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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were en route to our hotel from San Jose to Rio Celeste when we encountered the first hurricane Costa Rica has had in over 100 years! The dark, winding mountain road was becoming more impassable by the minute. When the road ahead became a river, we had no choice but to turn around. Without a single car/human in sight...

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Hello you folks, thank you for this great touching note. What an evening that was to remember! And besides your first night in the country if I recall.. We are very happy we could be of some relief and shelter to you that night, so you could enjoy Thanksgiving despite the conditions. Hope the rest of your stay in Costa...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this Eco friendly lodge close to the National Tenorio Volcano Park/Rio Celeste. The accommodations were good, the food was great and the staff was fantastic! Eric and Crisal were super helpful and full of information. We stayed for 2 nights. It rained alot but that just added to the charm of the lodge with all the...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ecolodge was incredible, blending in with the landscape, and making it's guests also feel as part of the peaceful natural setting. It showed that lodging can be built to be low impact on the environment, can be beautiful, interesting, and so comfortable. Ahhhhh....It was a bit pricey, but included delicious, chef prepared meals on the veranda overlooking the mountainside...

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Fairview, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience. The food was absolutely amazing. It was by far the best food we had in all of Costa Rica. We felt bad that at dinner, we didn't have enough room for dessert. It is a quiet place, open aired like most places in Costa Rica. The bird watching was amazing, and there are a lot...

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Montréal, Québec
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great service and host. Perfect location if you want to visit the Rio Celeste waterfalls!! Highly recommend it! Beautiful scenery and night time garden tour given by the host. Came across this location when we were looking to have breakfast! Good food and delicious wine!

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Salzburg, Austria
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a pleasant stay for 3 night. The lodge is situated in a beautiful volcano region abroad the main tourist stream. The atmosphere was warm and familar, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The dishes were excellent, costa rican kitchen (fresh from surrounding farms etc) with a french-european touch. No buffet, but i didnt miss it. Every breakfast...

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

A beautiful boutique hotel a few kilometers away from the entrance to the park. We were prepared for a lot of rain (we know how is the weather there) and we had the most amazing afternoon full of sun. Rio Celeste was like a river from a fairy tale. The hotel is absolutely perfect: 1) Food: delicious!! I love it...

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Thank Ana I
Reviewed 26 August 2016

very nice hotel with excellent food. we stayed for 2 nights, did some hiking at Tenorio Volcano National Park to the bright blue Rio Celeste. The rooms are simple, but the hotel offers lots of place to sit and enjoy the view

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Bensheim, Germany
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We spent three wonderful days at the lodge. Got valuable tips from the host, and enjoyed the stay. Specialities dinner with a good combination of European and regional cuisine, it did to us. The rooms are furnished in a great style.

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We had a wonderful stay at this beautifully designed modern mountain lodge. Joel the owner is warm and very helpful. He has great ideas about activities to do in the area. The food was delicious. The lodge is very well located for exploring Rio Celeste.

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Celeste Mountain Lodge is a responsible tourism establishment, located in Bijagua de Upala, the door to the Volcano Tenorio National Park and its amazing Rio Celeste (Blue River). An authentic rural area, of great natural beauty, with lots of forest and lots to do, yet so accessible! Celeste Mountain Lodge is unique for its concept and profound sustainable philosophy, its innovations, its details and original decoration, comtemporary architecture in minimalist style integrated in the environment. Surrounded by primary rainforest and hosting its own trail, you will be impressed by its fauna and flora, excellent birdwatching, impressive views onto 2 volcanoes, own own Cuisine fusion and our friendly service, casual, warm and efficient. Share a vision of the world and tourism with ethics, refined simplicity, personality, peace and nature in an unforgettable place... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Celeste Mountain Lodge

Address: Access Road To Nat'l Park Tenorio / Rio Celeste | 4 kms east of Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala 21301, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: £153 - £166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Celeste Mountain Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Celeste Mountain Hotel Bijagua De Upala
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“All the rooms have the same beautiful view.”
 of 5 bubbles AgentMontreal_Canada, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room nr 18 has wonderfull views!”
 of 5 bubbles martinec881, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There is no AC, but with the windows open it cooled off plenty at night during the green season. Small-ish showers with no tubs, which wasn't an issue for us. No pool, which wasn't an issue for us. The room decor was really charming and made of recycled materials in some cases. Very bright and airy. ”
 of 5 bubbles 952gregf, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The room on the far corner. Two walls almost entirely made of glass for an amazing view of the valley and vulcano”
 of 5 bubbles alexanderv542, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are same”
 of 5 bubbles Ravihk14, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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