Rio Celeste Hideaway

Rio Celeste Hideaway is perfect for exploring Costa Rica’s pristine rainforest on foot, by raft and on horseback, watching wildlife and enjoying the facilities of this pleasantly relaxed boutique hotel.


Foothills of the Tenorio Volcano

Accommodation Type

Boutique Hotel

Accommodation Level

ModestA good option for the budget savvy traveller.

Price Guide

Rio Celeste Hideaway

Set in the midst of lush rainforest this small hotel consists of 26 self-contained casitas providing secluded accommodation with 21st century mod cons including lovely outdoor showers. The emphasis is very much on nature, and you’ll be encouraged to stroll in the orchid and bird-filled gardens, follow the walking trail down to the cobalt-blue Rio Celeste, the river after which the hotel is named, as well as venture into neighbouring Tenorio Volcano National Park. Other attractions include hanging bridges, horse riding trails and hot springs, adding up to a lively and varied holiday. The hotel offers chances to unwind, with a spa, swimming pool with swim-up bar, yoga platform and a restaurant serving tasty, nourishing food by a pond filled with colourful koi carp.

Why go to Rio Celeste Hideaway?

Costa Rica is famous for its biodiversity and at Rio Celeste hideaway you’ll be able to experience this for yourself as you hike through the rainforest, gaze on cascading waterfalls and blue river lagoons, enjoy the thrills of white water rafting and look into the forest canopy from a suspended bridge 50 metres above the ground. All this activity and adventure is balanced by downtime at the hotel, sunbathing by the pool, chilling in the spa, walking in the gardens and sampling freshly prepared food at the open air restaurant.

Wildlife around Rio Celeste Hideaway

The rainforest that encloses Rio Celeste Hideaway is a bird watcher’s paradise. Toucans, tanagers, hummingbirds, parrots, woodcreepers and tody motmots are frequently observed. Monkeys, sloths, coatis and iguanas are commonly sighted too, and crocodiles are found on riverbanks.

Rio Celeste Hideaway Highlights

  • Surrounded by lush rainforest full of birds
  • Casitas offering comfort and privacy
  • Walk to the river and 30m waterfall
  • White water rafting
  • Hanging bridge tour
  • Swim-up bar

Rio Celeste Hideaway Location

Rio Celeste Hideaway


  • 26 Casitas
  • Open all year round
  • Accommodation, daily breakfast, use of on-site facilities, phone calls to the USA from the reception area are included in your stay.
  • Children of all ages are welcome. Those aged 5 years of age and younger stay free when sharing with parents. Queen–bedded casitas make good family accommodation.


  • Open air restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Swim-up bar
  • Swimming pool and hot tubs
  • Gardens and rainforest
  • Yoga deck
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access


  • Walking trail to Rio Celeste & waterfall
  • Swim in and sunbathe by the river
  • Naturalist tours in Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • Visit Arenal Volcano and hot springs
  • Horse riding
  • River rafting and tubing
  • Bird watching
  • Tour the Heliconia hanging bridges
  • Visit Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
  • Coffee plantation tour
  • Spa treatments
  • Yoga classes

Rio Celeste Hideaway Rooms

There are 26 self-contained casitas, or bungalows, made up of 16 standard casitas and 10 larger casita suites. All have been designed to offer comfort, independence and seclusion, separated from each other by lush tropical gardens.

All are air conditioned, have either 1 king size bed or 2 queen size beds, bedside tables and lamps, cable TV with DVD and internet access, en-suite bathroom with shower and toiletries, and a private courtyard with an outdoor shower.

Standard casitas have picture windows with views of the gardens, and casita suites have spacious balconies with comfy chairs overlooking facing the forest.

Suites also have an iPod dock, small fridge, coffee maker, sofa and a Jacuzzi bathtub and twin hand basins in the bathroom.


Rana the frog likes this because…

“The staff at Rio Celeste Hideaway are recruited from the local community. They have processes for separating and recycling their rubbish and processing waste water. They work with a local school teaching children about recycling and caring for the environment. Guests are encouraged to participate in social welfare progammes for the local community. Many products served in the restaurant are made by local small producers. The toiletries supplied to guests are all biodegradable. Trees are planted each year to offset their carbon footprint, and they encourage guests to do the same.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Costa Rica Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of latin America through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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