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“Variety of springs.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Los Lagos Hot Springs

Los Lagos Hot Springs
Hotel los Lagos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
506 2479-1000
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Wellness & Spas
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Baltimore, MD
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“Variety of springs.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

We came to Los Lagos for the day to do the zip lining, hot springs and the nature center. We thoroughly enjoyed the zip lining as we were part of a very small group - 7 people total. We were able to take pictures of each other and were not rushed and also didn't have to wait long between platforms. The reason I mention this is because we went on another zip line combo tour and there were way too many people on the tour so lots of waiting around and no opportunities to take pictures of each other because the operation is busy taking pictures for you to buy and rushing you along. Our 10 year old son was also able to do the zip-lining all by himself and even braked himself with the leather glove. At the other experience, he was not allowed to hold onto the cable, but only onto the caribeaner. Once we finished the zip-lining, we explored the various hot springs. The were many to choose from with varying temperatures. There weren't too many people utilizing them, except the one by the swim up bar...so there were plenty of opportunities to have a very quiet hot springs experience. There were 3 slides to use with one inoperable due to construction. Our son enjoyed using the one that emptied into the warm springs. I went to Tabacon Springs back in 2003 and that hot springs is more upscale and had some unique offerings...it is very expensive, but I was pleasantly surprised with this experience at Los Lagos. When we finally finished at the hot springs we explored the "nature center" which consisted of a butterfly garden where we saw Blue Morphos and some other butterflies, an ant farm full of leaf cutter ants - fascinating and there is also a frog farm, but it was locked. There was also enclosures of crocodiles and iguanas. Overall, I'd recommend Los Lagos for the day. Our full day was included in our trip package, so I don't know the cost for what we did.

Visited November 2011
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Arvada, Colorado
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“Great place for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

The hot springs were very lush and beautifully landscaped. Swim up bar was fun! There were several nice areas in the bar pool where you could get in out of the rain and enjoy a soak and a drink.
The slides were a real hit with the kids, but a little on the scary, steep side for me. I didn't see lifeguards, so you would have to be careful with little ones.
Very nice place, in a beautiful setting with amazing volcano views.

Visited July 2011
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San Francisco, California
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“Awesome day at Los Lagos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

My friends and I purchased a zip lining package here and we were granted access to the hotel for the entire day. The zip lining was so fun and it also felt very safe. After the zip lining we slid down the several water slides and had drinks at the wet bar. We also went through the butterfly garden, crocodile pen and frog area. We were lucky enough to see a sloth sitting alone in a tree). We had a fabulous day and would highly recommend!

Visited January 2012
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“Good all around resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

The hot springs were great, the butterfly garden was nice and the crocodiles made it a fun way to spend the day.

Visited January 2012
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Regina, Canada
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“So Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

The water is amazing and the water slides made the place a riot! Highly recommend and not too busy

Visited January 2012
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