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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   600 metros Oeste del puente del Rio Azul, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Viladecans, Spain
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there for 2 nights. The room is rustic but it connects perfectly with the surroundings, big, with a huge bathroom and very comfortable. The other amenities (sauna and thermal pools) are poorly mantained (the mud bath is decrepit), and it looks like it wouldn't hurt them to clean it up a little. Another thing we didn't like is... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family of 4 and another family of 4 visited this property in August and it was well worth the drive from the west coast of Costa Rica. It's easy to find due to easy to spot signage. The restaurant was great and the waiters were incredibly attentive and pleasant. Lots to do for kids and adults alike and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay at the Blue River Resort. Here is what you can expect: Staff--gracious, friendly, and helpful. Alberto (one of the wait staff) learned our children's names from the day we arrived and greeted them whenever he saw them. Other staff members engaged my 6 year old in a game of soccer. Giovanni-who led us on a... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel in the middle of the jungle. Over the top on hospitality. My disappointment was that it was SO far away from civilization. My family of 4 with 2 teenagers stayed 4 nights. To stay on the property, you'd have to spend a lot of money to do activities like zip-lining, horseback riding, etc. The pools didn't have a... More

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Shirley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at Blue River for a week in August 2014. The grounds were tropical and absolutely beautiful. The butterflies (especially the morpho-blues) and hummingbirds give the resort a magical quality!!! The Costa Rican people have a beautiful spirit and the staff went out of the way to make sure we were happy and comfortable without the... More

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Blue River Resort for three nights. We were traveling with four adults and 4 kids (ages 1, 4, 8, 10). The pools were perfect for the kids. They loved the slide. The butterfly garden, hummingbird viewing, lush gardens and mud baths were a happy bonus! The food was wonderful with plenty of variety for the adults... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent modern comfortable cabins surrounded by fabulous tropical flowers, fruit trees and vegetation. We went zip lining, horseback riding, down to the beach for a day, had mud baths, volcanic hot spring pools, wonderful food, no sickness (could eat all foods, fresh fruits, vegetables, etc) and relatively few mosquito bites at the end of a week's stay. Excellent tasty food... More

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Yorktown, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled with our 20 year old daughter and 17 year old son. We all enjoyed the hike to the waterfall and zip line adventure. The guides for the zip line were knowledgable and very safety conscious. We enjoyed our meals in the restaurant and the waiters were very friendly. Some of the portions were small but we found the... More

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Conroe, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If u want a resort that gives u the culture and beauty of Costa Rica, this resort is for you. My 10yr old daughter and I had an incredible experience here. It is approximately 1 and a half hours from Liberia airport and the ride is part of the experience seeing the volcano and villages along the way yes bumpy... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the best spa vlue in the world, period! Frankly I hate to talk about this place because I want to get an opening the next time I book because there are only 20 large rooms. This is our 2nd visit. Their gardens are stupendous and their pools are various temperatures. Breakfast is included. They have their own horses... More

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Address: 600 metros Oeste del puente del Rio Azul, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue River Resort & Hot Springs 3.5*
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Blue River Resort and Hot Springs is an authentic Costa Rica experience in the rainforests of Rincon de la Vieja. Our jewel is the spectacular natural mineral "green" hot spring pools – but that’s just the beginning. There is a large fresh water pool & bullet slide, the spa, botanical gardens, butterfly farm, iguana and frog pond and much more. Set out on several authentic eco Costa Rica adventure tours, all nearby. Eco-tours include visits to gorgeous blue volcanic rivers and waterfalls by horseback, nature walks, volcano hike, zip-lining across waterfalls and much more. The breadth of eco-nature tours will amaze you. Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers luxury accommodation in new, spacious 720 square foot cabanas. Book your dream Costa Rica vacation! ... more   less 
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