The Springs Resort & Spa - La Fortuna, Costa Rica

3- or 4-Night Stay for Two, Four, or Six at The Springs Resort & Spa in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Combine Up to 8 Nights.

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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: Arenal Volcano, Soothing Hot Springs, and Exotic Birds

Until very recently, Arenal was Costa Rica’s most active volcano. It’s dormant now, but the surrounding region is no less stunning, with hiking trails, fertile rainforests, whitewater rapids for kayaking, and a lake that's perfect for watersports. And many tourists still come to see the volcano, which punctuates the varied topography of Arenal Volcano National Park.

The park contains a diverse ecosystem near the center of Costa Rica. Birders come here from all over the world to glimpse some 850 species of feathery friends, including the rare and striking Resplendent Quetzal. The rich landscape is marked by waterfalls and a few rivers ideal for whitewater rafting, most notably Rio Toro. The park is also a prime spot to take a scenic hike through dense cloud forest by way of hanging bridges.

A more rugged trek awaits at Sendero Coladas, or Lava Flow Trail, which leads to a field of jagged volcanic rock that formed after the eruption decades ago. Due to its geothermal activity, the park is also home to a number of natural hot springs. These therapeutic springs are a nice spot to unwind after a hike or a sing-off with a howler monkey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport?
Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is about 70 miles from the property.

2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon?
Depending on option, the Groupon covers two guests in an Alta Vista room, four in Villa Calatea, or six in the presidential suite. Adding occupants above standard is $50 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; $40 per night for each additional child 11 or younger.

3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation?
Groupon customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.

4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits?
Resort credits are not included with the Groupon.

5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code?
For information regarding your dining options, please click here or call (954)727-8333.

What You Get

Stay for up to six. Click here to see all options.


Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/12/14
Travel by: 8/17/14–12/19/14 (options 1–4) or 1/9/15–1/30/15 (options 5–8)

  • Blackout dates: 11/21–11/29/14 and 12/20/14–1/8/15
  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $50 fee. 15-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 13% tax not included
  • Airfare not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

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 9/12/14 or promotional value expires
  • Travel 8/17/14-12/19/14 or 1/9/15-1/30/15
  • Not valid 11/21/14-11/29/14 and 12/20/14-1/8/15
  • 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
  • 15-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 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

Alta Vista Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; $40 per night for each additional child 11 or younger

Villa Calatea

  • One king bed and one queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 7
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; $40 per night for each additional child 11 or younger

Presidential Suite

  • One king bed and two single beds
  • Standard occupancy: 6
  • Maximum occupancy: 9
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; $40 per night for each additional child 11 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3:30 p.m.
  • Check out: 11:30 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for no additional cost
  • 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

  • Nearest airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO; 70 mi or 113 km) and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR; 89 mi or 143 km)
  • Distance from Liberia, Costa Rica: 82 miles (132 km)

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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