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“Fabulous resort on the volcano”

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Hotel Borinquen Mountain Resort
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Reviewed 15 October 2014

We were so excited upon arrival as this place looked amazing and we were taken to our villa by a little buggy. The detached villas look lovely from the outside but inside ours was slightly disappointing as it was quite dark and basic.

The resort is quite hilly but really picturesque. The swimming pool with swim-up bar was really lovely and the natural hot springs from the heat of the volcano were fabulous. There is also a natural sauna and mud bath to make your skin feel amazing.

There are plenty of activities to do. We booked a trip horse riding to the waterfalls - loved this as there was only the two of us and the guide. It rained so heavy on our way back that the guide actually returned us on horseback up the path to our villa!

We also did zip wiring across the canyon - a scary but amazing experience - we even eventually zipped upside down!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

I went through a deck in the spa area which was rotten, ripping the front of my knee open. This got infected and I needed an operation when I returned to the US and I'm still recovering. The hotel has not responded to any of my emails.

Don't let this happen to you - stay away - go somewhere else.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2014

We drove here from Coco Beach ourselves in a rental - spent $80 pp for the Zipline - which was awesome - 12 lines - highest I have ever been on. The horseback ride (approx 25 minutes) was probably really good but I am quite nervous on a horse so didn't really enjoy that part - which was necessary to get to the Zipline start point. Lunch was quite good and we were able to pre-order from the lunch menu - hubby and I both chose fish and it came with local cheese, soup, the main had fries and a salad and desert. The sauna/mud bath/natural hot spring was not my favorite - the mud was stinky - I thought I was going to fall through the floor in the sauna and the hot spring looked dirty. As previously mentioned the road heading in is rough. Because of the time of year we were pretty much the only people here. Glad I went once - wouldn't do it a second time. Glad this was not our chosen accommodation as first time to CR

Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2014

Like others, I have mixed reviews about Borinquen. It is VERY remote and hard to get to. Don't think you will be running into town for anything. The resort was nice but we got bored. There is only so much time you can spend at the pool, in the sauna and smearing volcanic mud all over yourselves.

Food was good, but service was somewhat spotty.

Rooms were beautiful, but the hot water heater isn't enough for the 2-person shower or big Jacuzzi tub.

We had mice in our room at night, which freaked me out. The remote control didn't work and they didn't have one to replace it with. (???). I think this resort used to be well-maintained a few years ago, but they seem to be coasting along at this point.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

We stayed here for one night as a part of a tour. The hotel grounds were very nice and well maintained. As it is on the mountain side, you can expect to hear a lot of wild life and insects while you're in your room. We didn't get to enjoy the hotel during the day, but did enjoy the hot springs and mud bath area at night, which was very nice.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: P.O. Box 108, Rincon de La Vieja 5000, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: €94 - €187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Borinquen Mountain Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hot Springs Spa at Borinquen Mountain Resort is your exclusive vacation spot located in Guanacaste in the North Pacific Region of Costa Rica.The Hotel was designed and created in 1999 with the sole purpose of unlocking the exceptional beauty of the Rincon de la Vieja countryside and bringing it to the world. When you visit Hotel Borinquen you are literally stepping into a world apart. ... more   less 
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Hotel Borinquen Mountain Rincon De La Vieja
Resort Borinquen Mountain

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