The Springs Resort and Spa
Arenal, Costa Rica

Distance from hotel to LIR airport (by land transfer), 3 hours.
Distance from hotel to LIR airport, 90 miles (145 kms). Distance from hotel to town, 15 minutes.  

With a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano, natural hot and cold springs, four unique dining experiences, and an impressive full service Spa, The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design.  

This Costa Rica luxury resort perches one thousand feet above the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge just six kilometers north of the active volcano but safely outside the government declared danger zone. The higher altitude relative to other hotels in the area allows for not only incomparable views of the Arenal volcano, the lush valley, and the surrounding towns that sparkle at night, but also access to the area's famous prevailing breezes. In fact, the name Arenal volcano is an indigenous word meaning "Window of the Wind". With an average daytime high temperature of 80 degrees F in the shade and nighttime lows averaging 70 degrees F you are sure to enjoy countless comfortable hours in your balcony hammock al fresco dining, or sipping a frothy tropical cocktail in one of the spring pools.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Accommodations (44)
  • Conference Room
  • Fitness Center
The Arenal hot springs with temperatures ranging from 83F to 103F and environments that vary from raging waterfalls to tranquil forest experiences the guests can find the perfect pool for their mood and the current weather conditions. Tests of the hot mineral springs reveal an ideal natural combination of high bicarbonates and high chlorides with relatively low sulfur content to provide a safe and clean soaking experience. The high level of natural salt chlorine in the spring water makes them the cleanest Costa Rica hot springs in Arenal, La Fortuna. Pools The eighteen freeform, landscaped pools provide the guests with great views of the volcano and a multitude of options. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 3:30 pm Check-out-time: 11:30 am  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Child age break is 12 years old.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2018 Vista Guest Room - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Alta Vista Guest Room - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Honeymoon Vista - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Family Suite (2 levels) - 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.  

• 2-BR Junior Springs Suite - 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.  

*Third person sleeps on a rollaway.  

2019 Vista Guest Room - 3 guests or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Alta Vista Guest Room - 3 guests or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Honeymoon Vista - 3 guests or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Family Suite (2 levels) - 6 guests or 4 adults and 2 children.  

• 2-BR Junior Springs Suite - 6 guests or 4 adults and 2 children.  

**Third person sleeps on a rollaway bed.  

Alta Vista Guestroom, (GJI) Each Guest Room and Villa at The Springs Resort and Spa includes a Private Terrace with Balcony and Picturesque Volcano View. Rollaway available for children.  

Alta Vista Guestroom, (GJI) is similar in design and layout to the Vista Guest Room but has 18' vaulted ceilings and because of its location on the second floor has a sweeping view of not only the volcano but the valley below. Rollaway available for children.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed.  

Honeymoon Vista(*), (H7V) In addition to the fantastic view and all the amenities of the the Vista units these ultra special guest rooms offer the guests the ability to enjoy a hot mineral spring experience in the privacy of their own lushly landscaped garden terrace. With the touch of a switch hot spring water flows with pressure into the jets of the jacuzzi allowing for a soothing massage of your lower back and legs. The overflowing water then cascades over the infinity border edge and out of the jacuzzi. 1 king bed and 2 rollaways.  

Family Suite(*), (FMS) has the same layout and design as the Vista Guest Room on the first level but has a mezzanine bedroom above with its own private bath. The master bathroom has a jacuzzi tub. There is a king size bed on the lower master level and one king size bed on the Mezzanine Level.  

Two Bedroom Junior Springs Suite(*), (J9S) This two bedroom, two bath guest room occupies an even higher elevation than the Alta Vista units and enjoys an even more spectacular view of the volcano and countryside. The master bedroom has the same layout as the vista but the bathroom is larger with a special arched ceiling and lighting feature behind the jacuzzi tub. One king and two twin beds with additional rollaway possible.  

(*) Denotes on request basis only, no allotment given.  

All accommodations include: ceiling fan, safe (in accommodation), coffee maker, smoke detector, data port, soundproof, desk, stereo system, hairdryer, telephone, housekeeping, television (flat screen, satellite), internet access (high speed, wireless), terrace (private), iron, trouser press, ironing board, turndown service, CD/DVD player, movies (in accommodation), voicemail, air conditioning, radio, wake-up calls, alarm clock, refrigerator, wet bar, bathrobes, refrigerator (mini), bathtub (Jacuzzi), rollaway bed (on request), bedding (premium), room service (24-hour), blackout drapes and .  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Heliconia Bar, Located on the fourth floor of the reception between Las Ventanas and Tres Cascadas, this bar is perfect for a relaxing drink before or after dinner or for an after-noon cocktail. The seating presents a magnificent view of the volcano. The music is a mellow Latin jazz and the feeling is casual elegance. The bar is decorated daily with cut Heliconia flowers from the on site collection of 150 species. The flowers are so magnificent you have to touch them to make sure they are real. The hotel are opening a new nightclub lounge named the Wa Experience in November of 2010 and the hotel certainly expect this to have the hottest nightlife in La Fortuna. It is a combination lounge and gourmet appetizer experience that combines live entertainment and great dance music.  

