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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.2022-06-22
Perfectly perfect in every way
Absolutely a superb experience.
In all my travels, in my life of 66 years, I have never come across the quality of the staff we experienced during our stay at the Hideaway. Whether it be a 2 star or a five star hotel, none has compared. The staff, from the guard at the gate, to reception, waiters and waitresses, general staff, the general mgr. etc etc, was excellent.
The grounds are stunning, our rooms were divine, and the attention to detail was beyond comparison.
The food and drink were wonderful. The entire atmosphere and experience were perfectly perfect.2022-08-15
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!2022-06-09
Best hotel we stayed at in Costa Rica
Hands down, this was the best hotel we stayed at in Costa Rica. Everything and everyone was top-notch, and we felt so relaxed and immersed in Costa Rica nature the moment we arrived. We loved sitting on the outdoor patio. During our 2 night visit we saw lots of wildlife, and enjoyed the hotel's trails to the river as well as visiting the National Park's trails as well. Would not hesitate to stay here again!2022-07-12
This hotel is an absolute gem in the Rio Celeste area!! I would never stay anywhere else! The staff and the service was beyond exceptional. The food was incredible and the breakfast that is included was by far the best we’ve had anywhere in Costa Rica! The property itself is so beautifully laid out and each bungalow is very private and the decor is beautiful. The pool with the three hot tubs is so inviting and there are so many wonderful areas to sneak away to on the property. I did all the hikes on the property and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We can’t wait to return soon!2022-08-25
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.2022-06-24
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!2022-06-16
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!2022-03-22
Superbe nuit à côté du Parc Tenorio
Hôtel magnifique, chambre splendide. Personnel adorable et serviable. Tout près du Parc Tenorio : parfait pour randonner tôt. Night Walk avec un guide le soir : top! Bon restaurant, petit déjeuner délicieux.
2 sentiers de trail sympa avec accès au Rio Céleste pour se baigner : un vrai plus
La piscine est parfaite : chaude avec jaccuzi : vous en profitez même sous la pluie2022-08-09