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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

600m West of Puente Rio Azul, El Gavilan, Dos Rios, Rincon de La Vieja 50101 Costa Rica
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#1 of 7 hotels in Rincon de La Vieja
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Blue River Resort and Hot Springs is an authentic Costa Rica experience in the rainforests of Rincon de la Vieja. Our jewel is the spectacular natural mineral "green" hot spring pools – but that’s just the beginning. There is a large fresh water pool & bullet slide, the spa, botanical gardens, butterfly farm, iguana and frog pond and much more. Set out on several authentic eco Costa Rica adventure tours, all nearby. Eco-tours include visits to gorgeous blue volcanic rivers and waterfalls by horseback, nature walks, volcano hike, zip-lining across waterfalls and much more. The breadth of eco-nature tours will amaze you. Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers luxury accommodation in new, spacious 720 square foot cabanas. Book your dream Costa Rica vacation!
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
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Breakfast buffet
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Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hot spring bath
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Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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Michelle G wrote a review 24 Feb
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My husband and I had a wonderful time here. It was a perfect balance of adventure (nature hikes, river crossing, waterfall swimming) and relaxation (thermal pools, sauna, seclusion). All staff we encountered were lovely and taught us a lot, in particular we loved Ronald, Kevin, Jovani, and Fernando.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear 14065llmichelleg, greetings from all of us at Blue River Resort! We thank you very much for your visit and kind words. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and felt at home. We feel grateful to have a great team of people who work from their heart, with much love. Thank you again, we send you a big hug!
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Jayda W wrote a review Jul 2023
Tennessee25 contributions19 helpful votes
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Best place!! We loved it. The grounds were beautiful, lots of things to see and do. We only stayed 3 days but that was plenty. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot springs, the water slide, the botanical gardens. The power did go out several times but they managed it well. We actually had a totally candlelight dinner one night and we loved it! The power would not stay out very long. I never got to see the sloth which was a disappointment but still ok. You could hear the howler monkeys in the distance and listening to the birds was so relaxing. The hammock on the porch was such a treat. The food was great!! The included breakfast was a nice treat. Prices for food and drinks were very reasonable. We did one excursion, ziplining and horseback riding. Keylar and the zip line instructor, can't remember his name (maybe Ronald) made it so much fun and were awesome!! For those wondering, they do have body wash in a pump attached in the shower and have a blow dryer in the bathroom. All of the staff were so friendly and helpful especially Javier, the manager. The views of the volcano were so breathtaking!! I highly recommend adding this place to your stays in Costa Rica!!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 8 Jul 2023
Good morning jaydaw67, greetings from Blue River Resort!! We thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to let us know your impressions, they are very important for us. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and had a good quality time with your family. We are all about nature and adventure. We feel very fortunate to have a super good team of people who love what they do, and work from their hearts, like Javier, Ronald or Keylor and many others who always go the extra mile, to make sure you take back home with you good memories, that will make you want to come back. We send you a big hug and thank you very much again, have a great day!
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gabrielahaddad3 wrote a review 5 Feb
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We really enjoyed this place. Their grounds are beautiful, we spent our time admiring the plants, flowers, hummingbirds and butterflies, the Dino Park was a fun activity and the restaurant didn't disappoint, the food was delicious and the staff was kind. The room was very comfortable and clean.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Good afternoon, dear gabrielahaddad3, greetings from Blue River Resort! We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your stay. We thank very much for coming and spending your precious vacation time at Blue River Resort and for sharing it with us. We send you a big hug, all the best!!
