In our month visit in Costa Rica, we had the opportunity to be immersed in true paradise. Fortunately for us, we planned a weeklong stay at the Bio Thermals with owner-operators, Kathy and Bernie. No website review or boast can prepare one for the genuine hospitality, gorgeous jungle surroundings, healing and relaxing rainforest hot springs and the cozy, comfortable casitas in which we were so fortunately lodged.
There is much to do here in this tucked away paradise near La Palmera. We took advantage of the many hot springs scattered through the 30+ acre property. They are built as if part of the natural environment, which truly gives the feeling of oneness while bathing in the mineral-rich healing waters. After a day trip in Quesada ( a nearby town), La Fortuna the volcano town, or just a day out exploring the incredible green mountain trails, you can come back and at whatever time submerge your tired body into the pleasantly warm hot spring. From the pools to choose from, I especially enjoyed the one “primitive pool,” as I call it, which is nestled in between jungle trees, the views alone from the hot pools are pretty picturesque. The landscape and design is carefully and artistically laid out. The house we stayed in was hand crafted by the owners, and engraved with such delicate design to detail. We saved a lot of money by utilizing their kitchen and kitchen ware here.
We really enjoyed making our Costa Rican inspired meals here and then dining outside to our much beloved patio space. Hammocks, swinging benches and beautifully crafted wooden chairs assisted in keeping you comfortable while enjoying the natural beauty outside. The diversity of plant life is truly remarkable here in the jungle. What a pleasant escape watching butterflies, colorful hummingbirds and even the occasional chicken to greet the new day!
We couldn’t be more accommodated, and kindly hosted by the owners, and their assistants at the Bio Thermals. They are quick to help out with any needs or curiosities you may have as well as offer incredible recommendations for the “must see’s.” They helped our family plan a wonderful river rafting tour with a local biologist who had rich knowledge of the land and wildlife. They are the true definition of “Buena gente,” and we were so lucky to have had such a great experience here at The Bio Thermals! As a woman who loves to travel (and not lavishly) I highly recommend this place. Make sure this Costa Rican getaway is in your plans, you will be so happy you did!!
Cassandra Noboa, Austin, TX
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