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Arenal Springs Hot Springs

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Arenal Springs Hot Springs14.5
swim up bar • sushi bar • wet bar • golf cart

5 Miles West Of Catholic Church Of La Fortuna
La Fortuna de San Carlos, CR
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  • Photo of Citymaps
    2 years ago
    Arenal used to be one of the most active volcanoes in the world, but today it’s one of the most popular tourism destinations in Costa Rica. This region is known for its luxurious resorts, but you can still visit the Arenal Hot Springs if you’re traveling on a budget. Climb up on the larger rocks to access a big pool of volcano-heated spring water, but be mindful of slippery surfaces and varying temperatures.
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  • Photo of SoojiHawk
    12 days ago
    Traveling for the 1st time to Costa Rica, I turned to the assistance of a travel agent and I wasn't disappointed. Arenal Springs Resort & Spa was so wonderful. The rooms are spacious, clean & comfortable. The grounds were so beautiful with all the flowers & greenery. I loved the groups of hammocks around the property to enjoy the quiet & beauty. Staff was very friendly & happy to help in any way when asked. The thermal poos was just perfection & we enjoyed it every night we were there. One suggestion is, do NOT bring food back to the room unless you can put it into the fridge. Small ants will come out of NOWHERE and enjoy the meal you brought back to them. The resort is perfect for a slower, quieter vacation. Perfect for a romantic getaway, couples vacation or a girls getaway.
  • Photo of Jon_Annis501
    16 days ago
    The lodges were all well equipped and not too close together. The site is set out very well and the grounds are beautiful. The pool area and hot springs are a wonderful place to relax. We stayed here for just a couple of nights as a base while exploring the area and for that purpose I truly could not think of anywhere better to stay but I don't know enough about staying here longer term. Felt well above the standard we are used too and we normally go to 4 or 5 star
  • Photo of Kilian T
    19 days ago
    So first of all; The view is just breathtaking and stunning. We hardly believe that there is any other hotel with a better view to the Arenal volcano (which is probably one of the prettiest volcanoes in the world)! The service is very good and always friendly. The hot springs are another big bonus at this resort and we really enjoyed to have a swim in the 40 degrees mineral water (heated by the volcano) The pool bar has nice cocktails for a good price 👍🏻 and the prices in the gift shop are surprisingly alright. BUT...there some negative points; THE WIFI is a bloody joke for a 4 star resort! Our room was very close to the reception so we should have even better connection but it always disconnected and the quality was very poor and to be honest unacceptable. We couldn’t even send a picture home! The next point is the missing of an iron and ironing board. Seriously? Every resort should offer this! Oh and they hand some kind of wristbands out for paying at the bar and so but they look ridiculous like in a disco 😅 Other than that... Oh my gosh is that a view! We would definitely come back!
  • Photo of wood229
    22 days ago
    Stayed here 3 nights. The rooms are very tidy. A stunning view of the volcano. The breakfast is excellent and sets you up nicely for the day. It's the first time I've sat in a volcanic spring water pool whilst drinking a cocktail and eating sushi!
  • Photo of Emily B
    23 days ago
    We had a great junior suite room for our stay for our honeymoon. Absolutely breathtaking views of the volcano. Really yummy breakfast. Clean rooms. Kind of wish we had a microwave for leftover food, but other amenities were great. Hot water for shower always. Loved the hot springs - so relaxing. Swim up bar provided great cocktails and frozen beverages. Sushi was okay, have had better. Pizza okay, italian risotto and pasta was yummy. Very close to downtown La Fortuna ($12.00 taxi each way), and enjoyed exploring the small city. Resort was very close to all of our excursions. Very hospitable staff, kind and friendly and always willing to go the extra mile. Did not utilize spa or yoga (but had a free class every morning at 0630).
