Jungle hot springs in Costa Rica

jungle hot springs in costa rica

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It is not surprising that on your trip to the Green Country you will make different tours in Costa Rica to discover each of its stunning natural corners and live the pura vida! Today we tell you what are the jungle hot springs in Costa Rica to make your wishes come true.

In the Costa Rican jungle hot springs, some near the Arenal Volcano, you can relax while swimming or going down the natural water slides. In addition to using the mud as a facial scrub. You’ll get peace of mind, smooth skin and a great adventure. Let’s get started!

Tabacón Hot Springs

One of the best natural hot springs in Costa Rica is Tabacón. It is in La Fortuna, where you can also take the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall Tour to complete your experience in the area. Being at the foot of a volcano and in the middle of the tropical rainforest, the scenery is beautiful and highly recommended.

We also recommend you order the typical cocktail of the area that together with the tropical views the moment is unique✨.

General views of Arenal Volcano

Río Perdido

The second place on the list of the jungle hot springs in Costa Rica goes to Río Perdido. It is located in Guanacaste, a region surrounded by incredible places like Bahía de Paquera, where you can do bioluminescent kayaking. What is better than bathing in Rio Perdido and at night practicing this kayaking? The adventure is assured!

In Rio Perdido there are 8 hot springs and several pools. All the places are blue and green waters, that yes, the temperature of each of them is different. The main springs are too hot for bathing, but you can enjoy the warm water pools and hot (80,6-86 °F).

Río Perdido thermal waters

While bathing in these magnificent waters you can look around and enjoy the Tropical Dry Forest that surrounds you. In addition, relaxation and skin care are assured in this place 🙂 . These jungle hot springs in Costa Rican are the main service of one of the most famous spas in the area.

As a curiosity, you should know what the locals believe about the medicinal spring water. It is said that if you walk through the Miravalles forest to this spring and drink its waters,healing powers will kick in. Do you dare to check it out? 😉

Baldi Hot Springs and Spa

Arenal Volcano National Park

Apart from the Tabacón thermal waters, near the Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna) there is another of the best hot springs in Costa Rica, are you ready to discover these waters? Let us introduce you to Baldi.

One thing is clear, Baldi is a place with the largest hot springs, there are 25 different pools. All of them are heated and the hottest spring reaches 149 °F (65Cº). In addition, this resort offers jacuzzi and water slides.

The best hot springs in Río Negro

The best hot springs are also in Río Negro, near the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. These 10 heated pools ensure skin wellness and a relaxing evening.

What sets Rio Negro apart from other hot springs are its two hanging bridges. To move from one side of the river to the other you have to cross these bridges. In addition, there is the option of taking a volcanic clay mud bath. It’s mind-blowing, isn’t it ?

Rio Negro general views

Sensoria, the senses place

Near the Rio Negro you will find Sensoria, a private nature reserve. Here you will discover one of the jungle hot springs in Costa Rica, the thermal waters born from the Dantas waterfall.

You can bathe in the hot pool called the Pilon. But do you know how it maintains the temperature? It’s all thanks to the geothermal energy given off by the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Come on, you’ll be in front of one of the most amazing nature engineering.

Ecothermal waters in Quepos

To conclude with the jungle hot springs in Costa Rica list, we recommend some secret hot springs, those of Quepos. They are small natural thermal pools that belong to a family. This place is intimate, quiet and perfect for relaxing. Also, you may have the thermal pools just for you 🙂 .

And so far our recommendation about the jungle hot springs in Costa Rica. You have all the information of our top 6 so you can visit them. Which one will you go to first? Do you dare to tour them all?


Lucia's life motto is "go with the flow". She lets herself go with the flow and joins any plan.

She has been lucky enough to travel to many different places, but her perfect trip is any place with sun, sand and sea. Indecisive by nature, she would not know how to choose between the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands in Spain, or between Mexican and Peruvian food. Maybe that's why she will never say no to a trip... She has to find answers!

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