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Aguas Calientes, San Carlos | 6 km al oeste de la catedral de Ciudad Quesada, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gresham, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

One of those rare finds while traveling and introduction to an Eco-Hotel. The staff was always willing to go the extra effort to help and serve. The hot springs (down the hill) were great after a long day touring and without crowds. Horseback riding was a special treat for those of us with OAT that were interested.

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Mississauga, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

We stayed at Termales one night of our two week trip around CR. I had booked on line, and had paid $110 in advance, through a third party travel agent called Discovery Travel World (D.T.W) who issued a voucher, which was to be presented at the time of arrival. This method of payment (which is fairly common with smaller hotels)... More

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Termales_del_Bosque, Marketing at Termales del Bosque, responded to this review

Hi, I very much regret for this whole situation with your the travel agent that you speak, is a shame that there are people like that. I'm glad that your stay although started a little "rough" at the end turned out nice for you. I wanted to tell you, through the website or through our mail you can make reservations... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

My significant other and I found this absolutely fantastic resort after a day from hell. We had taken a trip to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and was so disappointed we decided to not waste anymore time there and drive on to La Fortuna, which was about a 6 hour drive. After 4 hours in the car, it started... More

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Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2009

Although my family did not stay at the resort, I feel compelled to write a review for our visit to the Thermal Pools. My family learned of Termales del Bosque from a Tico (Costa Rican) while at the airport. The Tico recommended Termales due to less crowds and the pools were just as nice as Tabacon's. Well, he was so... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

A local that we were travelling with suggested this as our last stop on our business trip. It was a great recommendation and as all the previous reviews has said it is a resort for costa ricans. However the staff does speak English. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a great experience at a fair price.

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

This is a great alternative to the overpriced resorts catering to gringos. Sure, you'll find plenty of gringo guests here -- and enough English speaking staff -- but this is essentially a Tico (locals) resort. Which basically means you'll have an "authentic" Costa Rican experience and not pay the wildly inflated gringo prices of other resorts. The hot springs here... More

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Boston, Ma
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29 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2008

We found the resort to be relaxing and welcoming. My husband and I traveled with my adult daughter -- we were two couples. Our trek from the airport in San Jose was not easy with bridge construction in Quesada, we did get a little lost. We were very pleased with our accommodation and thought the price we paid was very... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2007

We stayed 2 nights in Thermales del Bosque. The staff is very nice and it still feels authentic . A lot of Tico families come here as well. The rooms are basic, painted concrete floors, bed, little piece of furniture, simple bathrroms but it was clean. The restaurant is great and we got some of the best breakfast here. The... More

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Sharon, CT
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2006

We traveled to Costa Rica a second time and wanted to stay at Tico establishments to get to know the real people of Costa Rica and this was our best find. The rooms are large, spotless but not fancy. Be prepared - the water is luke warm as is the Tico custom. Breakfast is included and meals were very, very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2004

Caution at the end: The nature and beauty of the area are outstanding. The facilities were clean and well serviced. We saw a sloth up in the trees and many butterfies during our visit to these Thermal Waters. With that said, the warmth of the waters come from the Volcano Poás, which is sulfuric in properties. Unaware of the sulfur... More

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Address: Aguas Calientes, San Carlos | 6 km al oeste de la catedral de Ciudad Quesada, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Number of rooms: 48
Also Known As:
Termales Del Bosque Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Termales Del Bosque Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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