If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Arenal, the Springs Resort and Spa Arenal is one of the best. It has a large property with its own adventure center, a spa, several on-site restaurants, luxury private villas and a stunning view of Arenal Volcano.
The Springs Resort and Spa is ideal for honeymooners, couples and families and it’s also a favorite among celebrities who visit Costa Rica (Kardashians, Will Smith and Beyonce and the Bachelor was filmed there). So if you’re visiting La Fortuna and looking to splurge on a high end hotel, check out the Springs Resort & Spa.
Here is our Springs Resort and Spa review (and you can get our Club Rio discount below!)
The Springs Resort and Spa Costa Rica
The Springs Resort and Spa is 13 kilometers from La Fortuna.
They have 3 buildings for rooms: toucan, oropendola and aracari. We stayed in the Aracari building which had a beautiful view of Arenal Volcano, Jaccuzi tub, terrace, pull out couch and twin size day bed.
They have a variety of suites for families and honeymooners as well as a handful of ultra private, super luxury villas.
Property Amenities and Services
We ate at the Ginger sushi bar, terrace grill and Tres Cascadas restaurant. The breakfast and Tres Cascadas food was excellent and it was reasonably priced. I was happy they had lots of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. For me, the sushi bar wasn’t really worth the price so I recommend sticking to Tres Cascadas for dinner.
The spa was lovely with big fluffy robes and a very nice dressing room. They even gave us a plate of chocolate covered strawberries at the end which was very nice!
Los Perdidos Hot Springs and Club Rio Hot Springs
The Springs Resort and Spa has several beautifully maintained hot springs on their property. They have the Los Perdidos hot springs, Las Lagunas hot springs and the Club Rio hot springs. Las Lagunas are the ones by the main building and have a swim up bar, ranchito and restaurant.
From Las Lagunas, you can walk down the property to reach Los Perdidos. Los Perdidos has seven pools and a fun monkey waterslide! At night when the lights turn on, the hot springs are absolutely gorgeous.
The hot springs down by Club Rio are around the river. There is a path that goes from the activity center along the river to the hot springs and you can also see a giant guacimo tree. We loved the Rio Vista springs because like the name says, you have a great view of the river! I sat under the waterfall while watching people white water tube down the river.
Club Rio Outdoor Center
Here is our Club Rio Costa Rica review below.
The Club Rio Outdoor Center is one of the reasons why the Springs Resort is such a great place for families and those looking for an “all in one” hotel. You can have adventure, relaxation, nature and wildlife all on the Springs property!
The outdoor center is built around the lush Rio Arenal and has a restaurant, hot springs, hammocks and adventure center. Guests can go tubing, kayaking and fishing on the river, soak in the hot springs, tour the animal sanctuary, go horseback riding and much more.
The Springs Resort and Spa Day Pass and Club Rio Outdoor Center Multi Adventure Package
The Springs Resort offers day passes to their hot springs which allow you access to all the hot springs, pools, restaurants and bars. It is $65 per person and it is a 2 day pass. This doesn’t include food or transportation.
Then if you want to add some fun, the Club Rio Outdoor Center multi adventure package offers all of that. It includes a 2 day hot springs pass, transportation, lunch, and 2 of the following activities: tubing, kayaking, horseback riding, rock wall, wildlife sanctuary tour and guided nature walk.
You don’t need to be a guest of the Springs Resort to visit Club Rio which is really nice. Outside guests can enjoy pretty much everything the hotel guests can except for the rooms. The Springs Resort is not a cheap place to stay so this is a wonderful way to experience the property and Club Rio without having to stay there.
We loved their hot springs because the pools are spread out throughout the large property, so even if there are a lot of people it doesn’t feel like it. You’re not limited to a small hot spring space.
One thing that we especially liked about their tubing and kayaking is that it’s very controlled and safe. You go on the same section of the river twice and their tubes were super comfortable. Excellent for kids and adults!
Club Rio Costa Rica Video
Check out our video of the Club Rio Outdoor Center and the various activities you can do. We spent two days at Club Rio and it was a ton of fun. I especially loved their horseback riding tour! The multi adventure package is a great value, especially for families and for us, the Springs hot springs are one of the nicest in La Fortuna.
We visited the property in May and since it was the transition time from dry to rainy season, the water level in the river was quite low. It was still a lot of fun but if you visit during rainy season, the river will be much fuller and way more fun.
Club Rio Discount and Details
If you’re interested in the Club Rio multi day adventure package, we have an awesome offer for you! All Mytanfeet readers get $10 off the package price for adults.
