Paradise Hot Springs
- Entrance fee : Adults $23; Children $15
- Pools : 3 pools; 2 Jacuzzis
- Temperature range : 93-104 degrees
- Water source : Thermal well
- Hours : Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
- Towels : $10 deposit
- Lockers : $2 dollar deposit
At a Glance
- Most affordable prices
- Close-up views of the volcano from the main pool
- Good location for families and small groups
- Pools are not naturally heated
Paradise Hot Springs has breathtaking views, three thermal pools and the most affordable rates of nearby hot springs. Its mineral waters come from an underground well heated by Arenal Volcano and pumped into its Jacuzzis, pools and waterfalls. Paradise offers a relaxing atmosphere for families and small groups looking to enjoy the hot springs without large crowds.read more close
Heliconias and other tropical flowers line the paths leading to the three pools, two Jacuzzis and swim-up bar. Soaking in the main pool offers the best views of the volcano while the middle pool is the most private – a narrow strip surrounded by tropical vegetation including a small walking bridge. Each pool is heated to 93, 97, or 104 degrees and includes at least one waterfall with seats to enjoy a hydro-massage.
Food, Drinks & Service
Paradise has a small home-style Costa Rica menu with a variety of casado options: chicken, meat or fish; vegetables, rice, beans, fried plantains and french fries. Unless you're ravenous, your money would be better spent at a soda or a restaurant in town.
Paradise limits the number of daily reservations to a maximum of 60, so guests can enjoy the springs without feeling overcrowded. The staff will take drink orders and adjust the water temperatures to a guest's desire.