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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed yesterday NEW

To get to this hotel you need to drive through off road for around 45 minutes to one hour. Please rent a 4x4 or SUV to get there. Also take into account the Blue River is not inside the hotel. The rooms, hot springs and gardens are great and makes you forget the long drive. The restaurant is good and...

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Trabuco Canyon, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My family stayed at Blue River for 2 nights and were really glad we did. Even though the weather wasn't great, we were still able to go horseback riding and visit the waterfall. The staff were all very nice and accommodating. The only criticism was the quality of food from the restaurant. It was very average at best, but there...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola from the staff and management at hotel, restaurant and tours. We are all thrilled to learn you enjoyed your time here. Of course the exception is the restaurant and we want to acknowledge to everyone reading that we are listening. Overall guest comments and reviews rave about their experience, so we are looking in the consistency and cause. Again,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best time at Blue River Resort. The owner and workers were so nice and the cabins were so comfortable. There was adventure all around us. We rode horses to the waterfall, ziplined, took mud baths for the first time, and soaked in the hot springs. The botanical gardens and food were also a highlight. For one excursion...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola! Both owners and staff know the natural habitat here is unique and special. The natural beauty has been harnessed in an environmentally responsible way to showcase the nature to our clientele. However, we are also very proud of our service, the restaurant and the spa. So, thank you for your kind words, which truly inspire us to make even...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this property! I had read that this place was very isolated with only one dining option, so we made sure to stop at a grocery store in Liberia to buy snacks/drinks (turned out to be a very good idea). The first 2/3rds of the drive to the resort is on a paved highway, and the rest is...

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Blue River R, Manager at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola from the staff and owners of Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. We are thrilled to learn about your positive experience and have taken close notes on all the comments. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming your return visit soon. Yours truly, Kevin

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such great expectations for this property from all the 5 star reviews. While some elements deserve the 5 stars, others left a lot to be desired. We spent nearly two weeks travelling around Costa Rica and, while we enjoyed the activities we took part in at Blue Resort, the time we spent there was the lowest point of...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola from Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Everyone here reads and takes reviews to heart. As difficult as it is to take criticism, please know a meeting is taking place to go over your points. Some things, like fluency in English, phones in cabanas and extra time to get...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a room that was wheelchair accessible and had another room with a couple and a 2 year old. The wheelchair accessible room was one of the best that I have stayed at with a rollin shower and a large room to maneuver. The service was exceptional. The restaurant was very good. Since there wasn't another restaurant close by...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola from the staff and owners at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs! We are thrilled to learn that your trip met our expectations. Thanks for taking the time to review us. We sure hope you return soon! Yours truly, Kevin

South Pasadena, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very secluded so if your going to buy anything make sure you do it before you head up there! It is a very nice place to stay and has a lot to do for adventure seekers. I would definitely head back for a longer stay.

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola from Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. Thank you for your kind review. There is, indeed, lots to do. In fact, we believe pride this is the ultimate in both relaxation and Eco-adventure, for both romance and family. Only our side of the volcano is in the lush rain forest, has blue rivers and views of majestic, smoking Rincon...

Port Jefferson, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort was nice, You get your own cabin witch is very nice. Although at night poor resort lighting out doors, and only one choice for dinning, It was good middle of the road quality, but choices are nice, you would have to take a cab through unpaved roads to have other choices.Great out door activities Waterfalls, hot springs, and...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola from Blue River Resort & Hot Springs! Thank you for your review. All reviews are shared with staff and we take it to heart when we do not achieve top marks. Permit me to wade in on the comment made about the right length of stay. We are indeed, a mountain resort with special unique features and amenities; so,...

Anaheim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the gracious hospitality. Jose was our first contact & was a great first impression. Barbara & Kyra were equally gracious. Our cabina was spacious, immaculate, & well-kept. The grounds were equal in splendor. We loved the mud-baths, the thermal pools, the spa, as much as all the blue butterflies. The restaurant staff accommodated our every want, need, or desire....

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola!!! All of us are reading your review with pride! From our paradise on earth… and with sincere gratitude, we appreciate your kind words. We hope you return again, soon. Yours truly, Kevin

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OVERALL ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL STAY! WORTH THE TRIP! FOUND THIS RESORT ON GROUPON!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! FIRST TIME IN COSTA RICA!!! AVOID PLANNING BEACH VACATIONS TO COSTA RICAN "BLACK SANDY BEACHES". October 2016 my best friend and I planned a random long girls weekend to Costa Rica. This was our first time out the country and boy were we EXCITED! We chose...

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Blue River R, Owner at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hola from Blue River Resort & Hot Springs!! We sincerely appreciate your kind words and call-outs. Reviews are shared with the entire staff. We take great pride in the awe-inspiring nature here and our service. Permit me to reply to a point mentioned about the restaurant, which frequently receives positive and negative observations. Regarding the cost, please know that for...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue River Resort and Hot Springs is an authentic Costa Rica experience in the rainforests of Rincon de la Vieja. Our jewel is the spectacular natural mineral "green" hot spring pools – but that’s just the beginning. There is a large fresh water pool & bullet slide, the spa, botanical gardens, butterfly farm, iguana and frog pond and much more. Set out on several authentic eco Costa Rica adventure tours, all nearby. Eco-tours include visits to gorgeous blue volcanic rivers and waterfalls by horseback, nature walks, volcano hike, zip-lining across waterfalls and much more. The breadth of eco-nature tours will amaze you. Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers luxury accommodation in new, spacious 720 square foot cabanas. Book your dream Costa Rica vacation! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

Address: | 600 m West of la Puente and Rio Azul, Rincon de La Vieja 21306, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: $105 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue River Resort & Hot Springs 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“The cabin rooms were large with just the right amount of amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles 799genevag, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some cabins are individual and others are a duplex style. Individual cabins will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles RelentlessAdventurer, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The wheelchair accessible room was very good. It was close to the restaurant and the pools. There was paving everywhere we went.”
 of 5 bubbles Gummy65, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All cabins are very nice and modern, cant say one is better than another.”
 of 5 bubbles 86andreg, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The resort is less busy on weekdays and you'll have a very personalized experience with staff and excursions when there are less people!”
 of 5 bubbles maisunshine55, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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