Blue River Resort & Hot Springs is about an hour by car or shuttle from Liberia, Costa Rica, and from the gateway of the beach resorts of Guanacaste. The drive is spectacular in itself as you leave behind the dry hot weather of the beach and ascend into cool, lush and green rainforest. We are at base of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, along the north Caribbean side. The surroundings include panoramic views of the volcano, jungles, grand waterfalls and blue volcanic rivers. Contact Us to say where you'll be and we'll arrange a shuttle.
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When inputting the name on mapping programs like Google maps please use the above name or the longitude and lattitude coordinates. Unfortunately, people have inputted other locations for Blue River Resort and some of our guests end up at the wrong location.
Del puente de Río Azul en Gavilán, 500 metros al norte, Fraccionamiento IDA.
El Gavilan 21306, Costa Rica
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Blue River Estate and Blue River Resort Hot Springs & Spa are located less than a kilometer apart, within the district of Dos Rios, just inside the province of Alajuela. There are several villages in close proximity; chief among them, Dos Ríos.
From the Liberia International Airport (Daniel Oduber) to Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, signs have been placed at key locations along the road, indicating directions and distance to the resort. This makes getting here easy. The road network is well-paved except for the final 20 km, which is gravel. The scenery along the way is spectacular! Along your drive the environment will gradually change from dry hot pastures to cool, tropical and lush rainforest, with gorgeous mountain views.
These directions begin from the Pan American Highway, at the major traffic light intersection in Liberia with a McDonalds on the northeast corner. Please note that many current maps incorrectly show Quebrada Grande as Garcia Flamenco (its former name) and do not include the road network that extends past the town. See the map below.
By car, the drive takes approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours.
If you're coming from La Cruz, go south along the Pan American. Turn east (left) toward Quebrada Grande and follow the above directions.
Upala, Alejuela is a less travelled, scenic route. The final 24 km are along a gravel road. There are fewer well-marked signs showing the way to Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, so don't hesitate to stop and ask locals for directions.
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