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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
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Horseback riding
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Jenna S wrote a review 21 Jan
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Went to this resort with six adults and a seven year old. We all had a great time with the activities at the resort. The waterfall hikes are a must and the zip lining tour was incredible! All of the tour guides were very friendly and informative about all of the local plants and animals. Also very relaxing soaking in the hot springs after hiking through the jungle. I definitely recommend this resort if you’re looking for various adventure tours in the jungle!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 2 days ago
Good morning jennasR3908YZ, greetings from Blue River Resort! We thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to let us know you had a good time; it is very important for us to know. This is the land of beautiful waterfalls and rivers, as we are on the Caribbean side of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano. We are glad to know that you had a good, quality, family time together, creating good memories for a lifetime. We send you a big hug.
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jeffjohnsonyes wrote a review Jun 2022
Kent City, Michigan17 contributions3 helpful votes
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I had my concerns when I originally booked this resort because it’s in the middle of nowhere. I was extremely pleased with what we found: wonderful accommodations, super nice people and an extremely well-maintained resort. We stayed in a cabana and it was huge and probably the best part was the hammock on the porch. The menu was great at the restaurant no problem finding food everyone liked and it was well prepared, drinks were also very good. Awesome nature trails at the resort to see animals and flowers and butterflies. The Hot Springs were awesome, each one was at a different temperature and they were two normal pools to cool off in, one with a waterslide that is quicker than you would expect. We went on an excursion to Cathedral Falls, it is just as cool as the pictures look, the water was running high that day so we couldn’t go as far in as some people do but it was an incredible experience and a fun adventure. The other excursion we did was the Dino Park and waterfalls hike with horseback riding. If you have kids I think the Dino Park is awesome the hikes to the waterfalls were very beautiful and the horseback riding was a lot of fun. If you want a quiet restful getaway with some adventures available this is the place to go, you are literally in the middle of nowhere at a gorgeous resort.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Kevin Glassman, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Responded 25 Jun 2022
Dear jeffjohnsonyes, Warm greetings from all your friends at Blue River! Yes, we are in the middle of now where, on the beautiful Caribbean side of Rincon de la Vieja volcano, the only one facing the active crater and surrounded by wonderful rivers and waterfalls, and magical forests with beautiful flora and fauna. We are psyched that you created wonderful family memories that will last forever, perhaps memories that will make you want to come back to your own little piece of paradise. Thanks again and big hug,
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Danielle P wrote a review 11 Jan
1 helpful vote
Wow! This place was gorgeous. Super relaxing. Loved the hot springs and pools. The grounds were beautiful. My room/cottage was comfortable and cute and had things I needed. The spa services were also pretty good. And I loved the location. My excursions were also beautiful and fun! The staff super friendly and nice and helpful!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Mauricio Gutierrez, General Manager at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good morning daniellepN1084EX, greetings from Blue River Resort. Thank you very much for your visit and kind words, they mean a lot to us, thanks for letting us know. We work with much love for you to enjoy and have a good time, so you can back with you good memories. We send you a big hug and hope you visit us again soon!!
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Heather M wrote a review 11 Jan
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My stay was incredible - whether laying in my hammock to the sound of rain, revelling in the feel of my skin post mud mask, or indulging in one of Jessica’s fantastic yoga classes, every day was the best one! I will be back and have already recommended the journey to others!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Mauricio Gutierrez, General Manager at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good morning CRHM2022, greetings from Blue River Resort! We are very happy to learn that you had a very good time while visiting, this is the idea. We thank you very much for having chosen us and for taking the time to leave us feedback, it is very important for us. WE are glad that you enjoyed the yoga classes by Jessica, she is one more of our team who loves what she does. We look forward to having you as our guest again!! Big hug!
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BluegrassBicycler wrote a review 3 Jan
Lexington, Kentucky26 contributions13 helpful votes
Another couple met us for 3 days/ 4 nights at BRR. The highlights of the stay were walking the highly maintained grounds to see beautiful flowers, trees, hummingbirds and butterflies, as well as soaking in the hot springs. Breakfast was included, featuring fresh fruit and either Costa Rican or American entrees. One morning was buffet with table service the other days. While our room was spacious, it had a damp/mildew smell as we entered that was difficult to disperse. We did report it to the front desk along with our in-room safe that didn’t work correctly. The front desk replaced the safe and some of bedding to reduce the odor. One night our next door neighbor had an extremely loud speaker-phone call with a relative. I called the front desk who tried calling them (naturally they didn’t pick up). It is a shame because most cabins/rooms have only one immediate neighbor. While breakfast was quite satisfactory, we thought lunch and dinner were just okay, over priced for what we got. We also tired of the nonstop love songs. The best deal on the menu is the Casado. We walked to nearby restaurants for variety.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mauricio Gutierrez, General Manager at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good morning BluegrassBicycler, greetings from Bue River Resort! Thank you very much for having chosen Blue River for your vacations, we are glad that you enjoyed and liked your stay with us. Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving us your feedback, we will look into it. We are very happy that you liked the grounds and being surrounded in nature with so many beautiful tropical flowers "trees, hummingbirds and butterflies, as well as soaking in the hot springs" We send you warm greetings, have a good day!
