Rio Negro Hot Springs
Rio Negro Hot Springs
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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2-3 hours
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4.5
244 reviews
Excellent
133
Very good
75
Average
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Poor
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Ryguy
Fernie, Canada17 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We went to the hot springs after a hike around Ricón de la Vieja National Park. In my opinion, a visit to the hot springs is essential. The location is incredibly beautiful, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the walkways, change rooms etc are kept very clean.

There are numerous hot pools, all at slightly different temperatures to suit everyone. I highly recommend covering yourself in the volcanic mud and washing off in the cool creek (showers available if the creek is too cold). Don't forget to tip the staff member who's handing out the mud and cleaning up after everyone.
Written 3 November 2023
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Prematma
7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
I went solo just alone with Paulino driving and awaiting my alone trip for 2 hours..
This place is soul medicine and so healing 💕..a perfect way to end my trip in this magnificent Pura Vida land.
Paulino and his family are magical kind beings.
Please friends experience this special high quality small business
UN tico y una Gringa tours
Written 22 August 2023
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Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed the pools surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written 7 September 2023
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D J
24 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Hot springs, waterfalls and mud. Great for all day and see more or just a couple of hours for hot springs.
Written 19 July 2023
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Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed the pools surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written 7 September 2023
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David M
Trafford, AL7 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Selected this outing based on reviews found on the web. Did not disappoint. Had a rental car so drove ourselves. Great roads until close to the site (rough potholes after that) hence the 4 star rating. Need to figure out offline navigation or get cell coverage beforehand. Cost of entry was $32 each for adults. Very nice set up. Hot pools were primitive but great. 11 to rotate among, all with different temps. Included a waterfalls area that had pools we could swim in.
Written 16 May 2023
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Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed Rio Negro Hot springs surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written 7 September 2023
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Wrldadvent
Toronto, Canada420 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
After hiking for the past few days, a late afternoon spa day was in order, and the mineral baths and slathering of mud felt devine. My husband and I spent an hour there, perfectly arriving our timing around 4PM when the tour buses were leaving. No longer crowded and a lovely experience.
Written 27 January 2023
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We are glad that you enjoyed your day at Rio Negro Hot springs. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Written 7 September 2023
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Elizabeth R
Charlotte, NC6 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Oh my god best spa experience ever! The most beautiful space. Well worth the $26 fee. Trails and waterfalls and mud baths—- all amazing. We spent a full day. And kids loved it too.
Written 18 January 2023
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We are glad that you enjoyed your day at Rio Negro Hot springs. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Written 7 September 2023
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Deborah H
Lima62 contributions
Sep 2022
Magical relaxing experience enjoying the hot springs with the jungle around, complete with monkeys playing in the trees. Wear good shoes to walk down there and you need to be able bodied as it is a fair walk along the path down and back.
Written 20 September 2022
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Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed the pools surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written 7 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kooikermom
Mission Viejo, CA1,363 contributions
May 2022
This was a fun, enjoyable excursion. For our injured member, the many steps up and down were moderately difficult, so assess your walking ability before embarking on this sight. If you are able, the two suspended bridges and various pools at different temperatures were a fun diversion. Ending our time here with a brief sit in the flowing river was wonderfully refreshing. Definitely recommend going, and know that they have changing rooms and towels for your use. If your feet are tender like mine, be sure to wear or bring sand socks/shoes or some sort of foot wear that will protect you and can get wet.
Oh, btw, parking can be dicey, but it's still worth a go. I think it's cost is free if you stay at the Hacienda Guachipelin, but check on that.
Written 21 July 2022
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Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed the pools surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written 4 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

merry955
Easton, MD8 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
This was a wonderful excursion ! I enjoyed the drive it was not nearly as bad as some of the roads I took to get to the coastal beaches ! I felt safe and secure . The staff were great , the facilities were well kept . The trails were well maintained, maps all around , we pod for the basic hot spring package at 25$ a person and this was worth it ! We also homes to see the waterfalls and could have done more trails if we desired . The toll was waived as we went on a Monday when the national park is closed . We got a towel and hiked across two hanging bridges and enjoyed the mid bath and springs a a little too hot for my liking I hung out in the 98 degree pool . Loads of butterflies ! A magical spot
Written 13 July 2022
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Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed the pools surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written 4 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

slm60898
Atlanta, GA46 contributions
May 2022
Our family of four visited the hot springs and tried all 9. We loved our time there. It was fun to try all the different pools and talk about which was our favorite, which were too hot, too cold, and just right. The mud isn't a bath but is given to you in a bowl to rub on your skin - and then to rinse off in the river after it dries. This was also a really fun experience. Wish we'd had our cameras!
Written 1 June 2022
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Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed the pools surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written 4 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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