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Rincon de La Vieja 50101 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 hotels in Rincon de La Vieja
Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hot spring bath
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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baronginger wrote a review 17 Jan
Colorado29 contributions22 helpful votes
The positives: . The room was spacious and comfortable and we loved the hammock and rocking chairs on the covered front porch during the many rain storms. . The grounds are beautiful, with gorgeous flair and sweet seating spots to quietly observe it. . The mud baths, steam room and pools are relaxing and fun . The food was very good . We were able to go on one tour (others were canceled due to eruption) and our guide, Kevin, was absolutely fabulous. Enthusiastic, helpful...he really went the extra mile. I had read here how amazing the tours were and I completely agree! The negatives: .The front office is understaffed (usually only one person there with a line) . Getting informaiton on the tours isn't easy...rather than having a white board at reception or at the restaurant, you have to wait in line for the ONE person. . The gym, which looked good, wasn't. The machines weren't plugged in, and even when I plugged them in, wouldn't work. One, when I pushed the "on" button, the buttom disintegrated and fell off! In much need of maintenance. All in all, we are glad we went and really liked our few days there, but likely won't go again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Room Tip: Rooms close to the restaurant have wifi (as restaurant does)
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James H wrote a review Jul 2021
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania16 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Lovely few days! We experienced it all! Botanical gardens, mud baths, sauna, butterfly garden, three thermal mineral pools, the great spa, the well equipped gym, manicures grounds and very comfortable cabins with in room coffee and A/C. Don’t hesitate to order some wine and fruit for your took before your arrival! Staff is amazing. They take to time to learn your name and preferences. The owners make themselves available and visible. Don’t worry about the trip to the resort. It’s part of the experience and you won’t be sorry!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Have fun on the trip to the resort! It’s an adventure but well worth it!
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Response from Blue River Resort, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Responded 12 Aug 2021
Hola! Great advice and with great appreciation for choosing our paradise on earth. FYI - we were rated among the top family hotels in Central America by TripAdvisor back when we opened. Though we cater to all clientele, the kids and parents love the health and safety of the area, the shallow pools, the bullet water slide, all the interaction with nature, from the many animals and flowers like turtles, miniature horses and donkeys,sloths, toucans, and our dogs, . Lots of fun! Again, thank you and hopefully you'll return again. Yours truly, Kevin
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Edgar wrote a review Dec 2021
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic52 contributions32 helpful votes
We visited the resort. Since the arrival the expectation was achieved. The service and the “human heat” was incredible. The visual of the forest, trees and animals was impressive. We entered the rooms and they are excellent super big and comfortable rooms “inserted” in the nature. The food has been good. Last night we had pizza. Today we are going to try the breakfast. The tour to the river waterfall was really nice and the swimming in the natural pool with cold water was delicious. We super recommend the place.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring repellent
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Molly wrote a review Dec 2021
Kalamazoo, Michigan49 contributions51 helpful votes
It was a long drive up a scenic two-lane dirt road, bumpy, rainy, veering around the numerous dogs to get here. Due to our prior location, we came the long route. It is a group tour. Till now accommodations have been small, quaint lodges. We arrived late afternoon, not much time for a quick tour around winding paths then it got dark. Yeah, they showed us to our rooms, but the quick overview wasn't helpful. Did manage to reach the restaurant for dinner - but leaving was a sorry experience. Pouring rain, no trail signage, towering plants, cabins all look alike. This is an upscale resort! How hard is it to have signs at turn offs with room numbers? And the next day trying to reach the mud bath (a misnomer) was another challenge; had to utilize labyrinth tactics to find it. First nite after 3 attempts to find my room (one with our tour guide), she argued with lodge personnel for assistance. They refused a flashlight, refused use of an umbrella. Finally, a staff member came with a huge umbrella to guide me - the umbrella was for him. Overall staff surly, uncommunicative. And the mud bath, well, first you go in the sauna, then try to apply grainy slurpy mud in a commuity bowl while you're cooling off, then wait 15 minutes and take a cold shower. Hm, rather go home and put a hot towel on my face, apply a nice mask, sit in my nice home then rinse.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: Request room next to main road so you can find your way.
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svenssonb wrote a review Dec 2021
nyc3 contributions3 helpful votes
Extremely disappointed to report an employee from this resort stole my credit card number off the credit card authorization form I filled out and used my card number to purchase items locally around the resort. This is a TRUE statement because this is a rarely used card that is a backup to my main credit card. Prior to finding out about these fraudulent charges, the hotel concierge was very responsive to my emails regarding pre-arrival transportation, amenities, excursions, etc. When I emailed the concierge to notify them about the fraudulent charges and to speak with a manager, I never heard back (it's been 19 days). PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND CHECK YOUR CC'd STATEMENTS AFTER TRAVELING TO THIS RESORT!
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Date of stay: November 2021
$108 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 (4.2 km) and Dino Park Blue River (2.7 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.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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.