Guanacaste Wellness & spas

Our most recommended Guanacaste Wellness & spas

Tamarindo: Zip Line, Horseback Riding & Natural Spa Day Tour

1. Tamarindo: Zip Line, Horseback Riding & Natural Spa Day Tour

Experience a day of adventure with a canopy tour, hot springs, a natural spa, thrilling water slides, and horseback riding. This fun-filled tour is great for both adrenaline-seekers and nature-lovers. Get picked up from your hotel head to the Buena Vista Lodge and Adventure Center to start your experience. Take a canopy tour, where you’ll glide through the treetops and cross hanging bridges. Then enjoy a horseback ride along nature trails as you admire the beautiful landscape. Afterwards, soothe your muscles with a volcanic mud bath and relax in the swimming pool. During the tour you’ll savor a buffet lunch, with vegan and vegetarian options available, along with local coffee, natural juices, and water. At the end of your day trip, get dropped back at your hotel.

Rincon de la Vieja National Park: Natural Volcanic Spa

2. Rincon de la Vieja National Park: Natural Volcanic Spa

Enjoy the rejuvenating effects of a natural spa in the sprawling ranch of Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Spend some time thermo-mineral water flowing straight from volcanic springs. Treat your skin in a wood-heated sauna, volcanic mud baths, and room temperature pools. Whilst relaxing in the outdoor pools, watch for monkeys, Blue Morpho butterflies and other wildlife in the adjacent forest.

From Guanacaste: Rincon de La Vieja Full-Day Guided Hike

3. From Guanacaste: Rincon de La Vieja Full-Day Guided Hike

Hiking through Rincon de La Vieja National Park is a great experience for the entire family. Get close to the bubbling volcanic mud pits and see their activity as well as the sulfur springs, steam vents, and fumaroles that are abundant at Las Pailas. See the transition from dry to wet forest and at the end of the hike visit the lush Oropendula waterfall. Refresh and unwind in nature and enjoy lunch at the hotsprings.

Guanacaste: Sensoria Thermal Pools in Rincon de la Vieja

4. Guanacaste: Sensoria Thermal Pools in Rincon de la Vieja

Embark on a relaxing trip to the thermal pools of the Sensoria Land of Senses and Magical Rainforest in Alajuela Province. Walk through the lush rainforest and experience the healing waters of a cold and warm spring. Lunch, entry fees, and a bilingual tour guide are included in your trip. Amongst the greenery of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, arrive at Sensoria, known as the Land of Senses and Magical Rainforest. Meet your guide and enjoy a welcome drink before grabbing a walking stick and venturing into the forest. Your entry ticket not only includes access to the natural thermal pools, but also to the Buenos Aires Waterfall, Aguilar Waterfall, and the observation platform, so you’ll have plenty to see as you spend time in Sensoria.   First, make your way to a picturesque spot named after a very special tree, the Jícaro Danto (Parmentiera varelii). This unique tree is endemic to the Guanacaste and Tilarán mountain ranges, meaning it cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Then, take a dip in warm, curative volcanic waters. Float away with the canopy above and refresh your spirit as you admire the surrounding forest. Feel the warmth of the nourishing hypothermal waters and find shelter beneath a hanging ranch or massage your body with a rainforest shower. Experience a unique natural pool with marble floors that gathers healing waters from two different springs: one cold and one warm. Before the end of your trip, enjoy lunch (choice of chicken wrap, vegetarian wrap, gluten-free salad, or rice with chicken).

Rincon Vieja Volcano Zipline and Hot Springs Day Tour

5. Rincon Vieja Volcano Zipline and Hot Springs Day Tour

Feel an adrenaline rush as you navigate you way along 9 zip lines, woven above the rainforest canopy and grand waterfalls of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste. Your full-day adventure starts with a dramatic swoop across the jungle to end at the aptly-named Tarzan Swing. Once you’ve got your land legs back, there is a rain forest hike to the Grand Waterfalls. See exotic plants as you stroll, and look out for wildlife in their natural habitat. Enjoy a delicious meal at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. After lunch tour the Botanical Gardens, with a hummingbirds, the Butterfly Gardens, the Orchid Garden with many features like bird sanctuaries and fish ponds. Inside the gardens is a natural mud bathing and steam-room to pamper your skin. Find our source of the all-natural hot springs bubbling from the ground at 60 degrees Celsius, just behind the natural steam room. Then there is time to soak in the three hot springs pools and swim in the two freshwater pools with a bullet water slide, before departing this paradise on earth for your return trip.

