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Very Good 965 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Plush canopy beds and flat-screen TVs
  • Showering alfresco surrounded by tropical plants while breathing the fresh air of the Costa Rican highlands
  • Private balconies overhanging the rain forest
  • The spectacle of the aquamarine Rio Celeste running past the property
  • Spacious luxury bungalows with bright, chic decor
  • The hideaway has two handicap-accessible suites
  • Free WiFi
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What To Know

  • A 13 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • The hotel is at the end of a two-mile dirt road (four-wheel-drive cars are recommended in the rain)
  • The spa is not full service; at this time, treatments are offered in the spa pavilion
  • This out-of-the-way retreat is far from restaurants, shopping and other amenities
  • If it rains, the stunning blue of the Rio Celeste quickly turns to a muddy brown
  • There are nature tours that leave from the Hideaway, but many are pricey and better accessed from tourist destinations farther south


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

When you stay at Hotel Rio Celeste Hideaway in Rio Celeste, you’ll be on a river and convenient to Rio Celeste Waterfall. This 4-star resort is within the region of Miravalles Volcano.

Make yourself at home in one of the 26 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your Select Comfort bed comes with down comforters. Rooms have private balconies. 23-inch plasma televisions with DVD players and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Treat yourself with massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 spa tubs, a lazy river, and bicycles to rent. This Art Deco resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a television in the lobby. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).

Satisfy your appetite at the resort’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Hotel Rio Celeste Hideaway
700 meter west of national park Tenorio
Rio Celeste, 21502 Costa Rica


4.5 Very Good 965 Reviews
Reviewed 1 day ago

I had a wonderful stay at the Hideaway Hotel! My husband and I got married at the Rio Celeste waterfall and stayed 3 nights at the hotel. I wish we stayed longer. The resort has a cloud forest vibe and makes you really feel secluded. Each room had its out porch that was enclosed by different flora. We really enjoyed the outdoor shower and the jungle view. The rooms were clean and had beautiful furniture. We would listen to the drops fall off the trees and hit our roof, it was very relaxing. The hot tub was nice was it was too cold for the pool. The restaurant was really good and in the morning we would watch the birds and even a couti eat at some bananas. We enjoyed the nature trails down to the river and we took advantage of the night time nature walk. We saw two vipers, creepy spiders, many frogs, and other little critters. We could hear a mountain toucan right outside our room at dawn but we could never see him. The hotel made me a beautiful bouquet with native flowers and seriously the best tasting wedding cake. Thank you again Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel! Especially Oscar for helping me along the way!

Lovely place!
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and our two teenagers book our last night in CR here so we could have the "Rainforest Experience". We were not disappointed. Beautiful trails, the most stunning waterfall I've ever seen, and the food and service were wonderful. Not much in the way of monkeys or other wildlife, but it all depends on your timing I'm told. Make sure you check and recheck the directions as our GPS went a little nuts and sent us up the other side of the mountain making for a very bumpy long journey there!

Top notch
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a lovely stay at this hotel. NO negatives. Great rooms and facilities. Good food - buffet breakfast and a la carte dinner. Super bar snacks at the pool. The staff did the place proud.
Toucans and other lovely birds. Coati and Agouti patrolling the grounds.

Amazing hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is absolutely beautiful!!! The rooms are gorgeous! Beautifully done out and a lovely jacuzzi bath tub and outside shower.....the restaurant is also very good and food is excellent!! Great pool and 3 hot tubs to choose from!! Very close to waterfall walks and the volcano......can be a bit cloudy and cooler but so beautiful....highly recommend you spend a couple of days here....nice spa too!!!!

Wonderfull hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beatifull hotel with spacious rooms in a very pretty garden. The rainforest trail at the hotel premises is even nicervthan in the nearby national park. The staff is very friendly and tries to everything to make the stay pleasent. We have met with the owner who is deternined to make this a top class hotel. The breakfest is simply amazing and the patissier is top class. I would highly recommend this hotel.