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 world's best award for Rio Celeste

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 traveler's choice award for Rio Celeste

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?

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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Bed & sofa in Casita Deluxe Garden view room at Rio Celeste


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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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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Aerial view of people tubing in the river near Rio Celeste

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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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

Jungle Purification

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!

Rosane, January 2023 - United States

Incredible service!

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.

Roll, January 2023 - United Statdes

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.

Patella, January 2023 - United States

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!

Argator, November 2022 - United States

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.

Tessa, January 2023 - United Kingdom

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!

Jaku, December 2022 - Poland

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.

Patricia, February 2023 - Switzerland


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!

Raul, February 2023 - United States

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.

Sylvie, January 2023 - France
A frog in the rainforests of costa rica near Rio Celeste

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