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Zianne wrote a review Jan 2024
Ottawa, Canada179 contributions105 helpful votes
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We spent 11 days/10 nights at Blue River Resort and Hot Springs. We chose it for our yoga retreat, so we could practice yoga on the beautiful platform surrounded by nature. The resort offers full use of the various hot and cool pools, volcanic mud bath, flora and fauna rich botanical gardens and surrounding paths, various excursions including breathtaking scenery and waterfalls nearby, and delicious fresh meals. All this with exceptional service from every single staff member. The 25 rooms are in wooden chalets, are spacious and the beds are super comfortable. The bathroom is also very spacious with toilet separate from shower and rest of the bathroom. There is also a walk in closet with plenty of shelves. The website provides all the details of the inclusions, which are too numerous for me to address here. We were 11 in our group, and all thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Blue River Resort & Hot Springs.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Good evening, dear Zianne, greetings from all of us at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs!! We thank you so very much for having spent all your wonderful time with us, it was wonderful for us too, we are very grateful! We are glad to know that all 11 people in your group enjoyed their experience at Blue River Resort while spending your yoga retreat with us. Our nature and adventure tours, our yoga Shala, our gardens, our hot springs, our beautiful 720 square foot rooms all surrounded by gardens and many more make reasons make our own little piece pf paradise your best option for a yoga retreat or just relax immersed in nature and adventure. We feel blessed for having these great team of people working for us, people who are always willing to go the extra mile and do it with much love. We all had a great time with you, hope to see you back soon. We send you all a big warm hug!!
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Jackie W wrote a review Jan 2024
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This place is AMAZING! We were there right after Christmas and had THE BEST time. We stayed in three different areas (three different resorts) over 11 days in Costa Rica and the Blue River Resort/area was my favorite. My husband booked the vacation so I did not have any idea of what the place would be like. Upon arriving I was a little apprehensive bc the check in is so unassuming. The rooms were their own little cabins and were nice and clean. The grounds were spectacular! They take such great care of everything. The area is breathtaking as well. We hiked to the cathedral waterfall and the guides from the resort were so informative and amazing. We also did tubing down the blue River. Very fun, adventurous and highly recommend. The last thing we did was zip lining and loved it. Have been zip lining quite a few times at various vacation spots and this one is definitely as must do. There is one restaurant and the food was great. The chicken sandwich … So delish! What made this place so special was the staff. Each and every one of them was amazing! It was a small resort so you really got to know them well. They took such great time and effort to make sure you were well taken care of. Kaylor and Eduardo were phenomenal people and the resort is so blessed to have them! Cannot recommend this place highly enough! It is a diamond in the middle of the Rainforest!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Good morning dear K7784ZUjackiew Greetings from all of us at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs We appreciate your kind words very much, they mean a lot to us. We are delighted to hear that you and your family had a wonderful vacation time here with us. We are glad to share our piece of paradise with you, so you can create beautiful memories. Indeed, being in the real rainforest near an active volcano, makes this area a stunning area with lots of things to see and do, with amazing hikes to enchanting rainforests with gorgeous waterfalls, lots of different fun adventure tours to enjoy, or just relax in the steam room or by the hot springs. We are lucky and feel thankful for the great team of people that we have working for us, who are all very passionate and love what they do, they are our biggest asset. We send you and your family a big warm hug,
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JaneVCongers_NY wrote a review Jan 2024
Congers, NY56 contributions35 helpful votes
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We felt welcome and safe everywhere that we traveled. The meals were excellent and well-prepared. The whole facility is very clean and well-taken care of.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear JaneVcongers_NY, We are delighted to hear from you and appreciate your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we are glad that you had a wonderful stay at Blue River Resort. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities and we are grateful for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon and we wish you a great day! Sincerely, The Blue River Resort Team
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DebSPQ wrote a review Jan 2024
21 contributions11 helpful votes
Amazing place. So much to see and do A little off the beaten track but absolutely worth it. Delicious breakfast included. Cabin exceeded expectations. . Pleasant and helpful staff. Great guides to Cathedral Falls. Wish we could have stayed longer this time but definitely will next time.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Good afternoon, dear DebSPQ. Greetings from Blue River Resort! We are very grateful for your beautiful words. They mean a lot to us and motivate us to keep doing our best and more. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are happy to share our piece of paradise with you and look forward to welcoming you again with open arms. We wish you all the best!
