Relaxing in hot thermal springs

Idyllic location in the middle of Costa Rican nature

After an exciting day in nature what could be better than relaxing in hot springs with warm thermal water. Due to the volcanic activity that has shaped Costa Rica’s landscape for thousands of years natural hot springs can be found in many places in the country. The most famous thermal baths can be found in the region around the Arenal volcano. 

The largest spas offer more than 20 pools of various temperatures with swim-up bars, slides and restaurants and are certainly not a bad choice for families with active children. However, for those who want to switch off and avoid the hustle and bustle there are smaller, less well-known thermal pools with a more idyllic location in nature. Other places offer hot springs such as the Rio Perdido region around the volcano Rincón de la Vieja and the Orosi and San Carlos areas which are less known and less frequented. We have visited the spas and are happy to book them for you.

Commonly answered questions

Some hot springs have hours, for example, Ecotermales in La Fortuna from 10:00am to 4:00pm and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The hot springs are not recommended for people with heart or circulatory problems. 

The thermal water can be enjoyed at any age, however, the springs are not suitable for small children.

  • Swimwear
  • Sandals/Flip-Flops
  • Towel (towels and lockers can usually be rented for a fee and deposit).

The cost is about $35 for admission and lunch or dinner can often be added.

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