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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights here with teen girls on our first trip to CR. The resort has several small pools, a waterslide, lots of animals, and a beautiful nature garden walk with butterflies. The pools are mostly natural spring fed or warmed, and are tucked into separate landscaped gardens. The property has beautiful tropical plants and flowers. The room was...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for your kind words. The owners and staff all read them and take them to heart. The most important part is that you enjoyed your time here. Next time you come to CR we hope you return. Yours truly, Kevin

Idaho Falls, Idaho
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seven of us visited the resort for a "girl's day out" prior to my son's wedding. The bride-to-be was with us and we all had a great time visiting the butterfly farm, hiking, swimming in the waterfall, and enjoying the mud bath and hot pools. The staff was friendly and helpful, greeting us at the entrance, reserving a special table...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! All of us greatly appreciate your stay and your review. We hope you return soon. Yours truly, Kevin

Reviewed 1 week ago

We used 2 Groupon vouchers so we could stay for 7 nights and get 4 activities included. Resort: 4/5 stars Our cabin was very spacious and clean. The hot springs and restaurant are very close together and yet very private because the property is lush with trees and gardens. There is very little if any wifi internet (but we decided...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for your comprehensive review of your stay. We, the staff and owners, appreciate and talk about all the comments. Your mention of a couple Eco-adventure tours reminds me to mention that we have introduced a new tour and changed another. The water tubing tour is now moved to a new river during the (now) dry season due...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this place takes some time to get through I found it to be very relaxing and enjoyable. The hot springs, more like pools, were nice and the gardens were a lovely place to take a stroll even in the rain. There is not much else around so if you go there, and it is quite far, perhaps go as...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! We greatly appreciate your review. Yes, the last 20km to reach us is on gravel; so if driving here on your own, expect a bumpy section. To reach a close-by rain forest, that is the price we pay. And the isolation, permits the jungle rain forest to exist and for the residents here, we will observe an old-fashioned way...

Parry Sound, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only spent one night here but the rooms were lovely and spacious. There was lots to see but we were disappointed that the mud baths were empty both times we tried to go them. As a result we left feeling short changed. Restaurant had great service and food.

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for your kind review. I am so sorry and don’t understand the comment about the natural mud baths. The mud bath and sauna are open during the daylight hours. The natural mud bath and sauna are located between a hot springs creek and fresh water creek inside the Botanical Gardens, with the sauna built over the hot...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blue River was better than I had expected. We saw the sloth that lives on the grounds and that was a dream come true for me. My son and I enjoyed the grounds, botanical gardens, butterfly garden, mud bath and the natural spring pools. It really is a place to relax and get away from it all. Our room was...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our 6 nights here. Clean room, beautiful botanical gardens, hummingbirds, butterflies, hot spring pools (3) plus swimming pools (2), great food, friendly people, clean, and fun activities. We did hiking, tubing, zip-lining. We saw toucans, a sloth, lots of other birds, flowers. We took a cab from Liberia airport; the first hour was nice pavement; the last 45...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! Please know, both staff and owners read reviews. We are both very appreciative and feels energized by your description. Thanks for staying with us and hopefully we’ll see you again soon. Yours truly, Kevin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying here exceeded my expectations. The staff is extremely friendly/helpful, and the cabanas are cozy. I'm vegan, and was a little worried that they wouldn't have anything for me to eat. No problem there! They had a really good vegetable sandwich, fries, pasta dishes, and some salads. Oh! and the sloth on their property is a rescue. I like that...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola Caitlin! All of us here, appreciate taking the time to write about your experience and are thrilled to know we met our own expectations. Oh, and about the animal sightings, there are many kinds of colorful animals, if you look patiently. Again thank you and we look forward to when you return. Yours truly, Kevin

Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me one of the most important features of this resort was its location in a true rain forest on the east slope of the Ricon volcano. The drive from Liberia was rough but necessary to reach this lush, beautiful location. The setting certainly did not disappoint. The beauty and diversity of plants and wildlife was outstanding. We saw 5...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! We thank you for your kind words and must sincerely apologize for such a terrible misunderstanding. We agree with your points about communication and cannot understand what happened. Please permit me to comment, only to make things clear and not as an excuse. Self-guided tours inside our private parks and the neighboring Rincon de la Vieja are not possible....

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a little tricky to find. We used 2 devices to get around Costa Rica; when driving we were directed to a finca's pasture. We later discovered our error. Tip: When entering the destination use "Hotel Blue River Resort". We had a spacious and clean room that was half of a side-by-side. The set up of everything was...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for your review and visiting us. Everyone here, both staff and owners, feel energized by your kind words. We really aren’t that hard to find. I recommend going on our website and, on the top menu of our website, click “Directions” for maps, directions and our latitude/longitude. As pointed out, search “Hotel Blue River Resort “on Google...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue River Resort and Hot Springs is an authentic Costa Rica experience in the rainforests of Rincon de la Vieja. Our jewel is the spectacular natural mineral "green" hot spring pools – but that’s just the beginning. There is a large fresh water pool & bullet slide, the spa, botanical gardens, butterfly farm, iguana and frog pond and much more. Set out on several authentic eco Costa Rica adventure tours, all nearby. Eco-tours include visits to gorgeous blue volcanic rivers and waterfalls by horseback, nature walks, volcano hike, zip-lining across waterfalls and much more. The breadth of eco-nature tours will amaze you. Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers luxury accommodation in new, spacious 720 square foot cabanas. Book your dream Costa Rica vacation! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

Address: | 600 m West of la Puente and Rio Azul, Rincon de La Vieja 21306, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: $112 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue River Resort & Hot Springs 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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