Blue River Resort and Hot Springs ★★★★

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$149
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Mar 2, 2016 Check-out: Mar 4, 2016
4.3 /5
Overall score
93%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
4.3
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Room types

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  • Size: 740 sqft
  • Occupancy: 5
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  • Size: 740 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4

Overview

Blue River Resort and Hot Springs is an unspoiled paradise, located in the cool lush rainforest of Rincon de la Vieja National Volcano Park.

Be surrounded by jungles, grand waterfalls and majestic blue volcanic rivers. Enjoy private health-giving natural mineral "green" hot springs in the 4 gorgeous swimming pools, botanical gardens and much more. The secluded resort is your gateway to the natural wonders of Costa Rica. Yet this lush rainforest resort is close by - just over an hours drive from Liberia, Guanacaste along the Caribbean side of the national park, Rincon de la Vieja.

Highlights

  • Complimentary Full Breakfast
  • Natural Mineral "Green" Hot Springs Pools
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Spa and Gym
  • Roooms

    Each unique cabana contains two 720 square foot spaciously designed hotel rooms. The rooms themselves emphasize comfort and feature two queen size beds, a mini bar, a safety box, satellite TV, a coffee maker, ceiling fans and air conditioning. You won't be able to resist lying out on a hammock on the large terraces overlooking a sunset over the rolling mountains, gardens, volcano, and seemingly-everlasting jungle. There is enough space for a family of 5 or for 4 adults. Sleep in 740 square foot individually furnished cabanas with all the amenities expected of a first class hotel from premium bedding and air conditioning to 42 in satellite LCD TVs.
    Features

    Blue River Spa and Gym

    Spoil yourself at the full service spa.
    For those who need to keep moving, come exercise in the fully-equipped gym then sweat it out in the wet and dry saunas. Here we believe good health is a matter of choice, not chance. This is the perfect complement to the healing powers of our hot springs. The Tiki Bar and Restaurant

    There is also a fully equipped gym to workout in and a sauna. Then venture outside the resort to enjoy many guided eco-adventure tours. These include horseback riding to the blue volcanic river and our private waterfalls, out-of-this-world zip lining, hiking the volcano, and many other nature tours.

    Dine at the Tiki Bar and Restaurant which featuring delicious refreshments, snacks and meals overlooking the hot spring pools and the volcano.

    Surrounded by the flowing and cascading waterfalls of the hot springs, the Tiki Bar and Restaurant is sure to satisfy your hunger and thirst with flavorful continental and local cuisine. Enjoy refreshing beverages, snacks and full-course meals while overlooking the majestic Rincon de la Vieja volcano.

    Dining

    THE TIKI BAR AND RESTAURANT

    Surrounded by the flowing and cascading waterfalls of the hot springs, the Tiki Bar and Restaurant is sure to satisfy your hunger and thirst with flavorful continental and local cuisine.
    Enjoy refreshing beverages, snacks and full-course meals while overlooking the majestic Rincon de la Vieja volcano.

    Recommendations for you

    Guest score 4.0 / 5
    $79
    Guest score 4.0 / 5
    $60
    Guest score 4.5 / 5
    $136

    Amenities

    Featured

    • Free internet
    • Airport shuttle
    • Free parking
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities

    General

    • No smoking rooms/facilities

    Activities

    • Outdoor pool
    • Fitness center or spa
    • Spa

    Dining

    • Bar/Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • Room service

    Services

    • Laundry service
    • In-Room Safe
    • Tour desk
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Gift shop

    Internet

    • Free internet

    Transportation

    • Airport shuttle

    Parking

    • Free parking

    Accessibility

    • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
    • Accessible facilities
    • Accessible parking
    • Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
    • Accessible parking
    • Ramp access to buildings

    Reviews

    4.3 /5 Overall score

    93% Would recommend

    • Amenities: 4.1/5
    • Cleanliness: 4.5/5
    • Hotel staff: 4.6/5
    • Comfort: 4.3/5
    • Location: 3.8/5
    • Value: 4.3/5

    Relaxing time

    Would recommend Thu, Jul 16, 2015
    We really enjoyed our stay at the Blue River Resort. The rooms were very large and nice. Staff was very attentive and most spoke English. We drove a small car and the 25 kilometers in the unpaved road took almost 2 hours. ud recommend a 4x4 to get their faster. But the scenery was beautiful so it wasn't all bad. They only have wifi in the restaurant and front office area so that was a negative. But they do offer free calls to the US which came in handy when we needed to make some important calls. They had two cold water pools, one with a slide that our kids loved. The other pools were hot. They had a volcanic mud area that was kinda cool. Overall, we enjoyed our time here and would definitely recommend it to our friends.

    | Pasco Family

    5 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 3 /5
    • Cleanliness: 5 /5
    • Hotel staff: 5 /5
    • Comfort: 5 /5
    • Location: 4 /5
    • Value: 4 /5

    Great Vacation

    Would recommend Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    The resort is great if you want to experience the jungle life. The staff was great and helpful. I liked how they have activities you can book. The hotel is about 2 hours away from the Guanacaste airport and the drive is bumpy. The water pressure in the shower was not that great but still had a great time here. Great value!

    | wilmington Couples

    4 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 5 /5
    • Cleanliness: 5 /5
    • Hotel staff: 5 /5
    • Comfort: 5 /5
    • Location: 3 /5
    • Value: 5 /5

