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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Rincon de la Vieja
Liberia 
Liberia, Guanacaste 
Costa Rica

Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

Here at the Blue River Botanical Gardens in Costa Rica, we welcome you to dive into the world of mountainous rainforest. The Botanical Gardens boasts over 700 different varietals. Inside is also a Butterfly Gardens, a hummingbird sanctuary, bird sanctuaries, as well as frog, fish, turtle and caiman ponds. The display of exotic flowers is amazingly colorful . Moreover, when in bloom, the blossoms of delicate orchids in the Botanical Gardens amaze even the local residents. Colorful birds, like toucans, migrant birds, a resident sloth and much more, make nature-watching a world-class show. Visiting our Botanical Gardens in Costa Rica will definitely be a highlight of your Costa Rica vacation.

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A Rainforest Costa Rica Botanical Gardens

No wonder Costa Rica actually translates as “rich coast” in Spanish. The abundance of flora and fauna here is just unbelievable. This country is a fantastic destination to get acquainted with a variety of plants, insects, fish, birds and animals.

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We’ve grouped each major species of trees and flowers together, so it would be convenient to our guests to explore our Botanical Gardens in Costa Rica. Everyone can find here things that they’ve never seen before! Take a walk to a huge hollow tree inhabited by bats. Or visit a lagoon teeming with fish, turtles, iguanas and captivating mysterious frogs.

Costa Rica’s rainforest has many microclimates and is a habitat for various colorful birds. The Hummingbird center attracts several of Costa Rica’s 51 species of hummingbirds with feeders surrounding a quaint koi fish pond. From time to time, you can see a Toucans feeding on their favorite plant.

Just a short walk from from your Costa Rica hotel, plan to spend many hours wandering the tropical rainforest trails and sitting on one of the benches taking in the colors, smells and beauty of Costa Rica Botanical Gardens. Have binoculars and cameras at the ready observe in the flora and spotting wildlife.

Look out for the source of the hot springs inside the Botanical Gardens. The heat and moisture creates a unique habitat around the mini volcanoes and sinkholes, where the 60 degree Celsius hot springs bubbles to the surface. These Costa Rica Hot Springs fills three pools.

Also in the Botanical Gardens, in between a hot springs creek and a fresh  water is the Mud Bathing Center. Enjoy a natural sauna sitting above the hot springs, then apply the mud. After it dries, rinse off in the freshwater creek. Your skin will feel marvelous.

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs is located 60 km from the largest city of Guanacaste province in the heart of a lush mountain rainforest. This exclusive location gives our guests a unique opportunity to explore the most colorful and exotic Costa Rica botanical diversity.

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Guided tours are available upon request!
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Blue River All Inclusive Resort & Hot Springs mission is to create a  Botanical Gardens that is representative of a Costa Rican rainforest that serves as an education center to teach the young and old alike, the importance of conserving Costa Rica’s incredible natural diversity. The Botanical Gardens can serve as an outdoor classroom for everyone to learn about the rainforest’s complexity and value. The signs and pamphlets teach the species and the stories behind their genesis.

One visit isn’t enough. You’ll want to come again and again.

Whether you are guests at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, coming for the day or on a 1-day Eco-adventure tour, you’ll the have access to the Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, natural mud bath and sauna Hot Spring Pools , Spa and gym. All of you are invited to our Botanical Gardens along the Caribbean (north) side of Rincon de la Vieja , with the best Costa Rica Waterfalls in the lush rain forest for your Costa Rica vacation. It includes many and  varied amenities at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. During your visit, enjoy the facilities at your leisure. Learn more about our room options and specials, and  then check room availability.

If you can’t stay with us but will be Liberia or along the Guanacaste beaches, check out our 1-Day Tours (includes transportation).