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The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

97 Excellent 1633 Reviews
165-acre luxury boutique hotel in La Fortuna, Costa Rica with views of the Arenal Volcano, 5 restaurants, 14,000-square-foot full-service Spa, hot springs pools, a kilometer of frontage on the Arenal River, and wildlife rescue preserve.
The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal

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Excellent club hotel. Good for sightseeing with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Awesome vibe.

The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal sits on a mountainside 1,000 feet above the Arenal. Featuring spectacular views of the volcano, the tropical resort has 28 thermal spring pools with the highest quality mineral content in the area, the famous “Monkey Slide” at Perdidos Springs, and the Club Rio Outdoor Center set on one-mile of the Arenal River with on-site adventures such as water tubing, rock climbing, and horseback riding. There’s also a wildlife sanctuary with more than 100 rescued animals including monkeys, deer, sloths, toucans, jungle cats, and crocodiles.

There are 74 luxury guest rooms, suites, and villas. Featuring views of the Arenal volcano and surrounding valley, accommodations are spacious with hardwood floors and ceilings, carved wood furniture, marble bathrooms with dual sinks, and sitting areas.

The resort has five unique dining options including the award winning Las Ventanas restaurant - a fine dining venue, and the festive Ginger Sushi experience. Guests may also schedule private romantic dinners with elaborate in-room Romance Packages.

The 14,000 square foot Spa and Fitness center encompasses an entire level of the main building and reflects a serious commitment to provide a complete wellness experience. The treatment menu uses tropical botanical ingredients and therapeutic volcanic clays harvested on the property near the hot springs to offer an array of massages, facials, body wraps, manicures, and pedicures.

The Club Rio Outdoor Center and Wildlife Preserve provides a variety of on-site outdoor recreation options including river kayaking, horseback tours, rock climbing and rappelling, fishing, and Calcium Canyon hiking trails. Plus, there are tours of the Wildlife Preserve offering unique views of rescued animals.
Hotel Address:
  • The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal
  • 9 Kilometers West and 3.5 Kilometers North of La Fortuna center
  • La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Area
  • La Fortuna, San Carlos 21007
  • Costa Rica

Location Summary
9 km west and 3.5 km north of La Fortuna center, about 142 km north of San Jose, Costa Rica. Perched on a mountainside 1,000 feet above the Arenal, the hotel is about 3 miles (6 km) from the active volcano. Safely outside of the government-declared danger zone.

Directions to Hotel
By car: From the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), take the Pan American Highway (#1) north, towards San Ramón. Exit at the town of San Ramón. Continue straight through San Ramón to a dead end and turn left. At the next traffic light turn right. Continue on this road out of town and through the hillsides to the small town of Bajo Rodríguez (about 45 minutes from San Ramón). Take the road to the right. This road will take you to the town of Santa Clara. After 2 bridges, take a left at the intersection of the soccer field and continue to La Fortuna. Continue through La Fortuna; pass the square and the church out of town towards the volcano. Approximately 10 minutes from La Fortuna (directly after Hotel Arenal Paraíso) you will see the sign to The Springs Resort and Spa. Turn right here and follow the signs to the resort.
Banquets & Meetings
27,000 square feet (2,550 m²) of indoor and outdoor function space, including the Pillars Ballrooms, for corporate retreats, conventions, meetings and events.
Fine Dining On Site
Las Ventanas (The Windows) offers fine dining and panoramic views. Reservations required.
Child Programs
The Club Rio Adventure Center offers family-friendly recreation.
Pool Outdoor
28 hot springs pools spanning over 4 acres of landscaped recreational area.
Spa Facility
14,000-square-foot Spa offers a luxurious and holistic setting with massages, facials, body wraps, manicures and pedicures.
Biking, Mountain
Biking available at main town of La Fortuna. Reservations available through concierge.
Ecological Tourism
La Fortuna-Arenal Volcano area.
Fishing Fly
In La Fortuna-Arenal Volcano area.
20-minute drive.
Recommended Rooms
The Vista Grande Guest Rooms and Junior Suites offer the best views.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Fly
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding

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