Spotlight Costa Rica – The Springs Resort Hot Springs and Wildcat Sanctuary

The Springs Resort Hot Springs is a top of the line resort in Arenal Costa Rica. You will find it so close to the Arenal Volcano that the property, as the name implies has its own naturally heated hot springs but at a safe distance so you can relax while enjoying the most amazing views. The hotel is perfect for a super romantic honeymoons and a family vacations as well. But this isn’t just another elegant, kid friendly hotel, it is also a wildcat rescue center where over 30 endangered wildcats were rescued and are now being rehabilitated.

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What to do first? Visit the rescue center or shoot down the famous Monkey slide into one of the most beautiful hot springs of Arenal area? I personally will chose to relax in a naturally heated hot spring with a waterfall while looking at the active Arenal Volcano before getting a tropical cocktail and strolling over to see the cats.

The Springs Resort Hot Springs are new but have already gained the reputation for being some of the most beautiful springs in the area. So even if you’re staying at any of the numerous hotels scattered around this area, you can take a tour here and enjoy the facilities and delicious dinner!

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Here’s what people have to say about them and if you don’t believe them, I dare you to try it!

My husband and I stayed at The Springs in September. The pictures on the hotel’s website do not do it justice. It is a 5 star resort all the way. The rooms are beautiful and comparable to rooms found at most Ritz Carlton or Four Season hotels. The view from the bed is directly on the volcano, while a lcd tv hangs obstructively above the picture window.


Before even starting to describe the resort, the drive to reach it is an adventure in itself. After winding through several kilometers of rocky inclines to reach the resort, the Springs sits about 600 meters above a valley and 6 KM East of the Arenal Volcano. The views are nothing short of spectacular. Every obe of the five levels of the resort has multiple viewing decks and terraces to enjoy the natural wonder of the Volcano and rainforest below.

The architecture is fantasy-like almost as if out of a movie. The pool and hot springs areas are breathtakingly beautiful, and each one has a different temperature that suits you’re preference. The rooms also have perfect views of the Volcano and valley, with ample chances for bird watching right from the balcony. The staff actually nail bananas to trees below the guest rooms to attract insects and birds to bring the rainforest right to your room. The spend hours watching the volcano from chairs, hammocks, or inside the room if it gets too humid outside.

Service was 1st rate from everyone at the resort from the wait staff, the spa, hotel managers, and most of all Alan, the Springs’ tour guide. Alan was incredibly knowledgable about everything from the fauna and animals down in the property’s wildlife reserve to the volcano’s history and perfect viewing areas. Everyone did their best to make us feel like valued guests.

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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