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“We had the most amazing vacation!” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Stuart, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“We had the most amazing vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My boyfriend (Greg W.)and I went to the springs resort and spa and were blown away by the fantastic service from the entire staff.
It was our first time to Costa Rica, but I assure you not our last. The food in the restaurants on premises were wonderful.
The roads in surrounding area are not good, but the resort itself AMAZING!!!!!!
I can't wait to go back. The reason I'm writing this now is because they were voted into top something pool....

Room Tip: I don't think there are any bad rooms. The view from our room was straight toward the volcano...
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The springs is gorgeous. Rooms are as beautiful as advertised and cries are great. Unfortunately for us it rained a lot. Despite the rain we enjoyed all meals and loved the hot spring pools. We did a few excursions and had great tour guides and a lot of fun with each. Eric gave us an excellent twilight tour of zoo. We saw feeding of animals and got up close with many . He was extremely interesting and informative. We did kayaking and the guys were great. Roberto and Gerold took us down river and we had a blast. Every employee was so nice and curious. Just wish we had a little sunshine, but they can't control that. I highly recommend the resort. Three days is sufficient.

  • Stayed January 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We purchased a $60/person for 2 days deal for the hotspring. Learned that we could do the animal tour there for free, but didn't do it due to time crunch.

The main area has many pools at different temperatures. There's also a water slide for both kids and young-at-heart adults. We watched half of the AFC championship game in the pool next to the bar. The drinks were very delicious, although I think they didn't contain much alcohol to avoid drowning... The next day we took an internal bus down to the animal area, and found several hidden small hotspring pools. They were built in the woods and hills and we felt like part of the nature. Because these smaller pools were 1 mile away from the main area, it was literally just the 2 of us there the entire time. We would have spent another $120 for another 2 days if we weren't leaving soon.

The drive to the hotel was a little rough, about 3 miles on slightly hilly unpaved road, which is not as abnormal in CR. You could have a bus pick you up but we preferred some time flexibility from driving ourselves.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Springs Resort and Spa is not only one of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed at, but also had some of the best service I have ever enjoyed at a hotel. The room (a 2 bedroom suite that we were upgraded to) was amazing, huge and wonderfully appointed and the grounds are absolutely breathtaking. The springs are unbelievably pretty and so relaxing. Even though the hotel was full there were always plenty of springs to go in that had no other guests. Food was great and not too expensive and as was the case everywhere else in the hotel, service was great. Juan who helped with breakfast and lunch in the main dining room was particularly pleasant. Also, Club Rio is very nice and the rafting trip was terrific, particularly as a result of our two guides, Jonathon and Jerald (I think). Overall there was absolutely nothing that could have been better.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful surroundings. Gorgeous views. Great thermal pools. Spacious rooms
Restaurant has good breakfast buffet. Pricey hotel but worth it for special occasion
Bring binoculars to watch many birds on and around property

  • Stayed January 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Key Largo, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Springs is an awesome resort and spa. Wonderful views, great food, and beautiful spacious rooms. There is so much to do and see: tubing down the river, horseback riding, relaxing in the warm spring pools and much more. But, the greatest thing about the Springs is the staff. They are the most accommodating and nicest people you will ever met. We loved our stay. Patti & David Z.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greer, sc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We bought the day passes and spent the entire day here using the hot springs and did two optional activities . We chose horseback riding and tubing. The lunch was included and was very good. Had a great day. This place really is unbelievable. The crew doing the horseback riding and tubing were very friendly and professional. Donald, the bartender (indoors) was awesome.

Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
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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
#5 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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