Jaco: Arenal Volcano, Fortuna Waterfall, & Hot Springs Tour

6. Jaco: Arenal Volcano, Fortuna Waterfall, & Hot Springs Tour

Tour the best locations of the Arenal Volcano area and learn about the nature of this unique destination. Swim in La Fortuna Waterfall, hike over lava trails, visit a look-out point to get the best views of the volcano on clear days, and soak in the hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano. Take the scenic route to the Arenal Volcano area and visit La Fortuna Waterfall, the most iconic of Costa Rica. Swim in its refreshing waters and admire the beautiful rainforest vegetation that surrounds this natural wonder, where wildlife can sometimes be observed. Stop for an authentic Costa Rican lunch in a restaurant located near the town of "La Fortuna." Then, prepare to take a hike over the lava trails from the volcano’s big eruption of 1,968. Take in the views at the volcano’s main look-out point and get the best views of this beautiful conic-shaped mountain on clear days. Arrive at “Paradise Hot Springs and Gardens” and relax for a couple of hours in the multiple hot spring pools surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, which also provide great views of the volcano on clear days. Finish this great adventurous day with a delicious dinner on the route back to your hotel.

From Guanacaste: Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Spa Visit

7. From Guanacaste: Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Spa Visit

A full magic day is waiting for you at the surrounding area of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Relaxing at the Hot Springs, the natural spa will give you the opportunity to apply a mud mask rich in minerals that will cleanse your skin and make you feel reborn. Enjoy a guided horseback ride tour through the forest which will lead us to a lodge, where you will experience the forest in a very unique way. A canopy adventure is also available so you can slide above the jungle and enjoy the majestic local flora and fauna from the top of these ancestral trees, by mixing yourself with the incredible life of the forest. This will be a full day of adventure for you.

4-in-1 Arenal Volcano Hike, Bridges, Waterfall & Hot Springs

8. 4-in-1 Arenal Volcano Hike, Bridges, Waterfall & Hot Springs

Hike around the Arenal Volcano on this full-day adventure. Ride on an airconditioned bus from your hotel in Arenal or La Fortuna. Cross the Arenal Hanging Bridges, go for a swim in the La Fortuna Waterfall, eat lunch at a family-run ranch, and soak in the hot springs.  Be picked up from the doorstep of your hotel in Arenal or La Fortuna. Settle into the spacious bus and be whisked away to the starting point of your hike. Get a bird's-eye-view of the rainforest while crossing the Arenal Hanging Bridges.  Be suspended in the air above the treetops where you can spot a variety of animals and colorful birds. Begin your hike around the volcano. Follow lava paths that will get you close to the volcano while also taking you through the rainforest which is home to wildlife, culture, breathtaking views, and intriguing history. Immerse yourself in a magnificent canyon as you descend 500 stairs to reach the La Fortuna Waterfall.  Reward your efforts with a swim in the waterfall's blue pool before having the option to return to the trail or remain at the waterfall. Those that remain can visit the restaurant or admire the views from the observatory while waiting for the group to return and go for lunch.   Head to Rancho where a family will be waiting for you with a farm-fresh lunch to reenergize you. Savor local flavors with a traditional lunch prepared with organic and locally-sourced foods.   Arrive at the Hot Springs Resort just before dusk, where you can unwind with a soak in thermal waters that stream straight from the volcano and the river flowing through its pools. Spend some time getting to know the area, visiting as many pools as desired, and letting yourself wander through the stunning, natural gardens. When you've had your fill, a lavish buffet dinner is waiting. Let the driver know when you're ready to return for your transfer back to your hotel in Arenal or La Fortuna.

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4.6 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Great experience with Fernando! Wonderful time swimming in the waterfall, hanging out in the hot springs while it poured and delicious food!