Secluded Resort in Mountainous Costa Rican 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 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 a kid-friendly 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.
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 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.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a queen cabana
Option 1: $279 for 3 nights (up to a $549 value)
Option 2: $365 for 4 nights (up to a $662 value)
Stay for two in a king cabana
Option 3: $319 for 3 nights (up to a $573 value)
Option 4: $419 for 4 nights (up to a $694 value)
Included in all options:
Daily breakfast for two
Choice of two of the following activities for each guest: Blue River zipline tour and Tarzan swing, blue volcanic Penjamos river and private waterfalls experience, or tubing adventure
Policies and Fees
Book by: 6/6/14
Travel by: 10/31/14
Blackout dates: not valid 4/14–4/20/14
Cancellation policy & fees: For 4/8–4/30/14 and 7/1–8/19/14, 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies. For 5/1–6/30/14 and 8/20–10/31/14, 5-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies.
There is so much that we consider best about Blue River Resort. The staff were amazing, the food delicious, the hot spring pools and mud bath and botanical gardens and butterfly enclosure and hummingbird feeder area were fantastic! We did the zip line and the hike to the waterfalls activities and they were so fun! A truly amazing place!
Iris E. ·
March 5, 2017
The beautiful grounds and the 2 included activities were amazing. We did tubing on the Blue River and horseback riding to a waterfall. We really loved both experiences.
Lia Q. ·
February 18, 2017
Beautiful spacious accommodations, well maintained property, friendly helpful warm staff, great food. The adventure tours (canopy zipline and tubing) were personalized for our skills, and the guides Felix and Oscar were amazing, knowledgeable, responsive, flexible, friendly. I learned a lot about local species of plants and animals from Felix, too. With his 21 years experience in building the ziplines and emergency response, I knew I was in good hands to try new experiences outside my comfort zone.
Kyra S. ·
January 8, 2017
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