Fodor's Expert Review The Springs Resort & Spa

9 km (5½ miles) west of La Fortuna, then 4 km (2½ miles) north, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica

With its own adventure park, hot-springs complex, and activities for all ages, this resort caters to both hotel guests and the outside public with day passes to its massive grounds. Near-perfect volcano views from individual balconies, a 14,000-square-foot spa, and rustically elegant rooms all contribute to a sense of well-being at this luxurious and remote retreat. The sky is the limit in furnishings (and price) as you work your way up to the suites and villas—additional rooms, arched sky-lighted ceilings, and hot tubs are among the amenities. Even the standard rooms have surround-sound speaker systems and huge balconies facing the volcano. Below the property is Club Río, an outdoor adventure park with kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, and a wildlife preserve for rescued animals. Visitors are transported up and down the hill by shuttle bus, and many of the hot-spring pools are surrounded by the kind of artificial rocks and boulders you see in amusement parks. This, of course, makes it popular with families.


  • stupendous volcano views
  • hot springs rich in minerals
  • excellent sushi bar


  • property has a theme-park feel
  • rooms are pricey
  • Wi-Fi signal weak in some areas




Phones: 2401--3313 | 954-727--8333-in North America


47 units
Rate Includes: No Meals

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