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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

AMOMAUS$81*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Blue River was better than I had expected. We saw the sloth that lives on the grounds and that was a dream come true for me. My son and I enjoyed the grounds, botanical gardens, butterfly garden, mud bath and the natural spring pools. It really is a place to relax and get away from it all. Our room was...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We loved our 6 nights here. Clean room, beautiful botanical gardens, hummingbirds, butterflies, hot spring pools (3) plus swimming pools (2), great food, friendly people, clean, and fun activities. We did hiking, tubing, zip-lining. We saw toucans, a sloth, lots of other birds, flowers. We took a cab from Liberia airport; the first hour was nice pavement; the last 45...

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

Hola! Please know, both staff and owners read reviews. We are both very appreciative and feels energized by your description. Thanks for staying with us and hopefully we’ll see you again soon. Yours truly, Kevin

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Staying here exceeded my expectations. The staff is extremely friendly/helpful, and the cabanas are cozy. I'm vegan, and was a little worried that they wouldn't have anything for me to eat. No problem there! They had a really good vegetable sandwich, fries, pasta dishes, and some salads. Oh! and the sloth on their property is a rescue. I like that...

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

Hola Caitlin! All of us here, appreciate taking the time to write about your experience and are thrilled to know we met our own expectations. Oh, and about the animal sightings, there are many kinds of colorful animals, if you look patiently. Again thank you and we look forward to when you return. Yours truly, Kevin

Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewed 8 March 2017

For me one of the most important features of this resort was its location in a true rain forest on the east slope of the Ricon volcano. The drive from Liberia was rough but necessary to reach this lush, beautiful location. The setting certainly did not disappoint. The beauty and diversity of plants and wildlife was outstanding. We saw 5...

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

Hola! We thank you for your kind words and must sincerely apologize for such a terrible misunderstanding. We agree with your points about communication and cannot understand what happened. Please permit me to comment, only to make things clear and not as an excuse. Self-guided tours inside our private parks and the neighboring Rincon de la Vieja are not possible....

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This hotel is a little tricky to find. We used 2 devices to get around Costa Rica; when driving we were directed to a finca's pasture. We later discovered our error. Tip: When entering the destination use "Hotel Blue River Resort". We had a spacious and clean room that was half of a side-by-side. The set up of everything was...

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

Hola! Thank you for your review and visiting us. Everyone here, both staff and owners, feel energized by your kind words. We really aren’t that hard to find. I recommend going on our website and, on the top menu of our website, click “Directions” for maps, directions and our latitude/longitude. As pointed out, search “Hotel Blue River Resort “on Google...

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Our stay at the Blue River Resort was nothing shy of great! Because of flight delays, car rentals, and the rough roads - we ended up arriving at the Resort much later than expected - MIDNIGHT! We were absolutely exhausted, and extremely fearful that we wouldn't be able to check into our rooms. Luckily, the guard was at the gate...

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

Hola! All the staff appreciate your call-outs and are thrilled to know you enjoyed the incredible nature too. As a mountain rain forest hotel, it can be quite difficult to explain all the many amazing natural features, like blue rivers, natural hot springs, the colorful flora and fauna, grand waterfalls, lush rain forest and volcano crater views – and how...

Richland, Washington
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I traveled to Blue River with 3 girlfiends at the end of February. The resort was charming and relaxing. With 5 mineral hot baths to choose from and one awesome water slide. You can spend the day soaking and recupperating. We also used the resort to do a horseback trip to a waterfall. The horses and guides were great. There...

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

Hola! Muchas Gracias from all the staff at Blue River Resort. We all appreciate receiving your review. As you point out, it’s both a great place to chill and set out on Eco-adventure. Come back soon. Yours truly, Kevin

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Free internet is bad at best the last three days were totally unable to connect--no wonder it is free. Power keeps going down, water in room stops working , ants are very plentiful in the bathroom Food is average but differently nothing to writ home about Would not recommend this resort unless U want to be off the grid cause...

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

Hola! Though upset to read such dissatisfaction a couple things ring true. Having high speed WiFi is not possible and the connection points are at the restaurant and faster, beside the office. Alternatively, many guests add a Costa Rica cellular plan that works. Though 90 minutes from Liberia, the walk to El Gavilan is about 1 mile where there is...

Coupeville, Washington
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We flew into Liberia, CR and were driven (don't drive at night in rural CR) to our mountain resort - the last 12 miles on a very bumpy gravel road. There are no other towns nearby. We were in the foothills of the Rincon volcano (semi-active). Our large cabin home was very clean and restful. Excellent beds. Our shower didn't...

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

Hola! All of us - the staff and owners - appreciate knowing about your experience and overjoyed that it was positive. Indeed, we consider our awe-inspiring nature experience to be authentically Costa Rican, offering the ultimate combination of relaxation and adventure. Thank you and we hope you return soon. Yours truly, Kevin

Reviewed 2 March 2017

We stayed three nights at the Blue River Resort and had a wonderful experience there! It was a beautiful place. We enjoyed the botanical gardens, the butterfly garden, and we even saw the resident sloth who lives in the huge tree at the entrance to the gardens. The staff there couldn't have been nicer or more welcoming! They gave us...

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

Hola! All of us are pleased to know you enjoyed your time at our special paradise. The staff are always uplifted by such positive experiences. We hope to welcome your return soon. Yours truly, Kevin

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Spa
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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 

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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: €109 - €168 (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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“Prepare for cool, damp mornings because of humidity and dew unless you use the A/C”
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“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
“Choose the individual cabins. Go for the 'honeymoon package." Wasn't our honeymoon but we enjoyed the package”
Kytherababe, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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