Costa Rica Hotel, Resort, Hot Springs
Rincon de la Vieja
Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Phone: (954)688-3646 | (US) or (506)2206-5000 (CR)
Fax:(800)840-5071 USA/Canada or (506)2206-5505 CR

Natural Mineral Hot Spring Pools in Costa Rica

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Costa Rica

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In Costa Rica, near the Rincon de la Vieja volcano

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Costa Rica is renowned for its hot springs and spectacular exotic settings. Blue River Hot Springs has a one-of-kind jewel. The hot springs located on the resort are considered to have unique healing powers. The water is mineral-rich, green and is released from the ground at 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit.)

The natural mineral "green" hot springs found bubbling up from the surface at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs have been harnessed to create spectacular pools. Each hot spring pool has varying features and temperatures. In addition, guests can cool off in the fresh-water pool and bullet waterslide.

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In Costa Rica, convenient to the beaches of Guanacaste and Liberia, on the north side of majestic Rincon de la Vieja volcano, is an idyllic vacation opportunity for nature-lovers and adventurers alike to enjoy the overwhelming beauty and wonders of intact lush rainforest, Discover blue rivers, natural mineral hot springs, Eco-adventure tours and much, much more; from the convenience and comfort that only Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers. It will be the highlight of your Costa Rica vacation.

Our intimate boutique resort boasts natural mineral “green” hot springs found on resort property and the surrounding beauty has been harnessed to show-case a rainforest botanical gardens, butterfly gardens, natural mud baths and natural sauna, full service spa and gym. Swim in any of four large hot springs pools, fresh water pool with bullet slide or in the blue water river (Rio Azul) across from the resort. Then venture out to nearby, one-of-a-kind private parks on Eco-adventure tours for horseback riding, hiking, water tubing, zip lining, white water rafting and more. Your rustic 740 square foot rooms (cabanas) with all the appointments of luxury await.

The surrounding landscape is lush with flowers and rainforest foliage. Panoramic views of the mountains, including the Rincon de la Vieja volcano surround you. Enjoy great food, drinks and an inviting atmosphere at the Tiki Bar & Restaurant.

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Around the world, including Costa Rica, hot spring pools utilize the natural water from the ground or heat water using the natural hot rock formations under the ground. However, there are only two to three other locations in Costa Rica found to have a natural water source containing a high natural mineral content (the healing power). Blue River's natural hot springs are high in mineral content, chemical-free and are the cleanest and purest waters in Costa Rica.

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Here you will discover an unspoiled paradise for relaxation and Eco adventure. This is your gateway for immersing yourself in Costa Rica’s tropical nature, which is uniquely found along the north side of Rincon de la Vieja. Come experience a regeneration of body and mind. Stop by for the day or vacation for a week, we have it all. You’re sure to enjoy our hot springs, abundant biodiversity, comfortable and eco-friendly accommodations and exciting tours. A vacation at Costa Rica’s Blue River Resort & Hot Springs is for both the young and young at heart.

Travel Awards for Blue River Resort

Learn more: The Mineral Properties at Blue River Resort and The Science and Art of Mineral Water Therapy

Each unique pool is constantly fed from the hot springs bubbling up on the Blue River Resort. Enjoy pools with varying temperatures, waterfalls, unique themes, all surrounded with exotic local fauna. Our pools include: the Grand Pool, Jamaica Pool, Jetted Pool, Iguana Pool, and the Kids Pool, which is great for swimming and features fresh-water and a bullet slide. Each is a piece of art that all members of the family will enjoy. If you’re feeling energized, head over to the fully-outfitted gym, steam room and wet and dry saunas. View Pictures

The Setting

The Blue River Resort & Hot Springs is situated in the north shadow of the Rincon de la Vieja (volcano) National Park in the heart of the rainforest. Enjoy panoramic views of the volcano, the moderate temperatures and exotic greenery. Nothing compares...

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Rated Amongst Top 25 Hotels in Central America for Families

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs were recently named one of the best hotels in Central America for families in 2012 by TripAdvisor. What are you waiting for? Bring your family along to this top Costa Rican hotel.

