This was a wonderful place to stay. Just at the beginning of the rainy season, this place was so very nice. The rooms are little houses. VERY highend amenities and as tropical as you can get without living in the jungle... You need to be prepared for the ride there. It's 12K off the main road and if it's raining, it will be like offroading. You dive to the middle of nowhere and the you arrive to the main entrance and you feel like you've stepped into an episode of fanasy Island. Minus Tatoo of course. You're greated with a refreshing drink and cool wet cloth for your hands. The lobby alone will take your breath away and it just gets better the farther you explore. Each room is so very private and most have a great jungle view. Ask for rooms 1-8, and stay away from room 16. The view from 16 is the walkway to all the other rooms... Be prepared for higher food and drink prices due to the farout location. Oh, if you're a drinker, you may need to ask for a Dbl in each drink. You can watch the bartender pour your drink and watch the alcohol going in, but it just doesn't ever taste like there's any in your drink. Very, Very good food. A tad pricey, but the best food I had on my nine day six hotel visit to CR. three hot tubs poolside and a really nice pool. You can hike to the Azul river and I do mean hike. You do get to see the wonderful wildlife and plants. If you want to see the waterfall (I didn;t go...) it's a half-day trip. I wasn't there long enough to make it to the waterfalls, but I did hike down to the river. Not as blue as you would think from the hotels pictures, but still a tad blue. A really nice place to stay.
OH, don't forget the only way there is from the San Jose airport and that's a long ride... I stopped in La Fortuna for two days and then went to the Hideaway. Much easier of a trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rio Celeste Hideaway is a boutique, gourmet and ecologically orientated hotel. It provides a world of comfort and style surrounded by an untouched natural paradise. This hidden hotel is located in the middle of the Rainforest adjacent to the Tenorio Volcano National Park where the amazing Rio Celeste lies. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of its 26 spacious casitas (bungalows) provides an exclusive retreat in which guests can relax amidst the breathtaking rainforest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel Costa Rica/Tenorio Volcano National Park