Bio Thermales Hot Springs

Bio Thermales Hot Springs, Aguas Zarcas: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Bio Thermales Hot Springs Reviews: 5/5

Bio Thermales Hot Springs
Bio Thermales Hot Springs offers 9 all natural hot springs pools in 30 acres of rainforest. Our waters are deep Earth, ancient waters that have been in the Earth for 10,000 years -- and emerge naturally saturated with bicarbonates, calcium and magnesium, but low in sulfur. Bring your own picnic and use our 18 ranchos with grills and trails. Open every day 9am to 6 pm. Adults $6, children $2. Near La Palmera and Aguas Zarcas, 45 minutes east of Fortuna, off Highway #4. Casitas also available.
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La Palmera, Aguas Zarcas 96-4400 Costa Rica

17 reviews
Very good

Christine L
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
Relaxing stay
Oct 2016 • Solo
I spent a week in the casita and thoroughly enjoyed how easy it was to plan outings with their tour guide, arrange massages, and work out catering plans. Kathy was always responsive to my requests and made planning a breeze. Waking up early to try out all the springs before the crowds arrived was definitely the way to go. I planned day trips for the especially busy days on the property.
Written June 18, 2017
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Marcie L
Sherwood Park, Canada128 contributions
Love this place!
Feb 2017 • Family
We spent 2 nights 2 nights in the treehouse here with our 7 and 9 year old children and loved it.

Our kids had a blast in the big pool with the water slides and we enjoyed exploring all of the smaller pools. It does get fairly busy during the days (we were there during the week so I can only imagine how busy it gets on a weekend) and lots of Tico families come to enjoy this place. If the Tico families enjoy it so much, you know have something wonderful and authentic. The pools are emptied, cleaned and refilled every morning. In the evenings after it closes to the public, we practically had the place to ourselves. The first night it was just us in the hottest pool and we were able to enjoy it without any lights on, look at the stars and watch the fireflies flitter around! The second night we enjoyed the company of the other guests. We would love to come back here!
Written February 20, 2017
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Mainz4 contributions
Worth the drive
Dec 2015 • Couples
We went there on the way from La Fortuna to San Jose, it's just 45min away from there. The entry was $6, way cheaper than the hot springs in La Fortuna which charge $50+. We hang out for 2h in a 40 and 33 degree pool in the forrest. Everything is clean and well mentioned. A lot of locals around to having a BBQ which was fun to watch.

