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The Springs Resort and Spa
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Near Montana de Fuego, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

First class all the way! The rooms - luxurious comfort finished with amazing detail. The view from the room -- ummmm: front row center from your seat/bed/hammock, on your private veranda, of the Arenal volcano. The property -- blended into the Costa Rican landscape --- relaxing pools discreetly placed all around the grounds. Adventure --- Club Rio: FUN, FUN, FUN --- from horseback riding to river tubing to rock-wall climbing to kayaking ---- and then, as if that wasn't enough --- just a short ride to zip-lining, canyoning (repelling) down 150 ft. waterfalls and ATV-ing through the rain forest. But not to worry about that word "rain", I was there in early October and the weather was just perfect - pleasantly cool in the morning and pleasantly warm in the afternoon. My 4 day stay at the Springs and Spa has to rank as one of the most action packed adventure trips I've ever taken --- and I've been on plenty! And somehow or another, I still came home feeling as though I also had a relaxing vacation. I guess it was the easy going environment, excellent service, beautiful room and delicious meals that made up the "relaxing ingredient" to balance out all of the other high-octane activities that I chose to participate in. Head for The Springs! I know I'll be going back again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Just went to the hotel at Srings and Resort and Spa at Arenal. First, the rainy season is until the end of December. It rains about 300 days in Arenal so understand you may have some bad days. My wife and I just went the first week of January and the weather was great. It is always sunny in the morning and gets cloudy by the end of the day. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and are kept up. The room was also nice with a new flat screen TV. The hotel employees were great, when we had problems with the bed or other problems in the room the staff took care of all the problems.

The breakfeast at the hotel was great. The only reason why I did not give it one more star was because the food at lunch and dinners were not great. It is a great place for families. Each room has a parking spot in front of it to park a two cars. Also the pool and hot springs were very nice.

This is a good four star hotel for your money. Finally, it is about a 10 dollar cab ride to the nearest city LaFortuna. The town has many places to eat which are cheaper than the hotel.

For activities try the zip-linning.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

A spectacular and bustling property. Numerous pools of the therapeutic hot springs to choose from. Hotel spans 5 floors. Tons of activities, dining options, etc. Top-shelf. (But I thought our drinks were watered down).

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We wrapped up our honeymoon trip to Costa Rica at The Springs for just two nights and immediately said how we wished we could have stayed longer. The springs/pools feel like you're in the middle of a rain forest, at night especially, but safe and clean. It also felt very private where we were able to spend ample time, day or night, in springs with no one else around. And the views from just about everywhere in the hotel are breathtaking. The view from our room of the volcano was majestic to say the least. We were lucky to be there for some of the sunniest days Arenal sees. The architecture and design is outstanding how the space is built into the natural landscape. And the food and service were exceptional as well. Food/drink were reasonable but our room was pricey due to the time we traveled. All in all, well worth it and a place to travel again for a special occasion.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Spent Chrismas night here for 3 hour dinner and pools. Absolutely beautiful place - both the building and the many many pools to try. Small slide at the bottom (but a little scary in the dark).
A really lovely way to end a day of adventure in the Arenal area!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We arrived at our actual hotel late and very disappointed.. trying to fix the situation, we found out we could get day passes to the Springs and promptly drove there to get at least an hour or two of relaxing hot spring time. We were very pleased - the service was lovely (even though we weren't staying there!) the springs gorgeous and it's great to have both natural pools and pools close the hotel. We ate at the sushi place (the rainbow roll was fantastic) and at the fancy restaurant with the view... the food was gorgeous! And again, the service impeccable. If I had known in advance, I would have definitely stayed there instead! Very romantic as well!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Me and my girls spent an amazing weekend at the springs. The service was great! We even met the owner Lee and he was so welcoming and accommodating. We did everything from ATV riding, horse back riding, kayaking and tubing all on the resort! I highly suggest zip lining as well. Not even a lil rain could damper our time! I will defiantly be returning but the next time it will be with my honey. The resort is as romantic as it is accommodating for girls weekends.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Near Montana de Fuego, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Springs Resort and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A world class luxury resort featuring spectacular Hot Springs, picture perfect views of the Arenal Volcano from every guest room and four restaurants including our famous Ginger Sushi Bar and Las Ventanas fine dining. Enjoy our 18 mineral-laden, artesian hot springs and our 14,000 square foot Spa and Fitness Center. On our exclusive 165 acre rain forest and riverfront property we offer horseback riding, river activities, ATV and hiking tours. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Springs Resort And Spa At Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
The Springs Hotel
The Springs Resort And Spa Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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