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Simbiosis Volcanic Mud Springs and Spa

Hacienda Guachipelin, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Maine
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

I had a the house special massage, which is a combo of deep tissue and swedish (soft) massage. It took place in a very modest room in amid the mud baths and soaking area, and it was very nice. I went with a companion, and we were impressed with how well the masseuses choreographed their work so that they didn't... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

It was a pretty place, but in reality the mud was super cold and the hot springs weren't hot. We did have fun "painting" each other with mud, but didn't feel that it actually did anything to our skin. The sauna was nice to start with but it just made the mud super cold. My expectations were much higher, so... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Going towards the Rincon de la Vieja National Park I saw a sing where it said "thermal waters", I could helped myself and went there with my family. It is a place on the middle of the forest, with 4 nice hot pools and one hanging bridge. There is a representative of Hacienda Guachipelin with a pot with hot volcanic... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My husband and I stopped at Simbiosis after doing the two-hour hike through Rincon de la Vieja. Its located just down the road. This place is pretty good. For $10, they give you a towel, a locker, and you get to sit in the sauna, mud bath, and jacuzzi. It's very relaxing after a couple hours of hiking. The mud... More 

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