Escape from the tourists and into the rainforest at Rio Celeste Hideaway, a place where relaxation mingles with epic Costa Rican adventure. Nestled at the foot of the Tenorio Volcano, Rio Celeste is a true ecological jewel where private balconies and walkways extend into the encroaching nature of northern Costa Rica’s exotic rainforests and lead to the legendary Rio Celeste below.

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Freckled amid the lush rainforest setting, Rio Celeste Hideaway’s 26 huge and beautiful bungalows are tropical casitas inspired by the surrounding nature. Vibrant walls of orange, canary yellow, and lime reach up to vaulted ceilings, under which is housed four-poster canopied beds, deep wood furnishings, and en suite bathrooms with European spa bath amenities and dual basins. Outside, private gardens reveal exotic outdoor showers. A single Casita Suite offers the most privacy on the property and is outfitted with little luxuries such as a jetted bathtub and private decks with 360-degree views of the rainforest.

Located on the slope of the Tenorio Volcano, Rio Celeste Hideaway is the closest accommodation to the entrance of Tenorio Volcano National Park and the only property with its own exclusive hiking trail straight to the gorgeous Rio Celeste. These features are highlights for most guests, as they are able to swim in the legendary blue river below, an activity not permitted in any other section of the waterway. One of the most beautiful rivers in the world, the Rio Celeste also offers tranquil and adventurous water-based activities, such as white water rafting, kayaking, tubing, and safari floats, which offers monkey, bird, iguana, and crocodile spotting along the way. On land, there are plenteous hanging bridges on which to trek, and the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge nearby is a birder’s paradise.

After an invigorating trek or swim in the park, return to Rio Celeste Hideaway to indulge in a spa treatment in the surrounding jungle and retreat to the Jacuzzi-lined freeform swimming pool for swim-up poolside snacks and cocktails. In the evening, enjoy an exclusive dining experience at Kantala Restaurant, a romantic open-air dining room featuring regional Costa Rican fusion cuisine, served beside tranquil koi filled ponds and tropical greenery. As the sun sets, head to the stylish Cantina Delirio, where colorful drinks, bright lanterns, and the beat of world music beckon to those looking for a true taste of Costa Rican liveliness.

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