Blue River Resort & Hot Springs - Blue River Resort and Hot Springs

Three- or Four-Night Stay with Activities at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Secluded Resort in Mountainous Rainforest

Situated at the base of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, Blue River Resort & Hot Springs lies in a remote region of Costa Rica. Dense jungle and rolling mountains surround the resort on all sides, isolating guests from the country's crowded tourist centers. It's the perfect spot for embarking on any number of eco adventures, from riding horseback along the riverside to rappelling down waterfalls to visiting beaches. TripAdvisor readers included Blue River on a list of the Top 25 Hotels for Families in Central America. It's easy to see why, given the spacious accommodations and the variety of onsite activities.

The resort may have rustic surroundings, but it was designed with an eye toward modernity. Cabanas have hardwood floors and contemporary amenities such as large flat-screen TVs. Each guest room opens onto a private terrace featuring a hammock and a view of the surrounding gardens. Just a short walk away, you'll find natural-spring pools fed with mineral water heated by the volcano. There's also a freshwater pool outfitted with the kid-friendly bullet water slide.

Take a stroll through the botanical gardens to get a sense of Costa Rica's natural wonders. The gardens have more than 800 varieties of plants and trees inhabited by colorful toucans, bats, and iguanas. A butterfly farm houses several species of beautiful lepidoptera in various life stages.

With this Getaway, each adult guest chooses two activities that show off the Rincón de la Vieja region. Thrill seekers will enjoy the water-tubing adventure and Blue River zipline tour, which sends participants zooming through the forest canopy before finishing with a Tarzan swing finale. For a more laid-back excursion, the Blue Volcanic River, Penjamos, and private waterfalls tour takes you through a private park in the jungle and includes a chance to soak in natural pools.

Guanacaste, Costa Rica: Forested Mountains and Legendary Surfing Beaches

The province of Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica takes its name from the Guanacaste tree, an umbrella-shaped species also known, less picturesquely, as the earpod tree. These trees blanket the slopes of the Guanacaste and Tilaran Mountains, helping to shelter the coastline from rainstorms, keeping the beaches fairly warm and dry even during the rainy season (from May to mid-November).

Stick to the shore of bustling Playas del Coco for plenty of waterfront activities and a lively nightlife scene. Head farther afield to take in some of the province's national parks. Starting in October, Marino las Baulas National Park serves as a major nesting ground for leatherback turtles. And in the north, Santa Rosa National Park is known for its legendary surf breaks, including one made famous by the documentary The Endless Summer II.

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

What You Get

Stay for two in a cabana

  • Option 1: $339 for a three-night stay (up to a $576 value)
  • Option 2: $399 for a four-night stay (up to a $688 value)

Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Choice of two activities for each guest (four total): Blue River zipline and Tarzan swing (up to a $60 value/person), Experience the Blue Volcanic River/Penjamos and private waterfalls (up to a $35 value/person), or tubing adventure (up to a $45 value/person)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 6/21/13
Travel window: 5/1/13–6/30/13

  • Blackout dates: no blackout dates
  • Taxes: 13% tax not included

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


  • Four pools fed by hot springs
  • Natural mud bath
  • Freshwater pool with slide
  • Complimentary daily breakfast
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Butterfly garden
  • Botanical garden
  • Full-service spa
  • Exercise room and saunas

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 6/21/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 5/1/13-6/30/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • Customers must purchase Groupon before making reservation
  • Valid Groupon# is required at booking
  • 6-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies; same fee applies for reservation changes
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points.13% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details


  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2 adults and 2 kids 9 or younger
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional occupant 12 or older; $15 per night for occupants aged 10–12; no charge for up to 2 occupants 9 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2 p.m.
  • Checkout: 12 p.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for no additional charge
  • Smoking policy: allowed only in designated areas
  • Pet policy: pets less than 40 lb. may be added for no charge. Permitted only in designated areas.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 27 miles (44 km) from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
  • By shuttle: $100 one way from LIR

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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