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 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
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.
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!
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!2023-08-15
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!!!
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.2023-07-23
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.2023-07-10
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.2023-07-03
There are no words to explain how much we love this place. From the beautiful grounds to the compassionate hospitality, there is no better place to vacation. The staff goes above and beyond to make your visit incredible.
This hotel manages to feel both exclusive and warm, casual, and welcoming. We can't forget to mention the private access to the Río Celeste, where we were able to go swimming in the beautiful river. The food and drinks were also delicious, including the lovely welcome juices.
We cannot say enough good things about this beautiful place. If you are considering visiting, just book it! We will definitely be back!2023-07-02
Love on first sight
I absolutely loved this hotel, which was by far the best experience of my entire Costa Rica trip. It provided a very relaxing atmosphere and the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The rooms were wonderful and spacious, with a beautiful terrace. I was so impressed by my stay that I even told my daughter that I would pay for her to stay there. I truly hope I have the opportunity to come back again in the future!2023-06-04
5 star hotel
This hotel was the nicest and coolest I have ever stayed at. You have monkeys and frogs literally on your property, and there's even your own private river where you can swim. Additionally, you can enjoy over an hour of hiking without even leaving the resort. Moreover, just down the street, there is a magnificent waterfall that requires an intense hike - an absolute must-see. Don't forget to try their delicious fruit, especially the freshest pineapple I have ever had. The hotel provided an amazing experience from start to end, although there were no activities offered within the hotel itself.2023-06-03
Don't miss this perfect oasis!
This was absolutely one of the most beautiful hotels I've ever stayed in! The room was stunning and spacious, including a huge indoor and outdoor shower, porch, and amazing landscape everywhere you look, the pool was fantastic, with plenty of built-in seating and the staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful.
I was here for a mother-daughter trip, and it was our favorite place among all the places we stayed. I wish I had known about this place for my honeymoon, as it would have been perfect for that special occasion.2023-06-01