La Laguna Bar (the Lagoon Bar), Located in the center of the largest pool named La Laguna (The Lagoon), this swim up bar boasts 12 dry and 30 wet seats. This unique pool has multiple waterfalls and contains chlorinated water that is heated to a more than comfortable 88F by a heat exchange system using the hot water pumped from the natural hot springs. Another unique feature of this bar is the warm curtain of micro-bubbles emanating from its base that creates the sensation of sitting atop a flowing spring. When there is a televised sporting event this becomes one of the best sports bar in La Fortuna, Arenal where you sit in the warm water and watch the game on the flat screen TVs.  

• Spending a few hours at this bar which has the best view of the Arenal Volcano is one of the best things to do in La Fortuna.  

Los Perdidos (the Lost Ones), rustic palm thatch jungle bar.  

• Located at the nexus of the trails within Perdido Springs (Lost Springs), this is a rustic palm thatch jungle bar that seats about eight people surrounded by hot spring waterfalls on three sides and gardens on the other. There will be waiter service to all seven of the Perdido Springs Pools from this bar. This is a great place to watch the adventurous take a ride down the water flume the Monkey Slide.  

The Ranchito Bar (the Little Rancho), Located next to Canyon Falls, the hotel believes this bar boasts the most beautiful setting in the reception pool area. Its higher location on the upper level of the Cascada Grande Pool allows you to see out towards the volcano, down over Playa Piedra Pool and Lower Laguna Pools, back towards the largest waterfall of Cascada Grande and out over the La Laguna pool and down to the valley below. There is also a heated Jacuzzi a few steps away. This bar is also well suited for small private parties of 25 persons or less.  

Treetops Grill, They are not sure whether to describe the experience as poolside, cliff-side or tree canopy dining. It all depends on which way you turn because you are surrounded by five waterfall pools, while overlooking the tree canopy, down a slope which falls one thousand feet below, while the prevailing breezes rustle the palm fronds shading you from above. Add great food from the grill including the best ham-burger in Costa Rica, an informal dress code, and some Jimmy Buffet music to the equation and you might realize that you have found the definition of the word vacation. Bathing attire is not only permitted it is suggested. Even better, if you don't want to leave the comfort of your poolside chaise lounge, they will bring the menu to you. Because after all, they think this is what your vacation is all about.  

Ginger Sushi, Whether you just want an afternoon or late night sushi snack or an entire meal, Ginger Sushi is your ideal option. You will find that the hotel do not just have one of the best sushi restaurant in La Fortuna, Arenal but many sushi connoisseurs that live and travel in Costa Rica tell them that the hotel has the best sushi in Costa Rica. You can dine under the stars or under roof in the festive open air Casino and Games Level. The fish arrives fresh daily straight from Costa Rica's fertile fishing grounds where they consistently catch Yellow fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sea Bass and Snapper along with an assortment of other tasty seafood delicacies. If it is on the menu it is fresh! What better place to have a light, healthy snack while enjoying the view of the Volcano and perhaps a game of chess, checkers or backgammon.  

Cuisine: Sushi.  

Las Ventanas (the Windows), Enjoy the best fine dining in La Fortuna, Arenal in the incredible restaurant Las Ventanas where the only thing better than the view is the food. Be careful to avoid the window seats if you are afraid of heights because the windows are angled out to allow you to look almost straight down a thousand feet to the river below! At night the distant mountains twinkle with the lights of cities thirty miles away. Be sure to dine here at least once during the day and once during the evening to capture the complete experience. The master chef has created a menu blending the latest fusion concepts and the finest ingredients found on Costa Ricas farms and in its two oceans. The menu is a well balanced combination of beef, seafood, pork, and homemade pasta as well as vegetarian fare. The incredible desserts are prepared using some traditional French cooking methods combined with the natural flavors of Costa Rica. Without a doubt you will find that this one of the best restaurants in La Fortuna. If you want the best steak in Costa Rica come try the imported rib eye. The vegetables are grown exclusively for them on an organic farm and they love creating special dishes for vegetarian diners.  

Lunch Hours: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner Hours: 6:00pm - 10:00pm  

Tres Cascadas (three Waterfalls), The gourmet buffet restaurant would be appropriately described as a Tasting experience. Here you will sample to your hearts content a complete salad bar with the signature dressings, hot and cold soups of the day, assorted fresh baked breads, and a selection of hot entree items of which a few will be specially prepared for you right at the buffet. The menu changes daily and may tend toward Italian one day to Asian the next. The dessert bar offers small bite size portions to minimize your guilt while sampling them all and, of course, maybe returning for an extra piece of your favorite.  

• Fresh fruit juices, tea and coffee are included. Even though it is a buffet you will have a waiter attending to your every need. They like to refer to it as a Full Service Gourmet Buffet.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)



• This hotel is located in the Arenal area.  

Name changes:  

• No name changes allowed during peak season.