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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs - Guancaste, Costa Rica

3- or 4-Night Stay for Two w/Activities at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Air Not Included.

What You Get

  • Stay for two with two activities for two per stay, valid for travel 4/30/20–12/15/20. Click here to see all options.

Included in all options (two activities per person per stay):

  • Zip Line & Tarzan Swing
  • Blue River & Grand Waterfalls Eco-Adventure
  • Water Tubing Adventure
  • Cathedral Waterfalls
  • Dino Park
  • 30-minute massage

Policies and Fees

Book by: 4/13/20
Valid for travel: 4/30/20–12/15/20

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 36-day cancellation notice required or fee of 50% of the voucher price applies; 16-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the voucher price applies.
  • Taxes: 13% tax not included.
  • Airfare not included.

Hotel at a Glance: 4-Star Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs lies in a remote region of Costa Rica, at the north side of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in lush rainforest with blue rivers and natural mineral hot springs that isolate guests from the country’s crowded tourist centers. TripAdvisor awarded Blue River its Certificate of Excellence in 2017 and it’s easy to see why, given the spacious accommodations and the variety of onsite tours and activities.

  • Cabanas have hardwood floors and large flat-screen TVs. Each guest room opens onto a private terrace featuring a hammock and a view of the surrounding gardens.
  • Go for a swim in hot-springs pools fed with mineral water heated by the volcano, in the freshwater pool, which features a kid-friendly waterslide, or take a short walk for dips in the blue river, Rio Azul.
  • Onsite botanical gardens feature over 700 varietals, Butterfly Gardens, an orchid garden, a hummingbird sanctuary, koi pools, and turtle ponds. Take a natural mud bath and sauna, visit miniature donkeys and horses, and more.
  • Start the day right with complimentary daily breakfast.
  • Accolades: In 2018 the hotel won “World’s Best Family Hotel” award by the Boutique Hotels Awards.
  • Choose two included activities from: ziplining, Blue River eco-adventure, water tubing, Cathedral Waterfalls, Dino Park or a 30-minute massage (two activities included per person per stay; for rates regarding additional occupants, please review the links below)
    • Zoom through the forest canopy before finishing with a Tarzan swing during the Zip Line & Tarzan Swing.
    • The laid-back tour of the Blue River & Grand Waterfalls (by vehicle) takes you through a private park in the jungle and includes a chance to soak in natural pools.
    • Thrill seekers can go on the Water-Tubing Adventure.
    • For a family thrill like no other in a Jurassic Park setting visit life-size animatronic dinosaurs at Dino Park.
    • Those looking forward to a bit of relaxation can unwind as a therapist manipulates their muscles during a 30-minute massage.

Please Note: All tours are subject to weather-related condition and guides have the final say. If a tour is not available at the chosen time or day, another tour, among the options, will be offered when possible. As the safety of the client and the group is the top priority, the hotel and guides have absolute say regarding whether a client is fit to participate in a tour.

Guanacaste, Costa Rica: Forested Mountains and Legendary Surfing Beaches

The province of Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica takes its name from the umbrella-shaped guanacaste tree. These trees blanket the slopes of the Guanacaste and Tilaran Mountains, helping shelter the coastline from rainstorms and keep the beaches warm and dry.

Stick to the shore of bustling Playas del Coco and you’ll find plenty of waterfront activities as well as lively nightlife. But it’s worth heading 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 featured in the documentary The Endless Summer II.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers a shuttle to/from the hotel. From Liberia International Airport (LIR), which is about a 90-minute drive to the property.

2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another voucher? The standard occupancy for each cabana is two guests plus bonus of up to two kids 9 or younger stay free. Each additional guest 13 or older requires a $25 nightly fee, each additional kid 12 or younger requires a $15 nighty fee. The king cabana can accommodate up to 2 adults with 2 kids. The double-queen cabana can accommodate up to 4 adults total or 2 adults with 3 kids. Please contact the property for any additional information.

3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? 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 voucher or have to pay additional fees.

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

5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here.

6. What happens if a tour isn’t suitable for me? What about bad weather? The tour guide can determine that a tour is not suitable for a client and its possible the tour operation will determine that weather or another danger causes the tour to be unavailable. In both situations no refund or credit is available.

Other Details

Room Details

King Cabana

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 kids
  • Adding occupants: $25 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; $15 per night for each additional kid 10–12; kids 9 or younger stay free

Double-Queen Cabana

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4 adults or 2 adults + 3 kids
  • Adding occupants: $25 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; $15 per night for each additional kid 10–12; kids 9 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 12 p.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: please contact property for pet restrictions and fees.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the property or at check-in for an additional cost.


  • Three hot-springs pools
  • Two fresh-water pools
  • Waterslide
  • Butterfly and botanical gardens
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Exercise room and saunas
  • Natural mud bath
  • Spa
  • Eco-adventure tours
  • Dino Park
  • Full breakfast
  • WiFi access

Fine Print

  • Must book by 4/13/20 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 4/30/20–12/15/20
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability; contact Blue River Resort & Hot Springs at (954) 688-3646 for specific availability
  • 36-day cancellation notice required or fee of 50% of the Groupon price applies; 16-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
  • Must present valid US or Canadian ID at check-in
  • 13% tax not included.

About Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Liberia International Airport (LIR; 42 mi/68 km)
  • Shuttle service: Click here for information.

Customer Reviews

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14 ratings12 reviews
August 31, 2019
Contacted the owner directly thru email regarding problem I had with employee Kevin Diaz. Requested that my phone and earbuds be mailed to me. He refused and harassed me. I had to block him from email. I haven't had time to write a google review but will because as I told the owner I don't think proper safety procedures or equipment are used. We left after 2 nights..groupon was for 3.
2 ratings1 reviews
February 9, 2019
My partner and I loved the Blue River resort!! We went with another couple and each group had our own cabana. The excursions were a blast and we felt immersed with nature in the rainforest the entire stay. The varying temps of the mineral pools were perfect at any time of day or night. I would recommend this stay to anyone looking to experience the rainforest in CR.
7 ratings1 reviews
August 6, 2018
Everything was so perfect. Great people, food and fun.
1 ratings
August 4, 2018
The activities were great. The staff delivered excellent service.
1 ratings1 reviews
July 28, 2018
My sister and I had a fantastic time here. We had a fun time exploring the resort and hot springs. The staff were amazing, kind and extremely helpful. The tours were well planned and extremely fun. I highly recommend innertubing! Our tour guides were incredibly knowledgeable and professional. Overall, our stay was extremely fun and relaxing.
2 ratings2 reviews
July 7, 2018
The excursions was great.
June 23, 2018
Friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, good food, fun activities, the cabins were comfortable.
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June 17, 2018
I went with my two nieces aged 16 and 18. We stayed for 6 nights. We loved it. We did a few waterfall hikes and zip lining and tubing. The resort is beautiful and we spent most afternoons In the cold and hot springs when it was raining. The other activities we did in the morning. Breakfast was fresh cooked and unlimited. The coffee was not as great as I would have expected Rooms were large.
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