The Springs Resort & Spa - La Fortuna, Costa Rica

3- or 5-Night Stay at The Springs Resort & Spa in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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Jungle Resort with Mineral Pools Overlooking Arenal Volcano

Although it recently became inactive, Arenal Volcano still dominates the northwestern Costa Rican landscape, rising nearly 5,500 feet above the surrounding jungle in a conical peak. The Springs Resort & Spa sits atop a neighboring ridge just across the valley, where it overlooks breathtaking views of the famous volcano. The paradisiacal resort echoes the surrounding landscape with colorful bromeliads, tiered waterfalls, and 18 lagoon-style pools. The setting is so romantic that it was chosen for a group date night on the 2011 season of ABC's The Bachelor.

The property’s main building feels like a cross between a castle and a zen temple, surrounded by a handful of swimming pools. Many of these pools are fed by mineral hot springs thought to have therapeutic benefits. To continue the rejuvenating process, pay a visit to the 14,000-square-foot spa, where the staff uses volcanic clays and rainforest-botanical extracts.

You can see spectacular views of Arenal Volcano from almost anywhere at the resort. One of the best perspectives is from the Las Ventanas restaurant—its name means "the windows”—which is enclosed by wall-to-wall plate glass. Guest rooms look out onto similarly dramatic views. Alta Vista rooms frame the peak through triple-arched windows, and the Villa Calatea and presidential suite complement the view with private plunge pools surrounded by sun decks, hammocks, and stained-glass windows of jungle animals.

Get up close to real wildlife at the onsite preserve, home to ocelots, capuchin monkeys, and sloths. The preserve is part of the Club Rio Outdoor Center along the Arenal riverfront, where guests can reserve tubing, kayaking, and horseback-riding trips (extra fees apply) or take a morning bird-watching tour to try to spot passerini’s tanagers and chestnut-mandibled toucans.

La Fortuna, Costa Rica: Rainforest Wildlife and Volcanic-Heated Springs

Since 2010, the Arenal Volcano has been in a resting phase, leaving most of Arenal Volcano National Park's rainforests and hardened magma fields open to exploration. Howler monkeys and scarlet macaws perch in the rainforest canopy while tapirs poke around the forest floor.

Hot springs can be found throughout the slopes, heated by volcanic vents deep underground and reaching temperatures up to 100 degrees. Nowadays, many hot springs have transformed into tourist draws, as developers have added stone borders, swim-up bars, and water slides. It's worth dipping into the springs surrounding the Arenal River to feel the trippy sensation of warm currents meeting cool ones underwater.

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What You Get

  • Stay for up to six
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Included in all options:

  • 50% discount on Club Rio Outdoor Center activities and 25% off at the spa


Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/28/13
Travel by: 1/31/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 11/22/13–11/30/13 or 12/19/13–1/11/14
  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $50 fee. 46-day cancellation notice required or fee of Groupon price applies. Must submit cancellation notice in writing
  • Taxes: 13% tax not included

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Amenities

  • Views of Arenal Volcano
  • 18 pools, many fed by hot springs
  • Four restaurants and five bars
  • 14,000 sq. ft. spa
  • Jacuzzis and waterfalls
  • Onsite wildlife preserve
  • Riverfront sports center
  • Hiking, biking, and riding trails
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/28/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 8/11-12/18/13 or 1/12-1/31/14, per option bought
  • Not valid 11/22-11/30/13, 12/19/13-1/11/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $50 fee
  • 46-day cancellation notice required or fee of Groupon price applies
  • Must submit cancellation notice in writing
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • Must use promotional value in one visit
  • 13% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In all Included Rooms

  • Views of Arenal Volcano and valley
  • Marble and granite accents
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; $40 per night for each additional guest 11 or younger

Alta Vista Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • 18 ft. vaulted ceilings
  • Located on second floor

Villa Calatea

  • Two king beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 7
  • Standalone two-bedroom cottage
  • Heated plunge pool with waterfall
  • Private sun deck with dining area and hammocks
  • 4-person golf cart for residents' use
  • 1.5 bathrooms with jacuzzi tub in each
  • Kitchen with fridge, microwave, and toaster

Presidential Suite

  • One king bed and two sofa beds
  • Standard occupancy: 6
  • Maximum occupancy: 9
  • Private, lagoon-style infinity pool with waterfall, jacuzzi, and direct volcano view
  • Two sun decks, loggia with hammocks, and 6-person outdoor dining area
  • Standalone master suite with marble bath, jacuzzi tub, and 47 in. LCD TV with surround sound
  • 4-person golf cart for residents' use
  • Landscaped gardens with outdoor shower
  • Full kitchen and eight-person dining table
  • 2,060 sq. ft.

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:30 p.m.
  • Checkout: 11:30 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 70 miles (113 km) from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO); 89 miles (143 km) from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
  • By car: 82 miles (132 km) from Liberia, Costa Rica

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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