As countries around the world race to greenify their tourism practices, Costa Rica has long been leaps and bounds ahead of the pack. Over the last few decades, Costa Rica’s track record of implementing proven far-reaching sustainability initiatives has become rock-solid: The government has converted millions of acres of agricultural plots into nature reserves with overwhelming public support—today, more than a quarter of the country falls under protected status)—in addition to propping up ambitious reforesting initiatives, and innovating on tried-and-true conservation tactics to safeguard one most biodiverse ecologies on the planet. Naturally, tourism has played an outsized role in keeping these efforts alive, with Costa Rica’s hotels operating as role models for existing in harmony with the fragile ecosystem.

Ensconced in the dense tropical forests of the Tenorio Volcano National Park, the boutique property seamlessly blends into the surrounding jungle; a luxurious base from which you can explore the extensive hiking trails and animal sanctuaries dotting this lesser-known pocket of the popular Guanacaste Province.

Rio Celeste Hideaway is one of them. Ensconced in the dense tropical forests of the Tenorio Volcano National Park, the boutique property seamlessly blends into the surrounding jungle; a luxurious base from which you can explore the extensive hiking trails and animal sanctuaries dotting this lesser-known pocket of the popular Guanacaste Province. Though there is one particular draw that makes this hotel unlike any other in the area—just peep the hotel’s name for a not-so-subtle hint.

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