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Gray, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Much has already been said before: - difficult to get to (in US terms, but fairly consistent with reaching other remote Costa Rican destinations), however well worth the trip - friendly staff (Manuel was such a welcoming person in reception after the arduous drive, the wait staff in the restaurant are accommodating and friendly, and the caballeros taking care of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed at the blue river last week. We had a great time. The staff was very helpful and friendly. If we needed anything they would do it. They moved us to a different room because of the stairs. If we needed help they were there. Thank-you from the 3 of us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We adored this place and can't say enough about the staff and accommodations as well as surroundings. The baths/pools were perfect. The grounds great for exploring flora and fauna and the tours immaculate. Luis was a great guide who went out of his way and Giovanni was a great horseman for the trek on horseback. The restaurant staff were great,... More 

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Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I went to Blue River resort And Hot Springs on April 27 to May 4 and could not believe the friendliness that each employee demonstrated, everybody including the owner bent over backwards to ensure we were pleased and having a good time, and we were asked by the owner and two other individuals if we were enjoying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My experience at Blue River was truly exceptional. Far off an away from the rest of the world, this beautiful resort is secluded and serene. A large property for lots of exploring through the botanical gardens, butterfly garden, hummingbird sanctuary, or sauna and mud paths. If you don't feel like exploring you can chill on your hammock on your porch... More 

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Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We visited Blue River on our way to a biological station for a weekend of intense birding, so we wanted to ease ourselves into 'roughing it'. We were shocked to find such luxury out in the middle of nowhere. The rooms were spectacular(see my photo) and new, the grounds with its botanical garden, butterfly garden and the highest number of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I purchased a Groupon for Blue River Resort and did my homework before purchasing. I wanted the experience to be well worth the money and to say the least, it was! It well exceeded all of my expectations. The staff was very friendly, the rooms were great and comfortable and the resort grounds themselves were beautiful. The Groupon came with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Blue River Resort for a yoga retreat. It was a pure delight. Tucked away from all of life's distractions, I enjoyed the peace & beauty that surrounds this special property. The rooms are HUGE, clean & stocked with all that one could possibly need & more. The restaurant is delicious &... More 

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Cleona, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My family and I traveled to Costa Rica for a week and decided to spend a few days at Blue River to start off our trip. We flew into Liberia and had set up transportation through Yellowfin Sport fishing. Blue River Resort is , as others have said, a little bit of an adventure to get to. The road is... More 

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Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

When my husband and I decided to take a vacation, we wanted a location that was off the beaten path, out in the middle of nowhere, and surrounded by nature. Our destination of choice was the Blue River Resort and Hot Springs in Costa Rica. One word I used to describe the pictures of the resort before the trip, “paradise”.... More 

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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue River Resort and Hot Springs is an authentic Costa Rica experience in the rainforests of Rincon de la Vieja. Our jewel is the spectacular natural mineral "green" hot spring pools – but that’s just the beginning. There is a large fresh water pool & bullet slide, the spa, botanical gardens, butterfly farm, iguana and frog pond and much more. Set out on several authentic eco Costa Rica adventure tours, all nearby. Eco-tours include visits to gorgeous blue volcanic rivers and waterfalls by horseback, nature walks, volcano hike, zip-lining across waterfalls and much more. The breadth of eco-nature tours will amaze you. Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers luxury accommodation in new, spacious 720 square foot cabanas. Book your dream Costa Rica vacation! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

Address: | 600 m West of la Puente and Rio Azul, Rincon de La Vieja 21306, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: $73 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue River Resort & Hot Springs 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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