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!

A couple in a river at costa rica forests near Rio Celeste

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 2023 World's Best Awards

The 10 Best Resorts in Central America 2023

TripAdvisor's Award Best of the Best 2023

1% Best Hotels in The World

The 25 Best Small Hotels in Central America

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?

Exterior of Casita Deluxe Forest view rooms at Rio Celeste


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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Fruit salad with juice in the restaurant at Rio Celeste

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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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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Jungle Gym

New Jungle Gym nestled amidst the captivating beauty of the surrounding forest. This extraordinary fitness sanctuary offers a truly unique workout experience, combining state-of-the-art facilities with breathtaking natural surroundings.

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A couple on a guided tour in the forests near Rio Celeste

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 and 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



A girl using a tab on sofa in a room at Rio Celeste
A couple tubing in tenorio area river near Rio Celeste

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!

A family taking a selfie near a water fall around Rio Celeste

Everything was amazing and exceeded our expectations. The pool was warm and relaxing, the night time tour was super interesting with a great guide. The hotel organized small tours that will be in our memories forever. All the restaurant staff was really friendly too!

MooHawks, August 2023 - United States

Perfection! Absolutely magical place.

Start with the staff. They make you feel like family from when you arrive until they all gather to say goodbye—so much warmth. 

The property. Five stars in the jungle. Each bungalow is exquisitely appointed. 

Amenities. Fabulous pool, swim-up bar, three hot tubs, fully glassed jungle gym. There is the Rio Celeste river accessible on the property grounds down maintained trails.

The food. Numerous selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner all beautifully prepared and delicious. 

Thanks to everyone at Rio Celeste for such a great time!!!

Stan H, September 2023

¡Hermoso hotel!

Las instalaciones son espectaculares. La atención y el servicio son excelentemente buenos. Los desayunos y cenas son deliciosos, siempre frescos. Y el personal es muy amable, atento y carismático. Necesitaríamos más días para disfrutar de este lugar al máximo. ¡100% recomendado!

Wanda C, Octubre 2023 - Costa Rica

Spectacular rainforest place!

Nice people and a comfortable room. Many paths to explore and animals to watch. Warm pool to rest. A nice place to see animals. A great rainforest to visit and the Celeste River to visit

Luis L, October 2023 - United States

A magical place, I recommend it 200%!!!

The incredible service of all the staff and their attention to detail gave us a wonderful experience. The rooms are so comfortable and private, the food is delicious, the pool and gardens are great, and we loved the access they have to the natural pools of the Rio Celeste, where you can swim peacefully. Furthermore, the area and the town of Bijagua are very beautiful. As a Costa Rican, I greatly appreciate places where you can still experience the true Costa Rican lifestyle. I recommend it 200%!!!

Daniela, October 2023

Perfect Hideaway
This is a truly beautiful place with the friendliest staff! The room was clean, spacious, and comfortable. You can’t go wrong if you are looking to spend some time in the Costa Rican rain forest! It was perfect.

Fin Up, July 2023 - United States

Awesome Family Vacation! Back again, but this time with family. There were 18 of us, and we had a great time. The service is top-notch! It's a great atmosphere for families. The rooms were clean, and there were great options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food was delicious, and they catered to our every need. The couples' massage is a must. We also enjoyed the nature walk and trails at the hotel. We greatly enjoyed our time here at Rio Celeste Hideaway and look forward to coming back again.

Raul S, July 2023 - United States

What a magical place! The staff, in general are warm and amazing.While at the hotel, I also visited the Spa. Juan Carlos and Maritza both gave excellent massages. Access to the river is reason enough to stay here. We took a refreshing swim when it was empty!! The grounds and casitas are impeccably maintained, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. It is a gem of a place, and I hope I will have the opportunity to return.

Amanda, July 2023 - United States
A frog in the rainforests of costa rica near Rio Celeste

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