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Posada Rio Celeste La Amistad

Kilometer from Tenorio's National Park 1 1 km northeast of the Tenorio´s National Park Entrance., Bijagua de Upala 21304 Costa Rica
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#5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Bijagua de Upala
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We are located one kilometer from Tenorio's National Park Entrance (Rio Celeste). We are a friendly Hotel Family of 6 members and we have 9 rooms and 1 rustic Restaurant where the same family prepare the local food with firewood and fresh begatables from our farm. We also offer Spa and several tours. Come and enjoy with us this Natural paradise.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Lazy river
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Kids stay free
Secured parking
Paid internet
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Walking tours
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Seating area
Private bathrooms
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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eudnes wrote a review Jan 2020
23 contributions5 helpful votes
Before our trip to Costa Rica we had been looking forward to our stay at this hotel in particular. All these former guests had told me so much good about it! I couldn't be more surprised/disappointed. All the recommendations of this hotel must be written by people with extremely low expectations - or by people who had some really good experiences not related to the hotel. At arrival we were met by the host, and he told us that our room was not ready yet. No problem - we could wait. He suggested that we took the trip down to the famous Rio Celeste. So we did; some stairs, a bridge, and at the end of the rail a nice place and a group of people gathered for swimming in the river. However, we didn't swim, because no one had told us to bring our swimwear. Still, at departure from the hotel, we had to pay $6 for this trip to the river - while he was making our room ready. FOOD: Fresh fruit at breakast tasted very well! "Juicy" chicken was dry and without taste. At breakfast one day we got toast that seemed to be toasted, cold and then warmed up. Dry! ROOM: A fan in the ceiling, no AC. That would be no problem, except when you have to close all windows and you have no circulation of air. No place to put your stuff. No shelf, no tray - not in the bedroom, not in the bathroom. Only place to leave your toilet bag is on top of the toilet. On the website it says daily cleaning of rooms. On our second day the host asked me if we wanted them to clean our room. I didn't know what to say. But - we had already decided to leave the hotel next day (one day earlier), so I told him it wouldn't be necessary. ANIMALS: Some horses were standing in less that 800 square feet (75 square meters) of mud right outside the beautiful garden. Two noisy dogs were running around yelling and fighting till late at night. Like I said, we left one day earlier, and I was happy to pay $100 for an extra night at another hotel. Important! It was raining most of the time. Like I told the host, it is not in his power to fix the weather. That wasn't the problem either. As you can see, I haven't said anything about bad weather or lack of activities in my report. We don't care about the weather when we travel. Getting wet is not a problem.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't choose this hotel. Our room was really poor, and it was a so called...
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Abluefrog wrote a review Dec 2019
Quepos11 contributions10 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay. Elías and his family were very welcoming and pleasant. The rooms were clean and comfortable. No bugs and the shower was warm. It is very close to Rio Celeste and the food at the restaurant was good. Our only dislike is that the price seemed too high for a cabina but everything about the stay was pleasant.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Leon P wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
We stayed only for a night as we were enroute to La Fortuna. But we got here on a Saturday evening, had some really nice dinner (loved the shrimp rice) and then the following morning took David’s horseback rides to Rio Celeste. (David’s part of the family that runs the hotel). The place is beautiful. Although I personally was a bit nervous how thick the vegetation around us was, the staff put us at ease walking us around a bit, also making very reasonable accommodations as needed. also really appreciated the in-unit wifi. Overall, terrific value for money!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
MKF wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions5 helpful votes
Notable for its beautiful flower gardens, this Posada is in the country with rustic cabins and horses in a field in the back. We enjoyed relaxing in the hammocks in the garden, chatting with the parrot, and tasting the delicious home-cooked Costa Rican food in the open-air dining room. We walked to the National Park, Tonorio Volcano, along country roads, and we were able to see Lake Nicaragua from the road. A traditional Costa Rican breakfast was available for us even though we left early in the morning to catch the bus. Our hosts were very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Cabins all face the garden which is lovely.
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Mary wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Before our tour to the waterfalls, our tour guide Johnny took us here to have lunch. Needless to say the fresh cooked homemade food was delicious. The owners were so hospitable, I felt like I was having a meal with family. I would definitely recommend going here if you are in the area. My friends and I were there last week for a girls trip and I already want to go back. I am definitely going back to this beautiful country and be visiting Posada Rio Celeste La Amistad again.
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Date of stay: October 2019
$53 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaBijagua de Upala
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Frequently Asked Questions about Posada Río Celeste La Amistad
Which popular attractions are close to Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
Nearby attractions include Rio Celeste (4.2 miles), Tapir Valley Nature Reserve (2.4 miles), and Tenorio National Park (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Casita del Maiz, Restaurante Delicias del Tenorio, and La Oveja Negra Katira.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Is Posada Río Celeste La Amistad accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.