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If you talk with the locals they will tell you to go to Scratch River or the Free hot springs. This is perfect if you are travelling on a shoestring budget as it is FREE! To get there go to the yellow gate next to Tabacon Springs. You can park on...more
| Next to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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You can easily park the car nearby. Then, you need to walk to the hot water springs and this can be a bit uncomfortable, if you walk without shoes but it is not that bad. It is however free. The hot spring is warm and...More
We visited the hot springs everyday during our two-week stay in La Fortuna. Whether you go upstream and explore less crowded spaces or stay with the crowds, there is enough space for everyone to enjoy the amazing experience and stay as long as you like....More
This was one of the few free activities that attracted us in Costa Rica. We arrived early (10am) and paid the guy arranging the cars 2000 colones. Which was worth it just to get cleared advice on how to make our way to the river...More
We brought a waterproof back pack and brought our stuff with us. Go past the yellow gate over the bridge, there is a better way to enter on the left.. We biked, so we didn't have to park. We wore water shoes. We watched the...More
The natural hot springs are awesome!! You pay $4 to park (and they watch your car during the day anyways to prevent theft). You walk under the bridge and find a spot, there were a lot of ppl, but there is enough space that you...More
I’d put this under “you get what you pay for”. The river is nice and definitely warm with some pools to sit in. However you need to walk through a graffiti filled tunnel strewn the bottles, dirty diapers, and other garbage about. This was some...More
We were going to go to Ecotermales ($40/each without a meal) but as we didn't have a ton of free time it seemed like too much money for an hour visit. I am SO GLAD my husband convinced me to try the free hot springs....More
Would definitely recommend visiting the free hot springs! We were happy to pay a local $5 for help parking and watching our vehicle. The entrance is by the yellow gate near tabacon resort, not hard to find. The springs are warm and relaxing but I...More
Response from Littlebigdogmom | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot to do in this area. There are the Hanging Bridges, Coffee and chocolate tours, hiking in Arenal National Park,any thermal spas, horseback riding, boating on Lake Arenal, the Cloud Forest. So much!