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


After morning pickup at your Liberia hotel, depart the dry coastal savannah for the lush rain forest on the north side of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano. Nestled among this tropical landscape is the Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, where you’ll be greeted with a welcome cocktail at the spa. Change into your suit the locker rooms, and then take another short drive and walk to a nearby farm and the suitably named Rio Azul (Blue River). Climb into an inner tube and launch onto the river, floating through canyons and dense forested stretches echoing with the sounds of howler monkeys, birds, and insects. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere along calmer stretches, and hang on tight as you bump and spin down whitewater chutes. At the end of your tubing adventure, return to the resort for a sumptuous lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy several hours of relaxation among the resort’s many offerings. Stroll through the beautiful botanical gardens featuring 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. Slip into Costa Rica's pura vida lifestyle with a soak in natural hot springs, a swim in a freshwater pool with a bullet water slide, or 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. Around 4 pm, collect your belongings and relax on the return drive to your hotel.

Tour info

7 minutes - 9 minutes
Group Size
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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! • Water Tube a real blue river with bends, calmness & adrenaline pumping chutes. • Delicious Lunch • Several Activities - 4 different "natural" hot spring pools, the fresh water pool with a bullet water slide; tropical Botanical Gardens with over 700 varietals, Butterfly Gardens, orchid garden, hummingbird sanctuary, Koi & Bird & Caiman Lakes, turtle ponds; natural mud bath and sauna; miniature donkeys and horses and much more.

What’s included?

  • Lunch

  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)

  • Private transportation

  • Locker changing room

  • Entry/Admission - Blue River Hot Springs Eco-Adventure Tours

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

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Spa Treatments

  • Gratuities

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

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 7-9 minutes

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

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

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

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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