RIO CELESTE HIDEAWAY HOTEL

AT TENORIO VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK, COSTA RICA

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.

Our Awards

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!

Travel + Leisure 2022 World's Best Awards

The 100 Best Hotels in the World 2022

The 10 Best Resorts in Central America 2022

Among the 14 Most Beautiful Jungle Hotels Around the World

Tripadvisor Best of the Best 2022

1% Best Hotels in The World

The 25 Best Small Hotels in Costa Rica.

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?

CASITA DELUXE - FOREST VIEW

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

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CASITA DELUXE - GARDEN VIEW

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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RESTAURANT & BARS

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!

¡Mágico, querrás regresar!

Desde que llegas te das cuenta que la propuesta es convivir con la naturaleza, cuidarla y preservarla. El hotel no es un edificio ni una torre convencional. No necesitas ascensor ni tienes que atravesar largos pasillos entapetados para llegar a tu habitación, que en realidad, no es una habitación;es un bungalow, una gran cabaña con techos de bamboo bastante altos que le dan fuerza y hacen percibir una amplitud del espacio; pisos de madera; camas de lujo; un lindo patio interno privado con una ducha a cielo abierto rodeado de matas; balcón con cómodas sillas para contemplar los jardines, escuchar las chicharras, oír los pájaros en la mañana o simplemente prepararte un buen café para disfrutar y ver caer una torrencial lluvia del trópico. Las cabañas tienen TV y todas las comodidades que te imagines, pero debo volverte asegurar que no encenderás nunca el TV. La gente del hotel que es una gente súper amable y cálida te facilita toda la información.

Sally, June 2022 - Mexico
2022-06-22

Absolutely wonderful! Great family vacation in the rainforest!

Absolutely wonderful! Our family enjoyed every moment in this beautiful quaint hotel. From the warm welcome, to spacious and clean rooms in the amazing rainforest setting. Peaceful and relaxing. The pool area with hot tubs is lovely and while it rained quite a bit (rain season), we were sitting there covered and dry and had a great time. Food is absolutely delicious, our teenagers loved the pasta in particular. Everyone working there is friendly, always with a smile and helpful. One of the best hotels we ever stayed. Pura Vida!

Kannetem, June 2022 - United States
2022-06-26

Top notch service and friendliness in idyllic, luxurious setting

The magnificence of the property is breath taking. The jungled property, luxurious lobby and rooms are top notch. However, the star of the show is the staff, who go out of their way in service and friendliness. I seriously was saddened to leave them. We loved Kantala restaurant. Very reasonable dinner prices for a resort restaurant and delicious! Oh, and of course there is another star, the Rio Celeste blue river!! 20 minutes to hike there, and it's as blue as the pictures I was drooling over pre-trip. If you're looking for tranquility, no crowds (as there aren't alot of rooms), and top notch service, I highly, highly recommend it. Pura vida!

Mona, June 2022 - United States
2022-06-09

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
2022-05-06

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
2022-04-24

Stunning 5 star experience on a torquise volcanic waterfall

My wife and I love this hotel. The staff is incredible and went above and beyond to make us comfortable (they even helped us locate wildlife on and near the grounds). The amenities are exceptional. The rooms are some of the very nicest I have ever stayed in. The location gives you incredible access to wildlife and nearby attractions. Would recommend to anyone without reservation.

Matthew, June 2022 - United States
2022-06-24

Absolutely wonderful!

Our family enjoyed every moment in this beautiful quaint hotel. From the warm welcome to spacious and clean rooms in the amazing rainforest setting. Peaceful and relaxing. The pool area with hot tubs is lovely and while it rained quite a bit (rain season), we were sitting there covered and dry and had a great time. Food is absolutely delicious; our teenagers loved the pasta in particular. Everyone working there is friendly, always with a smile and helpful. One of the best hotels we ever stayed. Pura Vida!

Annette, June 2022 - United States
2022-06-16

Realmente Maravilloso!

Una joya de lugar para hospedarse! Espectacular Hotel, estuvimos durante 3 noches. Cada cabaña superbien equipada,comodisima y con todos los amenities. levantarse y escuchar pajaros, ver la naturaleza,,, no tiene precio. la piscina la disfrutamos cantidades! Localizado en un sitio maravilloso donde los planes no faltaron! es un MUST!
La comida deliciosa y cada noche amenizada por un grupo o cantante diferente hizo de nuestra estadia, lo maximooooo!

Vivian, June 2022 - United States
2022-03-22

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
2022-03-15

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