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Celeste Mountain Lodge

Access Road To Nat'l Park Tenorio / Rio Celeste 4 kms east of Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala 21301 Costa Rica
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#2 of 7 hotels in Bijagua de Upala
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COVID-SAFE PROTOCOL IN EFFECT. 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, contemporary architecture in minimalist style integrated in the environment. Surrounded by primary rain forest and hosting its own trail, you will be impressed by its fauna and flora, excellent bird watching, 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...
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
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Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
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Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
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Mountain view
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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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Britta wrote a review Jan 2021
Munich, Germany20 contributions4 helpful votes
We had an absolutely amazing time in this lodge, even if we only stayed one night. It is such a lovely place with warm and welcoming people and really delicious food. The lodge with the recycling products and the garden is just beautiful. Joel and Selma assisted us in advance by organising and booking two tours with guides, a night tour (with Alex) and a bird watching tour (with Jorge Luis)! Both were really really great, we encountered beautiful exciting nature and saw many birds, the red eye frog and many other animals. Thanks a lot to Joel, the lodge team and both guides for this great time which we will not forget and recommend. It was a bit unfortunate that we only stayed one night to enjoy this Beautiful place, the hospitality and the food.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Joel Marchal, Dueño at Celeste Mountain Lodge
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Thank you ever so much to you for visiting us! We like what we do and offer here and we are very happy to read your comments, after 8 months of shut down. Enjoy the rest of your trip in Costa Rica! All the best
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WelshWench1963 wrote a review Mar 2020
gosport20 contributions26 helpful votes
We were recently lucky enough to stay at Celeste Mountain Lodge as part of a tour with Journey Latin America. The Lodge is extremely comfortable, stylishly designed and furnished with an emphasis on recycling and sustainability. Most of the furnishings have been imaginatively reclaimed and reused by the French owner. The great pride he and his team have in what they are doing is a delight to experience and the delicious meals created by the kitchen team were certainly the best we encountered during our stay in Costa Rica. The daily hedge-trimming undertaken by the gardener is just one example of the attention to detail that is sought, and the beautiful gardens, visited by numerous bird species, are a pleasure to meander through.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms have a garden view.
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David M wrote a review Feb 2020
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We stayed 3 nights but would have liked to stay more. Beautiful views from our corner room. The food was beautifully presented and delicious- the best meals we had in Costa Rice. The hosts were really friendly and chatty, and really helped to make the experience memorable.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Michele Z wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts25 contributions9 helpful votes
The Celeste Mountain Lodge is a magical place. The moment you exit your car, you know you made the right choice to be there. The Lodge is stunningly built into a mountain with its own carefully manicured garden trail, and an hour long rain forest trail just across the street on their private property. The jaw-dropping views from every room and from the communal dining area cannot be sufficiently described. They must be experienced. The food is local, thoughtfully prepared, and quite healthy. The air is fresh. The water is fresh. The furniture and décor provide a hint of whimsy, and the building design brings the outdoors inside. The owners, Joel and Selma, are memorably charming -- wonderful raconteurs, modest, smart, warm, and polyglots. We heard them speaking Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English fluently. The location is minutes from every local attraction. We felt stimulated, rejuvenated, and happy after our stay. Thank you Joel and Selma!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: The rooms are not huge or luxurious, but all have great views, are attractive, comfortable and...
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Response from CelesteLodge, Propietario at Celeste Mountain Lodge
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you very much Michele, Comments such as yours make us start each day with energy and enthusiasm to receive our guests. Thank you again for choosing us. Joel and Selma
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Alan K wrote a review Feb 2020
Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom69 contributions27 helpful votes
Great place for bird lovers and nature lovers to visit. A set meal served on shared trestle tables may not suit all. But. That made for some great shared conversations. The owner was very engaging and the staff are very friendly. The night walk was a hit with us as was the walk in the National Park... but get there early! Great eco design throughout.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Celeste Mountain Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Celeste Mountain Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tapir Valley Nature Reserve (1.2 km), Tenorio National Park (4.1 km), and Spring Paradise Bijagua (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Celeste Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Celeste Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Celeste Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Celeste Mountain Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hummingbird Cafe, Pizzeria El Barrigon, and Las Tinajitas.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Celeste Mountain Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Does Celeste Mountain Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Celeste Mountain Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.