Blue River Resort

600 m west of Rio Celeste Bridge, Rincón de la Vieja National Park, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Named for the blue river that flows nearby, this property on the volcano's northern slope is worth the trek to experience the resort's hot springs, adventure tours, and spacious rustic cabins with terrace-hammocks. Most guests stay four nights to maximize a variety of activities like hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, and tubing down the majestic Río Azul. Room rates are for up to four people per cabin, each 750 square feet, with walk-in closets, queen beds, and a front porch. Guests have access to a sauna, gym, and spa, as well as mud baths, butterfly gardens, and hot springs. The remote location, 114 km (71 miles) from the main entrance to Rincón de la Vieja National Park, means meals are limited to the hotel’s single restaurant.


  • family-friendly
  • great activities
  • nearby waterfalls


  • rough, unpaved road
  • limited, somewhat pricey menu
  • Wi-Fi in common areas only


Phones: -2206–5000 | -2206–5506 | 954-688–3646-in U.S.


25 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast; Some meals