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The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal

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Why We Love It

  • Spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano from every room
  • Unlimited access to the resort's 28 mineral hot spring pools
  • The 14,000-square-foot spa offers volcanic mud and clay treatments
  • Hotel runs a nearby activity center offering tons of adventure sports

"Top luxury hotel near Arenal Volcano" – Frommer's


Map & Directions

The closest international airports are the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José and the Liberia Airport (Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport), which are both a three-hour drive from Arenal. A popular option is to rent a car from the airport (an SUV with 4WD is recommended). Otherwise, the hotel can arrange for van transfers that are $170 one-way from San José and $180 one-way from Liberia for up to four passengers.

Rooms & Rates

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While many flock to Costa Rica for its beaches, exploring the country’s lush inland regions is highly recommended – namely, the Arenal valley. Perched on a mountain ridge with stunning views of the active 5,000-foot Arenal Volcano is the Springs Resort & Spa. According to CNN, it is one of "seven resorts with spectacular views" in the world.

The property has an impressive 18 natural mineral hot springs, and guests have complimentary access to the free-form pools (it’s $60 for non-guests) that meander throughout the two acres of rainforest with waterfalls, waterslides and a swim-up bar area.

While the rustic, romantic backdrop screams "honeymoon" (an episode of ABC’s "The Bachelor" was filmed here in 2011), families can be accommodated in two- to three-bedroom suites. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace with hammocks, rocking chairs and views of the volcano. The Honeymoon Suite has its own private mineral hot spring Jacuzzi on the terrace.

The hotel operates the Club Rio Outdoor Center, which sits alongside the Arenal River about a mile below the property. There are tons of activities offered here, including river kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, hiking trails, fishing and more. After an action-packed day, recover with a volcanic clay wrap or mud massage at the hotel’s 14,000-square-foot Sanctuary Spa.

The area surrounding the resort is a bit remote, but there are four bars and four restaurants on site. Otherwise, there are a variety of restaurants along the main road into Fortuna, which is around two miles away.

From the press:
  • "Near-perfect volcano views from individual balconies, a pretty hot-springs complex, and dark wood, rustically elegant furnishings all contribute to a sense of well-being at this luxurious and remote retreat" – Fodor’s
  • "This [is] the top luxury hotel near Arenal Volcano" – Frommer's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed

Services Fees apply for laundry services.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3:30pm.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11:30am.

Children and additional guests: Cot/crib available on request free of charge for children under 3. Extra bed available on request: $40 per night for children ages 3 to 12 and $50 per night for children over 12 and adults. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout and are subject to tax.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Minimum night stay may apply during holidays.

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