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The hotel is located on the slopes of the foot of the Tenorio Volcano and just 2 km from the Tenorio National Park Entrance.

The hotel is accessible by road or via the regional airport at La Fortuna which is served by regular scheduled air service by Nature Air.

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel is conveniently located just 2 ½ hours drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and 4 hours drive from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose or 1 ½ hours drive from La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano)

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel can arrange transfers in a comfortable air conditioned van from either airport or any other location in Costa Rica at any time. Please see below for a list of pick up locations and cost. Please contact the hotel to make your arrangements.

Rental vehicles from all major car rental companies are available at either location. For your convenience you can write us to rent a car with preferred rates. It is highly recommended to rent a GPS unit with your rental car as road signs and road numbers are not well marked in Costa Rica. Please enter the Hotel Name or GPS coordinates N10º 42min,49sec / W84º 58min,72sec in the GPS to get the directions to the hotel. We recommend renting an SUV or Jeep as the roads around Tenorio National Park are mostly gravel. Sedans can get to the hotel with no problem on most routes.

Rental Car Service

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel has negotiated preferred car rental rates with our partner Adobe rent a car . For a special quote Click Here or contact at reservations@riocelestehideaway.com.

We highly recommend you rent a GPS unit because Costa Rica does not have standard addresses and locations can be difficult to find.

Please see below for the recommended route from various Costa Rica locations.

Private Transportation

Destinations Rate Hours
Liberia International Airport LIR $163 2h 30m
Juan Santamaría International Airport SJO $205 4h
San José downtown $221 3h 40m
Brasilito, Conchal, Tamarindo $221 4h
J.W. Marriot $252 4h 30m
Manuel Antonio $289 5h
Monteverde $258 3h 30m
Fortuna $121 1h 30m
Caño Negro $132 1h 30m
Río Corobicí, rafting tour $210 1h 30m

Driving Directions from Liberia International Airport

Recommendation: Use a GPS to locate the Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel

New: A new bridge makes the journey from Liberia airport a lot shorter . When leaving the Liberia International Airport turn left in the direction of Liberia on Highway #21 (10 miles / 16 km) . In Liberia downtown turn right on to Highway #1( Inter- american Highway) . Continue ( 32.5 miles / 50 km) to the junction with Highway #6 . Turn Left on Highway 6 towards Upala. Just 1 mile / 2 km past Bijagua on Highway #6 look for a brown sign to Tenorio National Park on the right. Turn right on this gravel road and continue 8 miles / 12 km past the entrance to Tenorio National Park to the hotel entrance on your right. At time of writing it is recommended that you only drive this road in a Jeep or SUV.

Alternative route: (Recommended for sedans) Use the same directions as above until you get to Bijagua on Highway #6 and then continue 14.4 miles / 23 km after Bijagua to Upala, then turn right on Highway #4 that takes you to Katira, turn right to Tenorio National Park (Gravel Road). Look for the blue Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel sign on the right. Continue 8 miles / 12 km to a small village of Rio Celeste, turn right following the Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel sign (3 miles / 5 km ) to the entrance of the hotel on your left . We recommend a Jeep or SUV for this route but a regular sedan will also be ok.

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Driving Directions from San Jose International Airport

Recomendation: Use a GPS to locate Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel.

When leaving the airport turn left on Highway #1 ( Pan American Highway) in the direction of San Ramon and Puntarenas. Drive 27 miles / 43.8 km and then turn right in San Ramon onto Route #702 to Bajo Rodriguez ( 35 miles /56 km) then turn right on Route # 739 to Santa Clara ( 4 miles /6 km) . Turn left to Tanque on Route 141 ( 11.8 miles / 18.9 km ) when you join Highway # 4 north to Guatuso ( 24.3 miles / 38.9 km) . After crossing the Rio Frio Bridge continue 650 ft / 200 meters before turning left on a gravel road ( look for the blue Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel sign) to Rio Celeste village (11.25 miles / 18 km) and then continue 3 miles / 5 km to the entrance of the hotel on your left . We recommend a jeep or SUV for this route but a regular sedan will also be ok.

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Driving Directions from La Fortuna regional airport or La Fortuna town.

Recomendation: Use a GPS to locate Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel.

When leaving the La Fortuna airport turn left on route 141 for 4/4 mile / 1.2 km then turn right onto Route #142 in direction of El Tanque.

When leaving La Fortuna drive souh on route #142 towards El Tanque . After 4.3 miles 6.9 km turn left on route 142 to El Tanque.

Continue north on to Highway #4 to Guatuso ( 24.3 miles / 38.9 km) . After crossing the Rio Frio Bridge continue 650 ft / 200 meters before turning left on a gravel road ( look for the blue Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel sign) to Rio Celeste village (11.25 miles / 18 km) and then continue 3 miles / 5 km to the entrance of the hotel on your left . We recommend a jeep or SUV for this route but a regular sedan will also be ok.

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Driving Directions from Manuel Antonio National Park

Recomendation: Use a GPS to locate Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel.

Leave Quepos on Highway# 34 north towards Jaco and merge with Highway # 27 north at Pozon ( 63 miles / 101 km). Continue 10.5 miles / 16.8 km and then join Highway #23 towards Puntarenas for 7.5 miles / 12 km before turning left ( north) on Highway#1 . Contine on Highway #1 for 48.8 miles / 78.1 km to the junction with Highway #6 just past the town of Canas . Turn right on Highway #6 north towards Upala.

New: Follow the directions to Highway #6 as above then a new bridge makes the journey a lot shorter. Just 1 mile/2 km past Bijagua on Highway #6 look for a brown sign to Tenorio National Park on the right .Turn right on this gravel road and continue 8 miles / 12 km past the entrance to Tenorio National Park to the hotel entrance on your right. At time of writing it is recommended that you drive this road in a Jeep or SUV.

Rent a car service (GPS highly recommended)