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Termales del Bosque
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

The hotel rooms are uninspired and don't eat dinner there, but the springs are great. We went in the evening and again in the morning. Very secluded and beautiful and you can have a drink while in the springs. Pools separated by temperature and a long, nice walk (wear shoes) through the jungle to get there. Nothing much else around there, but nice place to stop either to/from san jose.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Todd_Duke
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

Found the hotel/spa when searching for lodging in La Fortuna which ends up being an hour away. This hotel lies in the farmlands about 5-miles from Ciudad Quesada. This hot spring/spa is not commercialized like other locations, it is truly a relaxing serene place where Ticos go to relax. I think because it is not located near a tourist site it may get overlooked, which is a sad mistake. We were the only Americans there during our stay, it was wonderful. Our pkg cost $79 which included the room, breakfast, dinner, and unlimited access to the hot springs. The staff was extremely friendly and the food (buffet) was wonderful. Rooms are about a 1/2 mile from the springs parking lot, you then walk down a beautiful lush path to the hot springs which are situated next to a rushing creek. There is a bar located at the hot springs that will serve you while you are soaking. Warning: margarita's are REALLY good but stronger than you think. I feel relaxed just thinking about this great place. Oh yeah..the grounds are beautifully landscaped.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

The rate seemed a little high, but when we left, I felt like they were severely undercharging. The meals that were included, breakfast and dinner, were AWESOME and genuine. The people in the restaurant really take pride in the quality of the food and service. We left each meal full. These were authentic local meals and that alone was worth the entire room rate. Next, included was the hot springs. These were incredible, secluded, and really gave a true sense of being in Costa Rica. Definately go at night, well worth the walk. The room was a room, the AC worked and it was comfortable, no complaints. Location is easy to find. Out of our 3 week trip in Costa Rica, this place was the best we stayed at, especially if you want the 'real' Costa Rican experience. And finally, take advantage of the bargain spa services and even bigger bargain horseback ride (we gave the guy a pretty large tip since we felt the trip was really underpriced)

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank MarkChw
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

We only spent one night here, but if we hadn't already booked our next stay, we would have stayed two. For $79 we had a clean room with comfortable beds, very good quality breakfast and dinner and use of the beautiful thermal springs in the jungle. We also did a horseback-riding tour with Carlos, who was "muy simpactico" with us novices. This is a simple, but lovely place and non-touristy-- the pictures of the buildings and grounds do not do it justice. I loved my hour-and-a-half mud wrap and massage ($64), worth more than twice that price. The staff was gracious and helpful. We especially enjoyed speaking with Isaac at the entrance to the pools, a young Tico who is studying to be an English teacher.
My husband highly recommends the Margarita at the bar at the springs - best in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Paleogal
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Awful mattress, no dresser. Hit and miss hot water. No window screens. Poorly working air conditioning. Rooms need total upgrade. Average dining room and food. Meeting facility below average. Horseback riding was fun only if guide was a friendly and informative person. Very poor accommodations. Not much English spoken. Beautiful countryside. Staff treat stray animals cruelly. front desk staff hide behind native language to talk about you; this happened to me, they did not realize I spoke spanish.

Overall poor experience.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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