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The Truly Authentic Rainforest Experience

Río Celeste Hideaway is a small resort-style and ecologically-conscious hotel that provides a truly unique experience. We’re 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. 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!

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.

Breakfast Served

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

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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Horseback Riding by the River

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, and many others.

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Couple getting a turn

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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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?

Patio in Suite


Our Casitas Deluxe Forest View provide guests with maximum privacy and feature decks with direct views of the rainforest.

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Room with Sitting Area


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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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.

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Best experience in Costa Rica!

We had the best stay at the Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel! It was very close to the beautiful waterfall hike (highly recommend!) and we also went horseback riding as well!

The entire staff was friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious (the best “Costa Rican traditional” lunch we had in all of Costa Rica!). The rooms are a dream, completely surrounded with flowers and greenery and there was an amazing outdoor shower which was amazing. Everything was well sanitized during Covid and they truly had the best customer service.This hotel has our highest recommendation if you’re looking for a place to stay in Rio Celeste/Tenorio National park area!

Morgan - United States

Jungle Oasis

I stayed here for 3 nights and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The front desk and restaurant staff and were extremely friendly, responsive and helpful in recommending activities in the area. The pool, common areas and lobby (with games and a pool table, koi fish, etc.) are beautiful and well equipped. The room cleanliness was remarkable, particularly for being in the jungle. My room had a balcony that was basically in the jungle, and I got to see howler monkeys from the comfy chairs on the balcony. Also love the outdoor shower, but there's a really nice indoor one too if one so prefers. THANK YOU, Rio Celeste! I hope to visit again in the future!

Amberka - United States


Absolute paradise! Immaculate grounds and pool in a very lush garden full of beautiful plants, flowers and animals. The rooms are simply amazing; large, well kept and decorated. Balcony allows you to be one with the jungle and so does the additional outdoor shower!!!!! Absolute heaven!
The hotels gives you direct access to two trails which will lead you directly to the Rio Celeste River.
Despite Covid and the challenges for the staff they had it completely under control! They took every precautionary measure possible, everything was constantly disinfected.

There is a brand new, paved road. Nearest town is only a few KM, plenty of Soda’s around and the entrance to the National park and waterfall is just a 4 minute drive.

Dagmar - Netherlands

Una estancia impecable! Pura Vida!

Un hotel con mucho encanto, las habitaciones super amplias, el baño y la ducha exterior son impresionantes...
El restaurante tiene una cocina de muy alta calidad y la amabilidad de la gente del hotel es de lo mejor...poder hacer caminata nocturna con Joser no tiene esmera en que disfrutemos y la verdad es que lo consigue !!
Su ubicación cercana al Rio Celeste así como sus senderos particulares del Tapir que te llevan al rio directamente lo hacen aún , si cabe, más especial .
Pura Vida! con cariño, una familia de Valencia, España

Chihiro - España

Excelente !

Habíamos visitado el hotel hace unos años y gracias a la experiencia esa vez decidimos volver. obtuvimos un excelente servicio, todas las comodidades que uno desea en un hotel, las habitaciones son magníficas, el restaurante es exquisito y uno sólo queda con ganas de volver. El lugar perfecto para relajarse y desconectarse. Realmente recomendado! Un lugar increíble

Sil Segura - Costa Rica

Excellent je recommande

Accueilli avec un très bon cocktail. Découverte de cette hôtel vraiment merveilleuse. Chambre très grande et luxueuse , très propre. Restaurant de bonne qualité. Petit déjeuner simple mais convenable. Personnel très accueillant

Kevin - France

Our Special Offers

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


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 hearth to the best destinations in North Pacific & Northern Costa Rica

Did you know most of northern Costa Rica has been designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO?

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