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Reviewed 24 October 2016

The grounds are excellent, relaxing and very well kept. When visiting this resort, don't expect to do anything outside of the resort other than the planned excursions. We did horseback riding with hiking one day and white water (blue river) tubing. We had an excellent time. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. Be prepared to relax. Be sure the...

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

Hola! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed yourself and appreciate taking the time to create your review. We all read reviews and take them to heart. We sure hope you return soon. Yours truly, Keivn

Lakewood, New York
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great cabin, try sauna and volcanic mud, enjoy the beautiful scenery, rivers, waterfalls, horseback ride, and relax. perfect get-a-way. teens enjoyed the pools, horseback ride and tubing. Not too big, so very relaxing.

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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 are sincerely thrilled to know you had a nice time and appreciate that taking the time to create this review. All the staff read and take reviews to heart. There are many more Eco-adventure tours for you to return for. Again, with thanks… Yours truly, Kevin

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in a nice clean cabana. Did 2 excursion (waterfalls & zip line) both were excellent and the staff was great. Well kept resort with a lot on sight and all included with the room to keep you occupied (hot springs, butterfly room, botanical gardens, volcanic mud bath, we saw toucans on sight, orchard garden, hummingbird area,...

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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 read and share all reviews with staff and always feel greatly invigorated to go the extra mile after reading acknowledgements like yours. We thank you! We also take great pride, training and hiring as many staff, locally, as possible. The employment has increased the standard of living for this local population....

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I visited in the first week of February, the ride from Liberia was beautiful, once I arrived I was taken directly to my room and I was given a tour of the resort. The staff is very friendly and the food is awesome. I walked every day to the butterfly garden and sat in amazement. I took the zip lines...

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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! The owners and the entire staff go over each review. We are so very pleased to receive your positive review. Though the natural environment is very special we also take great pride in our service. There are many activities on the resort grounds and many adventure tours, so we can keep our...

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful resort in the middle of no where. We were forced to unplug because wifi is very spotty. Food was excellent. Staff is very friendly. The excursion guides are very friendly and made the experience memorable. The hot mineral pools are clean and relaxing. Volcanic mud experience was nice and I recommend it. Bring something for entertainment.. Books, board games,...

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

Hola! We, the staff and owners, are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and Eco-adventure tours. Our boutique, eco-lodge offers the ultimate combination of relaxation and adventure – not an oxymoron in this case. We hope you return soon! Yours truly, Kevin

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Don't believe the hype about the drive up to Blue River, it was beautiful. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The grounds were immaculate and there were many things to do right on site. Be brave and use the volcanic mud, smells horrible, but your skin will thank you. There were several pools including some with natural minerals from...

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

Hola, Thank you for your kind review from the entire staff and ownership, here at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. As much as everyone is in awe of the natural surroundings and amenities, we take pride in our service too. Thanks for pointing out the road, which is now in good repair. The ride, bumpy or not, is worth...

Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Honestly, I can't say one bad thing about the place (maybe other than the annoying bugs but that's a given for being deep in a rainforest environment). This was mine and my boyfriend's first time traveling to an area that was remote and living more simplistically. We purchased this resort on a Groupon deal and everything went smoothly! We stayed...

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Hola! Please know that reviews are shared with all staff members. When reading yours, we feel invigorated to work harder. With great appreciation and warm feelings. Thank you and hopefully, one day, you will return! Yours truly, Kevin

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We loved the hot springs and jardines at blue river - but the restaurant food service is incredibly slow and error prone so be advised and order well in advance of your hunger. Also - they gave us the wrong bill 3 out of the 6 times we ate there so check before you pay. Food itself was good, restaurant...

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Hola! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I am thrilled to know you loved the botanical gardens and the hot springs; however, I’m terribly sorry for the restaurant service. You are correct to warn others that the wait time is extra since many menu items are prepared individually, not in advance. Our head chef, Jorvis, has...

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights with our two girls ages 10&13. We had a lot of rain showers, but that did not deter from the fun. The butterfly garden was beautiful with many Mariposa butterflies. The botanical garden contained humming birds, koi fish, and gorgeous fauna. The girls delighted in the hot springs and the mud bath- even in the rain....

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Hola! We greatly appreciate your review and are thrilled to learn you had a wonderful time. Kids love it here, as you point out. Sometimes the weather dictates whether the tour can go ahead, but its rare. Our Eco-adventures are a great way to experience Costa Rica. We hope you return to our paradise on earth soon! Again, thank you....

Manassas, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 26 August 2016

If you don't want to read the whole review, the short story is that this place is a must go, if only for a few days! This place had a few minor Kinks, but i highly recommend it. I'm not sure there is another place in Costa Rica quite like this. Before I booked the trip, all communication was clear...

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Hola! Thank you for your kind and detailed review. Indeed, we take pride in abundance of extra-ordinary nature found here and how its harnessed responsibly to entertain our clients. We are discussing, in detail, your points for improvement. Again, with sincere appreciation. Yours truly, Kevin

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  • Spa
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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: €103 - €184 (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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“There wasn't a bad cabana here that we could see. NOTE: You can drink the water here at this resort!!”
 of 5 bubbles dorisf98, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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