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Ecotermales Fortuna

4.5 km al Oeste del Parque central de La Fortuna | Diagonal a Volcan Look Disco Club, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Owner description: The family owned and operated natural hot springs, which allow only a limited number of guests each day, provide a private, relaxing oasis during your... more » Owner description: The family owned and operated natural hot springs, which allow only a limited number of guests each day, provide a private, relaxing oasis during your vacation.There are five pools, one with a cascading waterfall, which reach up to 108 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no better way to unwind after a long day than by visiting the hot springs and treating your body to its naturally replenishing effects. When taking a break from the soothing hot springs, you can dine in the authentic, home-style Costa Rican restaurant. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our hotel (Lost Iguana) recommended this place, and we loved it. We did the hot springs and had dinner, and it cost us $52 per person, and it was worth every penny. There are several pools of different temperatures, from cold to hot. There are bars where you can get a drink between soaks or swims; you simply count your... More

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Homestead, Florida, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Visted this Costa Rica atraction on one of my trips with a Gate 1 travel groups. We had such a wonderful time. The facility is well organized and offer you from sofisticated and well prepared beverages to suculent meals. And the termal pools are fascinating. Very relaxing. It also offers you clean towels and confortable bathrooms and lockers to keep... More

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Plantation, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Ecotermales is a smaller operation than Tabacon and Baldi in La Fortuna. If you want the party, go to Baldi, if you want deluxe with the price to match, go to Tabacon. They are both really nice, just a bit different that Ecotermales. Ecotermales has a max capacity, so you will never be elbowed out at the bar getting a... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a fantastic hot spring resort to visit! I think it is worth paying a little extra money for the smaller crowds and more intimate setting. The landscape is beautiful with a very natural feel to it. Kid friendly with different pools and water temperatures to choose from. A few small trails you can walk leading to the springs.... More

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Facilities were clean and not too crowded, although we were there around dusk so maybe crowds dwindled. Pools towards the left were hottest and they get less hot as you move down towards the main bar. Staying for dinner is the real treat. It's typical Tico food but with a little extra care. You can also get cocktails at the... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were pleased with the small size and the fewer people. They limit the # of people who can enter during any one block of time. There were howler monkeys in the trees when we arrived which is always fun. The springs were clean and wonderful. The pina coladas were fantastic! Best we've ever had!

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Potomac, MD
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is the perfect ending to a day of rappelling and whitewater rafting. The stone pools are tranquil and clean and hot---just right for soothing sore muscles. I can't compare to other hot springs as Ecotermales was the only one we visited but it priced halfway between Baldi and Tabacon. You need to reserve in advance because there is a... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I loved that the setting was so lush. It seemed a more natural place than some of the other busier places. Even spotted a couple of Howler monkeys!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Although pools were man made, it looked very natural and not at all gaudy or fake. Seemed clean, well kept. Shower/Bathroom area wasn't fancy but adequate. Good lockers. We went in the evening and it was pleasant, relaxing and not too crowded. People seemed to all go in the pools at first and then as the evening went on, there... More

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New York
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I picked this Spring because it was the smallest of the many offered. Unfortunately a bus load of older folks came in after me and were loud and annoying but it was still possible to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the location. There are four pools but very few notice the smaller forth one at the very top with... More

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