Trip Planner: Central America / Costa Rica / Province of Alajuela / Arenal Volcano National Park / La Fortuna de San Carlos / Paradise Hot Springs
Relax and unwind at Paradise Hot Springs, a thermal water resort. Dip into the many pools of geothermal water, heated by Arenal volcano and full of beneficial minerals. The park's design represents a secluded opening in the jungle, and the many different areas provide contrasting atmospheres of fun and restfulness. Indulge in a massage or treatment at the onsite spa, where the therapists use natural and local ingredients across a broad selection of services, including scrubs, reflexology, and wraps. For Paradise Hot Springs and beyond, use our La Fortuna de San Carlos travel planner to get the most from your La Fortuna de San Carlos vacation.
Paradise Hot Springs reviews
We stayed 3 nights in a junior suite which was very comfortable and spacious with veranda for sitting outside, with view of the volcano. On arrival staff were excellent as they were throughout our..... more
We stayed 3 nights in a junior suite which was very comfortable and spacious with veranda for sitting outside, with view of the volcano. On arrival staff were excellent as they were throughout our..... more »
The changing rooms were tiny and overcrowded, literally one small bench with some hooks. People getting changed in the toilets of which there were only a small number of cubicles. Lockers tiny...
The changing rooms were tiny and overcrowded, literally one small bench with some hooks. People getting changed in the toilets of which there were only a small number of cubicles. Lockers tiny... more »
So enjoyed this place! Not too crowded, very relaxing, pools were secluded and had range of temps, drink prices good, and better value overall than some of the other hot spring locations. Great...
So enjoyed this place! Not too crowded, very relaxing, pools were secluded and had range of temps, drink prices good, and better value overall than some of the other hot spring locations. Great... more »
Beautiful views, excellent service, and tasty food/drinks. I have never had a better espresso martini ANYWHERE, I really wish I could remember the name of our bartender. I want to say it started with an N, maybe Nicholas? We were there for a day trip so I cannot say anything in regards to the rooms but the hot spring pools were well kept and clean. My favorite part was getting to lounge on the upper deck with the bar and enjoy the volcano view. If you want it to be quiet and less crowded, go early in the day and leave by 4pm. We chose to have dinner there and the buffet spread was fairly diverse with pasta, typical food(fish, chicken, salad, etc.) But only one kind of dessert. Worth the price! If you want to use a towel or locker, they ask for a cash deposit which they will return when you give back the items. Prices vary based on the items used but for a locker and towel it was only $15.
If you’re looking for a relaxing place to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the hot springs - this is the one. While it’s smaller than some of the other hot spring spas, with less pools/facilities, there is still plenty of ways to spend a morning / afternoon here. The place boasts 10 pools but some of the pools are actually just hot tubs. That didn’t stop us from having a great and relaxing afternoon with a few refreshing drinks from the bar. It wasn’t too busy most of the afternoon though after about 4:30/5, it started filling up (presumably with guests of the hotel who returned from their day tours). We also opted for the package that included dinner - the meal is buffet style but the food was delicious and plenty full and we really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend this place for a quiet relaxing afternoon (we did not stay at the hotel). While there were a few kids there, I’d say this place would probably be boring for kids. Also if you, like me, prefer to stay as far as possible from areas with lots of kids, this is the one!
We had a great time here. Very nice Hot Spring to visit. This was my first time doing something like this and I enjoyed myself. The service was cool, drinks and food were good. It was clean and quiet. We were able to secure our belongings in lockers. Overall, it was a good day..
Amazing staff, fantastic rooms, water was wonderful. $8 taxi to town. Horses, donkeys and cows were our neighbors. Nice and quiet. Chill and romantic. Downside was the food was not great. Cocktails were disappointing. We just stuck with beer at $5 a can. Didn’t take any photos because we were soaking in the hot springs almost the entire time.
Rooms were spotlessly clean, staff were exceptionally helpful , bed was comfy, would definitely stay again. Hot spring pools are drained and washed every night...impressive! If I had one bad thing to say it’s that their buffet needs more variety. Highly recommend staying there
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