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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Rincon de la Vieja

3.5-star3.5 stars
600 m West of la Puente and Rio AzulRincon de la ViejaGuanacasteCosta Rica

Mountain hotel in Guayabo with 5 outdoor pools, spa
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
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Very comfortable
Fantastic service
Location is ok
Complaints about WiFi
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From 1,151 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Rincon de la Vieja

from $157
  • Cabin, 2 Queen Beds
  • Cabin, 1 King Bed

What’s around Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Rincon de la Vieja


  • In a national park
  • Rincon de la Vieja National Park in the region
  • Miravalles Volcano in the region
  • Church of La Ermita La Agonia in the region
  • Liberia Parque Central in the region
  • Santa Rosa National Park in the region
  • Upala Central Park in the region
  • Africa Mia in the region

Getting around

  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 98 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (9 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • 1 per room (up to 35 kg)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle within 150 mi *

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Waterslide
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Ecotours on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2010
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Blue River Spa has 2 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a mud bath, and a sauna.

The spa is open daily.


Tiki Bar and Restaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Rincon de la Vieja’s small print

Also known as

  • Blue River Hot Springs Rincon de la Vieja
  • Blue River Resort
  • Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
  • Blue River Resort & Hot Springs Rincon de la Vieja
  • Blue River Resort Hot Springs
  • Blue River Resort Hot Springs Rincon de la Vieja
  • Blue River Hot Springs


This property does not have elevators.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Spa access (may be limited)
  • Partner property pool access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • In-room safe
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 0 per pet, per stay

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 61 reviews

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Rincon de la Vieja
Very Good8.0
Lovely but not luxury.
Overall a really nice stay. Once you get past the entrance that has no signage, and the check in office is much like a gas station. Once you get past the ugly entrance you venture into the rest of the resort which is lovely. Beautiful flowers and plants, little cabins, a garden, Butterly sanctuary, mineral pools... The price is right, but I think their effort to save the planet comes at a cost to the guests. The showers for the mud bath were turned off so you had to wash off in a creek, the lighting in the rooms is just awful. When it's dark you can't see anything. No shampoo or conditioner, the water pressure is bad in the showers, and there is no phone in the room if you have a problem and need assistance from the manager. That being said, the adventures were great, and tour guys are fabulous. Zip lining was a blast, and the horseback ride to the waterfalls was beautiful. Restaurant staff is welcoming and friendly, the food was really good. Overall we had a great time. Definitely not a luxury resort, but great for one or two days and some great activities.
claire, us2 night trip
Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Rincon de la Vieja
Very Good8.0
Under the Volcano
Very nice setting. Interesting grounds. Friendly and very helpful staff. Food quite good (better than several other resorts we stayed at). Only negative was that we had planned on rafting and tubing, but recent volcanic activity made that unavailable, and of course that is not something the resort had any control over.
David, us2 night romance trip
Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Rincon de la Vieja
Very Good8.0
Beautiful Place
Resort was nice. Hot pools where very nice. Excellent customer service. The reason I don’t give it 5 stars is that water pressure in bathroom was bad. Food was ok but expensive and portions where small. Breakfast buffet was not too good.wifi didn’t reach the rooms. But overall it was a good experience especially the volcanic mud and butterflies garden
rk, us2 night romance trip
Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Rincon de la Vieja
Not as advertised.
Not what we expected at all. There is no access to Rincon de la Vieja from the hotel, it is an hour and a half away. Also no access to the Blue River shown in the picture unless you pay 50$ person for a guided tour. I was hoping to do some hiking and was disappointed to see that only expensive 'adventure tours' were available. There is no mud bath, just a bowl of mud you can spread on yourself and the 'thermal saunas' were not warm at all, and were in fact just old wooden structures covered in mold, so no one in my family felt comfortable going in them. My kids enjoyed the water slide, but other than that it was not at all what we expected. Once you are at the hotel there is nowhere else to eat which is unfortunate because the restaurant was not great.
A Traveler, usFamily trip
Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Rincon de la Vieja
Awesome place!
Thomas, us7 night family trip

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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Rincon de la Vieja

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