Located in a secluded rainforest, adjacent to the Tenorio Volcano National Park, Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel offers luxurious bungalows with a plasma TV. Facilities include an outdoor pool. The air-conditioned bungalows of Rio Celeste Hideaway are decorated with warm colors, parquet floors, and elegant wooden furniture. All bungalows have an iPod stand, free WiFi, and a private backyard with an outdoor shower. Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel’s tour desk organizes various activities, such as horseback riding, bird watching, rafting, bicycling, and hiking. Guests can also visit the Palo Verde National Park, the Rio Celeste waterfall, and the Arenal Volcano. Restaurant Kantala serves local and international dishes, made with traditional Costa Rican ingredients. The swim-up bar serves light lunches at the deck area, and the Cantina Delirio lounge offers fresh tropical cocktails.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 8, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info


Free parking available at the hotel


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Travel Sustainable Level 3+
This property has made significant commitments towards sustainability by subscribing to one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Bijagua
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  • Cathy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We liked everything! The grounds were beautiful, the room was exceptional, the outdoor shower was the best! The the staff were so nice, we loved our stay!
  • B
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    This is such a special place. It is tucked into the rainforest and located on the Rio Celeste. There is a hiking trail and direct access to the gorgeous river, beautiful pool, tons of wildlife and exceptional food. The staff was phenomenal...
  • Robert
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    everything. beautiful cabins. wonderful food. great staff
  • Mary
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was exceptional and the food very delicious. I thought the dinner prices were very fair.
  • Coreen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The property was beautiful and the staff friendly. It did feel like a special hideaway.
  • Vikitea
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The entire property is wonderful! Clean, well appointed, "bungalows" are warm and romantic. and include both an indoor and outdoor "garden" shower! The grounds and the onsite nature trail that leads to the Rio Celeste are beautiful and so...
  • Gillian
    The location is amazing to experience all the natural beauty and wildlife Costa Rica has to offer. The grounds are impressive and the staff and service is impeccable. The staff make it special and the decor and amenities are wonderful. Quality...
  • Kayrala
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    you are very close to nature, the people were very friendly. the hot pools were fantastic
  • Claire
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hotel is surrounded by woods and has a private hiking path to the river. Everything was excellent. Rooms were absolutely magnificent.
  • Cesare
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Gorgeous set up with great connection with the surrounding amazing nature. The service was excellent. The check in lady not as sweet, but she was probably having a bad day. Overall close to perfection. The service by Nelson was impeccable! ...

Property questions and answers
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  • can an extra bed be added to a room so 2 singles don't have to share?

    there rooms with 2 queen beds instead 1 king bed.
    Answered on 7 September 2021
  • Hola. Si quedamos con ustedes al final de febrero, pero después tendremos que volar, hay una clínica cerca donde se puede hacer test PCR??

    Hola! sí, también ofrecemos la prueba PCR en nuestra propiedad, solo deben reserva con 24 horas de antelación. Saludos!
    Answered on 22 February 2021
  • Can you set up a shuttle from the airport for us and how much is it

    Hello, yes. We can help you to set up a shuttle from and to the hotel. Private transportation from SJO airport to the hotel would be $360 and from Li..
    Answered on 21 September 2023
  • Hey what are transportation options to and around hotel from LaFortuna

    We can offer a private transportation to La Fortuna
    Answered on 7 September 2021
  • Do you have muse baths or hot springs. Also what does your restaurant food prices run?

    We have hot tubs and we do offer volcanic mud treatments in our spa. We offer several dishes options at Kantala resturant prices run from $ to $$$. I..
    Answered on 8 May 2021
  • How much is transportation from SJO airport? Thank you!

    Hello Good Afternoon, Greetings on Behalf of the Team at Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel. The rate from San José airport to Río Celeste Hideaway would be $..
    Answered on 13 October 2022
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Kantala
    • Cuisine
      American • Local • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Amenities of Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Walk-in closet
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Full-body massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card American Express Cash is not accepted Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please inform Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel

  • Check-in at Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Kantala

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Horseback riding
    • Walking tours
    • Back massage
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Swimming pool
    • Full-body massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Spa facilities
    • Couples' massage
    • Spa/Wellness packages

  • The prices at Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American

  • Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel is 5 miles from the center of Bijagua. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel include:

    • Suite

  • Yes, Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.