Hiking in the Arenal Volcano National Park gives visitors a chance to see both the famous volcano and the spectacular rainforest that surrounds it. More active travelers will enjoy activities along Lake Arenal, which include fishing and windsurfing, or rides along zip lines and rafting trips down the Peñas Blancas River. Those looking for something a bit calmer will enjoy trips to the hot springs or butterfly gardens.
Located at a higher elevation than the other hotels and surrounded by exquisite tropical gardens and waterfalls, The Springs Resort and Spa embraces the natural beauty of the tropics yet offers the most luxurious of experiences in the Arenal area. The entrance to The Springs is located some 5 miles (9 km) from La Fortuna; from here, it’s an additional 3 miles (6 km) through a tropical rainforest to the hotel’s reception.
The hotel’s design is perhaps its most impressive feature – a lushly gardened main building with sweeping windows and slanted ceilings is equipped with four restaurants, a full service spa and fitness area. Just outside of this are the hotel’s hot and cold springs. There are three separate hot spring areas – the Las Lagunas pools, Los Perdidos springs, and the hot/cold springs along the Arenal River. These springs offer guests the ultimate experience in tropical relaxation, and will be sure to soothe away any aches or pains that have developed from travel.
The rooms and villas are located below the main building. Every room has a volcano view from its own private balcony. Each also comes equipped with hammocks and rocking chairs, a central cooling system, a mini bar, and wireless internet. Exquisitely marbled bathrooms are stocked with private Jacuzzis, allowing guests to indulge in further relaxation within the comfort of their own room.
The Springs Resort and Spa Facilities
Swimming pool, spa, coffee service, game room, mini gym, private parking, internet access, restaurant, video collection, bar, wet bar, casino, gardens, hot springs, wheelchair accessible
Air conditioning, hot water, private bathroom, mini refrigerator, safe deposit box, wireless internet, CD player, hammocks, hairdryer, private balcony, cable TV, volcano view
All rooms have a private hot water bathroom (with Jacuzzi), central cooling, hammocks, rocking chairs, mini bar, wireless internet, refrigerator, coffee maker, and a private balcony with a volcano view. All rooms can accommodate a rollaway bed for an additional fee.
Alta Vista – this room has one king size bed. It can sleep four people.
Family Suite – this two-level suite has either two king size beds or one king and two single beds. It can sleep five people.
Three Bedroom Springs Suite – this suite has two king size beds and two single beds. It can sleep 6 people.
Two Bedroom Junior Spring Suite – this suite has two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and one with two single beds. It can sleep five people.
Two Bedroom Oropendula Guest Suite – this suite has either one king size bed and two single beds or two king size beds. It can sleep four people.
Two Bedroom Springs Suite – this suite has one king size bed and two single beds. It can sleep four people.
Villa Caletea – this fully equipped villa has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It can sleep five people.
Villa Guayaba – this fully equipped villa has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It can sleep five people.
Vista – this suite has one king size bed. It can sleep three people.