Costa Rica is home to nearly 200 volcanic formations, 100 of which show signs of volcanic activity and 5 active volcanoes: Arenal, Poas, Rincon de la Vieja, Turrialba and Irazu. Besides being a great destination purely for the views and hikes along the volcanoes, all the volcanic activity results in multiple natural hot springs. These hot springs are naturally heated up by the active volcanoes and offer a great place for relaxation.
Most hot springs are scattered around Arenal Volcano and the town of La Fortuna, which lies right next to the volcano. There are several options you can choose from, whether you are looking for luxury relaxation or something more similar to a waterpark, which can also be great fun for children. The luxury options for both hot springs and resorts are endless around Arenal, which makes it a fantastic destination to forget about your stressful life and just bathe and relax in some natural hot springs. Imagine watching the stars in the night sky, while a warm waterfall massages your shoulders – doesn’t that sound like the perfect vacation?
One of the most popular options for natural hot springs is the Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort, both a resort, hot springs and spa. The 5-star accommodation has beautiful spacious and stylish rooms and is a great Hotel to relax and enjoy the hot springs. There are several hot spring baths ranging in temperature from 25-50 Celsius/ 77-122 Fahrenheit, 5 swimming pools and a great spa, where you can enjoy massages or other treatments.
Another amazing choice for both a hotel and hot springs is The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal. This stunning 5-star Hotel is one of the top luxury resorts in Arenal and has quite a few natural hot springs on their property. The resort is split up into two sections, La Lagunas and Perdido Springs. La Laguna has 8 hot spring pools varying in temperature between 29-40 Celsius/ 83-104 Fahrenheit, and Perdido Springs has several more hot springs as well as a beautiful maze of gardens.
If you are interested in visiting one of the luxurious hotels or relax in natural hot springs, Costa Rica is the right place to visit. Contact us to add a visit to natural hot springs to your personal itinerary!