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Posada Rio Celeste La Amistad
Reviewed November 5, 2013

I recently visited Rio Celeste area. We already had reservations at another (pricier) hotel, but met the owners of Posada Rio Celeste in the park. They invited us back to their place for lunch and we were extremely pleased. The quantity of food they served us was more than we could eat, home-cooked, and absolutely delicious! The night before we had paid $30 per person for dinner at our hotel and the food was just so-so. The meal at Posada Rio Celeste costs us $8 per person and was much, much tastier. The family was very kind and took us on a tour of their property after lunch. The rooms are rustic but clean and a great affordable option in the area. I definitely recommend this property and would return again if in the area. A nice, authentic Costa Rican meal and experience.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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PosadaRioCeleste, Propietario at Posada Rio Celeste La Amistad, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013
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Muchas gracias por su comentario, para nosotros a sido un verdadero placer haberles brindado nuestro servicio de Restaurante.

Siempre hacemos lo posible para que nuestros visitantes queden satisfechos con nuestros servicios.

Muchas gracias y esperamos que la próxima vez que visite costa rica vuelvan a visitarnos.

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We have been here in 2013 and had a really good time. The people are very nice and you feel like a part of the family! The room was in very good condition and in the garden we could swing on a liane that hung from a huge tree. We really felt like home here and can recommend this place!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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PosadaRioCeleste, Propietario at Posada Rio Celeste La Amistad, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013
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Muchas gracias por su comentario, esperamos la hayas pasado de lo mejor en nuestro hotel, para nosotros a sido un verdadero placer haber compartido con ustedes.

Esperamos tenerlos en nuestro hotel la próxima ves que visite río celeste.

Muchas gracias.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We 3 adults and 4 children ( 8,10.13 and 16 years old ) stayed at this family run hotel for one night on July 21th 2013. All of us enjoyed the typical costarican cuisine for the 3 meals. We also
enjoyed our guide tour and hiking in Tenorio National Park along the Rio Celeste with David.
But it was even better to swim in the Rio Celeste at the family swimming hole.Overall we all
agreed that our day and night spend at the Posada Rio Celeste was one of the highlight of our
3 weeks long trip in Costa Rica because of the friendlyness of Elias, David and all the family.
We wish to be back one day and to stay longer.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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PosadaRioCeleste, Owner at Posada Rio Celeste La Amistad, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you so much for your nice comment, we hope that you really enjoyed the stay with us, hopefully to see you again the next time that you visit Río Celeste.

Thank you so much again.

Best regards.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

After our Rio Celeste hike, we had lunch at Posada Rio Celeste. It's down some bumpy, unpaved roads, but that just added to the adventure! We were thirsty from our hike, so the fresh and plentiful lemonade was perfect. Everything in our traditional Costa Rican lunch was delicious! Our hosts were gracious and saw to our every need, also giving us a tour of their grounds afterwards. All in all, a memorable afternoon.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

this is a very rustic place close to the entrance of the Rio Celeste,this family is fantastic,Dona Socorro is a incredible person and all the family is very friendly when i'm in the area is always a pleasure to visit them,the food is amazing and you can swim in the rio celeste in a natural pool than not so many people know about it,ask them

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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PosadaRioCeleste, Gerente at Posada Rio Celeste La Amistad, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2013

Thanks very much to visiting us, for us it was a pleasure to share with you a unique experience, We hope that you really enjoyed the stay with us in our humble Posada.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stayed at the very opulent property down the road from Amistad, but lucked into this property when we took a guided tour of Tenorio. Our guide lived and worked on his family's property, If you make it to Tenorio you must stop by Amistad, it's a hidden jewel of the area! The homecooked lunch we had was the best meal of our whole week in Costa Rica. A mother's home cooking cannot be beat! The dining tables sit in a beautiful garden with birds everywhere. There is a vine swing, parrots, a trio of loving dogs, a farm full of animals and pinapples. The hostel is perfect for spending time immersed in the family culture and has the best views of the entire mountainside. Rustic but Pura Vida! When we return to Costa Rica we will be spending our mountain time at Amistad!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2011

We took lunch here after visiting Rio Celeste and it turned into the most memorable, heart-warming experience of our whole trip. The family was so friendly and made us a home cooked meal that topped everything else we had eaten in Costa Rica. Then the toured us through their farm and we played on there huge swing with a group of children for an hour. When the bill came for the three of us we were so shocked at the cheap price that we more then doubled it. We left teary-eyed having just experienced the wonderful hospitality of this local family.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Posada Rio Celeste La Amistad

Address: Kilometer from Tenorio's National Park 1 | 1 km northeast of the Tenorio´s National Park Entrance., Bijagua de Upala 21304, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: $37 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Posada Rio Celeste La Amistad 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 7 rooms and one rustic Restaurant where the same family prepare the local food with firewood. We also offer tours, Tenorio National Park and Rio Celeste Hike, Horse Back Riding, and others. Come and enjoy with us this Natural paradise. ... more   less 
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