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“Good value and no tourist trap”

Termales Los Laureles
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We were horrified at the $30 odd they wanted at Baldi Hotel to visit their hot springs. It was full of kids, coach loads of tourists were turning up and is was plastic and unpleasant. We went instead to Los Laureles. It was lovely, not as pretty and landscaped as some but the pools were hot and what more do you want. The picnic and BBQ areas are a real bonus.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We are frugal travelers, and Baldi and the other hot springs were not appealing to us. Los Laureles is frequented by the locals (Ticos) and rightly so....great prices ($10 for adults and $4 for kids), 7 swimming pools (2 cold & 5 warm) plus 2 hot springs. We had a super wonderful time jumping from pools to hot springs. We had a fantastic time....would recommend to all!

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We each paid $10.... parked, got out, walked around in a giant circle, dodging a million screaming kids and people like a ghetto waterpark, dipped out feet into a semi-warm pool and decided to get the heck out of there! If you are looking for "thermal-pools"... save your money and go to the free hotsprings!!!!

1  Thank Lacey U
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We were told to go to these hot springs because it's significantly cheaper than the others ($10pp). It was a lot of fun, but not amazing. Basically it's just a bunch of hot tubs. There are a variety to choose from with different temperatures and even a couple of cold pools. But the landscaping isn't amazing and nothing that really made me think wow....It's inexpensive and it shows. However, i would say that it's worth the money. It's so nice to just relax after a day of hiking and adventure.

Advice; If i were to go back I think i'd fork out $20 extra and go to Baldi (we were told that they were definitely worth it); however, if you wanna stay cheap these are worth it

2  Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We were advised to go here by a local in La Fortuna and glad we did. It cost a fraction of the price of the more touristy hot springs which is why all the locals go here. We arrived at 10am on a weekday and had the place to ourselves, the grounds were lovely and well maintained with plenty of areas for us to leave our towels and we could take our own food/drinks along. The pools were clean, varied and some much hotter than we expected. Also had a great view of the volcano.The changing rooms were basic and the shower rather fierce!

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