  • Photo of FM100
    a month ago
    We stayed here for 4 nights. All staff were lovely. We were greeted on arrival with cold towels and a drink. We arrived on independence day weekend so it was busy and all the restaurants were open. We ate lunch in the Italian, dinner in the other restaurant. Both lovely meals but very expensive for what they were. Staff are obviously told to push the most expensive dishes as the "chefs specials". I don't like this. I can read. If i want those dishes I will choose them. After the holiday weekend the hotel was quite empty and the main restaurant shut apart for breakfast so Italian was the only option apart from the expensive dishes from the other restaurant. Breakfast is good with a reasonable selection of hot and cold options. All eating/drinking places shut at 10pm at night. Regardless of guests wishes. Not sure if this is because of it bring low season. This is not 4 star service. Rooms ok. Clean and spacious. AC is good but noisy. All have amazing views of the volcano. They are dated and although the curtains are black out there is a window over the door that has no curtain so daylight comes in at 5.30. The walls are thin and you can easily hear the neighbours. TV channels are limited if you want english speaking ones. Rooms have mini bar fridges that you can stock yourself (first drinks in there are free). Parking is available next to/near all rooms. It is quite far out of town. But a taxi costs less than £10 one way. Worth it for reasonably priced food, and a bigger selection of food. At this time of year the resort lacks atmosphere. Feels half closed. Also is there really any need for wrist bands?? Made it feel like some all inclusive place.
  • Photo of sach_v
    a month ago
    We stayed here for two nights as part of our honeymoon package. We absolutely loved the place, the rooms were very clean, well equipped and the hotel had many facilities. The on site hot pools and spa are very nice and hygienic. However the food was a little pricey, we paid $13 for one main course. Hence why 4 instead of 5 stars.
  • Photo of Robin P
    a month ago
    We liked this resort due to its laid back comfort and tasty breakfasts. The buildings and grounds are impeccably maintained. Enjoyed a free yoga class in a beautiful setting. What they call a junior suite is small and doesn't have a chair, sofa, etc. The space is tight for four people. There was an occasional problem with running out of hot water for showers.
  • Photo of kissevamonika
    a month ago
    My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights a couple of weeks ago in September. The room we had was the standard junior suite, clean, lovely and with great volcano view. The breakfast is superb and they offer free yoga that I would recommend to everyone. All the staff was friendly and welcoming we had a wonderful time. Especially liked the pool bar and the cocktails :)
  • Photo of Danielle A
    a month ago
    We had beautiful accommodations at this resort. The room had the perfect upscale feel and the springs (included) were amazing. Everything was very clean and the service was very friendly. The included breakfast was superb. We ate at the restaurant, a bit higher end cost, and found the food to be delicious. When you figure the price of the taxi back and forth to La Fortuna, you don't mind paying a bit extra. It seemed the nicer motels were not within walking distance to La Fortuna; and the taxis are expensive. Enjoy the Resort; do the tours. Great view of the volcano. A place to relax!!
  • Photo of Louisenorfolk123
    a month ago
    Have just returned from 12 day visit to Costa Rica with my daughter in law and twin grandsons 11 years old. We were absolutely delighted with the whole resort. Our room faced the volcano and we could lay in bed or sit on the porch and see the volcano. The hot springs pool were so relaxing and the cold water pool so refreshing. Loved the swim up bar for lunch and drinks. The meals were delicious and beautifully displayed. The service was excellent and I would go back tomorrow if I could. I highly recommended this resort for beauty, centre of things to do and for overall service.
  • Photo of Mike B
    a month ago
    This resort was very nice with each of the rooms having a view of the Arenal volcano. The grounds were beautiful with lovely landscaping with a variety of native flowers and trees. Many birds from hummingbirds to toucans were seen around the property. The hot springs were quite nice and the food was very good. If you have trouble walking they offer shuttles since many of the rooms are pretty far from the lobby, restaurant and pools.
  • Photo of A9224RLdeniset
    a month ago
    A large and agreeable mid-level family resort. Clean and well maintained with attractive public areas and restaurants. The grid of duplex bungalows, all facing the same way for a volcano view, with golf carts zipping around, make the place feel a bit like a Florida retirement community. The concierge desk was very helpful about arranging activities in the area. The included breakfast buffet is good and plentiful; we did not eat dinner in the main restaurant but had good pizzas in the second, Italian-style, restaurant. We stayed here partly because it is a moderately priced hotel that features hot springs, but the springs themselves were a little disappointing--a cluster of very small man-made pools. There is a swim-up bar that serves sushi and drinks. The main family pool is small and was generally packed with kids.
