Water activity

Blue River: Full-Day Water Tubing and Hot Springs Tour

Blue River: Full-Day Water Tubing and Hot Springs Tour

From US$ 120 per person

Costa Rica’s premier water tubing adventure takes you down the breathtaking Blue River. Afterwards you’ll enjoy lunch at the Blue River Resort and relax in a natural mineral hot springs pool, take a mud bath, and stroll through botanical gardens.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Tube down white water chutes on the Blue River
  • Enjoy a delightful à la carte lunch at the Blue River Resort and Hot Springs
  • Relax in the hot springs pools at the resort
Full description
One of the most exciting ways to experience the Blue River, or Rio Azul, is with a rubber inner tube. Wind your way around bends and through white water adrenalin-pumping chutes before reaching the calmer waters of the river. This full-day adventure is fun for any adult looking for excitement. Rocks tower out of the water and you’ll bump into them, but kept safe by your inflated rubber tube. You’ll be sent spinning forward or backward and need to hold on tight so you don’t fall out of the tube! The lush rainforest forms a scenic background, as you pass through canyons and thick jungle. In fact, the sound of the water rushing past is quiet compared to the resident howler monkeys, insects, and birds. Later you’ll spend some time at the Blue River Resort and Hot Springs, enjoying lunch, its 4 natural mineral “green” hot springs pools, mud baths, botanical gardens, butterfly farm, and fresh water pool with bullet waterslide. Itinerary 07:00: Pick-up at hotels in the Tamarindo, Pinilla, or Conchal areas. Pick-up at hotels in the Coco Beach area is at around 08:20. 10:00: Arrive at the Blue River Resort an Hot Springs for a welcome cocktail at the Spa. Change clothing to prepare for your first adventure. 10:30: Take a short drive to the drop off point near Rio Azul. Hike along a path to reach the Blue River, where your adventure begins. 12:30: Return to the Blue River Resort to enjoy a delightful à la carte lunch chosen from a special menu just for you! 13:30: After lunch you’ll visit the resort’s botanical gardens that feature more than 700 plant varieties, including heliconias, fruit-bearing trees, timber-yielding trees, and orchids. See the hummingbird garden, tropical fish lake, and the spectacular butterfly garden that sees at least 700 butterflies each day. 14:15: Take time to relax in the natural minerals hot springs pools. 16:00: Begin the return trip to your accommodation, arriving at around 18:30.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from most hotels in the Guanacaste Province
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Lunch
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • Non-swimmers
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Participants

    Date

    Meeting point

    • You will be picked up from your hotel in/around Liberia, Tamarindo, Dreams Las Mareas, or El Coco • Pickup time is between 7:00 - 8:00 AM, depending on your location • The day before your activity, you'll be contacted to confirm your tour and your precise pickup location and time • Please be sure to provide the local partner with your contact information and make sure to check for messages from them

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Sunscreen
    • Rain gear
    • Insect repellent
    • Water shoes

    Know before you go

    • What to wear/bring:
    • long pants
    • hiking/walking shoes
    • bathing suit
    • poncho or rain jacket
    • sunscreen
    • insect repellent
    • Each participant needs to be physically fit and will be required to sign a waiver.

    Product ID: 32446