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5.0 out of 5

"Blue River Resort is a great eco-resort with terriffic staff, relaxing hot pools, in a quiet remote setting. The food was great, I could live on the ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 23 Mar 2015

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star hotel near Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park

On river

Within the region of this Guayabo hotel, you'll find Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park and Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Poolside dining

A full-service spa, hot springs, and 5 outdoor pools are all featured at this hotel. Family-friendly amenities include a waterslide and kid-friendly dining, along with horse riding/rentals. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Comfy beds, LCD TVs

The 25 soundproofed guestrooms offer comfy beds and room service. Other amenities include LCD TVs, down comforters, and in-room massages.

Deluxe Cabin, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$87* Per night/room Apr 20 - Apr 21

Deluxe Cabin, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Guest reviews for Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019

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5 out of 5

Great Resort - Worth the Taxi

Pros: Beautiful setting and grounds. It is a smallish place so you don't feel crowded or unsafe. The staff are excellent.
Location: This is a remote resort, away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches and Arenal. Not much nearby is a good thing.
Blue River Resort is a great eco-resort with terriffic staff, relaxing hot pools, in a quiet remote setting. The food was great, I could live on the cosada every day. We chose to arrange round trip transportation from the Liberia airport to the resort and we are glad we did. Kira and Lester were a great help at the front desk, Jovani took us on a great horseback ride to the falls, and Andres, Candy and Jose were wonderful in the restaurant. Would definitely go again. Room had a refrigerator and great coffee so stop at the super mercado in Liberia and get some local snacks.

Posted by , from Colorado on Mar 23, 2015

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5 out of 5

Amazing Experience

Funny - I thought I was writing a review to later realize it was a comment. As for a review, The Blue River not only lives up to the name- it is sincerely breathtaking! Everything about our trip here was amazing. Going to Costa Rica was a dream vacation for my mother -so for her 60th birthday we surprised her with this trip and the Blue River Resort could not have been any better of a pick to end an amazing action packed week of a vacation in Costa Rica. The Hot springs pools and natural mud bath took away all the stresses of daily life. This resort was exactly what we needed- we had fantastic food, peaceful gardens, wild river rapids when tubing, an adventurous hike along the river to massive and magnificent water falls with amazing guides to include Echo, who is not only a cute dog but an awesome swimmer and a great guide! He even followed us the entire tip on the horseback riding trail- what a cool dog! Our guides were very well spoken and really took an interest in us which was nice. Mr. Vargas as well as two other young gentleman who I apologize I can not remember their names really did an excellent job on the tours both for safety as well as fun! Geraldo the chief made each meal not only pretty but also delicious. And a many thanks goes out to Danny for listening to your guests and knowing what is important in a vacation as well as safety. Your attention to details and vision for this resort will make this location very popular for many years to come. It is absolutely beautiful- your staff does an wonderful job of keeping the property looking pretty, and being friendly with even a simple smile or hello - sometimes makes all the difference! After all... customer service is what keeps business successful. Thank you to all at the Blue River Resort!

Posted by , from Washington, DC on Sep 20, 2013

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5 out of 5

Grea experience...we´ll come back for a longer stay!!!!

We spent 3 fantastic nights at the Blue River resort, the rooms are amazing, spacious, comfortable, flat screen TV´s, hot water, air conditioning, good housekeeping cleaning. The breakfast is included, the restaurant prices are excellent and the hotel has hot spring pools, spa, butterfly gardens, mud treatments and orchid gardens !!! Do not forget to take the horseback riding tour to the blue river, great sightseeing and beautiful nature landscaping, we loved it, we are coming back with a larger group in December, can´t wait to be back.

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Property Features

As a guest of Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, you'll find a full-service spa, hot springs, and 5 outdoor swimming pools. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A fitness center, a sauna, and a terrace are also featured at the family-friendly Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. An area shuttle within 150 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle are available for a fee. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Guayabo hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2010
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) (67.7 km / 42.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle within 150 mi available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers 25 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested. Rollaway/extra beds (complimentary) are also available.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining
  • HD television
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings

Food & Drink

Tiki Bar and Restaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

5 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a waterslide and a sauna. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ziplining on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hot springs on site
  • Ropes course on site

Spa Services

Blue River Spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a mud bath, and a sauna.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Number of hot springs - 4
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at noon
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 77 lbs)

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Blue River Hot Springs Rincon de la Vieja
  • Blue River Resort
  • Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
  • Blue River Resort & Hot Springs Rincon de la Vieja
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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.