5 Pools at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
The quality of the mineral infused hot springs at Blue River Resort has been judged among the best and is considered one of the jewels of Costa Rica. Each of the three gorgeous hot spring poolsare maintained at a different temperature.Let’s not forget the two freshwater pools. One has bullet water slide and the other, the Island Pool is our largest, with an island and a grandwaterfall. Kids and adults can’t get enough.All the pools have a waterfall, are surrounded by the lush rainforest and flowers.
In the distance are mountains, including the smoking volcano crater, Rincon de la Vieja. Eachpool is a piece of artthat melds with the natural surroundings, putting romance in the air, and where all family members will enjoy.
After soaking and playing complementary activities includenatural sauna and mud bathing, and a spa treatment.
The inviting atmosphereoffers great food and drinks around the pool and at the Tiki Bar & Restaurant.The surroundings are unmatched.
Hot Springs at Blue River Resort
Though Costa Rica is renowned in the world for its hot springs very few are natural and even fewer can boast about its special mineral content, like Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. The quality of the hot springs has been judged among the best and is considered one of the jewels of Costa Rica. Deep under the volcano, Rincon de la Vieja, are layers of molten rock formations infused with water, that creates the rich, health-giving minerals thatis our hot springs. The heated water can hold more dissolved solids. Our water breaks through the ground inside a small area of the Botanical,bubbling up in small volcano-like mud structures and sinkholes at 60 degrees Centigrade (140 degrees Fahrenheit).
The hot springs for the pools are then cooled, pumped through filters and into the pools, so its all natural. The waterthen flows out from the pools back toa hot springs creek whose source is found inside the botanical garden. As an aside, natural sauna is a building was built above the hot springs creek, This process minimally disturbs the natural cycle and protects theenvironment.
In the pictures, take notice of the green hue of the hot springs water. Thisis dissolved copper, a mineral property in the hot springs that acts as a natural disinfectant. Learn more about the water’s mineral analysis, here in our hot springs blog.
Getting a Hot Springs Treatment
Centers with Hot Springs have long been used in the treatment chronic illness, to promote and maintain health and remove fatigue or stress. Hot water alleviates muscles, improves blood circulation, and engages the parasympathetic nerves that helps the body relax. Now if the hot water being soaked in were hot springs the water can be infused with mineral sulfur, carbon dioxide, salt, sodium bicarbonate, iron, non-harmful radiation and more. These nutrients help the body function effectively.
In fact, just coming out to enjoy a hot springs pool offers a change of pace, surroundings, fresh air, lush scenery, Today more than ever this sort of break is very important both physically and mentally.
Minerals in Costa Rica Blue Rivers
Not only are hot spring infused with minerals, so are Costa Rica’s blue rivers. Thoughthe best known is the blue river, Rio Celeste, there are a several in Costa Rica. All are found by volcanos and the two by the Blue River Resort & Hot Springs are second to none. Rincon de la Vieja’s two blue rivers are Rio Azul that flows right by the resort and Rio Penjamo where we do guest tours. The blue is actually an optical illusion created by suspended particles in the river water. Ask your guide to show spots where the leaching occurs.
When coming upon a blue river for the first time, you’ll think your eyes are playing tricks. We’ve found two explanations for the cause. One source describes the process as particulate matter in the form of sulfur being emitted from underground by volcanic activity and mixing with calcium carbonate. Other sources say its aluminum silicates from the volcano activity that mixes into the river.
The mineral sediment coats the river rocks white and float in the current. The daylight entering the river reflects the blue light spectrum into our eyes, creating the spectacular blue color we see. Our Eco-adventure tour takes guests to the amazing blue river, Rio Penjamo. Also of interest on tour, are the sites where water and the minerals bubble-up from deep under the Rincon de la Vieja and overflow, as a minor tributaries, into the blue river, Penjamo. Like our hot springs, swimming in blue rivers is a special experience. Be sure to take the Grand Waterfalls and Blue River Adventure.
Choose Blue River Resort for Hot Springs and Much More
Only the north side of Rincon de la Vieja (volcano) National parkwhere Blue River Resort & Hot Springs is located offers a lush rainforest, the smoking volcano views, hot springs that are natural and blue rivers Harnessing the beauty at the resort and nearby are the amenities at the resort and adventure tours that bring guests to spectacular sites like grand waterfalls. The hot springs are our gems, but there is so much more.