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"“A one-of-a-kind nature adventure [of Jurassic proportions] deep within the Costa Rican rainforest, at the foothills of the majestic Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.”"

Need to know

    • 25 cabins - 20 Double Queens & 5 Single Kings
    • Private Nature Reserve in the lush rainforests of Rincon de La Vieja
    • An Adventure park for the kids, and Relaxation Spa for the parents
    • Check-out time: 12p, flexible check-out time if available
    • Open 365 days a year

We love

  • The Dino Park! Home to the only animatronic Dinosaur park in Central and South America.  
  • The spacious private cabins, a perfect fit for your family
  • The breath-taking on-site botanical gardens, hummingbird sanctuary and volcanic spa experiences.
  • Rich & flavourful local coffee
  • Endless adventure tour options, fun for the whole family

An extra little something

Book with us today and we'll give you:

All guests booking through will receive 2 complimentary glasses of wine with their first dinner.

Top Secret

One word – Sloths! Three wild sloths call the giant trees of Blue River Resort home.  Enjoy a fun “find the sloth” game with your children as you walk the gardens and scan the trees.  You just might spot one! 


Daniel Apelboim’s dream was simple.  He wanted to make people happy. He wanted to see wonder in the eyes of children, and to remind them of the beauty found in nature. He discovered a jungle-heaven on earth, and turned his dream into reality in a big way.

The Review

If you’re looking for a truly unique adventure, full of adventurous experiences, look no further! Located in Costa Rica’s lush northern rain forest, nestled in the foothills of Rincon de la Vieja, Blue River Resort offers its guests unique experiences full of natural wonder and endless jungle adventure. Whether you seek to simply reconnect with nature, relax and disconnect with daily life, or to go full-on action adventure vacation … Blue River Resort has diverse experiences catered to each family member’s desired experience.  

Journey back to a time when nature ruled, and dinosaurs roamed the Earth.  Blue River Resort & Hot Springs is so much more than the name would have you believe. While it is a safe-haven for nature lovers and families seeking a jungle adventure, it is also home to the only animatronic Dino Park in Central America, featuring 26 unique species that move and roar with amazing life-like features. Your kids will embark upon an exciting Jurassic experience, as they walk the jungle paths, and come face-to-face with history’s mysterious giants.

Nature lovers delight in the wondrous on-site botanical gardens, butterfly house and hummingbird sanctuary, and explore the wilds on guided waterfall and volcano hikes.  Relaxation seekers find the peace you desire in the solitude of the natural volcanic saunas, mud baths and hot springs.  And for the adventurers … the possibilities are endless!  From zip-lining through the canopy, horseback riding to waterfalls and tubing down the turquoise waters of the Blue River … exploring nature has never been more fun!


Blue River Resort And Hot Spring

  • Address: Across from the bridge from El Gavilan, 500 meters north, Parcela 34, Provincia de Alajuela, El Gavilan, 21306, Costa Rica
  • Travel info: Approximately 1.5 hours from Liberia International Airport or 4 hours from San Jose International Airport. o From Liberia International Airport (Daniel Oduber): Take a left out of the airport. Once at the first major traffic light intersection in Liberi

Key Features

  • Horseback Riding

  • Hotspring

  • Airport Shuttle

  • Car Parking

  • Fitness Center/Gym

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Spa