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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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!