"The Hot Springs in La Fortuna" Costa Rica Things to Do Tip by puravida21404

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  A picture of the Hot Springs
by puravida21404

If there's anything to look forward to about going to Costa Rica, it's the beautiful, lava warmed hot springs in the Alajuela region. There are several locations to visit in Fortuna, so you really can't go wrong, but which one you go to would depend on the experience that you want. If you want something a little more luxurious try the Baldi Springs, but if you want something thats dead smack in the rainforest I'd ask around to find the one that is along the Rio Celeste (wish I knew the exact location) The water is literally piping hot from the Arenal Volcano, and is barricaded into different pools that flow into eachother and get cooler as the descend down the river (see picture). There's also a little shack-like sauna present and a bar down at the end of it all. Now don't get the wrong impression here, it's no resort. It's very natural and runs right next to a cold river.

Directions: Check out the link below, it might not be the exact location of where I went, but it looks pretty close...sorry!

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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