The Truly Authentic Rainforest Experience

Río Celeste Hideaway is a small resort-style and ecologically-conscious hotel that provides a truly unique experience. Our beautiful hotel in Costa Rica is located just an hour’s drive from the Arenal Volcano area and 90 minutes from the Liberia International airport (LIR), next to the Tenorio Volcano National Park, where the amazing Rio Celeste gains its sky-blue color and close to the Miravalles Volcano. We offer spacious comfort, a wonderful restaurant and amenities, surrounded by a natural paradise. Be prepared to experience a lush tropical rainforest and spot exotic animals during your stay!

Rio Celeste Hideaway Experience

Our location provides an ideal place to enjoy all kinds of outdoor adventures such as horseback riding along the river, white water rafting only 40 minutes away, tubing in the Celeste river and Arenal’s attractions less than an hour away. Each one of our 26 spacious casitas, or bungalows, provides an exclusive retreat so you, our dear guests, can relax amidst the breathtaking views.

Tripadvisor Best of the Best 2022

We have been recently awarded Best of The Best by TripAdvisor on the 1% Best Hotels in The World, we are among the 25 Best Small Hotels in Costa Rica. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the rainforest and its wonders at the Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel.

We will be happy to have you at the Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel and provide our world-class service to you!

An aerial view of river & forest near the Rio Celeste Hideaway

Each one of our 26 spacious casitas, or bungalows, provides an exclusive retreat so you, our dear guests, can relax amidst the breathtaking views. What better way to start and end your day of enjoying the lovely rainforest setting and abundant activities nearby?


Our Casitas Deluxe Forest View provide guests with maximum privacy and feature decks with direct views of the rainforest.

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Our spacious Casitas Deluxe - Garden View are conveniently located close to all the hotel amenities and have stunning lush garden views.

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Closeup on Breakfast Served at Rio Celeste Hideaway

Breakfast Included

Not only is daily breakfast included, but we ensure that it is always truly exceptional. The delicious yogurt, jams and pastries served at breakfast are prepared by women entrepreneurs from the towns of La Paz and El Pilon.

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An aerial view of Outdoor pool at Rio Celeste Hideaway

Outdoor Pool & Jacuzzis

Sip tropical drinks at our swim-up bar attached to the freeform outdoor swimming pool, providing an ideal place to cool off during the day or enjoy a refreshing morning or evening swim. Enjoy any of our three hot Jacuzzis providing well-deserved relaxation following your daily activities.

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Adventure Attractions

Within the immediate area, you will be able to experience adventure activities including horseback riding along the river, tubing down-river from us, whitewater rafting, Caño Negro bird sanctuary and wildlife preserve, Arenal Volcano, Miravalles Volcano and many others.

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Guided Tours

Be prepared to experience a lush tropical rainforest with mile-long paths along the majestic river, with plenty of opportunities to spot exotic animals during your stay! Bring your hiking shoes and water gear, and book one of many unforgettable adventures.

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Satisfy your appetite after an invigorating trek or a morning spent relaxing next to our sparkling freeform pool. Río Celeste Hideaway Hotel offers you the option for a poolside snack, a casual cocktail or an exclusive dining experience.

Our special offers in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Find the best prices and offers booking on our website! Booking with us you can also enjoy 20%off in our spa, 15% off on lunches at our restaurant, and our free night walk tour at the property



Your adventure begins here

Nestled within one of the untouched rainforests of Costa Rica, Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel offers sophisticated comfort and style amidst lush natural beauty. The hotel is in a secluded rainforest adjacent to the Tenorio Volcano National Park, which boasts the breathtaking Rio Celeste River, the jewel of Northern Costa Rica. Tours and activities nearby provide an astounding array of experiences.



Rio Celeste Hideaway - The Wildlife Experience

Hidden in Northern Costa Rica, on the footsteps of volcanos besides a turquoise river is a place where the wonders of nature can thrive. With species found nowhere else on earth and others globally threatened in a landscape of awe-inspiring beauty. We are not just here to experience it, we are here to preserve it. With our own protected forest and as a proud supporter of the Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation, protecting nature is at our core while sharing it is our passion. Join us!