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mkng701 wrote a review Jan 2024
Mandan, North Dakota62 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a special place. The hospitality and genuine kindness of the staff is amazing. I have 4 kiddos and felt very safe letting them explore the property without me right by their side. The road to access the property is like described by others. There are signs to help you navigate. I’d recommend downloading a Google map prior to driving. Shuttle is available. The rooms are spacious. They are clean. It’s a local resort- so the bathrooms aren’t like a standard American hotel. For example: You can’t flush the toilet paper. The restaurant on site is open for breakfast from 7-9. It was delicious. That’s included in the price. Dinner is from 6-9. The prices are fair and they can accommodate gluten food allergies. Budget $15 per person per meal. They will add meals to your room bill. Add- on excursions are personal and reasonable. We hiked to waterfalls and it was great. You need good shoes for that- that can get wet. The property is well maintained and the manager is available to help via what’s up app. Pack snacks. Keep them zipped in a travel cooler, zip lock bag or in the room fridge. There are ants in the jungle and they love food. There is also no shops on site for toiletries purchase, medicine etc. so plan accordingly. Bugs were present-but not annoying. Bug spray on hikes is a yes! We went during the dry season so there was only rain at night. This is a place that will grow on you the longer you are there. Yoga, mud baths, garden walks, thermal pools- it’s a retreat center. Wi-Fi was strong throughout the property. Finally- pack tip money. Tips for meals, tips for maids, tips for the guides.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 18 Jan 2024
Dear mkng701, we are delighted to hear from you and we appreciate your kind words. Your feedback motivates us to keep doing our best. Our team is our greatest asset and they are passionate about their work. They love to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. We are a family-friendly hotel with many activities for everyone. We are happy that you and your kids enjoyed your stay and felt safe and at home. We are located on the Caribbean side of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, in the heart of the rainforest. This is a beautiful and unique place that we love to share with you. We send you and your family a warm hug and wish you all the best!
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pclayt23 wrote a review Jan 2024
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
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Very friendly people, beautiful surroundings, helpful staff, fun activities with lots of wildlife. I LOVED IT! The rooms were spacious but a little dated. However, the shrubbery through the windows and sound of the birds more than made up for it.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Dear pclayt23, greetings from Blue River Resort! We thank you very much for your business, we are happy to know that you have liked the experience at Blue River Resort. Thanks for leaving us your kind words and feedback, they are very important for us. We send you a warm hug!
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Lauren wrote a review Jan 2024
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First ever solo trip and first ever time doing yoga! Booked via book retreats and although not exactly what I expected given the book retreats detail I loved every second. Magali, is the most amazing teacher who tailored each session to meet the ability of those in the group. I really looked forward to the morning and afternoon sessions. Due to prebooking a yoga retreat package I had a reduced menu to choose from which unfortunately was the same for lunch and dinner. Some waiters seemed more rigid than others with what I could order but overall the food was simple and unfortunately americanised but fresh ingredients and tasty. The room I had was beautiful, airy and quiet with a hammock on the private veranda and massive King size bed. I saw so much wildlife from my veranda it was incredible! The spa pools are cleaned in alternative days to keep them fresh and ensure there are always lots of options. I also went zip lining and to the cathedral waterfall as part of the tours offered by the hotel both of which were fabulous fun and the guides so helpful and kind. The grounds are beautiful with plenty of places to walk and sit quietly with the steam cave and mud bath great fun despite the natural smell of sulphur. I also managed to get in a massage at the spa which was fantastic. The hotel is set up so it doesn't ever feel over busy and I had no issues with over hearing my neighbours. It was a great choice to enjoy some peace, quiet, yoga, meditation and beautiful surroundings. The roads in and out the resort are definitely rough but both transfers to and from Liberia arranged by the hotel were great with very conscientious drivers.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
dear Roam67069220424, good morning from Blue River Resort, greetings!! Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words. We are delighted that you felt safe and enjoyed your first solo yoga retreat in our paradise. We always strive to provide the best experience for our guests. We apologize that you found the restaurant options limited. We offer vegan, vegetarian, and toucan menus, and we are happy to accommodate any suggestions or special requests from our guests at any time. We appreciate your visit again, and we send you a big hug from all of us.
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₹10,608 - ₹17,736 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteRincon de La Vieja
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Which popular attractions are close to Blue River Resort & Hot Springs?
Nearby attractions include Sensoria Land of Senses (1.0 km), Dino Park at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs (2.6 km), and Mineral River Eco Village (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Blue River Resort & Hot Springs have airport transportation?
Yes, Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Blue River Resort & Hot Springs have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Blue River Resort & Hot Springs accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.