Costa Rica

Hotel Rio Celeste Hideaway

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • A romantic, tropical retreat, close to the Rio Celeste waterfall and Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • The large casitas have balconies overlooking the rainforest
  • The swim-up bar is attached to the lagoon pool
  • Bikes are available to borrow, and the hotel can organize tours

"An elegant address" --Lonely Planet


Map & Directions

Rio Celeste is a 2.5-hour drive from Daniel Obuder Quirós International Airport. San José Airport can take up to five hours each way, and the regional La Fortuna Airport is a 90-minute drive. The resort can arrange airport pickup or transfers from any other location in Costa Rica (extra charge applies). A 4x4 is recommended if renting a car.

Rooms & Rates

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Tucked away at the foot of Tenorio Volcano is the romantic Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel. The resort is set along the banks of one of Costa Rica’s most celebrated natural wonders -- the electric-blue Rio Celeste river, which winds down the nearby volcano. Guests will be in the perfect spot to explore the Tenorio Volcano National Park.

The 26 thatched-roofed casitas are surrounded by tranquil rainforest and gardens, and have canopied beds. The spacious balconies extend over the jungle, and there is lush landscape from every angle. The outdoor showers are secluded, hidden away behind tropical plants, and inside there are modern touches, such as complimentary Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations. Upgrade to a Casita Suite for extra space and a jetted Jacuzzi bathtub in the bathroom.

Complimentary breakfast is served every morning along with Costa Rican cuisine with an international twist at the open-air Kantala Restaurant. Cantina Delirio hosts a daily cocktail hour, and a swim-up bar is attached to the lagoon pool. Alternatively, relax in one of the spa tubs or the on-site lazy river. It’s a short walk to the river itself, which has a swimming area.

Not to be missed are the myriad rainforest trails on the doorstep, and the hike up to the Rio Celeste waterfall and its natural sulfuric hot springs. Bicycles are available to hire, and the hotel can arrange bird watching trips, horseback riding or rafting tours (extra charge applies).

From the press:
  • "An elegant address recently opened for business just 550m, and across a pedestrian-only bridge, from the park gate" -- Lonely Planet



  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 104000 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Weekly housekeeping provided; fees apply for additional cleaning

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: CRC 45
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: CRC 45

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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