Costa Rica
Costa Rica Thermal Hot Springs

Thermal Hot Springs

Costa Rica has a high concentration of volcanos, both active and dormant. Fascinating to view and visit, they are more than just a dramatic focal point. Geologically active areas provide thermal hot springs perfect for soaking and relaxation.

When visiting the Arenal region, this is a highlight not to be missed! Most hot springs have multiple pools set within lush, tropical vegetation. Some resorts have springs located on site, with unlimited entry for hotel guests. For those staying elsewhere, the purchase of daily entrance passes serves as an affordable alternative.

Because the sun sets early in the tropics, it is difficult to find outdoor, evening activities in Costa Rica. This is the perfect sequel to the myriad of active daylight adventures-especially those resulting in sore muscles!

Arenal has exploded with hot springs choices: quiet and exclusive, high-end with spa services, party atmosphere with swim up bars and loud music, natural and rustic or some with a combination of these. We can help you find the right hot spring to ensure an unforgettable experience!

Hot Springs
Tabacon Hot Springs
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Tabacon Hot Springs is a large property able to combine many features in one location. With the widest variety of types and temperatures, hot water pools are scattered along pathways within beautiful gardens. Relax in sparkling warm water surrounded by tropical flora or carouse in the large common area with waterslide, swim up bar and volleyball net. Entrances include a meal and limit the hours of visitation.

The Springs Resort
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The Springs Resort offers a day pass to experience high-end luxury. There are two areas with hot spring pools, one near the main building, the other closeby called Perdido Springs. The included meal buffet is tasty featuring local cuisine. The 10,000 square foot spa is the largest in the Arenal area with many treatments to choose from. Also included is a jungle cat tour for viewing rescued and rehabilitated native cats of Costa Rica.

Ecotermales Hot Springs
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Ecotermales Hot Springs is a more intimate hot springs with large connected pools of varying degrees. Lunch or dinner buffet is typical Costa Rican cuisine served family style. There are no water slides, booming music or gimmicks. This is a peaceful setting with no views of the volcano, but set within the rainforest. They restrict the number of guests per day and reservations can only be made via travel agents or participating hotels.

Baldi Hot Springs
Baldi Hot Springs

Baldi Hot Springs is a favorite with locals and natives. It expanded its grounds and has added a highrise hotel. Loud music, several water slides and plenty of swimup bars contribute to a party atmosphere. Entrances are reasonably priced with food available on premises.

Orosi Valley Hot Springs
Orosi Hot Springs

Hot Springs are also located in the Orosi valley which is a little over an hour from San Jose. The area is home to Lankester Gardens, pictureque churches and Tapanti National Park. Public hot springs are available in the town of Orosi. For overnight stays, Rio Perlas Resort has hot springs on premises with spa services available. It is a quaint, garden resort set amoung rainforest near the river.