Vandara Hot Springs & Adventures

Vandara Hot Springs & Adventures

Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks • Horseback Riding Tours
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Vandará Hot Springs and Adventures is located only 24 km from the center of Liberia, Guanacaste and 45 minutes from Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, close to the Rincon de la Vieja volcano skirts, is an unique center of adventure, relaxation with educational activities and Cultural tours (trapiche with senate ox), we have a spa and volcanic mud, thermal pools, organic food, fly through the treetops in one of the best zip lines in the region, organic educational tures and you can test your adrenaline in our huge water slide of more than 480 meters. We offer adventure and relaxation packages, all with the aim of making your trip an unforgettable experience.
Canas, Costa Rica
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2022

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Tara Connie
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
The entire experience at this adventure park was delightful. Starting with the horseback trail, we got to appreciate the flora before taking off on 8 ziplines with breaktaking views of rushing rivers, powerful waterfalls, and lush mountains. We had a chance to learn about the processing of sugarcane & sampled some tasty local snacks & coffee in addition to the sugarcane. The waterslide was also a favorite once we made it out on the other side. lol. Afterwards, we prepared to dip in the hot springs by applying volcanic clay & showering off. The hot springs did not disappoint. Nothing like decompressing in paradise... Lunch was delicious & provided enough variety for everyone. Unfortunately, it did start to storm towards the end of our visit & we were unable to visit the waterfall. And we truly did not want to leave. Lucia, Cesar, Diego, Roy, and the bartender at the hot spring, went above & beyond to get us ready, keep us safe, & crack a few jokes to keep things light hearted (most of us had varying degrees of fearing heights).

If I ever get the chance to experience visiting Costa Rica again, theres no doubt I'm returning to Vandara.

