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?
CASITA DELUXE - FOREST VIEW
Our Casitas Deluxe Forest View provide guests with maximum privacy and feature decks with direct views of the rainforest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
We had an amazing time at Rio Celeste Hideway! We were there for a retreat, and everyone in the hotel was so kind to us. The hotel facilities are the best: super spacious and comfortable. We loved the outdoor shower with hot water and the spacious deck with views of the jungle. The bed is out of this world - super duper comfortable! The SPA offered great massages and the food was the best!2023-01-11
My husband and I had the privilege of staying at Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel for SIX nights.Our forest view villa was very clean, huge, the bed was comfortable and the sounds of the rainforest was the sweetest backdrop. The wildlife on property is extraordinary, we saw a sloth and baby sloth, a toucan, a howler monkey and over the days a lot more wildlife. We have stayed in luxury hotels all over the world and this experience has been the most at home we’ve ever felt, 100% due to the team members. The Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel has created a very special place where you won’t feel like a guest but a part of a beloved family member’s home.2023-01-10
It was exceptional!
Our visit was just exceptional! It was our first time in Costa Rica. The bungalows were very well designed. The food was excellent. The breakfast was amazing with hot items, fruits, breads, cereals and multiple drinks. The service was just so friendly. I know I am ‘gushing’ about this place but it was one of the best places I have ever stayed. The bungalows were private because of the lush foliage.2023-01-24
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!2022-11-08
Luxury in Nature
This is a luxurious and well catered hotel which is a good base for exploring the Tenorio volcano area of Costa Rica.
When you have explored you can come back for a swim, a seat on the balcony of your private lodge, a drink in the bar or a meal in the restaurant. There are trails through to the river (challenging but good exercise). While we were on hotel grounds we saw a sloth (mummy and baby), agouti, and several beautiful birds - including different humming birds.2023-01-04
Luxurious paradise inside the jungle
One of the best hotels we’ve ever been. We spent 3 nights, room was spacious, clean with everything you need. Staff was super friendly and professional. Food was amazing, with fireplace and nice music. The pool was heated, surroundings of the hotel were amazing. Hotel has its own path to the rio celeste. It was like a small luxurious paradise inside the jungle. Don’t hesitate, book it!2022-12-01
Une étape magnifique dans notre trip au Costa Rica
Une magnifique découverte dans ce micro climat proche du Rio Celeste. La chambre spacieuse, l'accueil adorable, dès la première minute on s'y sent bien.
Depuis le jacuzzi nous avons pu observer un paresseux et un toucan, de plus une grenouille rainette verte est venue nous souhaiter une douce nuit sur le chemin vers notre logement. La qualité et le service du restaurant font partie des belles surprises.2023-02-22
Before checking in Hotel staff was already making sure I would get whatever I wanted. From the moment we checked in the whole staff was helpful and couldn’t wait to do more. Rooms are perfect, facilities amazing. Not one complain. Kudos to owners and whole staff!2023-02-07
Un petit coin de paradis dans un cadre luxuriant
L'hôtel est situé dans un cadre magnifique, au milieu de la végétation luxuriante.
Les lodges sont très beaux, avec des matériaux de qualités.
La restauration est très bonne, avec des mets de qualité et le service irréprochable.2023-01-19