The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal is on 165 acres of true bliss, featuring the ultimate tropical landscape with waterfalls, hot springs, and sweeping views of the Costa Rican valley below. This five-star property was also the filming location of several TV shows but is most well-known for hosting “The Bachelor” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
CNN also labeled this hideaway as one of the world’s top seven resorts with the most spectacular views. A unique aspect is its impressive design and shape, showcasing beautiful lush plants and creating a tranquil atmosphere.
La Fortuna is less than 10 minutes away by car, and San Carlos Airport is 43 miles from the resort. There are many nearby attractions less than six miles from the property, such as the Kalambu Hot Springs and La Fortuna Waterfall.
This fabulous resort isn’t off-limit to day-trippers, as they sell two-day passes that give visitors access to the property from 8 am to 10 pm. If you live nearby or are staying elsewhere, don’t rob yourself of the opportunity to indulge in some relaxation and soak at these famous spring pools.
Valid passes allow visitors to come and go as much as they want during those hours. The pass also provides access to use the many on-site restaurants and bars.
The Hot Springs and Pools
There are three distinct swimming areas at The Springs Resort and Spa, each with its own features and hours of operation.
Las Lagunas Pools
Las Lagunas is open from 10 am to 10 pm and begins right from the reception building. The landscape is beautiful and flows over a multi-layer terrain with lush foliage. This swimming area is designed over two acres and has twelve pools, eight of which are filled directly by hot mineral springs and four that have chlorinated water. The pools’ temperatures range from 86-103℉, and there is an awesome swim-up bar among them.
The Perdido Springs area is also open from 10 am to 10 pm, but the “Monkey Slide” only operates from 12:30-8 pm. There are seven spring-fed pools in this area, and they are just feet away from the lowest of the Las Lagunas pools.
These interconnected waters flow through a lovely bunch of forest trails, making you feel like you’re swimming out alone in a wild paradise. Temperatures of the Perdido Springs pools are between 91-104℉.
Club Rio Springs
Strolling down the property’s river through lush rainforest terrain will lead you to the Club Rio Springs pools. These hot water pockets are placed on the trek around the Club Rio Adventure Center and have been likened to a spiritual experience. Dip your toes into the natural hot bubbling water and let the stresses of life melt away. This area’s hours are 10 am to 4 pm.
The Sanctuary Spa
The Sanctuary Spa is the on-site spa facility that offers an entire menu of services. Indulge in a body wrap, body polish treatment, massage treatment, facials, hand/foot treatments, or couples’ massage. There are also deluxe packages that bundle more than one service for a combined experience.
There’s a large selection of room types at this resort. Standard-sized rooms, doubles, suites, multi-room family suites, bungalows, and a variety of villas are offered. Guests can expect premium in-room amenities, including air-conditioning, great views, laundry service, and breathtaking views.
The most extensive option offered is The Falcon’s Nest, a 3,553 sq. feet interior with five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
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Other than soaking in the healing hot springs, this five-star resort offers many different options for entertainment. There’s a games room and a miniature golf course for young people, or those young at heart. Book a zipline or ATV tour for some adventure off-site or arrange a trek to La Fortuna Waterfall. The Safari Flota is a great way to spend more time on the water without swimming.
Guests who like to work out while traveling can take advantage of the on-site gym, which has some of the most modern equipment with the newest technology. Use a treadmill or elliptical machine while looking out the windows at the volcano and pristine scenery.
Club Rio Adventure Center
The Club Rio Adventure Center is a part of the resort that hosts eight unique, soft-adventure activities suitable for all ages. The convenience of exploring the property in a unique way is an amenity that underscores this property’s greatness. The must-do adventure tours are horseback riding, river kayaking, river tubing, the climbing wall, animal sanctuary, hot springs, fishing, and guided hikes.
Guests to The Springs Resort and Spa will never run out of places to eat or drink, as several fine dining locations are right on the premises. Each establishment has varying hours, so check on the website to see when they are open. Visit the Las Ventanas restaurant for a meal with locally sourced ingredients or The Ranchito Bar for a happy hour drink overlooking the volcano.
Go all-out on your next vacation to a hot springs destination and book some time at The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal. Whether you’d stay there for the whole resort experience or purchase a day pass, this is a property that should not be passed up while traveling in Costa Rica. From its famed TV locations to healing mineral waters, this is absolutely a five-star experience that dreams are made of.
Address: 9 Km Oeste y km 4 Norte del centro de la Fortuna, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
Phone: +506 954-727-8333