Thanks for the memories

Taylor C.
Written September 25, 2022
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ppj1914
7 contributions
Aug 2022
So much fun! The short horse ride, zip lining, cultural experience, hot springs and lunch! It was a perfect family day for a dad, mom and 12 and 13 year old. Thank you Vandara for making our vacation!
Written September 15, 2022
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Jeanette M
8 contributions
Aug 2022
This was by far our absolute favorite adventure park that we visited. We went at the beginning of the rainy season so there were not that many people and we also went as soon as the park opened so we basically had the whole place to ourselves for the first 2 hours. highly recommend going as soon as it opens because we did the ziplines, horseback riding, water slide, cultural center, and the hot springs by ourselves. We have unintentional private tours for each station. The hot springs were so lovely and peaceful with an awesome swim-up bar! We did the mud bath and washed off right in the river and warmed up in the hot springs. The cultural center was great and I actually learned a lot. We did Buena vista adventure park just 30 mins away and this was by far so much better. (nothing against Buena vista, we just had more privacy and one on one time with the guides so we learned a lot) We really really enjoyed it! The views from the zip lines were so epic!
Written August 8, 2022
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Monica
Houston, TX26 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
We booked the mega combo tour with Julio at Dreams Las Mareas resort on our last night and it was the absolute best time ever. The drive was maybe 90 minutes from the resort which is not ideal if you get car sick easily. The roads are very curvy and some areas have potholes like you've never seen. Take something for motion sickness because it's worth it to venture out. We started out with getting fitted with helmets and gear for ziplining then headed to the horses. I've never been on a horse and the handlers were very helpful and informative making the experience enjoyable. Our guide gave great instruction for ziplining which I will admit I quickly forgot once I was hooked to the line. Just know, once you do the 1st line there is no going back. Some people in my group thought they would be able to do just try it out and catch a ride back down the mountain. Nope. There were 8 lines altogether and each one was different. I am so glad I experienced this, everything was so beautiful but went by too fast. Each person we encountered was so friendly and helpful. After ziplining, we did a cultural/educational tour and learned about sugar cane and sampled some coffee and liquor made with the sugar cane. From there we went to the water slide. If you are a person who loves water parks, this slide is for you. I personally do not like water slides and was more terrified than when I was ziplining down the mountain. Imagine that! After the slide, we were served a nice lunch. From there we went to the hot springs and waterfall. At this point it was raining which didn't put a hamper on the day. July is part of Costa Rica's rainy season so a downpour was not unusual and typically doesn't last long. We had to walk across a hanging bridge to get to the springs. We covered ourselves in clay and ventured to the water. If you attempt to get to the waterfall so you can take pictures just know that the footing is very slippery and rocky so take your time. The hot spring was the absolute best, it felt so good I didn't want to leave. The pool was so relaxing, I laid back and floated in the pool while the rain fell on me. It was so peaceful. It was towards the end of the day and we had that area to ourselves plus the rain probably made other people leave sooner. They offered massages by the waterfall and had a swimup bar where I tried a local drink. The staff was amazing, very knowledgeable, and made this excursion a joy. I am so glad I took part. I would highly recommend!
Written August 4, 2022
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meli50meli
Charlotte, NC66 contributions
May 2022
We had a fantastic experience. Everyone working there was so nice and thoughtful. They paid extra attention not only to my kids, but to my parents who are older during the zip lining, horseback riding and slide. The facilities were very clean and the location is just beautiful.
We booked directly through them and the process was very easy. We also booked transportation from/to our hotel and it was very efficient and on time. They even stopped for us to buy some typical snacks.
The lunch meal was absolutely amazing, and we also learned about some culture.
Written June 5, 2022
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Stacey L
Holyoke, MA1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Great experience from the hotel pickup until the very end. All the guides were super helpful and very patient with a few in our group that were nervous. I had an amazing time and would 100% recommend.
Written June 5, 2022
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Yesi
Central Florida, FL9 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
What an incredible experience we did the canopy tour , the big slide (tobogán , horse bike ride and the thermal waters, Nelson and Noel, out tour guides were kind, very professional and made sure we had a great time.
Written May 8, 2022
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superjuli m
74 contributions
Apr 2022
We found Claudio through Clama Tours, which is associated with Marriott. Claudio picked us up bright and early for the 90 minute ride to the Vandara Hot Spring and Adventure facility. On the way there, we learned about Costa Rican culture, tradition, economy and many of the local trees, flowers and animal life. Claudio was incredibly knowledgeable and advocated for all the little extras when other tours guides would have just let the tour keep moving. With him leading us, we felt we got the maximum out of our adventure. We sat down for a Costa Rican coffee and traditional pastry tasting, then rode horses up to the top of the mountain, took 8 separate zip lines down to the base, took a ride up to the water slide and shot all the way down to their banquet hall for a traditional Costa Rican lunch. That was followed by a short walk to their volcanic hot springs before heading over to the sulfur-rich volcanic mud (great for the skin), then on to a private swimming hole with waterfall where we sat and had chocolate Pina Coladas in a natural pool. They offer massages but we did not partake this time. Over all, we left feeling extremely relaxed. On the way back, Claudio stopped off at a local house that sells homemade breads and pastries. We were in luck because they were making papaya-jelly filled bread, which is a local specialty only made during Easter. Who else would find that but Claudio? Amazing adventure.
Written April 17, 2022
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Ethan
4 contributions
Apr 2022
Amazing time. Everything - horseback riding, zip lines, water slide, hot springs - was above expectations! Staff was great, facilities were clean and professional, and the area was beautiful. We would highly, highly recommend!
Written April 16, 2022
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Lex L
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This is a whole deal y'all. If you wanna talk price point to fun value this place wipes the floor with anything else around. This place is the bully that steals his dad's testosterone shots and got swole as heck and now lives on giving noogies to the rest of the places whose mommy's are still punching the straw through their juice pouch.

Get the total package and get there early (we showed up at 8:30), and you ride horses up to eight different Zipline runs, and then you get to go down a waterslide with a lizard. Or I got to go down with a lizard and he was terrified that my giant self, an inner tube, and some water were trying to drag him down presumably to hell. But it's not hell at the bottom, it's just more fun!

We got to watch a castrated bull take a dump, then we got to feed him sugar cane and his face did a thing that I was surprised still existed in a castrated animal. Also coffee and treats and some great conversation.

Then you hit the real stuff. Lunch. Included.

Then they've got hot springs, a mud bath where you can pretend you're still at your college job and paint the side of your partner/friend/stranger like a damn house, and a river with attached waterfall to make you feel right at home.
The water pressure is on point.

We also got a massage because we're fancy. ALSO ALSO all the water activities have bars with great bartenders, so you don't even have to be sober!

I'm conclusion: mic drop.
Written March 24, 2022
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