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Paradise Hot Springs

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Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2479 1380
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Great for relaxing without the crowds, perfect for couples and for friends...

Great for relaxing without the crowds, perfect for couples and for friends looking for a special revitalizing experience. Spend a day at Paradise Hot Springs Resort and relax in natural thermal water pools and jacuzzis of different temperatures (35ºC/95ºF to 41ºC/104ºF) with focused hydromassage for back, legs, and feet. The Resort also respects a maximum capacity of visitors to provide a peaceful atmosphere.

There is a parking area within the property, changing rooms and toilets, showers, massages and body treatments service, food and drink, as well as reclinable beds, sun umbrellas, and relaxing music along the pool areas. All of the necessary elements for a magnificent and relaxing experience.

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Lovely hot springs

Paradise hot springs were lovely, chose by our guide because they have a certain limit of people allowed in per day so it wasn't crowded at all, we went around 6pm so it was dark... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Paradise hot springs were lovely, chose by our guide because they have a certain limit of people allowed in per day so it wasn't crowded at all, we went around 6pm so it was dark but the Hot Springs were beautifully lit. There are varying temperatures of pools and a swim up to bar.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came to paradise hot springs after a long day of hiking and it was a perfect way to wind down. They have a few hot springs inside, all with different temperatures for your liking. It was beautiful and calm inside and we went towards the end of the night so it wasn't super packed which was nice. I was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day of hiking in the rain forest we stopped at Paradise Hot Springs to relax and unwind. The pools are very clean and there are different pools at different temperatures which are surrounded beautiful tropical plants and flowers, all for a very low entrance fee.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time to costa rica ,first time we tried baldi , so this time we decided to try paradise. The pools were ok. we spent the night It was 200$ the room was very nice. BUT we were locked in at 9 pm and everyone just left us there. Gates closed but not locked not a sole... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a recommendation from our hotel about this place. It was just a short cab ride away. We used the lockers that were there - you can pay a deposit and get towels and a locker (fit both of our piles of stuff), no big deal. There is also a changing area with showers and restrooms in it. There... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to Tabacon in the past so were looking forward to the hot springs experience again. It was pretty disappointing since there were only two major pools and a few smaller ones while it was advertised to have had 6 or 8 pools! I guess for the price you get to experience the hot springs but compared to... More 

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great if you are trying to avoid the crowds. We went twice during our trip and had 2 vastly different experiences. The first time a guide (that is well known to them) dropped us off. We did not have to make any cash deposits for towels or lockers. Very smooth. The second time we got dropped off by a driver.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This doesn't usually get as busy as some but it is really nice. Lovely gardens and the pools are not usually crowded. Very nice even in the rain.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a place for relaxation I have to say that this is a highly recommended option. I like the fact they these hot springs are not over-crowded. However, I didn't like the fact that once you pay for the entrance you need to leave a 5,000 colones (around $10) deposit for each towel they let you use. It is true... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told Baldi is too crowded so we went to Paradise Hot Springs. It was rainy day and cold. This was one of the best activities we did in Costa Rica. There are eight pools, from cold water to very hot water and we tried all of them. A little rain actually made the experience even better. Even though... More 

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