There is a special place in Costa Rica, a bit off-the-beaten path, an authentic rural area, of great natural beauty covered by jungle and with lots to do: the area of Tenorio Volcano  National Park and its amazing Rio Celeste (Blue River) flowing through it. A two-mile trail leads you to the magic place where the water turns blue and a staircase brings you down to one of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls. Nestled between two volcanoes, it is a mere 2 hour drive from La Fortuna de Arenal, one hour from the city of Liberia or just two hours from the nearest beaches, making it a great escape from these cities and a must-do on any visitor’s itinerary.

Elected “Best Choice” by Lonely Planet Travel Guides and granted Awards Certificates by, the place to stay in the region is definitely the Celeste Mountain Lodge, a Responsible Tourism establishment, located in Bijagua de Upala, the door to the Park. The Lodge was built in 2007 under a very unique concept with a profound sustainable philosophy and through innovation, the implementation of cool details and an original decoration, all blending in a contemporary, the minimalist architecture integrates into the environment.

Surrounded by primary forest sheltering its own trail winding on the volcano slope, you will be impressed by the flora and fauna and some of the best bird watching in Costa Rica, but also by the most amazing view of both the Tenorio and Miravalles volcanoes. You will enjoy the Lodge’s unique cuisine (all 3 gourmet meals are included in the rates!), enhancing traditional recipes or blending local ingredients with great finesse and originality accompanied by the warm, casual and efficient hospitality the destination is known for.

More than that, come to Celeste Mountain Lodge to share a vision of the world and enthusiasm for ethical tourism through refined simplicity, personality, peace and nature in an unforgettable place.

Visit the Lodge’s page

Information & Reservations: [email protected]

Tel. CR (+506) 2278-6628


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