We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 5 Bijagua de Upala hotels

Celeste Mountain Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Los Arguellos | 4 km camino al Pilon, Bijagua de Upala 305-2250, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Celeste Mountain Lodge to your Saves list
Celeste Mountain Lodge
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Andrew M Napa Valley, California
  • Overview
  • Reviews (177)
  • Photos (156)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (17)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

177 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Napa Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Celeste Mountain Lodge a couple weeks ago, and although it rained every day during my stay, I was not at all disappointed. The property it truly one of a kind with an amazing view and great location just down the road from the national park. The ambience is tastefully modern, but maintains a sense of place,... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Extremely comfortable, friendly place of easy community with visitors from Europe and North America. The dining area consists of long tables that make it easy to meet others (always interesting) from many parts. The food was excellent, although conventional. We like a healthy food diet with many vegetables, and this was not that, with an emphasis on meats and carbs,... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
CelesteLodge, Propietario at Celeste Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments David. It was great to host you and your family. Good luck with your project you described to me. All the best! More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Organic. Elegant but affordable. Authentic just right. This eco friendly place should be taken as exemple by every other hotel. -4 Wheel highly recommended -Gets really humid at night -Owner is French, super cool guy -Super quiet place, peaceful and relaxing -Alcohol available upon request (wine and beer only) Preset menu courses included in the price. The chef is awesome,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Erath, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Just stayed here one night, arriving at dusk and leaving early the next morning, so really didn't get to experience that much. Hotel is very clean, room was comfortable but basic. It was very humid while there (rain, clouds/fog) and room felt wet although temperature was comfortable. But that was expected. Had dinner and breakfast both of which were very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My wife and I stopped by for lunch, after visiting the Bijagua de Upala. It's only 5 km away. The meal was fantastic, and very affordable. One of the best we had in Costa Rica. It's such a beautiful location, away from the crowds. The hotel is beautiful - we really wish we were able to spend more time there.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
burlington vermont
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

What a pleasant time. Beautiful location, inventive food and private jungle trails. However, what really capped it off was the relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff. Joel, the owner, was an exceedingly charming and interesting host. We spend more than 100 days a year in hotels all over the world, and this was one of my favorite stays in many years.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chittenden, Vermont
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Celeste Mountain Lodge was a surprise and a delight! A beautiful site and such nice people!! The location is remote, while also easily accessible from Bijagua. It was cloudy but not rainy while we were there -- cloud foresty, for sure. The accommodations are open, airy and environmentally friendly, exactly what we were looking for. And the food is,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We spent two nights at the lodge at the end of our trip, staying with our 8 year old and older teenagers. The lodge is set in beautiful tropical gardens with uninterrupted views of the forests and volcanos. All of the bedrooms share these great views, with floor to ceiling windows. The rooms were fairly basic, but clean and tidy.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

All hotels have unique qualities, but the Celeste Mountain Lodge is loaded with them. It is located right in the volcanic area in an unspoiled part of a beautiful country, away from the hordes of tourists at Manual Antonio and the Guanacaste beaches. Daytime and nighttime temperatures are very comfortable, so air conditioning is not necessary. What makes the Celeste... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Celeste Mountain Lodge, a relaxed and very friendly place with outstanding food, amazing views, fantastic birding and hiking. Joel is a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome. We liked the eco-friendly approach to tourism and the contemporary architecture. Hiking the 2km long private rainforest trail is a treat. The lodge is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Celeste Mountain Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Celeste Mountain Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Celeste Mountain Lodge

Address: Calle Los Arguellos | 4 km camino al Pilon, Bijagua de Upala 305-2250, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Celeste Mountain Lodge 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Celeste Mountain Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Celeste Mountain Hotel Bijagua De Upala
Celeste Mountain Lodge Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala

156 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (146)
Hotel & grounds (53)
Dining (24)
Room/suite (9)
View from room (8)
Family/play areas (1)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (50)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (11)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (10)


Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Celeste Mountain Lodge is a Responsible Tourism establishment, located in Bijagua de Upala, the door to the Volcano Tenorio National Park and its amazing Rio Celeste (Blue River). An authentic rural area, of great natural beauty, with lots of forest and lots to do, yet so accessible! Celeste Mountain Lodge is unique for its concept and profound sustainable philosophy, its innovations, its details and original decoration, ... ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer