This was our second trip to Termales del Bosque. The area around the springs is lush & green & very hilly. The hot springs themselves are in a natural setting under the trees & made of stone. It's much more economical that the other,more advertised, hot spring resorts. We took a horseback ride, $10 apiece,for an hour, which was one of the high points of our visit. The guide was very nice, the horses were placid & well-cared-for, & were picked appropriately for each member of our riding party. We rode across fields with views of the mountains & countryside, & through some shady woods. A great value. We also had a massage for $28 apiece, which felt wonderful after the ride.
Downside were a few things-horrible mattress,thin & lumpy; inadequate water pressure in the shower, was unable to get hot water to come through the shower head; food was just passable, even breakfast. It's as if they cook small amounts of food at a time & frequently run out of food, dishes,& glassware, so people have to wait. Saturday night supper was the best meal in 2 days-shishkabobs & BBQ ribs, otherwise it was the usual beans & rice with fish & chicken.
It's a good value, & worth a visit for the hot pools & surrounding countryside.
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- Also Known As:
- Termales Del Bosque Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Termales Del Bosque Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park