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Celeste Mountain Lodge

Family-friendly lodge with restaurant, near Tenorio Volcano National Park

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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4km on new road to Volcan Tenorio, Bijagua, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Great people. Excellent food

    Jan 28, 2021

  • Amazing views from s wonderfully designed hotel on ridge line near National Park. Amazing…

    Jan 5, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 18 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park - 1 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Mountain View
  • Single Room

What’s around


  • In a national park
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 89 min drive
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4km on new road to Volcan Tenorio, Bijagua, Alajuela, Costa Rica

At a glance


  • 18 cabins
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
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The manager

Speaks: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2007
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Things to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Celeste Lodge
  • Celeste Mountain
  • Celeste Mountain Lodge
  • Celeste Mountain Lodge Bijagua
  • Celeste Mountain Bijagua
  • Celeste Mountain Lodge Lodge
  • Celeste Mountain Lodge Bijagua
  • Celeste Mountain Lodge Lodge Bijagua

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  • Yes, Celeste Mountain Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining, fusion cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Poro (2.2 mi), Bar La Gaviota (2.3 mi), and soda los Mangos (2.3 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Celeste Mountain Lodge also has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Owner and staff were so friendly. Views and atmosphere were great

    2 night family trip, Mar 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The location is perfect is you plan to visit Rio Celeste! The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean, the hotel is quiet, good complementary breakfast! Definitely recommend and I would stay again!

    1 night family trip, Feb 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property must be seen to be believed, you must look through the photo book as to how the place was created. The rest of the world should look at the innovative use of recycled materials of all kinds that went into the construction and fixtures. Our host Joel is the best, his personal introduction of the meal that you are about to eat is fantastic. The meal itself is more than worthy of a Michelin Star for FINE DINING. It was without a doubt the best meal I had eaten in Costa Rica - easily worthy of any fancy restaurant else where

    1 night trip with friends, Feb 3, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    This is the best option around. Clean and well located to Celeste River. Definetely I will get back here

    1 night family trip, Jul 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic family-run B&B style lodge

    The Celeste Mountain Lodge is basically as advertised, a lodge nestled in the mountains - a 10 minute drive to the Rio Celeste trail. The lodge itself is run by a friendly family who are very welcoming and accommodating. The rooms are basic (no TV, etc - this is a good thing!), but very clean and stylish. The food served is fantastic and, much more akin to staying with a family than a regular hotel - easily the beat breakfast we had in this country. Overall, as long as you understand that the lodge is more simple than others and focuses on quality and tranquility, you’ll have a great experience!

    Nathan, 1 night romance trip, Jul 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    There are so many qualities to love about the Celeste Mountain Inn. Joel and all of the staff were so incredibly hospitable, kind, helpful, and truly cared about making this lodge feel like home. We did the full-board option, and my goodness it was the most amazing food we received on our trip. I love the environmental practices this lodge oversees, and it was a pleasure getting to speak with Joel and flip through the book regarding the building of Celeste Mountain Lodge. This was so conveniently located to Rio Celeste Waterfall and Biajagua. One suggestion I would have is to replace the shower curtain with another sustainable option; when you're showering this one tends to want to let water out and also blow in and stick on you. One other bit to be mindful of are the local beetles that sometimes like to find their way into the room if the door is left open too long. Regardless of both of these last bits, staying at Celeste Mountain Lodge was a highlight of our two-week stay across five cities in Costa Rica and I would encourage everyone to choose this city and this lodge during their time in Costa Rica. It truly is a gem.

    2 night family trip, Jun 29, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The Lodge is fine, but there is no TV. Internet doesn't work in the room, just in the social area. You can not choose your meal, you just get what you get. But overall is OK.

    Monika, 1 night family trip, Apr 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The owner speaks English, French and Spanish. Very helpful to see differents activities. We can take a good lunch and a good dinner as well. An awesome view of Tenorio Mountain. I recommand.

    1 night family trip, Mar 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unique location with amazing view of 2 volcanos, staff and owner were very welcoming, service was perfect . We recommend the lodge especially if you want to visit Rio Celeste Tenorio National Park.

    Lemay, 1 night family trip, Mar 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The property is a beautiful setting between two Volcanoes. The restaurant has a superior view of the gardens and jungle. This is a great location to view beautiful birds as well. The owner is very personable and offered suggestions on various activities around the town. The rooms are clean and simple, no tvs, fans or AC, but the nights are quite cool up there, so it was not fact we used the extra blankets provided. The showers have great hot water too. If there was one thing I could say...the restaurant..for $25 per person for dinner and then not even getting to select my meal..i dont think this is a good idea. No menu..and with certain food allergies, i feel it is important to offer guests a choice or menu. For Costa Rican prices, this was a bit expensive. We chose to go into town and eat at a local restaurant where we got a big plate of food for only $8.00. The included breakfast the next morning was not very healthy either..pancakes and a pastry...a bunch of carbs..maybe add a few eggs or some type of protein..

    1 night trip with friends, Mar 1, 2019

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