for choosing us and recommending us! Your comment helps us a lot and motivates us to keep improving so that we can share a unique experience with you! Pura vida!
Excellent
nofate21, Aug 2023
Great experience, 5 starts even though it rained night before and water wasn’t bright blue the experience was awesome. The current was a little stronger than usual, but our guide did an excellent job making us feel safe and handled everything. So turtles, sloths, frogs, even a small caiman (gator). Got a chance to take a break and even had a rope swing to use. Can definitely bring go pro or waterproof camera/case
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to receive you

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