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How to Arrive to the Hotel

The hotel is located on the slopes of the foot of the Tenorio Volcano and just 2 km from the Tenorio National Park Entrance.

The hotel is accessible by road or via the regional airport at La Fortuna which is served by regular scheduled air service by Nature Air.

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel is conveniently located just 2 ½ hours drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and 4 hours drive from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose or 1 ½ hours drive from La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano)

Drive here with Waze

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel can arrange transfers in a comfortable air conditioned van from either airport or any other location in Costa Rica at any time. Please see below for a list of pick up locations and cost. Please contact the hotel to make your arrangements.

Rental vehicles from all major car rental companies are available at either location. For your convenience you can write us to rent a car with preferred rates. It is highly recommended to rent a GPS unit with your rental car as road signs and road numbers are not well marked in Costa Rica. Please enter the Hotel Name or GPS coordinates N10º 42min,49sec / W84º 58min,72sec in the GPS to get the directions to the hotel. We recommend renting an SUV or Jeep as the roads around Tenorio National Park are mostly gravel. Sedans can get to the hotel with no problem on most routes.

Rental Car Service

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel has negotiated preferred car rental rates with our partner Adobe rent a car . For a special quote Click Here or contact at [email protected].

We highly recommend you rent a GPS unit because Costa Rica does not have standard addresses and locations can be difficult to find.

Please see below for the recommended route from various Costa Rica locations.

Private Transportation

Destinations Rate Hours
Liberia International Airport LIR $168 1h 30m
Juan Santamaría International Airport SJO $215 3h 30m
San José downtown $230 3h 40m
Brasilito, Conchal, Tamarindo $230 4h
J.W. Marriot $260 4h 30m
Manuel Antonio $299 5h
Monteverde $260 3h 30m
Fortuna $130 1h
Caño Negro $168 1h 30m
Río Corobicí, rafting tour $168 1h 30m
Borinquen $215 2h 30m

Driving Directions

*Follow our directions and enjoy the beautiful landscape during your trip on our new 100% paved access for any type of vehicle*

From Northern Guanacaste: Liberia Airport, Tamarindo, Bagaces… From Liberia, head south along the Inter-Americana Highway (Route 1). About 47.5 km (28 miles) before the town of Cañas, take the off-ramp and go under the highway, connecting with Route 6 toward Upala. Follow Route 6 for about 37 km (23 miles) to Bijagua. Route 6 is a well paved road. Once you enter the small town of Bijagua, look for a sign for Tenorio Volcano National Park or our own sign, take a right onto the paved road at the sign. From the main road, it takes about 20 minutes 9 km (6 miles) to get to the Tenorio National Park main entrance. Keep driving 1.5 km (0.9 mile), we are at your right hand side.

From SJO or La Fortuna/Arenal. If you’re coming from SJO, head north along the Inter-Americana Highway (Route 1) about 47 km (29 miles) get to San Ramon taking Route 702 to Bajo Rodríguez 38 km (24 miles) then make your right and take the 8 km (5 miles) shortcut to Santa Clara, turn left taking route 141 to El Tanque 25 km (15 miles). This is a connection point coming from La Fortuna/Arenal area. Get to route 142 for 3 km (1.8 miles) and get in route 4 north for about 52 km (32miles) until you get to Katira. In Katira make your left following the hotel signs through Florida town 8km (5miles) to Rio Celeste town, make a right and drive straight on for the next 4 km (2,2 miles) we are at your left hand side.


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