The multi adventure package is $134.47 per adult and $111.87 per child so it is $124.47 per adult. Click here to get our Club Rio discount!
When it comes to hot springs in Arenal, we loved Club Rio and the Springs. We thought the value for the multi adventure package is definitely worth it for everything it includes and the Springs property is gorgeous. It’s a great way to spend one full day in La Fortuna and Arenal.
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For the multi-pass – what if we choose 2 activities for the first day but we want to do a 3rd activity on the second day? Do we just pay the cost for that extra activity or will they now allow a 3rd activity? (We want to do horseback ride and river tube on the first day, and the animal sanctuary on the second day).
Hi Kerry, you will have to pay for the extra activity separately, the multi adventure pass only allows 2 activities. You can put a note in our booking form that you want to add a third activity, unfortunately we cannot give a discount on the 3rd activity but for the normal package we have our $10 discount
I was debating between a day pass between Tabacon and Club Rio. We have an 8 year old so there will be 3 of us. Do you recommend this better for more activity and beauty with a child? Just checking in if you still feel the same since Covid…we will be there in April 2022. Do you think the river will be too low to tube? Thank you!
Club Rio hands down, they have the river and other activities like horseback riding, tubing, etc. and the hot springs are so nice. Tabacon is gorgeous of course but its just hot springs and pools and it is very crowded there.
The river should be fine to tube, there is always water in La Fortuna
Thank you for your response…it looks like we won’t be able to go to Club Rio because it isn’t open to outside guests during the time we will be there. Do you have another recommendation for us for hot springs with an 8 year old? Thank you!
There are tons of hot springs in La Fortuna, you can check our recommendations: Best Arenal hot springs
Cristina Herrera says
If you stay at the Springs Resort, is the horseback riding and tubing included or do you pay extra for these activities?
You pay extra for their Club Rio activities even as hotel guests
Is the rate for Club Rio the same for hotel guests as it for non-hotel guests?
Actually for the Springs guest, you have access to the hot springs included and the prices are different for individual activities so if you’re staying at The Springs Resort, you can book activities directly with the front desk/tour desk
This is very helpful reading this. I know it was written back in 2018 prior to COVID. Have these packages changed since then? We are looking to book 2 nights beginning of june. Traveling with our 8 & 11 year old. We are first staying for 2 nights at Kioro. Then wanted to try out somewhere different. Friends told us to stay at Baldi hot springs and get a family suite. But found your article and the springs look amazing. Baldi is about $400 cheaper. We could stay at Baldi and do this package, but not sure that makes sense. Tobocan is already booked. Thanks for your help.
Hi Shauna, the Springs Resort is definitely a more upscale luxury resort than Baldi so it’ll depend on your budget… because you can definitely stat at Baldi or even another hotel without hot springs and book the multi adventure package to enjoy the Springs’ hot springs. I will have to say that although Baldi hot springs are fun, our favorite is the Springs hot spring resort and their outdoor river club is amazing.
Are lockers available for change of clothes, storage of valuables, etc. if you get either Club Rio Outdoor Pass or the hot springs only 2-day pass? And transportation from our hotel and back is only included in the first day of Outdoor pass, and not at all for the hot springs pass, right? Thanks for your wonderful website!
Hi Cyndie, There are changing rooms, lockers ($5 rental) and bathrooms at Club Rio. Please bring a change of clothes, swimsuit, sunscreen mosquito repellent and water shoes or closed toed shoes. They have complimentary towels and water shoes for rent ($4).
For the multi adventure package, transportation is only included for the day you do activities, not for the 2nd day hot spring pass.
Jenny Jessen says
I greatly appreciate all of the information! Is it possible to book the multi- activity pass, but come the day before as your “second day?” We arrive later in the evening and would like to use our pass, but go back the next morning for activities. Thanks!
Hi Jenny! That is fine, just write a note in the comment section that you would like to do the hot spring pass first and then the activities on your secondd ay.
I really don’t know what to decide.. tabacon or springs resort?
we come on september – A couple on our honey moon..
we heard about tabacon good things.
what do you prefer?
Hi Adi, both are great. Tabacon is definitely more well landscaped and very beautiful with more gardens but it’s super duper crowded and a small facility. When we visited, we actually had to wait in line to get into the pools and each one was packed. Food is very good at Tabacon though, their buffet was excellent. The Springs is much more spread out as the property is humungous, and they have a handful of different hot spring sections. It doesn’t have the Tabacon river so it doesn’t feel as “natural” as Tabacon but it’s way bigger, nicely maintained and they also have a waterslide.