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.

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 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.

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?


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

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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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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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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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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



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!

Genuinely outstanding

Amazing staff: so professional, kind, and flexible.

Outstanding setting and infrastructure: we loved the rainforest view, outdoor and indoor showers.

Super guides for night walk and Rio Celeste tour: we got to see lots of fauna that we would have totally missed without them.

Sabtizouk, October 2022 - United States

Perfectly perfect in every way

Absolutely a superb experience.
In all my travels, in my life of 66 years, I have never come across the quality of the staff we experienced during our stay at the Hideaway. Whether it be a 2 star or a five star hotel, none has compared. The staff, from the guard at the gate, to reception, waiters and waitresses, general staff, the general mgr. etc etc, was excellent.
The grounds are stunning, our rooms were divine, and the attention to detail was beyond comparison.
The food and drink were wonderful. The entire atmosphere and experience were perfectly perfect.

Wendy, August 2022 - Costa Rica

We would highly recommend this resort hotel

We would highly recommend this resort hotel, the facilities are probably the most beautiful we've come across in all of our travels. The trails are as beautiful as or even more beautiful than our favorite hikes in southeast Alaska, which is saying a lot. The rooms are lux and well thought out, and it seems that everything has been considered or thought of throughout the facilities.


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, July 2022 - United States

Hidden Gem!

This hotel is an absolute gem in the Rio Celeste area!! I would never stay anywhere else! The staff and the service was beyond exceptional. The food was incredible and the breakfast that is included was by far the best we’ve had anywhere in Costa Rica! The property itself is so beautifully laid out and each bungalow is very private and the decor is beautiful. The pool with the three hot tubs is so inviting and there are so many wonderful areas to sneak away to on the property. I did all the hikes on the property and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We can’t wait to return soon!

Leah, August 2022 - United States

Stunning 5 star experience on a torquise volcanic waterfall

My wife and I love this hotel. The staff is incredible and went above and beyond to make us comfortable (they even helped us locate wildlife on and near the grounds). The amenities are exceptional. The rooms are some of the very nicest I have ever stayed in. The location gives you incredible access to wildlife and nearby attractions. Would recommend to anyone without reservation.

Matthew, June 2022 - United States

Absolutely wonderful!

Our family enjoyed every moment in this beautiful quaint hotel. From the warm welcome to spacious and clean rooms in the amazing rainforest setting. Peaceful and relaxing. The pool area with hot tubs is lovely and while it rained quite a bit (rain season), we were sitting there covered and dry and had a great time. Food is absolutely delicious; our teenagers loved the pasta in particular. Everyone working there is friendly, always with a smile and helpful. One of the best hotels we ever stayed. Pura Vida!

Annette, June 2022 - United States

Realmente Maravilloso!

Una joya de lugar para hospedarse! Espectacular Hotel, estuvimos durante 3 noches. Cada cabaña superbien equipada,comodisima y con todos los amenities. levantarse y escuchar pajaros, ver la naturaleza,,, no tiene precio. la piscina la disfrutamos cantidades! Localizado en un sitio maravilloso donde los planes no faltaron! es un MUST!
La comida deliciosa y cada noche amenizada por un grupo o cantante diferente hizo de nuestra estadia, lo maximooooo!

Vivian, June 2022 - United States

Superbe nuit à côté du Parc Tenorio

Hôtel magnifique, chambre splendide. Personnel adorable et serviable. Tout près du Parc Tenorio : parfait pour randonner tôt. Night Walk avec un guide le soir : top! Bon restaurant, petit déjeuner délicieux.
2 sentiers de trail sympa avec accès au Rio Céleste pour se baigner : un vrai plus
La piscine est parfaite : chaude avec jaccuzi : vous en profitez même sous la pluie

Lise, August 2022 - France

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