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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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Springdale, Arkansas
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“The Springs Resort Tops our list”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My wife and I just returned from Costa Rica where we fell in love with the country and The Springs Resort and Spa. We only spent 4 days at the resort but we wished it could have been much longer. Our room was by far the best room we have ever stayed in and we have been to a lot of destimations and stayed at alot of places through the years. Spacious, immaculant, clean and the attentionn to detail from the lighting, woodwork and flatscreen TV was great! I can't say enoiugh about the view out our large window. It was outstanding. We each had our own hammocks to relax on and the view of the volcano was magnificent. We were treated very special by the bellman, at check-in and by the entire staff including the owner, Lee Banks. The food was also outstanding. We enjoyed the river and looking at the awesome vegitation on site, all 28 pools that were fed by hot springs, the wild birds, monkeys and cats on-site. We also enjoyed horseback riding on the grounds. I must also mention the day triips we took off-site that were recommended by the staff at The Springs Resort. I highly recommend the river rafting through Wave Expeditions as the best day trip for the money we have ever been on, including a great day of rafting and a native home-cooked meal in the afteroon with drinks and dessert. We booked the trip through the conceire on- site at The Springs Resort and we couldn't have been happier. Wow what a trip!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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London, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This place was like a trip to paradice, from the grand enterance to the warm reception you receive on check in. The staff was very helpful and spoke excellent English. The entrance was very welcoming very warm and cosy like you livingroom. From there we were taking by gulf carts down to your room even room for your luggage. The rooms were breathtaking very bright and roomy with a view of the Arenal volcano and lush countryside. After settling in we explored and were amazed with all the pools and hot springs. We even had a swim up bar by the way which served the best taco's eiher chicken or beef and enough to share. This place had it all, a wonderful spa, and gym to work off the calories. All the restaurants served excellent food and reasonable priced. Then after swimming and sunning, you can go to Club Rio for horseback riding, tubing on the rapids which was wonderful, kayaking,and zip lining for those brave souls which I wasn,t but did use the tubing and kayaking a lot instead. The hot springs were really relaxing and then they had a evening adventure walk that took you to see the wild animals and the night life. I was surprised again with the weather here, not too hot, no humidity and always a cool breeze. Also we weren,t eaten alive by the bugs here. Every place you went, you were treated like a part of their family. This was one of the most relaxing place just to kick back and do all the things they offered, and just enjoy yourself. I can't say enough about this place just that I can hardly wait to come back as soon as I can. It was one of the best places I have ever been to.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My mother and I stayed at this resort and it was truly spectacular! The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and they take your luggage for you to your room and drive you around the resort in golf carts. They were so accomodating bringing our rental car up to us whenever we needed it or with anything else. We were given a fabulous tour of the resort by David and the welcome drink was a lovely touch! The resort is the perfect combination of beauty and luxury. The granite and stone floors and light fixtures in the main lobby are gorgeous and my favourite was the stained glass everywhere. I could not stop looking at the stained glass! The resort is the perfect size, so it never feels crowded and the grounds and hot springs are simply stunning. It doesn't matter where you are at the resort, you always have a magnificent view of the Arenal Volcano. How amazing is it when you are swimming in the gorgeous pools enjoying a cocktail and taking in the spectacular view of the volcano and flowers in the lush, tropical surroundings? Nothing beats this....it is true paradise and not to be missed. This is the best resort in Costa Rica by far, along with it's sister property, The Peace Lodge. These are 2 resorts that must be on your bucket list. The rooms are tropically decorated with wood and bamboo and every possible amenity you could desire. The balconies offer relaxation with double hanging hammocks while providing jaw-dropping views of the volcano and beautiful, colourful, tropical flowers and lush vegetation. This place is a photographer's dream with all of the 28 mineral hot springs and their exotic surroundings. We never wanted to leave this place....we had found our heaven on earth. The food is also amazing and you must try the nachos at the swim up bar....they are to die for! We ordered them every day! Ginger Sushi was also incredible and so fresh. The fine dining restaurant is amazing and offers extraordinary views! This place offers it all and is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. The Club Rio Activity Center keeps everyone busy with horse-back riding, river tubing or kayaking, nature twilight walks, animal encounters and feedings, rock-wall climbing and a fantastic casual restaurant and more mineral hot springs! There is so much to do here if you like or relax by the pools and do nothing! It is a perfect vacation and provides the perfect location, only 15 minutes away from the neighbouring town of La Fortuna. Do not miss this place....it is the best and well worth every penny.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed 3 nights and 4 days from Jan 22 to Jan 25 2013 to celebrate our anniversary. From the moment we walked in, the staff were exceptionally friendly and made you feel welcome. We were given a tour and shown to our room. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite. We were provided with a complimentary bottle of wine and had two large bouquets of flowers, one in our bedroom and one in the bathroom. The room was amazing! It had all the amenities needed including our own private hot tub, hammocks, table and chairs with full view of the volcano. We had a very comfortable king size bed, dvd player, fully stocked in room bar, large flat screen TV complete with movie channels. The bathroom was beautiful with a large walk-in shower, vanity with double sink and large jacuzzi tub. Turn down service was provided each night. The view of the volcano and grounds were gorgeous. We were able to see the full view of the volcano in the morning at approx 630 am on our first morning. We went around to all of the springs. They were all very clean and the temperatures varied from hot to just perfect. Most people were spread out throughout the grounds and at times it felt like we had the resort to ourselves. If you want privacy then this is the place to go. The food was outstanding. We loved the breakfast buffet in the morning. We ate at Las Ventanas restaurant and were very pleased. The staff were great and the food exceeded our expectations. We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff made us feel special by congratulating us with a special dessert. We took a trip to see the Rescue Center and had an amazing time seeing all the animals including Toucans, Monkeys, Pumas etc. On our last day we were introduced to the owner. We told him we were amazed with the property and we look forward to returning and staying a longer period of time.
Mark and Carol Michta

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The location in the rain forestis exceptional. All rooms have a view of the Arenal volcano. If you want ot relax you can swim up to the bar in the fresh water pool or you can soak in the hot mineral pools, each of a differnet temperature. If you want action, ther is horseback riding, tubing, kayaking and zip lining for the truly courageous.
The resort is built into the side of a mountain so there are mots of stairs BUT THIS SHOULD NOT SCARE YOU BECAUSE THERE ARE GOLF CARTS AND STAFF TO TAKE YOU WHEREVER YOU WNAT OT GO.
I would definitely return!

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Zarcero, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

It was my second time here and it was amazing again.
All the staff are friendly, the rooms and the food was excellent.
Club Rio is better each day and I met a new baby monkey and a baby puma... the cutest thing!

It's, without doubt the best resort in Arenal...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Incredible ! This resort has everything ! Our room was spacious, impeccably clean and modern. The bed was very comfortable. The pools/hot tubs (all 30+) of them were scattered all over the property. There is so much space that even with full capacity of guests we usually had a pool or hot tub to ourselves. The views around the property are breathtaking. I like how the guest rooms are separate from the main building, resturants and pools. The food was was great at the resturants. The staff was extremely friendly and professional and made us feel like the most special guests there. We did local excursions as well as visited Club Rio. There is something for everyone here...adventure, activities, relaxation, nature, etc. I cannot say enough great things about this place. We will most definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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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:
#2 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 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*
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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