We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Las Termalitas de Arenal

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Review Highlights
Great food

Everything we had was delicious and the employee provided an excellent service. Definitely will go... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
levis m
No luxury, but nice and affordble

This affordable place is mostly for the locals. If you are looking for a luxurious experience, this... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Detroit, MI
Read all 163 reviews
All photos (84)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
See all hours
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 8740 4000
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around La Fortuna de San Carlos
from USD 68.00
More Info
from USD 152.00
More Info
from USD 56.00
More Info
from USD 101.00
More Info
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We went to the Las Termalitas de Arenal to relax in the hot springs after a day of horseback riding. It seemed like a nice place to have a picnic and enjoy the hot springs with your family, There was a food truck on site...More

5  Thank Greg S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I went for the pools of hot water and was satisfied. Nothing special really. The water and grounds were clean but quite old fashioned. I was told it was Tico style - I dislike the derogatory nature of that phrase - but accept it for...More

2  Thank dr917
Reviews (163)
Filter reviews
57 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews small grill affordable place local hot springs covered picnic tables pools of varying temperatures thermal springs two hours amazing experience hot water costa rica tourists arenal nature
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 57 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place with our 3 year old. The entry fee was 4000 colones (~8 $) per person. We took our towels but if you don’t you can get them for 2000 colones. There are 7-8 hot pools and lot of tables where you...More

Thank Geet_Kamra
Reviewed 27 September 2018

What a lovely place to go and relax in the evening after a lovely day out. It cost around £9 to get in just make sure you bring your own towel. It was locals only which made such a difference as we went to one...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We visited after a long day of travel to Costa Rica. We needed a place to relax and this was recommended. It was a nice local hot spring that was inexpensive $7 to get into. Nothing fancy about it. The locals brought their own picnic...More

Thank MCA-Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Everything we had was delicious and the employee provided an excellent service. Definitely will go back there again

1  Thank levis m
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Came here with my wife and a couple of friends after a long day of white water rafting and it could not have been a better way to relax! Entrance is cheap ($8 pp) and you can stay as long as you'd like. Also, feel...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Las Termalitas is wonderful. I’m sure all the other hot springs are nice, but we were told Termalitas is where the Ticos go. We paid $8 per day per person! Literally a fraction of the cost of others. They have about 80 picnic tables. You...More

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Primarily local clientele and priced accordingly, nothing fancy but clean pools in a beautiful setting. We were delighted to find an affordable place that was not as rough as the free local hot springs. This facility offers a choice of pools of varying temperatures. The...More

2  Thank Trav512015
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Is the cheapest termalitas except for the free ones. We went and it was raining. Amazing experience. The pools are big and you have one with chairs inside the pool that massagge you with like a Jacuzzi. Bring food and you can spend the day...More

1  Thank Alejandro B
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This affordable place is mostly for the locals. If you are looking for a luxurious experience, this is not the place. We, a family of 5 (3 adults, two kids), visited the springs on Saturday evening at 5PM. It was busy, and sometimes we had...More

3  Thank bivni
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This place was recommended by our hotel and we were glad we went. It's not posh, but the price is very reasonable and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening we spent here. It has sort of an "Old Costa Rica" feel and is apparently frequented by.locals....More

2  Thank MikeD602014
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 58 nearby hotels
Baldi Hot Springs Hotel Resort & Spa
1,030 reviews
.47 km away
The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort
2,625 reviews
.58 km away
Hotel El Silencio del Campo
2,058 reviews
.67 km away
Hotel Sueno Dorado & Hot Springs
89 reviews
.76 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 175 nearby restaurants
Amor Loco Restaurant
15 reviews
2.74 km away
Cafeteria y Restaurante Red Frog Coffee Roaster
412 reviews
2.10 km away
Restaurante El Coloso
202 reviews
2.11 km away
Altamira Restaurant
296 reviews
2.67 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 171 nearby attractions
Ecotermales Fortuna
2,049 reviews
.37 km away
Baldi Aqua Spa
32 reviews
.51 km away
Los Lagos Hot Springs
590 reviews
1.36 km away
Eco Termales Hot Springs
308 reviews
.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Las Termalitas de Arenal staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines