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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 933 Reviews
Simply amazing
Reviewed 5 days ago

After a long drive we were greeted with refreshing drinks at the reception desk. This was the beginning of a perfect stay. We were then led through beautiful tropical gardens to our private chalet. The suite was enormous and adorned by beautiful Costa Rican wood furniture and a vaulted bamboo ceiling. When it rained we enjoyed the sound of the raindrops. The bathroom was equally large with an oversized jacuzii tub with rainforest shower head. The most pleasant experience was the outdoor shower in the intimate garden setting. We enjoyed spending quiet time on front porch secluded by a tropical garden.
We loved the pool with several hot tubs and a bar with a waiter serving drinks as we relaxed at the pool.
The buffet breakfast was excellent. We enjoyed the birds singing in the trees and feasting at the bird feeder nearby. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The dinners were excellent, but a little pricey. We enjoyed eating at local places nearby.
The massages by Juan Carlos were exceptional.Neither of us had ever had a massage as wonderful. The tour they arranged for to Arenal and the Tenorio Vocano National Park next to the hotel with our private guide Alex made the experience very complete.

The best gem I've found...ever!
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fooled by the price. I booked this hotel as a quick stop on our CR adventure close to some activity. I was expecting a mediocre 3.5 star hotel but thought since we'd be out all day it would be sufficient. I was wrong and pleasantly surprised!
The room was massive. This cute stand alone casita in a quaint lush setting. It had an outdoor shower area that was clean and cute. The balcony was private and enclosed by beautiful fauna.
The pool area needs some work. Two of the three hot tubs were cold and the pool was freezing.
The only other complaint was the restuarant. The menu is small and the service was pretentious.
The service at check in was superb. The grounds are well kept and the excursions are plentiful.
I would recommend this to any and everyone wanting a two-ish night stay with activities and a beautiful setting.
Based on the restaurant I wouldn't recommend it for any longer.
A gem! Super happy we booked a stay here.

Beautiful and secluded
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great customer service and beautiful property. Pictures do not do this place justice. I was very impressed upon arrival. The rooms are very spacious and clean. The food at the restaurant was delicious and fresh. Highly recommend this place!

Toto, we are not in in Kansas any more,
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very special with lovely private casitas. It was stunning to sit on the deck and listen to the rain and the monkeys. The furniture was gorgeous and I loved sitting in front of the fire and reading a good book. The hike down to the river seemed long for a 70-year old (!) but worth it. The staff were excellent. Loved this hotel!

Great place
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice hotell one of my favourites in okt Costa Rica trip. Nice with an outdoor shower and the warm small pools where you can sit and enjoy the rain.

Really nice and well equipped game room.

I would love to come back another time.