Espectacular hotel!

Espectacular hotel, las habitaciones tipo casita son preciosas y además la zona de alrededor, junto al río celeste magnífica para ver naturaleza y animales. Comimos y cenamos genial y la gente del hotel nos trató de 10. Recomendable 100%

Adrián, December 2021 - Spain

Best all-around resort in Costa Rica!

Most resorts we have experienced in country, have the benefit of Costa Rica’s rich and verdant environment. Only Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel accomplished the blending of natural surroundings, passionate service, and exquisite meal offerings. Not only did we enjoy the flavorful breakfast offerings, but we were able to watch Toucans and other colorful birds feed within arm’s reach. Each of the vegetarian meal offerings were tastefully presented and full of flavor. A romantic tenor graced the evening meal with a song of our choice. Waiter, Gustavo, took time to memorize each of our names. Room service turned down our room each day. The pool was clean and inviting. Walking the paths between villas was a rainforest adventure; the greenery embracing us with verdant arms. We are enchanted and will return soon.

Bradford & Sonia Hearn, January 2022 - Costa Rica

An unforgettable vacation in Rio Celeste Hydeaway Hotel

Rio Celeste Hydeaway Hotel is a paradise on earth!! A fully inmersion at the rain forest of Costa Rica. A great vacation we spent there. All the details such service food and accommodation are at highest level... We surely recommend.

Vivian, June 2022 - United States

Serene, peaceful and close to adventures!

The hotel is located in the beautiful rainforest and steps away from private trails to lush trails. The rooms were spectacular, very clean with comfortable beds. The staff at this place made all the difference. They spoke immaculate Spanish and English which was helpful for me as I am non-Spanish-speaking.I would recommend the Rio Celeste Hideaway to anyone who is seeking gorgeous accommodations with great stuff, that is extremely close to the Rio Celeste waterfall!

Deep J, May 2022 - United States

Absolute luxury hotel located in the jungle

Absolute luxury hotel located in the jungle. The villas are equipped to a high standard, are huge and offer a beautiful view of the jungle. There is a hotel trail to the Rio Celeste and night walks are offered. The pool area with bar by the pool is also great. The restaurant serves delicious dinners and great breakfasts at fair prices. The park entrance is less than a 5-minute drive from the hotel.

Dennis, April 2022 - Germany

Picturesque and breathtaking grounds at Rio Celeste Hideaway hotel

Exceptional setting in picturesque Rio Celeste rain forest. The Casita, the hotel grounds were maintained with impeccable perfection! Vegetarian/ gluten free options available. Hotel/restaurant staff was well trained and very hospitable.The hotel is surrounded by extremely well manicured grounds. Don't forget to scout the property and river bed. Night walk recommend. My most cherished stay in Costa Rica!

Karim, March 2022 - United Kingdom

We’ve already booked a trip to return next year!

It was an incredible stay. We had the very best time at your special hideaway in the rain forest with our four children. The service was outstanding. A very special thanks for Nelson for taking great care of our family with very careful attention to detail. He pointed out wildlife and made sure we learned about all the special places the area had to offer. He took care of us for every meal. We loved the New Years Celebration as well! The concierge, tour guides and all of the servers and staff are so appreciative and knowledgeable of the area. Truly a special experience!

Carolyn, January 2022 - United States

Sin duda es un 5*

Sin duda un 5*. El personal es muy atento y las casas son fantásticas, tienen unas vistas al jardín y ducha exterior que son increíbles. La zona de restaurante para comidas y desayuno tiene de todo. El desayuno además de buffet tiene carta con platos. Sin duda, un acierto haber elegido este hotel!

Andrea, Marzo 2022 - Spain

Hôtel, restaurant, personnel au top

Parfait à tout point de vue. Magnifique bungalow immenses au milieu d'un jardin exotique avec de nombreux animaux. Très bon restaurant, belle et grande piscine. Personnel très accueillant. Et une promenade dans la forêt primaire qui vous amène jusqu'à la rivière bleue.
Étape incontournable si vous passez quelques jours dans le coin

Alaine, March 2022 - France

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