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“A wonderful end to our Costa Rica adventure”

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Hotel Borinquen Mountain Resort
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Tampa, Florida
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“A wonderful end to our Costa Rica adventure”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

This hotel far surpassed my expectations. The dining was better than any I experienced in Costa Rica - it was creative and well prepared. Service was also excellent - the staff was friendly and went out of their way to make you feel at home (especially Noe). The steam hut, volcanic mud and pools were amazing as well. Since there was a pool and swim up bar, my daughter and husband were happy too. They also had eco-adventures, but we did not take advantage of this since we only stayed for the weekend.

Since you are pretty much stuck on property for any Rincon de la vieja hotel (it is difficult to travel around on the rocky roads), make sure you pick the right place to stay.

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Gresham, Oregon
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We did a tour to Borinquen and had the best time zip lining. Our guides were great and made everyone feel very safe and secure. The lines are very high and some are nice and long, wanted to do it again and again. The horse were great and we loved that they just walked home on there own after taking us up the mountain. The food at lunch was good, especially for a buffet.

I wasn't looking forward to the mud bath, but if was nice. The mud was warm and my skin is still baby soft a week later. The hot springs were soothing and a nice way to end the day. Do stay away from the coned off areas where the pipes come into the pool, the water is very very hot and will burn you as we were told. The cold pools are just that, COLD!

The road getting here is typical Costa Rican back road. It takes a long time to go a short distance, but if you keep your eyes in the trees you will be treated to lots of monkeys and other wildlife. Plus sometime the longest journeys have the biggest and best rewards.

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Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I traveled around Costa Rica for 2 weeks and found this hotel to be exceptional. Prior to this hotel I stayed at the Marriot in Guanacaste and San Jose as well as the four seasons. This hotel provided comfort, great service, and un comparable views of the mountains. The location is about 30 minutes from liberia and about 1:30 hours from nicaragua. While the location is remote, and the roads rough it provided a great oasis of nature and offered a unique costa rican experience. The rooms are spacious and private and the volcanic mud baths and steam room (complimentary) adds to the experience. Food is reasonably priced and there are many excursions. Its a great value.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This place was amazingly beautiful. The staff were fantastic. I was meeting a friend who'd arrived the day before and when I asked to leave a message at the front desk, I was told he was at the pool! The casitas are fabulous, VERY comfortable king size beds with really nice bedding. Really nice bathroom. Very much a high end hotel feel to the room. No bugs in the room (well one in the shower one day). Plenty of mosquitoes outside, as to be expected. The entire property was breathtaking. The property is on a hill but the staff will drive you all around in carts.

We did not partake in the hot springs/spa but that seemed to be a favorite activity.

We took the horseback tour for the views and our guide pointed out three kinds of monkeys (howler, spider, and white-faced), two scarlet macaws and a toucan.

I'd read the food was so so, but the meals we had there were good. Chicken and Rice for lunch was very tasty and I had it the second day too. The hamburger was so so. Dinner was very good. Breakfast was also high quality. We had the tipico breakfast and french toast and eggs. Similar quality to what we'd get at favorite breakfast place at home.

I would definitely stay again!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This place was amazing, although we went during the low season and no one was there, it was an amazing stay. The staff knows exactly who everyone is and they are super friendly. For food, they give you lots of food at each meal!! The only downside to this place was the amount of bugs, there were quite a bit including Mosquitos which will bite and make you itch

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a wonderful resort. Great place to spend a few days during your Costa Rica trip. We stayed here for 3 days before heading to the beach. The resort is beautiful. The service is first class. All of the employees went out of their way to make our trip amazing. The food was great. If you are looking for a place to get away, this is the place. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed June 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I spent the last weekend in Hotel Borinquen Resort and Spa in Guanacaste Costa Rica, and I just have one word to describe it "Amazing". It was just amazing, everything, the place, the nature, the service, the food, amazing views from the room's balcon, I took 3 diferent tours, a horseback ride, canopy and a really extreme ATV ride, and plus the natural sauna, the volcanic steam and mud bath and the quiet and familiar enviroment converts the hotel in an excelent choise and a 100% recomended place to visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Borinquen Mountain Resort
Address: P.O. Box 108, Rincon de La Vieja 5000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Borinquen Mountain Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hot Springs Spa at Borinquen Mountain Resort is your exclusive vacation spot located in Guanacaste in the North Pacific Region of Costa Rica.The Hotel was designed and created in 1999 with the sole purpose of unlocking the exceptional beauty of the Rincon de la Vieja countryside and bringing it to the world. When you visit Hotel Borinquen you are literally stepping into a world apart. ... more   less 
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Hotel Borinquen Mountain Rincon De La Vieja
Resort Borinquen Mountain
Hotel Borinquen Mountain Resort Costa Rica/Rincon De La Vieja

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