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Very Good 922 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 922 Reviews
Beautiful and relaxing
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was incredible. We had a four poster bed and and amazing patio. The outdoor shower was a new experience. The property was relaxing and the pool was nice. The room did need a little maintenance but nothing that would cause a reduction in overall review.

Great place near Upala / Katira
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was very nice and clean, a good bargain during the green season. They have a nice trail that runs through the forest to the river below. Staff are super friendly and helpful. The only draw back would be the restaurant which is very over priced for the product on hand. Meals were ok but nothing that would make me want to dine there again. Definitely would return for the lodge & cabins......which include a cool game room.

Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hideaway is a luxurious, spacious hotel. The grand entrance. The privacy of the rooms. The fine dining. Tucked away in the rain forest having a cup of coffee with the sounds and smells is amazing. Visited in Sept.2018 room 22. One small detail; there is mold growing on the walls and behind the toilet roll. So hideaway if you're reading this: please be wary!!

The Most Perfect Place In The Rainforest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I will say if a could have given more then 5/5 I would have, I have travelled the world and this hotel is in one of my top 5.
The rooms are beautiful and BIG, our room had a four poster bed, sofa, big wardrobe, double sinks, large walk in shower and a outside shower, also a large veranda. You can take walks into the rainforest and it's just pure beauty. Food at the hotel is excellent.
Would highly recommend, Many thanks

My favorite hotel in the world!
Reviewed 1 month ago

This is no joke one of the coolest and most beautiful places I have ever been to. From the moment we pulled up to the lobby we were blown away! The property is gorgeous and surrounded by nature. We were greeted with a tropical drink in the lobby which is beautiful...the koi pond in the middle with open roof was the perfect spot for breakfast each morning. Our room was unbelievable...see monkeys swinging through the tree while in the outdoor shower was an experience I will never forget! The hotel does an awesome job coordinating day trips to Rio Celeste which we went on and would highly recommend. The trail directly behind the hotel has a yoga platform in the middle of the jungle and the trail ends at the crazy teal blue river. We saw sloths, monkeys, owls and countless exotic birds all while on the property! We also decided to get massages while here at the small spa...it was one of the best massages I have ever had! Would definitely go back!