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Gerry T wrote a review 3 Jan
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We were hoping to get a local experience and we definitely received it. The daily yoga was awesome! Zip line was exciting and was led safely and professionally. We got to see monkeys, sloths and Toucans. The food was great and the service excellent. They cleaned the pools , completely draining them and power washing them. The Spa was awesome too. The only negative is There were no more Peacocks, the Gym is old and doesn’t have a straight bench, and there are tiny ants in the bathrooms so don’t have food in your room. You are truly in the jungle so please accept that there will be bugs. The floral around your private cabin is impressive. We did the Dino Park so the grandkids could see photos, but it was a great time for us too.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear gerryt517, good morning and greetings from Blue River Resort! Thank you very much for your visit to Blue River and for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed the experience with your family, having quality time together, creating good memories to take back home. We thank you very much for your feedback, we will look into it. We send you a big hug!
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MamaMin2 wrote a review 2 Jan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania7 contributions1 helpful vote
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The most majestic resort that we stayed at while in CR. We are a family of four with teenagers and we enjoyed this resort fully during our short stay over Christmas. From the beautiful flora & fauna, to sunset at the lake with so many birds and ducks, to the wonderful staff and can’t forget the hot springs, the butterflies and hummingbirds, it’s just magical! This place is such a wonderful gem. There are hammocks on your porch, the cabin is spacious, everything is very well maintained and clean. They really have a little bit of everything including yoga twice a day! Everyone who we encountered who works there were very nice and accommodating. We loved our stay.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good morning MamaMin2, greetings from Blue River Resort! We thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your impressions, they are very important for us. We feel very happy knowing that you have enjoyed your visit to Blue River with your family, creating lifetime memories to take back home, we do work with much love for you to enjoy this beautiful piece of paradise. We send you warm regards and a big hug!
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Svetlana R wrote a review Dec 2022
Wonderful place with amazing restaurant and great activities. Great location to relax for few days after exploring Costa Rica for 2 weeks. Make sure you drive SUV to get there, as last 20km of roads are not sedan's friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good morning, dear svetlanar622, greetings from Blue River! Thank you very much for your comments, we feel very happy knowing that you liked your visit and enjoyed your stay. We send you a big hug, have a nice day and come back to visit us again! Good day
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Glen C wrote a review Dec 2022
Halifax, Canada1 contribution
A beautiful paradise. Quiet and relaxing. Morning yoga and meditation in an extraordinary environment with waterfalls and an abundance of nature was a great way to start the day. Food was great with impeccable service. Rooms are large and clean. People were very friendly and helpful. Lots of fun and adventurous offsite activities to choose from. Had a wonderful time.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear GlenC940, greetings from Blue River Resort! Thank you very much for your beautiful words, we work from our hearts to make your stay memorable. We are very grateful for your visit and very happy that you have enjoyed your stay, creating good memories to take back home. We would love to have you as our guests again, have a good evening and we send a big hug for you!
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Runnerny2244 wrote a review Dec 2022
Smyrna, Georgia969 contributions386 helpful votes
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We booked this place to try staying in the rainforest instead of at the beach. It’s definitely out and away from the rest of the world, which honestly was cool. You definitely need an SUV to get out there. AC in the villas worked great and we Loved the chairs and hammock on the front porch. The place is charming, clean, staff is very friendly. The hot spring pools are really neat. The gym is small and the treadmill was broke, but you can get a workout in. The restaurant is decent, tiki bar had nice beverages. Again, the staff is great and if you want to be away, this is the place. One thing I wouldn’t recommend is their excursion to Cathedral Falls. We thought this was like a walk on a trail out to the falls and back. It was a walk through a muddy field with barbed wire on one side and an electric wire on the other. Our sneakers were covered in mud after 5 minutes. We stopped after 20 minutes and turned back. Honestly, I enjoyed the place. 2 nights is long enough to see and do everything there, at least for me it was.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t do the Cathedral Waterfalls Tour. Rent an SUV to get out there.
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Response from Mauricio Gutierrez, General Manager at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Responded 4 weeks ago
Good afternoon, dear Runnerny2244, greetings from Blue River!! We are glad that you liked your vacation time at Blue River Resort. As you now know, we are all about adventure and nature in the rainforest, on the north side of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Costa Rica's most active. Indeed, during our rainy season, some trails can get very muddy as it rains too much. We thank you very much for your visit and feedback, we will look into it, it is very important for us. We send you a warm greeting!
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$124 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteRincon de La Vieja
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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.