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Baldi Hot Springs

Baldi Hot Springs

Quick Facts

  • Location : 5 miles west of La Fortuna
  • Pools : 25 pools; 3 water slides; natural sauna
  • Temperature range : 90 – 113 degrees
  • Hours : 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily
  • Entrance fee : Adults $31; Children ages 3-6 $15.50
  • Telephone : 2282-8700

At a Glance

    • The largest and most diverse pool selection of nearby hot springs
    • Best wet bars
    • The hottest pools
    • The most crowded

Like a trust fund kid celebrating his birthday, Baldi throws out all stops to please its guests. With 25 different pools, giant Jacuzzis, waterslides, wet bars and a natural sauna, you'll find yourself bouncing around from pool to pool exploring all the little nooks, crannies and cocktails.

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Pools

Starting from the top of the hill beside the helipad, there are three waterslides that take guests through twists and turns at speeds up to 28mph. Guest land in the largest of Baldi's pools, where they can relax under the 360 degree waterfall in its center. Farther down the hill, you'll find a series of freeform landscaped caverns hiding steaming waterfalls and a natural sauna. The steaming waterfall then trickles down into Baldi's hottest pool – 113 degrees.

Jumping into the frothing bubbling giant jacuzzi, you'll see a series of waterfalls pouring down from freeform white cliffs. Inside you'll find seats with strong Jacuzzi jets that'll force the tension out of your lower back.

Of course there are also a variety of soaking pools perfect for relaxing or chatting with family and friends – each adorned with its own waterfall or unique feature like a cold pool or a hidden grotto.

Food, Drinks & Service

Hosting four different bars (two wet and two dry), Baldi's gathered a fun collection of tropical cocktails to highlight on its menu like the 'pura vida' a fruity concoction of guaro, peach liqueur, orange juice, fresh pineapple juice and grenadine. It's $10 for cocktails and $5.50 for beers, but it's worth it just to sit at one of the wet bars and take it all in.

You won't go hungry either. Baldi has two different restaurants and a buffet service, which have the usual combinations of international and Costa Rican cuisine dressed up in a really classy ambiance (that you'll pay for).

Baldi also has more than a mile of hiking trails leading through its gardens. The wide main trails are intersected with paved steps that lead down detours through the foliage. Keep an eye for wildlife while you're there, you might even run across a pack armadillos rummaging through the dried leaves on one of the smaller trails.

Baldi Hot Springs in Pictures