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The Springs Resort and Spa

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Near Montana de Fuego, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012
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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Our family of 5 (including 3 boys ages 10, 7, 4) spent 3 nights at The Springs in the middle of our week in CR. We loved it here! Absolutely gorgeous grounds, amazing views of Arenal, super upscale suites (we stayed in the Oropendola one night and Jr Springs Suite the next two). This resort is an incredible place to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This luxury resort near the Arenal Volcano is a sister property of the luxury fantasy resort, The Peace Lodge near the Poas Volcano. The Springs adds some refinement compared to the Peace Lodge, but some (such as I) will prefer the more unabashed fantasy element of the Peace Lodge's accommodations. Both are special places worth the splurge.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

My family just returned from Costa Rica, and I feel compelled to say a few words about The Springs. Let me preface this review by saying that we stayed at 4 different five-star hotels in Costa Rica, but The Springs was overall the best in terms of atmosphere, service, accommodations and fun. Let me also say that I have stayed... More

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florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

My wife and I highly recommend The Springs Resort and Spa. We stayed here several months ago and we are returning with our family in two weeks. The experience was amazing. The staff was extremely kind and very helpful. The room was beautiful and the property was gorgeous and well maintained. The spa was excellent and the concierge was great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I called the day before to tell them we would arrive around 1:30, and they were going to try to have our rooms ready. When we arrived, the rooms were not ready, so we went to lunch. Half of our 14 person group had ordered, when a young family walked in and demanded to be served and not stuck behind... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We stayed with 3 kids in the resort for 4 nights, and loved it. The views of the volcano from almost anywhere in the hotel (when the clouds lifted in the mornings) were fantastic. We managed to time our playtime in the multitude of pools just right, and ended up with the "perdido springs" pools all to ourselves one afternoon,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

I did not stay in the hotel, but I did visit the springs & ate at the buffet. The water was nice but as noted in some of the other reviews, the pools are plastic (fiberglass?) and felt a bit prefab. The whole place felt like it was trying too hard to be over-the-top luxurious. This may be a question... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

This resort is so breathtakingly beautiful. The hot spring pools are incredible and the views are outstanding when the weather cooperates. It does rain and the clouds are low but the resort still has a magical vibe. The road back to the resort is dirt, rocky and typical of Costa Rica but worth the short trek to this oasis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

My husband, 9 year old son and I just got back from the Springs Resort and absolutely loved it. It is a great place for families. They have several neat hot spring pools tucked into the jungle hill. They have a great water slide-very well done-just tucked right into the jungle. Our son loved the water slide, the game room... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

The service is not very not good. However the view and hot springs are amazing. We went tubing and it was fun but disorganized and felt rushed. The shuttle service to the tubing did not run well.

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Address: Near Montana de Fuego, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Springs Resort and Spa 4.5*
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The Springs Resort And Spa At Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
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The Springs Resort And Spa Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #2 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #3 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #6 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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A world class luxury resort featuring spectacular Hot Springs, picture perfect views of the Arenal Volcano from every guest room and four restaurants including our famous Ginger Sushi Bar and Las Ventanas fine dining. Enjoy our 18 mineral-laden, artesian hot springs and our 14,000 square foot Spa and Fitness Center. On our exclusive 165 acre rain forest and riverfront property we offer horseback riding, river activities, ATV and hiking tours. ... more   less 
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