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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

PricelineUSD 114*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 117*
USD 114*
Great Deal
USD 117*
USD 117*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Panoramas (13)
View Map
{"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

966 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
See the most recent reviews
Showing 767: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Spent 5 days here. Lovely rooms, helpful staff. Very well run excursions. Luis was a great hike guide. David ran a professional and safe zip line tour. The food was simple but there was lots of variety. Eco the dog was amazing. Don't expect the 4 seasons, but if you are looking for peaceful relaxation in a lovely friendly surrounding,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Robert D
Orlando, FL
Reviewed 23 March 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for three nights in February, 2014. The room was HUGE and the shower was big enough for a family! There are some gaps between the boards and you can easily hear what is going on in the cabins around you. The bed was comfortable and the sheets were clean (old, but clean). The porch...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank curlyqs12
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2014

This vacation we started with Blue Rivers resort in the hills beside Ricon de la Vieja volcano. Overall we were very happy with this choice for a number of reasons. As this was the first time we have been to Costa Rica we needed a few days to get used to the heat and recover from the journey here. Blue...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dennis N
New Jersey
Reviewed 23 March 2014

I visited Blue River Resort with my parents for 3 nights in March. We had a fantastic time at the resort and are very happy that we visited Rincon area prior to hitting up the beach. It gave our 1 week trip a great balance. Cabins - Our room was comfortable and very spacious for 3 people. It had an...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank diver4life22
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Just returned from Blue River to the US. What a shock of a trip. Some of what I'm about to say will be obvious and was definitely my fault for poor planning, but I'm saying it anyway because I want to save other people unnecessary stress. Also, it's a beautiful place and I wish I had calmed down earlier and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank galaxygirl629
Huntsville, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Spent a couple nights at Blue River and thought I'd put in a review. First, the road in isn't that bad - paved most of the way - and really well signed. The last 28 km are typical Costa Rican dirt road - but we'd seen far worse in the Nosara and Monteverde area. The resort itself was less than...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Anne C
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2014

A bit disappointed when my husband and I arrived. The natural thermal pools were very cloudy and not very inviting. The sauna was gross, cramped and felt dirty. The rooms were nice, huge bathroom, clean but the single pillow on the bed was small and too soft, no support in them. When I asked for extra pillows I got one...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Sheila F
Omegna, Italy
Reviewed 10 March 2014

In a beautiful and amazing location, there is this fantastic resort. The room is very big and comfortable, with an hammock in terrace...my dream. Nature, flowers, frogs, colibri, butterflies, all these things very beautiful....The Spa swimming polls, very hot and sanitizing......the Blue River there is only one word to describe this river:.....WOOOOOOOOW. I've never seen another river like this!!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TheGabbo
Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 5 March 2014

This is my second visit and I'm sorry that it was another short one. Even in 2 days you can relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the resort - located on the slopes of a remote volcanic region in northern Costa Rica. The natural hot springs provide multiple large bathing pools and - if you're ore adventurous - the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank EireDude
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 March 2014

"We originally planned to stay at Blue River for 7 days, but quickly realized that there was not enough to do at the resort to occupy us for 7 whole days. On top of that , the restaurant and anything else being sold at the resort was completely overpriced. Our first night we spent $70 for two at dinner. All...

 Report
Helpful?
6Thank Lauren P

1,075 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (836)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (237)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (37)
Viewed
Room/Suite (78)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Dining (28)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (73)
Viewed
View from Room (19)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (5)
Viewed
Other (349)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (182)
Viewed
Amenities (47)
Viewed
Double Room (47)
Viewed
Hot Spring Pools (12)
Viewed
Pool (8)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
The Hotel (44)
Viewed
Waterslide Pool (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (57)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (25)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Rincon de La Vieja
17.5 km away
Hacienda Guachipelin
Hacienda Guachipelin
#3 of 7 in Rincon de La Vieja
1,288 reviews
28.4 km away
Canon de la Vieja Lodge
Canon de la Vieja Lodge
#5 of 7 in Rincon de La Vieja
275 reviews
18.6 km away
Buena Vista Lodge
Buena Vista Lodge
#4 of 7 in Rincon de La Vieja
426 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
39.3 km away
Celeste Mountain Lodge
Celeste Mountain Lodge
#1 of 5 in Bijagua de Upala
635 reviews
35.4 km away
Tenorio Lodge
Tenorio Lodge
#3 of 5 in Bijagua de Upala
309 reviews
37.3 km away
Rio Perdido
Rio Perdido
#1 of 1 in Bagaces
700 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Laundry 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: $145 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue River Resort & Hot Springs 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline, Hotwire, Cancelon, TripOnline SA and HRS so you can book your Blue River Resort & Hot Springs reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Blue River Resort And Hot Springs
Blue River Resort & Hot Springs Hotel Rincon De La Vieja
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Blue River Resort & Hot Springs staff and other travellers.
41 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (41)

Questions? Get answers from Blue River Resort & Hot Springs staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The rooms farthest from reception are also farthest from horses and donkeys that occasionally make noise.”
Justin1243, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Prepare for cool, damp mornings because of humidity and dew unless you use the A/C”
P8018SQmarks, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All good - cabins are huge!”
Q2457KOjessicaj, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Queen beds are better Bring your own snacks cause there none and meals are only available during specific times”
AZBob1devildog1, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms were good. If you rent a car in Liberia, come in the day light hours. The road is difficult at night.”
DrTFJ, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Priceline
USD 114* /night
View Deal
Hotwire.comUSD 117
Hotels.comUSD 117
Booking.comUSD 114
View all 6 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates