The Orosi Valley has some of the picturesque landscapes in all of Costa Rica with rolling hills, year round lush rainforest and a charming local vibe. There isn’t too much in the Valley but that’s part of its charm. But what the valley does have are wonderful natural hot springs and the Hacienda Orosi is the best place to partake in this relaxing activity.
Hacienda Orosi is a growing project up in the mountains with hot springs, pools and a Victorian home. They just started their resort and are expanding rapidly so that more people can experience this beautiful part of Costa Rica.
Location of Hacienda Orosi Termales
Hacienda Orosi map
The Hacienda Orosi is 45 kilometers (28 miles) southeast from San Jose in the Orosi Valley of the Cartago province. It is about a 1 hour drive.
Thermal Hot Springs
Currently, Hacienda Orosi has two large pools and are the best hot springs near Cartago, Costa Rica. The valley has crisp, fresh weather in the 70s and 80s F (24, 25 C) throughout the year and soaking in the natural thermal pools is an incredible way to spend a day in Orosi.
Both pools stay at a nice warm temperature of 95 – 100 Fahrenheit (35 C to 39) and have a wonderful view of the Orosi Valley below. Behind the hacienda lies Tapanti National Park, the second largest rainforest in Costa Rica. The pool face the small town so you get a stunning panoramic view of the rainforest, valley and town.
The Hacienda is in the middle of building more pools and rooms so that visitors can have the full hot spring resort experience.
Since Orosi is only about a 1 hour drive from San Jose, you can easily visit as part of a day trip to Cartago. They offer day passes and packages.
Hacienda Orosi Hot Springs Packages
Hacienda Orosi has 3 packages. One is just the hot springs with snacks which is $40. The second package includes the hot springs, snacks plus lunch or dinner which is $65. The third is breakfast, hot springs, snacks and lunch or dinner for $75.
You have to make reservations and prepay which you can do on their website. This doesn’t include transportation so if you don’t have your own car, you can visit as part of a day tour from San Jose.
The Hacienda also has a gorgeous Victorian house right next to the hot springs. This house is very famous and even celebrity actors have stayed there when they were filming movies in Costa Rica!
The house is still undergoing renovations but in the future, will be open for tours and hopefully overnight guests.
There are several San Jose day tours that go to Hacienda Orosi. We recently did one tour with Expediciones Tropicales that went to Irazu Volcano National Park and Hacienda Orosi (get our San Jose day tours discount here!) They also offer Hacienda Orosi by itself as a tour.
Here is a short video of the Irazu, Cartago and Orosi day tour from San Jose.
If You’re Staying in Cartago
For those who are staying in Cartago or want to spend a few nights in the Orosi Valley, the closest hotel to Hacienda Orosi is Hotel Rio Perlas, about a 10 minute drive. Until the Hacienda finishes their own rooms, that is the best option.
Read about other things to do in Costa Rica below!
Hacienda Guachipelin adventure tour in Guanacaste: Full day tour in Rincon de la Vieja. Includes white water tubing, ziplining, horseback riding, hot springs and mud baths.
Finca Sanitorio Duran: The most haunted building in Costa Rica, used to be a sanitarium in Cartago.
Love your website! We’re going to spend a week in the Arenal-La Carolina-Guanacaste area and then travel by car from Guacanaste to Puerto Viejo. To break up the trip (driving 4-5 hrs/ day), where would you spend the night? Would you recommend driving through Orosi or on route 32?
Thanks so much!
I would just straight to San Jose and stay around there and then head to Puerto Viejo as San Jose is pretty much right in the middle. You don’t have to stay in the city but you can stay a little outside like in Cartago which is past the city to the east on the way.
You can also check out Rainforest Adventures, they’re 45 minutes outside San Jose in Brauilio Carrillo and they have small bungalows on their property which is cool because they offer a nice jungle experience with night walks and their property is commonly visited by tapirs.
We are enjoying your Blog very much. We are planning an 8-day trip to Costa Rica – San Jose to Manual Antonio (3 nights), Dominical @ Hacienda Baru (for 3 nights we hope) and then were thinking of heading to Quetzales for 1 night and then to Orosi for 1 night and then we would head to San Jose for our last night. What do you think of this itinerary? How are the roads going this route back to San Jose?
We so appreciate your feedback!
Hi Christine, those are nice destinations. Orosi – San Jose is on a paved road.
Thanks for this new hotsprings location in orosi. Im familiar with th los patios pools location which are great also. David from vancouver bc ,canada.
sarah parrish says
Thanks for this article. Hacienda Orosi is now on our to-do list for the August visit. I wonder if you could correct the google map to show the actual location? I know you love Guanacaste, so maybe the map is reflecting that love…
Hi Sarah, I just corrected it. Got the other Hacienda Orosi on accident. Thanks for catching that and enjoy the springs! The new pool and rooms won’t be done in August but you can still enjoy the two pools they have.