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Rio Chollin

| Next to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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| Next to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

After the tour to the volcano or after a walking or justto relax this is the best option. Just 2 USD (1000 Colones) to arrive from La fortuna to Tabacon this hot springs are for FREE the best place to spend 1-2 hours. Bring your...More

1  Thank BarbaraLizeth
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had a large family group travelling in Costa Rica. Our age range was 13 yrs old to 75 yrs old. This place was awesome and fun for everyone! We went mid-day after hiking the hanging bridges. Hit the spot!

Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We went here after an all-day hike up Cerro Chato. The water is hot tub temperature, but in a river format. Really relaxing and free! If you go at night, be sure to bring a flashlight for the path leading from the road to the...More

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were a family of 4 with 2 kids ages 8 and 10. We didn't want to pay the big price tag for the thermal hot springs in the area since we didn't want to spend much time there. This was a unique experience to...More

Thank beachmommy2016
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We saw all these people walked in and out of this area on the side of the road and decided to check it out. It is the natural hot spring fed by the volcano. We didn't stay at the high end resort so it was...More

Thank Tania G
Reviewed 20 March 2017

As we found out on our trip, Costa Rica has not very many free things to offer. Hot springs are nice, but we did not see ourselves spending more than an hour soaking in warm water, so why pay a big fee? We visited on...More

1  Thank KaliCA
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It's nice to visit the fancy springs with hotels but it feels more like a US water park than the real deal. I loved the natural springs much more. Park on the road and meander down you'll see everyone in the springs just below the...More

1  Thank ilk77
Reviewed 19 March 2017

You will see everyone parked along the road, although the way we went, through the tunnel in the picture, may have not been the easiest route. I would continue down the road (away from the lodge, on the other side of the road), for a...More

3  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The springs themselves are difficult if not a little dangerous to get to, but they provide a relaxing setting at the end of a long hike, and are fish/creepy-crawly/bug free to sit in and enjoy.

Thank William T
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Can't beat "free", right? The natural setting is very nice, and the water *appears* nice, but I was warned that there is no health controls. STRONGLY recommend you avoid getting any water in your mouth and don't go in if you have any open cuts,...More

Thank dewickson
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Derek S
What is the walk down to the hot springs like? My mother has a bad knee and I'm trying to find a hot spring she can get to.
7 March 2017|
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Response from Meganaroundtheworld | Reviewed this property |
It's steep and slippery, there is a small wall you have to climb over as well.
where is it located?
1 January 2017|
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Response from Michiganaki | Reviewed this property |
It's right across the road from Tabacon Resort. You can park at Tabacon (costs $2) and walk down to the river.
Are there other free hot springs in the arenal, Guanacaste or Monteverde area? Thank you!
28 October 2016|
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Response from CalderonPR | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Most of them are in the ground of private hotels. But why would you want others? These are really nice and free.