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The Springs Resort and Spa

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Near Montana de Fuego, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This place is stunning. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is exceptionally friendly and helpful. The gym lays out fresh fruit, and fruit-sweetened water for refreshments. The views are spectacular. I could have spent my entire trip lounging in the natural hot springs and left perfecly content. The cat sanctuary is a must see. The buffet served nothing but delicious food.... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

April 25th,we returned from a 5 days stay in Costa Rica. My Brother lives in Atenas, so my family of 3 went to visit. We treated ourselves to this Hotel after reading extensively about it. We only spent 1 day, but it was well worth the trip! We stayed in the family suite which had a king sized bed downstairs... More 

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New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I woke up at 5:30 a.m. my second day at the hotel to discover approximately thirty ants all over my bed biting me. I also found ants crawling around the upstairs bathroom. Management responded by saying there was sugar on the floor next to the downstairs bed and that is why the ants were in the room. I do not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Went here as part of our Arenal volcano excursion. Got to enjoy the hot springs. There were different pools with different temperatures. We went down the slide. I prefer it without using a mat. The view of the volcano was beautiful. My skin felt so nice afterwards. I would bring water shoes next time. Be careful when you walk around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Me and my family 2 adults 2 kids age 9 and 6 went there april 5 to april 11. Each and every family member had a great time there. My kids loved it so much they did not want to leave. Now about the resort itself. They place is amazing the view and the rooms are great. We stayed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The Arenal Volcano is front and center of your view from this property. The whole resort is beautifully designed. The pools are great and at different temperatures to suit everyone. The trails are beautifully landscaped leading thru the rain forest to different private spots where you can enjoy the hot springs. There are bars tucked in along the way so... More 

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Boston, MA
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Gorgeous property overlooking the Arenal volcano! Luxurious, new, excellent food, many indoor and outdoor activities, but over-priced, not so friendly staff and rooms had ants and cockroaches, not what you'd expect in such a hotel.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We (40-something couple from Chicago) spent 3 nights at The Springs in April. While we enjoyed our stay, it is unlikely that we would return. The highlights of our visit to Arenal had more to do with the outside activities that we planned, and not a result of the hotel itself. We stayed in a Vista Room (which I believe... More 

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Aurora
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This was the first leg of our trip as we left here after 3 nights for an all-inclusive. The staff was wonderful and the rooms outstanding. Bring your IPOD to play in the surround sound in your room. Great volcano views. Birds....gorgeous and many of them. No need for an alarm clock. They will do it for you. Looking off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Family of 4 with 2 boys, 11 & 13, just came back from a 8 day April vacation in Costa Rica. Our travel agent, Marina K. Villatoro , http://travelexperta.com, USA # 347-535-4516, set us up with 4 days here and 4 days on the coast near Manual Antonio National Park. She arranged perfectly the rooms, transfers, and activities. The room... More 

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