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Posada Río Celeste La Amistad

2-star2 stars
1 mile from the entrance to the, Tenorio Volcano Rio Celeste park, Katira, Alajuela, 21304, Costa Rica

Family-friendly lodge with restaurant, near Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Good service and close to the National parlMar 26, 2021
  • This place is run by an absolutely wonderful family, they were so welcoming and lovely to…Mar 14, 2020

Posada Río Celeste La Amistad

from ZAR 793
  • Standard Room

What’s around Posada Río Celeste La Amistad


  • Tenorio Volcano National Park - 42 min walk
  • Rio Celeste Waterfall - 1.9 mi / 3.1 km
  • Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge - 25.8 mi / 41.4 km
  • Miravalles Volcano - 26.5 mi / 42.7 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 110 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 81 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 cabins


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*

  • Smoking rooms only*

  • 1 per room (up to 22 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English, French, Spanish.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Year Built - 2006
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Minibar
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • 16-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology.


Rest La Amistad - This family restaurant specializes in Latin American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Posada Río Celeste La Amistad’s small print

Also known as

  • Posada Río Celeste Hotel
  • Posada Río Hotel
  • Posada Celeste Amistad Katira
  • Posada Río Celeste La Amistad Lodge
  • Posada Río Celeste La Amistad Katira
  • Posada Río Celeste La Amistad Lodge Katira
  • Posada Río Celeste
  • Posada Río
  • Posada Río Celeste Amistad Lodge Bijagua
  • Posada Río Celeste Amistad Lodge
  • Posada Río Celeste Amistad Bijagua
  • Posada Río Celeste Hotel Spa


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 10 per stay

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 7 for adults and USD 5 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD $10 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Posada Río Celeste La Amistad

  • Does Posada Río Celeste La Amistad offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Posada Río Celeste La Amistad does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
    Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD $10 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of USD 10 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
    You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
    Yes, Rest La Amistad offers Latin American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Poro (6.4 mi), Bar La Gaviota (6.6 mi), and soda los Mangos (6.6 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Posada Río Celeste La Amistad?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do at Posada Río Celeste La Amistad and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, archery, and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like spa services, a picnic area, and a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9,0 From 33 reviews

Very good 8,0
Very friendly family run operation. They couldn’t be any better. The homemade meals were big and delicious. Very reasonably priced.
Joann, ca2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
This is a basic hotel with few amenities. The people running the hotel do not speak English (and our Spanish is not very good) but are super friendly and we got along no problem. Breakfast was terrific and we ate lunch there as well which was also very good. There are a lot of birds around the property, they even have a pet parrot and toucans who hang around the property. We went for a night walk on the property and saw lots of frogs...even fed a wild sloth! It is very close to Rio Celeste (15 minute walk) and you certainly would not be disappointed staying here.
Jim_Robinson, ca1 night romance trip
Good 6,0
Steps from Rio Celeste
Host was nice, told us what there was around to see, food was ok especially since we got there late and needed to eat. A bit hot in the room and toilet didn’t work properly but other than that, room was good for the 6 of us.
Audrey, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
A little slice of paradise
We came here following a stay at a luxury resort on the coast, and we instantly felt more relaxed here. We could have hung out in the hammocks staring off into the lush greenery for days. It's very rustic - like a bucolic farm stay. The accommodations are simple, but the grounds are just gorgeous (so many flowers!), and the family who runs the place couldn't be kinder. Breakfast is ample and delicious, and in fact we ended up eating all our meals here. Don't miss the swimming spot down the street - it's magical.
Anna, mx2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Great Place !
Modest rooms, but cheap price and amazing location with lots to do. I recommend the horse ride offered by David, which includes a wonderful swim in a hidden Rio Celeste spot and few surprises.
Youssef, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Homestay in the middle of the jungle.
If you are looking for the real Costa Rica experience, this is as close as it gets. The accomodation is basic, but the surroundings are wonderful. The park Tenorio is less than 1km away and the surrounding jungle is awsome. The hosts were super helpful and knowledgable about any activities and helped us book them. They dogs were the friendliest and the the local food was great. And best of all, they showed us their hidden ( outside the park ) access to the Rio Celeste where we swam in turquoise blue pools for a good hour in the middle of the jungle. That access includes a huge Tarzan swing over the trees which is pretty impressive. Highly recommended overall.
Denis, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Our favourite hotel in Costa Rica
We absolutely loved this place. Gorgeous garden, superb location and hospitality second to none. It’s a family run business and the effort that goes into looking after the guests shines through. From Elias on the front desk who helped us plan our tours, to Geraldine in the kitchen who cooked up the tastiest food we had in Costa Rica (stay for dinner you won’t be disappointed) nothing was too much trouble. The photos on the website don’t really do the hotel justice. Check into this little piece of paradise and see for yourself why we’ve written such a glowing review.
Dave, gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great stay!
I stayed here for two nights while visiting Rio Celeste waterfall and exploring the area. It's a family-owned hotel and they live on the property. They are incredibly nice hosts and they made sure I was comfortable and taken care of. My room was cozy, clean and comfortable. The restaurant's food is delicious, and they always have cold Imperials and fresh, delicious coffee ready. There's also a massage spa on the property. I opted to have a massage after my long day of hiking, which was incredibly relaxing. The location is also great, just a short distance from the entrance to the waterfall, and even shorter to a swimming hole that is operated by the same family. If I'm in the area again, I will definitely stay here.
Soroush, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Piece of Heaven in Rio Celeste
This place was truly a piece of heaven! Rio Celeste is already a very special place, off the beaten track and blessed with a milky blue river and clouds that touch the ground. The posada was such a peaceful and beautiful place from which to explore the area. The staff was incredible welcoming and treated us and especially our children like family. The hotel is a farm to table family hotel that is one of the original in the area. The hotel rooms are comfortable and cool with bright colors and mosquito nets. There are beautiful gardens on the hotel grounds with fruit trees, herb and vegetable gardens, flowers and a stream. The included breakfast was huge and delicious and the other meals we had were also large and very fresh made with food from the family garden. There were two pet parrots that were bilingual and fun to watch. Our children loved exploring the grounds and we loved listening to the sounds of nature and watch the clouds roll over us. It is very close to Rio Celeste and the family owns a private trail through the jungle to a place where you can swim in the river. We had a wonderful time in this magical place. It was one of our favorite places in Costa Rica.
Kelly, us2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Hotel bien placé mais excentré de tout
Très bien placé pour visiter le parc du volcan Tenorio, mais à plus de 20 minutes de la ville. Hotel simple mais très bon service. Il y a un restaurant dans l'hotel avec des prix corrects pour éviter de se déplacer. Les chambres sont mignonnes et assez grandes. Il est préférable d'avoir un 4x4 / SUV pour s'y rendre, le chemin d'accès étant très accidenté.
fr1 night trip

Posada Río Celeste La Amistad