Blue River Hot Springs Adventure in Rincon de la Vieja from Dreams Las Mareas


Prepare for an early morning pickup at your La Cruz hotel to make the most of the day, and enjoy the passing scenery on the roughly 3-hour drive to reach the Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. When you arrive, sip a welcome cocktail at the spa and make use of changing rooms to prepare for your eco hike. Take another short drive to reach a private park along the Rio Pénjamo, also known as the Blue River thanks to its rich, mineral-infused hue. Hike along lush rain forest trails that wind past creeks and several different waterfalls, where you can cool off with a dip in natural pools at the base. After the hike, replenish your energy with lunch back at the resort, followed by several hours of leisure time to unwind in true Costa Rican style. Soak away your cares in natural volcanic hot springs, splash into a freshwater pool via a bullet water slide, or take a mineral mud bath alongside a river. For an extra dose of pampering, you can purchase a treatment from the resort’s full-service spa. You can also stroll through tropical botanical gardens blooming with more than 700 plant species, see winged wonders at the butterfly and hummingbird gardens, spot reptiles at the caiman and turtle lagoons, or visit the resort’s resident miniature horses and donkeys. Around 4 pm, collect your belongings and relax on the return drive to your hotel.

Tour info

7 hours - 9 hours
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Why take this tour?

Visit the only lush rainforest in Guanacaste, with real blue rivers, natural hot springs and views of the smoking volcano crater. Begin with a jungle walk and to discover an amazing blue river and take a dips in Grand Waterfalls. After lunch relax with a natural sauna and mud bath, soak in hot springs pools, fresh water pools, meander the rain forest botanical gardens and butterfly farm plus much more. A paradise on earth...

What’s included?

  • Lunch

  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)

  • Private transportation

  • Locker and changing room

  • Entry/Admission - Yoga Retreat At Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Food and beverages, beyond what is included

  • Spa Treatments

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 7-9 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Government standards are in place to increase the already high standards and encourage disinfection, including sanitizer dispensers available in all common areas and restaurant. Any questions or concerns regarding an upcoming tour, please contact our reservations desk.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Blue River Hot Springs Eco-Adventure Tours

About operator:

Rincon de la Vieja Tours offers amazing nature adventures along the base of Rincon de la Vieja – about an hour from Liberia. Tours include transportation from Guanacaste beaches and Liberia. Only the north side of the Rincon is in the rainforest and has blue volcanic rivers, the “emerald green” natural mineral hot springs and abundant tropical wildlife. You’ll be entering a ”paradise on earth” and will have an adventure of a lifetime.Rincon de la Vieja is based out of Blue River Resort & Hot Springs and offers three tours. Two are combo-tours that feature either an adventure to the incomparable blue volcanic rivers and majestic waterfalls by horse or car. Or choose the canopy tour, through rainforest, waterfalls and ending with a Tarzan Swing. These combine with a visit to Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. The third tour option is to spend the day at Blue River Resort & Spa to experience the the hot springs pools, botanical gardens, butterfly gardens, mud bath and natural sauna, the Spa, gym and more. We pick up early morning and deliver you home in time for dinner.

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