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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


Serene and sophisticated
Parissa S

We came here for a scheduled group lunch for 10 people as part of an excursion from our resort in Guanacaste. As we got out of our van, my jaw dropped at the beauty of this serene and sophisticated boutique hotel. The 3 course lunch we had was beautifully presented and wonderfully prepared and comparable to some of the more sophisticated northern california resorts we frequent. The icing on the cake was our walk to the Rio Celeste, winding our way from the hotel to a private spot by the river.

A truly magical spot, not to be missed. We hope to come back there next time we are in Costa Rica to actually stay in the hotel.


Excellent service and treatment, very clean and so ao so beautiful. The property is beautiful. You have to take the hike that is part of the property, so majestic! Their food is a bit pricy so i do recommend having dinner in the property. But for lunch i highly rocommend eating at Tenoro and another nearby resturant called Delcia something. So good!

Extraordinary hotel

We turned up at the resort and were so impressed by this extraordinary place. The staff were happy, attentive and informative.
The cabin was huge! There was so much space with two beds, a huge indoor shower, an outdoor shower, dressing area and private veranda. We felt spoiled! Housekeeping came while we went to breakfast and then again to turn the beds down while at dinner.

The location was great and we went to the Rio Celeste waterfall and Heliconia hanging bridges, both within 20 mins of the hotel, in our hire car.

The free night walk was great! We saw vipers, spiders, stick insects and loads of frogs! A must do!

One criticism would be that the evening meals were a bit mediocre. One dish, items were overcooked, another lacked seasoning and in such a luxurious setting it's a shame that this element let it down. The other criticism was that the bar shuts at 10pm.

Considering there were a few honeymooners the beds were a really creaky!