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Bio Thermales Hot Springs

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La Palmera, Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica
Bio Thermales Hot Springs
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rainforest Tree House at BioThermales was wonderful! The property is as described, with terrific hot springs and private hiking trails. Kathy & Bernie were welcoming hosts who engaged in excellent communications prior to the trip as well as being quite accessible during our visit. Arriving in daylight is important if you are driving yourself, as indeed the property could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kathleen Dyhr and Bernd Zabel built a beautiful compound of colorful separate "casitas" and a treehouse (featured in Fortune magazine's treehouses around the world), with hot (42 degrees centigrade) and cool (33 degrees) baths a short walk into the rainforest under a canopy of 500 year old trees occasionally visited by howler monkeys and crusty iguanas. The casitas are emblematic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were a group of 5 friends and stayed at Casita Colibri- the 2 bedroom/1 bathroom that has 2 double beds and 1 single bed (would have loved to stay in the tree house if it were available or if we were a smaller group!!). The kitchen includes a fridge, small stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, and utensils/kitchen tools. We especially... More 

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Pital, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I´d like to express my gratitude for allowing local tourists like me to enjoy the beauty of your Lodge. Such an affordable price for such a clean and nicely equiped barbecue areas. thank you, thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Our family of four (kids ages 11 and 13) stayed 4 days in the "treee house". Nothing like waking up to howler monkeys and watching toucans fly by as you drink your coffee on the veranda. The owners were away when we were there but we were well cared for by Johan the caretaker. If you go, I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had the great pleasure and the real treat of spending 3 nights at Bio Thermales last week. Our hosts Kathy and Bernie were wonderful, immensely knowledgeable and responsive to all of our needs.They have built a truly marvelous and unique property situated conveniently between Muelles and Aguas Zarcas, an hour from the chaos of La Fortuna and Arenal.The Cabinas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is a wonderful hot springs, for families and couples. If you are able I highly recommend staying here as a guest--we stayed for one night in the tree house, and it was wonderful. Our only complaint was we couldn't stay longer! The hosts are so, so, so helpful and such kind, interesting people. Highly recommend!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

If you're used to driving Costa Rica's back roads you'll be OK getting to Bio Thermales. If you have problems driving several miles on heavily potholed roads, think twice. This is the rainforest - and you can expect a lot of rain, even during the dry season. The hosts are amazing, with a wealth of experience. They were key workers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We love it so much the owners have become close friends. We found this awesome place first on the internet and then when we saw their sign close to our home we just had to check it out. The land it's self is first and foremost a natural wonder in its own right with the hot springs and rain forest,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

as the owner and operator of the Pura Vida Guesthouse in El Castillo, my guests always ask where they can go for an authentic hot springs experience, but still have some amenities to make it comfortable. well now after a hike at rio celeste, or the caves i have a new favorite place to not only take my hikers, but... More 

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