5 stars because it's good value for the money.
Written December 9, 2015
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santa clarita23 contributions
Highlight of our Costa Rica vacation!!
Jun 2015 • Family
: Brio Thermales Hot Springs was the highlight of our twenty seven day adventure in Costa Rica. We stayed one week in the treehouse, which we highly recommend. The tree house is very clean and lovely, the mattresses are very comfortable, it has a well appointed kitchen which was very useful for cooking our meals, the views from the tree house were spectacula and we were able to see many animals. From the treehouse and on the property only steps away we saw toucan's, sloth's, gecko's, iguana's,frog's,toad's, parrot's, woodpecker's, armadillo's, beautiful butterfly's, and many colorful exotic birds. The hot springs, streams and rivers, trees, and animals are breath taking, not like other properties where you have to hike miles to see them, here on the property they are seen within easy walking distance!! We absolutely loved this well maintained property where we could relax and simply enjoy our surroundings. The owner's Kathy and Bernie and their staff treated us like old friends, they welcomed us into their home for a tasty desert and shared with us ideas and their experiences which were very helpful. When we first arrived at the property we were not able to eat as the three of us had gotten food poisoning on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, Kathy gave us electrolytes and had soup prepared for us so that we would not become dehydrated, this is just one example of how caring they were to us which made us feel like family. Kathy reserved our massages which were fantastic, she also ordered a delicious meal which was delivered to us at a nominal price. One of the staff members brought us avocados grown from his property which we thoroughly enjoyed. Anything we needed, was provided including snacks, drinks, and ice cream offered at low cost. You were able to drink the spring water provided on the property. The location was convenient, where we were able to take day trips for horseback riding and visiting La Fortuna. When visiting Ciudad Quesada, we met the cutest couple and their son who owned a family pizza business "La Cubanita Pizzzeria." The food was wonderful, we ordered their special that came with an extra large pizza loaded with toppings, a basket of the best homemade seasoned rolls, and a 2 liter bottle of pepsi, all for $18. You could tell they appreciated our buisness. Also we enjoyed two restaurants which were recommended to us, Happy Land and Las Iguanas. We enjoyed the steak casada at both restaurants and my husband order the steak dinner at Happy Land, it was fantastic and came with homemade tortillias that were to die for!! Thank you very much Kathy and Bernie for having us!! God bless you both and we hope to see you again. Love, Tom, Juliette, and Angelica
Written July 13, 2015
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Williamston, MI53 contributions
Awesome hot springs
Feb 2015 • Couples
We stayed on property and had the opportunity to enjoy all the hot spring pools. The grounds are well-maintained, and the pools are refreshing. These are not sulfur pools as you may find near volcanoes, but rather fed by deep geothermal springs. The pools and picnic areas are clean, welcoming, and we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing here for a few days! The pools do require navigating 2-3 steps to step into the pool, but the walking paths to the pools are quite accessible. There is a minimal fee for day use visitors; access is included for those staying on property. There are some hiking trails, and I recommend bringing closed toe shoes if you plan on hiking the longer, 45 minute trail as there are some steep parts. This would be important after a rainy period as well, as the hiking trails are rustic.
Written March 7, 2015
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Stephan G
2 contributions
ancient bliss
Feb 2015 • Couples
Hot and cool beautifully designed baths with water bubbling up from ancient wells in the mountains under 500 year old trees with monkeys and iguanas visiting. Fabulous owners/adventurers, helpful, generous and meticulous.
Written March 3, 2015
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Edward S
Clarkston, MI4 contributions
Wonderful remote retreat
Feb 2015 • Couples
My wife an I spent a wonderful week at Bio Thermales with Kathy and Bernie in Feb 2015. We stayed in the tree-house, which is unique and provided a great deal of privacy. All of the pictures and descriptions were very accurate, so if you like what you see, you will love it. It is a bit rustic, but very comfortable and well-maintained. Kathy was extremely helpful with information prior to our trip, and she and Bernie were both wonderful when we met them. All of the staff were friendly, and Johan took the time to explain about the place and show us the full property. For those of you who benefit from thermal baths, as I do, this place is exceptional.
I also like that, at Bio Thermales, the guests and the locals can all mix. The place is very family-oriented, and the presence of local Ticos contributes to a very relaxed atmosphere.
We definitely plan to visit again in the future.
Written February 15, 2015
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Reici N
Charles City, VA35 contributions
Great Little Place Way Out In The Middle Of Nowhere!
Jul 2013 • Family
Took a while to find. Make sure you are speaking with the proprietor. This is a very unique experience for city dwellers. Natural hot springs and lots of NATURE! Nice little cabins to stay in. Just remember you are in Costa Rica. So are the "lions and tigers and bears!" Just kidding, but the snakes and bugs and "biting" plants can be extreme in areas like these. They are well worth the visit, just be aware of your environment!
Written June 19, 2014
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Columbus, OH3 contributions
Immersed in pure nature
Jul 2013 • Friends
My friend and I stayed in the Tree House at Bio Thermales for 6 nights. The unspoiled jungle setting and sounds of waterfalls and birds, and the proximity of 8 thermal pools and a swimming pool made for a healing retreat like no other ! Bernie and Kathy were so genuine and helpful to us, as was a local tour guide , Frank, who really assured us of a completely stress free holiday. We wisely chose to leave ALL the driving to him, and his experience and sensitivity to our needs was extraordinary and unforgettable. Couldn't have had a better trip REALLY !
Written August 1, 2013
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Dwight, IL258 contributions
Wonderful Rainforest Spa!
Nov 2012 • Friends
My daughter and I stayed here for three days in the small Casita. It was a perfect size for us and we absolutely loved this spot! The drive here on the road was very well marked and our GPS actually got us almost to the front door. Follow the red and yellow signs and you will be fine! This is apparently a well known local spot and it got fairly crowded in the day, but we toured the Arenal Area in the day and at night all was quiet and we had the springs to ourselves! Every evening we would take our candles and pick a different spring and soak for an hour or so while listening to the wonderful jungle noises in the flickering candlelight. We were disappointed originally that the Tree House was booked, but the Casita was very nice and we did enjoy sitting on the veranda with our coffee every morning and watching the Toucans and our resident Green Iguana. The cottage was immaculate and provided everything that we needed for our morning breakfast and light cooking. We ordered dinner the first night and the food was delicious and delivered to our door at the requested time! My daughter and I truely enjoyed our visit and the location was very peaceful and quiet. Kathy was a fabulous Hostess and helped us with information on local tours and where to go and what to see in the area. I would recommend 4WD to navigate the road up the hillside - especially if it has been raining as it was when we were visiting - things got a bit muddy and slippery. I am so happy that we had the opportunity to visit this magic spot and hope to come back soon!
Written December 1, 2012
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