Water Tubing and Hot Springs Eco Adventure at Rincon de la Vieja from Playa Flamingo


Your tour begins with pickup from your Playa Flamingo hotel between 6am and 7am, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for the Blue River Resort and Hot Springs. Following a 2.5-hour journey, you’ll arrive at the resort and receive a welcome cocktail before changing clothes in preparation for the water tubing adventure. Climb aboard an inflated rubber ring and set off on an adventure down the Rio Azul. Encounter rapids that range from Class I-II and experience a mixture of calm and fast-paced sections of the river as you pas lush rain forest. Then, you’ll return to Blue River Resort for lunch and have free time to enjoy the hotel’s luxurious facilities. Opt to swim and soak in one of five pools, one of which boasts an attached bullet slide, or explore the beautiful botanical gardens, home to 700 different plant species. Plus, the butterfly garden is a feast for the senses and natural mud baths and hot springs provide ample opportunity for relaxation. Your tour concludes with hotel drop-off at around 7pm.

Tour info

7 minutes - 9 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Combine Costa Rica’s premier heart-stopping water tubing adventure followed by the ultimate in relaxation - natural hot springs (3 hot springs pools, 2 freshwater pools), mud bathing and natural sauna, meandering botanical gardens with bird sanctuaries, fish and a caiman lagoons, butterfly gardens and much more. All this in a lush rain forest, smoking volcano crater views of Rincon de la Vieja, blue river and waterfalls. Your in for a special treat!

What’s included?

  • Lunch

  • Bilingual guide - English and Spanish

  • Private transportation

  • Locker & Change-room

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Spa Treatments

  • Gratuities

  • Sun block, bug repellent and other necessities (some available for purchase)

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Before you book

  • Duration: 7-9 minutes

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Your health and well-being are our priority. In response to COVID-19, cleanliness and hygiene protocols have been set up to ensure the health and security of our guests and visitors.

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

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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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