    Great experience

    Would recommend Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    We enjoyed our stay. This is a beautiful, unique place. Very remote, but worth the trip for us to stay a couple days. Breakfast was good.

    | Chicago Family

    5 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 5 /5
    • Cleanliness: 4 /5
    • Hotel staff: 4 /5
    • Comfort: 4 /5
    • Location: 4 /5
    • Value: 5 /5

    Costa Rica Experience

    Would recommend Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Extremely friendly staff. Scenery was great. Clean rooms. Excursions were fun, even in the rain. Only down side was length of travel time from airport.

    | N/A Family

    4 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 4 /5
    • Cleanliness: 5 /5
    • Hotel staff: 5 /5
    • Comfort: 4 /5
    • Location: 4 /5
    • Value: 4 /5

    Off the beaten path

    Would recommend Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    Front desk staff was great! Watched the end of the World cup football game in the office.CR WINS! Wait staff not very friendly. They should be selling the hotel amenities and talking to guests. (Did you go tubing or horseback riding? You should go here...) Hotel is in the middle of nowhere so come prepared. Rooms are big and clean. Sauna was nice but could use a face lift. Mud bath was an experience. Overall a good stay.

    | San Francisco Couples

    4 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 4 /5
    • Cleanliness: 5 /5
    • Hotel staff: 4 /5
    • Comfort: 4 /5
    • Location: 3 /5
    • Value: 4 /5

    40th anniversary at Blue River Resort

    Would recommend Mon, Jun 23, 2014
    We had a wonderful time. It is very remote, 30 minutes on paved road and 40-60 minutes on gravel from the airport. But, it is well worth the drive. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful. The grounds are small but beautiful. The hot springs pools are great. If your looking for a laid back, peaceful time, this is the place. Do the hike to the waterfall. It's beautiful.

    Money saver

    They do have a fridge in the room. Buy your snacks and beverages at Liberia, there are only very small towns on the way, no real supermarket except for Liberia.

    | Mountain Home, Arkansas Couples

    4 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 4 /5
    • Cleanliness: 5 /5
    • Hotel staff: 5 /5
    • Comfort: 4 /5
    • Location: 4 /5
    • Value: 4 /5

    Great secluded location but menus had pricing errors

    Would recommend Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    The ride to the hotel was $100-110 and almost two hours away. Leaving, you will pay $100-110 also. If you would like to leave the resort, it will cost you more money for transportation. The staff was great with assisting in activity planning and recommending places. When we ordered food, the waiter got a few orders wrong and the menu prices were different. The manager only half way honored one of the mistakes. I would recommend paying in Costa Rica's currency. We did get to walk off the resort with a nice escort to the local store & gift shop. The people are very friendly at the local shops. As for ammenties, i recommend horseback riding and ziplining for the whole family. The muddbath is located outdoors and you apply it yourself from a muddstand (stand with a pot of mudd?). Fyi, the mudd smells and its hard to remove the odor. The natural sauna and natural springs are great. Sometimes the water looks dirty but, for the most part it was ok after it was cleaned. Although the sauna looks a little weird, it works wonders.

    Dining

    Pay with their currency and avoid using cash or credit cards from US

    | New Jersey Friends

    3 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 4 /5
    • Cleanliness: 3 /5
    • Hotel staff: 5 /5
    • Comfort: 3 /5
    • Location: 4 /5
    • Value: 3 /5

    Tranquil luxury at a reasonable price

    Would recommend Wed, Mar 5, 2014
    Sorry I only had 2 days here but as it was my second visit I knew what to expect and was not disappointed. The remote location, on volcanic slopes, has been turned into a self-contained luxury resort with multiple hot spring baths and butterflies, humming birds and exotic plants aplenty. Don't come here looking for night life - unless it is lying in hot water watching a tropical starry sky.

    Money saver

    It is expensive to use the hotel's own shuttle service as the distances are considerable. However if you hire your own car make it a 4x4 and be prepared for some very rough driving. If you haven't driven on loose rocks in hilly country - take the shuttle.

    | Ireland Friends

    5 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 5 /5
    • Cleanliness: 5 /5
    • Hotel staff: 5 /5
    • Comfort: 5 /5
    • Location: 4 /5
    • Value: 4 /5

    Great Place, worth the "rough" drive!

    Would recommend Tue, Jan 21, 2014
    A great setting at the edge of the volcano. Extremely isolated with 20 KM on an unpaved road...

    | Port Saint Lucie, Florida Family

    4 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 5 /5
    • Cleanliness: 4 /5
    • Hotel staff: 4 /5
    • Comfort: 4 /5
    • Location: 5 /5
    • Value: 4 /5

    Resort worth 1 maybe 2 days tops

    Would not recommend Thu, Nov 28, 2013
    We got to the hotel which is very beautiful! But it is a long 25 Kms drive, takes you an hour to get there! Staff are top notch but owner should stay in the back ground! Your customers come first not the owner! The grounds are breath taking!

    Dining

    Very good food!

    | Edmonton,Alberta Couples

    4 /5

    Overall score
    • Amenities: 1 /5
    • Cleanliness: 2 /5
    • Hotel staff: 5 /5
    • Comfort: 2 /5
    • Location: 1 /5
    • Value: 5 /5

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    Hotel Policies

    • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    • Check-out: 12:00 PM

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    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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    Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 2, 2016 Check-out: Mar 4, 2016