  • Photo of Ellen K
    a month ago
    We stayed here three nights while exploring the Arenal area. The hotel provides several pools of hot springs and one of those bars where you sit on stools in the water and order fancy drinks. My husband joked that he kept expecting Isaac from The Love Boat to serve him. The rooms were OK but not fabulous. But after a long day on the volcano, oh my goodness all of my snarkiness about the hot springs melted away. They were just fabulous. That said, the hotel REALLY needs to improve its food. Breakfast is good, but the dinner restaurants are expensive and really sub par food. The other highlight was waking up to the volcano right outside our room, and beautiful and thoughtful plantings that attractive birds. Stunning.
  • Photo of Johnpaul M
    2 months ago
    This is a great place for relaxing and close enough to Fortuna for a short taxi trip. The views are excellent. The room was spacious with sufficient space for our four day stay. Hot springs and jacuzzi with nice pools. Family friendly so expect small children.
  • Photo of skybluem
    2 months ago
    We stayed at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa four nights and our time there was very relaxing and beautiful! From the moment we arrived, check-in process felt great and much welcomed entering the hotel. We were given maybe the best room of the hotel as it was located at the far end of the complex, on the second floor, thus offering unobstructed views to the wonderful Arenal volcano. The room was super clean, mattress was simply wow and generally room, bathroom, balcony were very spacious! The mini bar in the room had beers, soft drinks and waters, free to consume for the first time. In the room we had just a problem with the safety box that was not working but although we reported it at the reception nothing happened because they told us we needed to be at present when they would attempt to fix it (despite the fact we told them that there was nothing inside). This was no problem at all in the end so we just skipped it. Lushy green grounds, clean, well maintained, clean and flowers and plants gorgeous! Walking around you can see that personnel cares about the place and they really take a very good care of it. In the gardens you can come across beautiful butterflies, humming birds, iguana and lizards.We spent much time at the swimming pools with the thermal water and it was heavenly! It was great we could move to different water temperature pools and enjoy the spots here water was falling. Breakfast was good and rich. We had dinner once at the restaurant (the Costa Rican - International one) and we enjoyed the food! Great desserts too! We found though the prices at the restaurant very high (equal to European ones if not more). You always expect higher prices dining in the hotels but the restaurants at Arenal Springs we found exaggeratedly priced. We booked a walk (via the tour office of the hotel) at the Arenal lava trail and we enjoyed it so much (recommended! our young guide - i forget the name- was excellent)! The guy responsible though at the tour desk of the hotel was not as friendly as the reception personnel (his behaviour was with an attitude). In big hotels like this one you cannot expect every single person to be great so we didn't care much but as everybody else was so nice I cannot avoid from pointing this out. Arenal Springs & Spa Resorts turned out to be of our best spots and moments while in Costa Rica! Very good value for money and ideal for couples! Probably it's got the most privileged location opposite the volcano. This is a paradise and you simply shouldn't miss it if you are planning a stay at Arenal or La Fortuna. TIPS: - If you are not intending to dine in the restaurants of the hotels and you don't have a car like us you can find 10 minutes walk away from the hotel a Soda with good, casual food for lunch in very low prices (it's on the right hand side of road walking away from the hotel) - closes at 16.00. You also have certain other options further away along the main road but you need to walk at least 30 mins away. - As we didn't rent a car in Costa Rica we met a local driver in San Jose that was very friendly, extremely careful in driving and gave us good prices in transferring us from certain places within San Jose, to/from airport and also from our hotel in San Jose to Arena Springs Resorts & Spa! Very nice saloon car, not 4x4 but with big space at the back for 2 large suitcases and two trolleys. Definitely value for money, so in case you are looking for a reliable, punctual driver in Costa Rica (not for gravel roads though) I can give you his contacts. Just send me private message. - If you want to buy souvenirs, apart from the shop at the Arenal Springs which has also many things, you can find one shop 10 minutes walk away from the hotel that is next to the Soda mentioned above (it is very small and actually the entrance/reception of a nature park). Good prices! We bought certain things there and we saw also some other wood crafted things that afterwards we came across them at San Jose Airport and were double the price (!) than the ones at that souvenir shop! So, better plan ahead!
  • Photo of 69clive
    2 months ago
    We were upgraded to this hotel on our Thomson Tour of Costa Rica - such a beautiful view of the volcano and bar and restaurant looking out on to the Mountain. The pool was beautiful and warm, heated naturally by the volcano - perfect
  • Photo of HobokenGlobetrotter
    Stayed at the Arenal Springs Resort for three nights. Great location to explore the area and the view of the volcano was fab. The hot springs/pools were nice. Service was fine. Our room was at the far end of the property, on the first floor of a two-story building. Unfortunately, we could hear our upstairs neighbors running up and down the stairs. I’m not sure how they get away with calling the room a junior suite. We had two beds, a counter with a fridge under it and a stool. The room was clean, but depressing and worn out. Utilitarian is the best way to describe it. The AC only worked when you had your key card in the electricity slot and took a long time to cool the room. Wifi in the room was sporadic. The bathroom was nothing fancy and had a funky open roof where rain came in to the “shower garden” Breakfast was included and very average, although the Gallo Pinto was pretty good. The Italian restaurant was fine, but overpriced. I’m sure there are nicer places to stay in La Fortuna.
  • Photo of JSH0922
    2 months ago
    We stayed here for 4 nights while visiting the Arenal Area and had a wonderful time. We were a group of 7 family and friends and had 3 bungalows all the way in the back. It was about a 3-4 minute walk to the lobby and if that's an issue they will gladly drop you off/pick you up in a golf cart. Each room had it's own patio with a view of the volcano (when it was visible - we went in July and it did rain but never all day). The rooms were very roomy, the AC worked well, the bathrooms were huge and sitting out on the patio was lovely. One minor item - there were three of us in a room and only chairs for two. The breakfast buffet was wonderful. They had someone making waffles, french toast and eggs and had beans and rice, fresh fruit, potatoes, all kinds of pastries/breads, juices, etc. Each morning my daughter went to the free yoga class while a few of us met at the springs and had coffee before breakfast. The hot springs were wonderful as was the pool. Everyone congregated at the pool which was a nice warm temperature since the hot springs fed eventually into it. The pool bar served drinks for a typical bar price and were fine. Just note if you are a wine drinker there are only two wines (one red and one white) and that was pretty much everywhere in Costa Rica (pick up some bottles at the airport duty free shops). We did most of our dinner meals at the pool bar. The Italian restaurant was always booked and the other was way out of our price range for a family of 7 so I can't review either. The pool menu was starting to get repetitive after a few nights but was reasonable. The servers at the pool were very nice and accommodating. It's a short ride into town. One day the lobby got us a cab (there is only one van that can accommodate a group of 7 in Arenal) to the Arenal National Park 1968 Trail. We got the taxi drivers card and called him when we were done hiking a few hours later and caught a ride into town for lunch then called him again for a ride back to the hotel. Not too expensive and the driver was very nice. Make sure he doesn't wait on you or you'll pay for that - just get his card and call him when you're ready. One evening there was a bad thunder storm that took out the electricity. Not a problem as they had several massive generators that powered the resort. In the evenings our group would sit in the hammocks near the pool, have a drink and relax. We would have loved to have stayed longer!
  • Photo of Jo B
    2 months ago
    We stayed here as part of the 4 night cloud forest tour. Service was fantastic, food was good. The views of the volcano was amazing! Staff were really helpful and the grounds were impeccable. It was our wedding anniversary whilst there and they left flowers and a bottle of wine for when we arrived. Little touches go a long way!!

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