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2013 Certificate of Excellence

This prestigious award from TripAdvisor is given to hotels that have achieved a consistently top-ranked score by travelers during the past year. Guests at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs are impressed by our service, tours, amenities and absolute beauty of the area time and time again.

Imagine a rainforest in your backyard and a national park
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Environmentally and Socially Conscious

When you choose our resort, you choose a one-of-a-kind resort that is dedicated to responsible and sustainable eco-tourism with a strong environmental mission. We are firm believers that our unique location gives us the opportunity to operate a sustainable business to showcase the area’s natural beauty while protecting it. In addition, we strive to give back to the community by educating local children on environmentalism and ecology. Come be a part of ecotourism and discover the magic of Costa Rica with us!

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Each unique cabana contains two 720 square foot spaciously-designed hotel rooms. The rooms themselves emphasize comfort and feature two queen size beds, a mini bar, a safety box, satellite TV, a coffee maker, ceiling fans and air conditioning. You won’t be able to resist lying out on a hammock on the large terraces overlooking a sunset over the rolling mountains, gardens, volcano, and seemingly-everlasting jungle. There is enough space for a family of 5 or for 4 adults. Learn more...

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Many eco-tours are available, all in the vicinity. Here you have the chance to take nature hikes like never before. Tour Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park & Canyon Negro and cool off by swimming in our private waterfalls and in the volcanic blue rivers. Or take part in bird-watching- for experienced and new bird-watchers alike- and guided tours to spot mammals such as the common howler monkeys in their natural habitats. For the adventure-seekers, repel down waterfalls, fly down our zip-lines, or horseback through the tropical forest. Learn more...

Natural Mineral "Green" Hot Spring Pools

Harnessing the natural mineral "green" hot springs to create our gorgeous pools represents a crowning achievement. Costa Rica is known for natural hot springs and spectacular exotic settings. Blue River Resort & Hot Springs has this in abundance and also boasts a natural mineral-rich water source (aka the healing power.) Learn more...

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Blue River Botanical Gardens

Meander the tropical trails to encounter abundant rain forest species including toucans, turtles, iguanas, frogs and much more. Throughout the year there is an abundance of flowers, many of which are unique to Costa Rica, and you will be enticed to stop at each, taking in their bright colors, pleasant smells and overwhelming beauty. You'll be delighted by the humming bird center and will have the chance to view bats that inhabit an old hollow tree. You can spend the whole day here. Learn more...

Butterfly Gardens

Discover Costa Rica's plentiful, unique and colorful butterfly species. We promise you won’t be disappointed by our butterfly gardens that draw a wide variety of butterflies every year. At Blue River Butterfly Gardens we farm the Caligo Atreus, Illioneus, Morpho Peleides and Heliconius Sara. Learn more...

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Blue River Spa and Gym

Treat yourself at the full service Blue River Spa. Learn more...

For those who need to keep moving, come exercise in the fully-equipped gym then sweat it out in the wet and dry saunas. Here we believe good health is a matter of choice, not chance. This is the perfect complement to the healing powers of our hot springs.

Check out the treatments available at Blue River Spa and book your relaxing spa treatment ahead of time to assure availability.

Our Miniature Horses

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Whether you are young, an adult, a special needs person or a senior, you won’t be able to stop smiling when introduced to our miniature horses. Miniature horses are fast becoming among the most beloved equine breeds and you’ll discover why. Both elegant, gentle by nature and appealing to people of all ages, these small and unique horses stand no taller than 38 inches. They are lots of fun for everyone. One of ours is a mule breed, two are horses and as can be seen in the photographs, they gave birth (February 2014).

The Tiki Bar and Restaurant at Blue River Resort

Surrounded by water that flows around the restaurant and a cascading waterfall at the bar, the hot springs are all around the Tiki Bar and Restaurant. Its is sure to satisfy your hunger and thirst with flavorful continental and local cuisine. Enjoy refreshing beverages, snacks and full-course meals while overlooking the majestic Rincon de la Vieja volcano.

Here are two menus to help get an idea of what to expect. Of course nothing shows off our delectible offerrings quite like being in person. Click on the "PDF" buttons. One is the dinner menu and the other is vegetarian menu.

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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. Click here for directions and a map.

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We, at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs look forward to hosting your authentic, green and eco-friendly Costa Rican vacation!