Hotel Rio Celeste Hideaway 

Hideaway in harmony.

Costa Rica houses some of the most biodiverse ecologies on the planet and as the world races to reduce the impact of the tourism industry, Costa Rica has been ahead of the curve.

Over the last decade, the government has converted millions of acres of agricultural plots into nature reserve, with more than a quarter of the country now falling under protected status.

R√≠o Celeste Hideaway sits in one such area, surrounded by the dense tropical forests of the Tenorio Volcano National Park, and blends seamlessly with the jungle. 

Their mission is simple: to create a tropical refuge for guests and wildlife alike - and they’ve done just that. Since opening in 2010, Rio Celeste Hideaway has managed to designate 90% of its 75 acres as an officially protected habitat for Costa Rica’s largest mammal, the endangered Baird's Tapir.

And over 95% of their collaborators are neighbours from local communities or small local producers, with tours being led only by local area entrepreneurs.

Rio Celeste Hideaway also works to minimise its greenhouse gas emissions through its own Carbon Footprint Flight Program, offsetting carbon emissions each year by replanting native trees as part of the National Association Community Carbon Trees for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide. 

They do this in the knowledge that sustainability practices can’t only exist in the present. The team at Hideaway now pass on their learnings to the next generation, supporting the neighbouring La Paz School, teaching the kids about recycling and the protection of mother earth.

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Hotel description

A lush retreat committed to wildlife preservation, community support, and eco-conscious practices.

9.4

Rooms

  • 26 individually decorated guestrooms
  • Plasma televisions with satellite programming
  • Private bathrooms with showers
  • Select Comfort bed with down comforters and premium bedding
  • Private balconies

Amenities

  • Massages, body treatments, and facials
  • 3 spa tubs, a lazy river, and bicycles to rent
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Wedding services
  • Television in a common area
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Complimentary continental breakfast

Location

  • On a river
  • 5-minute drive of Tenorio Volcano National Park and Rio Celeste Waterfall
  • 30.5 mi (49 km) from Lake Arenal
  • 20.4 mi (32.9 km) from Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge

Hotel description

A lush retreat committed to wildlife preservation, community support, and eco-conscious practices.

9.4

Rooms

  • 26 individually decorated guestrooms
  • Plasma televisions with satellite programming
  • Private bathrooms with showers
  • Select Comfort bed with down comforters and premium bedding
  • Private balconies

Amenities

  • Massages, body treatments, and facials
  • 3 spa tubs, a lazy river, and bicycles to rent
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Wedding services
  • Television in a common area
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Complimentary continental breakfast

Location

  • On a river
  • 5-minute drive of Tenorio Volcano National Park and Rio Celeste Waterfall
  • 30.5 mi (49 km) from Lake Arenal
  • 20.4 mi (32.9 km) from Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge

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