Offering spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano, hot and cold spring-fed pools, four diverse dining experiences, and a modern and luxurious full-service spa, The Springs Resort & Spa in Arenal is designed to overwhelm you with its unique features and service. This Arenal Volcano resort is perched a thousand feet above the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge just six kilometers north of the active volcano, near the town of Monterrey. The Springs’ higher altitude relative to other Arenal Volcano hotels allows for incomparable views of the volcano, the lush valley and the town of Fortuna. This resort in Arenal offers the most upscale accommodations in the region for a memorable Costa Rica Vacation for the family and some of the best facilities in the area. The two bedroom suites and villas are outstanding options for families with small children.
The Springs Resort & Spa features eighteen freeform, landscaped pools with temperatures ranging from 76°F to 103°F. Las Lagunas (The Lagoons) consists of two acres of lush landscaping and an assortment of multi-level sun and shade terraces surrounding twelve pools. Four of the pools are fed directly by water pumped from the hot mineral springs. Perdido Springs (Lost Springs) is a connected system of trails and seven spring-fed pools located within a forest canyon just a short 100 meter walk from the lower level of Las Lagunas pools. Heliconia Walk, the trail to these hot and cold springs, is lined with 150 different species of flowering heliconias along with beautiful rainforest trees, plants and vines. In the center of these pools is a small jungle bar called Los Perdidos (The Lost Ones) along with a water flume called the Monkey Slide. The combination of pools, temperatures and forms are ideal for children and guess of all ages, visiting this adventure-filled region of Costa Rica.
Hotel bars include La Laguna, a swim-up bar with waterfalls and micro-bubbles. Located on the hotel’s Casino and Games Level, Ginger Sushi is a fun sports bar with pool, darts and backgammon, outstaying Japanese food and splendid views. Heliconia Bar, the Springs’ lounge, provides magnificent volcano views and mellow Latin jazz.
Restaurants at The Springs include fine dining at Las Ventanas (The Windows), featuring windows angled to allow views almost straight down to the river a thousand feet below. Tres Cascadas (Three Waterfalls) is The Springs’ full-service gourmet buffet restaurant. Set on a cliff surrounded by five waterfall pools overlooking the canopy, Treetops Grill offers great food from the grill in an informal setting.
The Springs features a 1,400 square meter (14,000 square feet) full-service spa. Massages, facials, body wraps, manicures, and pedicures are offered in a luxurious ambiance. Facilities include a common lobby with spectacular views where both male and female guests can enjoy lunch or a relaxing break together between treatments as well as separate women’s and men’s relaxation areas for added privacy between treatments. The spa is equipped with steam and sauna rooms as well as private showers and changing rooms. The Spa’s fitness center offers inspirational views of the volcano and surrounding valley.
Guest rooms and villas at The Springs Resort & Spa include a private terrace with picturesque volcano views, hammock, rocking chairs, A/C, marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi and multi-head shower, 37” flat-screen satellite TV, surround sound stereo with CD/DVD player and iPod/MP3/USB capability, telephone, wireless Internet, wet bar, safe, minibar, refrigerator, and coffee maker. The resort is equipped and designed to please all guests in a memorable Costa Rica vacation, traveling as a family, with friends or on a romantic trip.