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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

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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
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Wheelchair Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
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Liberia Airport42 km
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Our review of Blue River Resort will give you a glimpse into the spirit of the place ... the tone and the welcome. My husband and I booked this last year for our anniversary, but had to cancel because of Hurricane Nate. When we called months later to see if they would honor the G
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Response from Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Responded 2 days ago
Hola Cindy, We are thrilled to read your review and share it with the staff. Thank you for permitting us to host your stay at our paradise on earth...Everyone here takes great pride in the natural amenities and service. What we may lack in sophistication, is made up for in effort. Though the resort has been awarded 'Best Family Hotel", we are also a destination for for romance and Eco-adventure. Again, with great appreciation and hopefully we'll see you again soon. Yours truly, Kevin
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My wife and I drove to the resort from Dreams for a one day adventure that ended in a stress filled disaster. Let me first say that the resort grounds were quirky and seamed very authentic, absolutely worth seeing. Staff were friendly and accommodating. We went to the resort for
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Response from Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Responded 4 days ago
Hola - The title had us worried! We wholeheartedly agree. Our staff deserve a special call-out because such warmth comes from sincere caring. All of us appreciate your review and hope you return soon. Yours truly, Kevin
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We finished a 10 day trip here for only one night, but it was worth the long bumpy ride with limited signage.
The truly natural hot sulphuric based water in multiple pools was heavenly and therapeutic.
We would return some day for more of the same...most excellent food as well.
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Response from Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hola - so glad you made it and enjoyed our famous jewel of Costa Rica. The hot springs are among only a few in Costa Rica and few in the world, that are are natural. The hot water bubbles up to the surface in sink-holes found in the botanical gardens from deep in under the ground containing excellent mineral properties. The water is pumped through pool filters, mixed with fresh water to cool and flows directly into the pools. From there the water returns to a hot springs creek to least affect the environment. There are indeed, many more amenities to return for and Eco-adventure tours into surrounding jungle for awe-inspiring nature exploration. We hope you return soon. Thanks very much for your review and kind words! Yours truly, Kevin
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This review is for both the resort and the activities we did. The resort is rustic and very remote (1 hour on a gravel/dirt road to get to it). It is charming and authentic with nice grounds. The rooms are basically individual cabins that are large but could use some better am
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Response from Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hola from the staff and management at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. We truly regret you feel misled about the difficulty of the tours. This was not anyone’s intent. We are meeting to discuss this. Please know that in no way is it worth our while for a customer to feel this way. We have been in business for many years, showcasing these award-winning tours and apologize. Weather, in the rain forest is always variable and part of the special experience, so rain, is not the excuse. Yours truly, Kevin
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This property is in a very rural area but easy to find. It does require about a half hour drive on gravel roads. Some of the nicest gardens I have seen in Costa Rica. They also have a butterfly house and a hummingbird area. Several pools that range from hot to cool. They are
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Response from Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hola and thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I'll appreciate, if you can email the reservations desk and to tell us your room number so we can increase the light level, something we certainly don't want to have happen. Otherwise we are thrilled to know you enjoyed our paradise on earth. Indeed there are many amenities. The blue river, Rio Azul is across the road where there is a forest path leading to it, five pools, a newly renovated natural sauna an mud bathing area, hummingbird sanctuary, bird and duck sanctuary, ponds with frogs, fish and a caiman, the miniature horses and donkeys and a few more fun things - great for romance, relaxation and families. Again, thank you and please email us as I am not permitted to add that information here. Yours truly, Kevin
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Is a four wheel drive needed to get to the resort? I currently have a kia picanto and I'm wondering if it's ok to use it or if I'd better rent a bigger car...
We took a small tour bus from the Rui Guanacaste in Liberia to this resort. The road was a bit rough, some areas were quite challenging. I’d say rent an SUV to be sure as I’m not sure what the roads would be like in a car. Either way the destination is totally enjoyable and I think you’ll have a wonderful time. ❤️
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I have had to cancel my reservation and I have had nothing but the run around. It’s been over a month and I still have not been credited anything!
Hi - can I get your name please?
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hello, has the recent flooding caused problems for travel from Liberia, and to the resort? thank-you
I would call or email the resort to be sure. However, they are well equipped to handle the terrain. Most use 4 wheeled vehicles. If you rent a vehicle, be sure and reserve a 4-wheeled one. The terrain after about 5-7 miles drop off to rocky and dirt roads. Kevin or Angelique (his wife) speak excellent English. I am sure they will be honest with you.
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I'm a smoker. Do you have a designated smoking area available?
I am also a smoker. There was no smoking in the lodge or cabin, which is normal. We had a small porch. I would go on it and smoke either on the porch or in the road. I kept a pop can or bottle with water in it to put my butts so as to not litter and not cause a fire. In the dry season it would especially be easy to cause a fire. I do not remember an actual designated 'smoking allowed' area. As you may know, Costa Rica is working to have its residents not smoke -- part of their healthy life style. Personally I try to be respectful of them and still have my smoke. Hope this helps.
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How far is your hotel from Liberia airport? And do you offer shuttle bus
Hola! - yes 90 minutes and the cost is $120 with a limit for the number of people. Just contact reservations to arrange via e-mail.
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"Get a room closer to the restaurant if wifi is a necessity for you."
"Upscale cabin. Pack for adventures outdoors. "
"The King Cabana is very big. "
"We did not stay at the hotel so we are unable to rate it."
"we had a family room but didn't spend much time in it - had small fridge/ coffee maker/ TV large closets and bathroom."
US$ 109 - US$ 180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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