Rio Celeste Hideaway
The natural landscape of this area is composed of rivers and waterfalls, dry tropical forests, primary cloud forests and volcanoes. Thanks to the rainforests, the area is abundant with wildlife; thanks to the volcanoes, the area is abundant with hot springs. This combination makes for vacations that are at once both explorative and relaxing. It is, however, for many travelers the Río Celeste that is the crown jewel of the region. Its unique blue waters, generated from a natural mixture of sulfur and calcium carbonate, are fascinating and provide a one-of-a-kind location to raft on, swim in or hike along. Other popular activities in this area include horseback riding and guided hiking tours.
The Río Celeste Hideaway is set amongst the rainforest in an area that is adjacent to both the Tenorio Volcano National Park and the Río Celeste itself. That being said, guests that stay here will enjoy the pleasant tranquility of natural immersion from sunup till sundown. Whether it’s having breakfast in the hotel’s open-air restaurant or taking hikes through nearby parks, the splendors of Costa Rica’s wilderness are never far away.
The restaurant itself indulges guests with fantastic cuisine blended from both national and international flavors. With soft lighting, polished hardwood floors and high arching ceilings, the setting is at once classy and tropical. A bar and lounge area adjoins the restaurant and serves up tasty cocktails and ice cold drinks. Drinks can also be enjoyed from a swim-up bar attached to the swimming pool, which provides guests with an ideal place to beat the heat during the thick of the day.
Accommodations are chic and comfortable. Hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings give each of the 26 casitas a natural and expansive feel. A private backyard with an outdoor shower offers guests an intimate outdoor bathing experience, while an indoor Jacuzzi provides the perfect place to unwind after a long day on the trails. Each casita features a private hot water bathroom and air conditioning to keep things comfortable, as well as a cable TV and internet access to drive away any boredom that may arise. Two are handicap accessible, and all come equipped with either a king size bed or two queen size beds. In total, each casita can sleep either three adults or two adults and two children.