The Springs Resort & Spa

La Fortuna

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

Set in a lush forest with spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano, The Springs Resort & Spa is a perfect base for families who want upscale resort amenities with easy access to a huge list of adventure activities, on and off the property. The resort highlight, 18 swimming pools fed from the local hot mineral springs, entertains families for hours. The other wonderful amenity is the Club Rio Outdoor Center with guided river tubing, river kayaking, horseback riding, a climbing wall, and a wildlife preserve for rescued animals where kids can get a close look at Costa Rica’s incredible animals. Rooms are the nicest we experienced during our travels in Costa Rica and feature private verandahs. Waking up to the cries of Howler Monkeys outside our door will stick with us forever. The Springs has a few restaurants, bars, and a fitness center. A concierge desk is available to help with off-property excursions and activities.

  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside
  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional
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Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • Toddler Fun: Near park or playground
  • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Spectacular views of Arenal Volcano
  • 18 mineral hot spring-fed pools
  • Club Rio guided river tubing, kayaking and horseback riding
  • Onsite wildlife rescue center enables kids to get close to animals
  • Variety of rooms for families
  • Great location for access to Arenal adventure activities

Families Should Know

  • Located down a dirt road 10 minutes outside of La Fortuna
  • Swimming pools are unfenced
  • Swimming pools vary in temperature
  • No toddler pool
  • WIFI is free
  • Babysitting starts at $US 20+ per hour
  • Activities booked through concierge desk given 10% discount

Sports + Activities

  • swimming
  • river kayaking
  • river tubing
  • zip-lining
  • whitewater river rafting
  • horseback riding
  • hiking
  • canyoning (waterfall rapelling)

Local Excursions

  • Arenal Volcano
  • La Fortuna
  • Lake Arenal
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges


  • rooms, suites, and villas
  • air-conditioning
  • TV
  • mini-fridge/safe/hair dryer
  • full kitchen villa units
  • private balcony
  • private jacuzzi some units
  • room service
  • daily housekeeping
  • 4 restaurants/bars
  • 18 mineral-fed swimming pools
  • spa
  • finess center
  • Club Rio outdoor center
  • wildlife sanctuary
  • activity desk
  • babysitting on request
  • private parking
# of peopleStarting at
  • D - daily pricing
  • W - weekly pricing
  • T - tax included
  • B - breakfast included
  • I - all-inclusive

Preferred Room

Family Suite

Guest Room Highlights

  • Spacious
  • Well-appointed
  • Comfortable beds
  • Wonderful views
  • Nice bathroom
  • Private outdoor terrace

Booking Conditions

  • Deposit not required, credit card for a guarantee
  • Cancellation standard periods: <14 days, value of stay forfeit
  • Cancellation holiday periods: <45 days, value of stay forfeit
  • Crib and highchair: free