Accommodation, Cordilleras Volcanoes

Rio Celeste Hideaway


Located in a remote spot on the slopes of the magnificent Tenerio volcano and just outside the Volcan Tenorio National Park, Rio Celeste Hideaway offers luxurious accommodation and an excellent standard of service. The upmarket hideaway offers an intimate experience with its special location and private facilities, perfect for couples on a romantic trip.

Spacious, luxurious accommodation is split between deluxe rooms and spacious suites. The elegant Forest Celeste rooms are located within the lodge’s private tropical gardens. Each art deco room is fitted with hardwood floors, high bamboo ceilings, king or queen size beds, LCD TV and DVD player, attached private bathroom with walk-in shower and a small private garden with outdoor shower. Other amenities in the rooms include a mini-bar, telephone, tea and coffee facilities, ceiling fan and air-conditioning.

Hotel facilities include a good restaurant, bar and lounge area, computer room, free Wi-Fi in communal areas and an attractive swimming pool with 3 hot tubs and a swim-up wet bar.

There is a good trail network through the forest in the national park close to the lodge where a natural river pool that offers safe swimming can be found. One of the highlights of the park is the clear, blue water Celeste River, thermal pools and impressive waterfall which offer a safe and memorable swim at certain spots. There is also a vivid blue pool naturally created where two rivers meet.

The local cloud forest is home to a great diversity of wildlife including plenty of birds, primates, coatis, reptiles and amphibians and even Baird’s tapir can occasionally be seen around dusk at the lake.

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Private bathrooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, spa and massage service, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, TV, free Wi-Fi, computer room, safety deposit box, room service and laundry service.

Local Wildlife

Three and two-toed sloths, central American spider monkey, mantled howler monkey, white-faced capuchin, Baird’s tapir, collared peccary, puma, ocelot, margay, iguanas, tree frogs, and a great diversity of birds including toucans, parrots and king vultures.

Optional Activities

Hiking, horse riding, cycling and rafting is available nearby.

John Melton

Area Specialist

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A leatherback turtle laying her eggs on Playa Grande. Scarlet macaws feeding and flying in early morning sunlight. The sight of a male resplendent quetzal in beautiful cloudforest. The song of the black-faced solitaire reverberating through the cloudforest. Seeing green poison-arrow and strawberry poison-dart frogs. First sights of some of the vibrant tanagers and honeycreepers. Sight of great potoo from boat on way to Corcovado. Seeing three-toed sloth and baby at Corcovado.[Some wildlife highlights]

Thoroughly enjoyed whitewater rafting on Sarapiqui despite initial trepidation! Many thanks for suggesting it. Crew were patient, encouraging and great fun. Amazed by the proximity and diversity of the birdlife. We had a thoroughly wonderful and memorable trip – thanks a million!

Ms S - Bristol