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Blue River Resort

Blue River Resort

Destination: Rincon de la Vieja

Quick Facts

  • Area : 25 acres
  • Caters to : Nature lovers and adrenaline junkies and families
  • Location : 33.5 miles (54 km) north; one hour 20 minutes from Liberia

At a Glance

    • Pristine nature
    • Great zip line and amazing tubing
    • The only dinosaur-themed park in Costa Rica

Blue River Resort beckons nature lovers and thrill seekers with old-growth rainforest jungle with bountiful wildlife and adrenaline-fueled fun at its best in a dreamscape of dazzling blue rivers, waterfalls, spouting geysers, fumaroles, mud pots and emerald green natural hot springs on the northern skirts of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.

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Meander through tropical garden trails in the resort grounds. Get to know exotic rainforest plants, see butterflies laying their eggs on leaves, hear birds chirping and see fish swim, turtles float and caimans lurk up to a lake surface.

Bound with miniature donkeys, horses and dogs near Blue River Resort's stables. Or, step back 150 million years and stand nose-to-nose with deadly killing animals that the world has ever known in the only Costa Rica dinosaur-theme park at the Dino Park.

Fly above the rainforest tops on an exhilarating zip line course with waterfalls and tree-anchored platforms. Splash and bounce tubing downstream on a blue river. Horseback through pristine trails. Rejuvenate in the outdoor spa with mud-body mask and hot spring mineral waters.


Blue River features 25 wooden accented, 720 sq. foot (68 sq. m.) cabanas nestled within a sweeping 25-acre property facing the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. All cabanas fit up to 5 people and come with either two queen or king size beds with air conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-refrigerator, satellite T.V., coffee maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, a terrace with a hammock and rocking chairs.

Services and Amenities

Laid-back and friendly staff ensures your stay at Blue River is fun and memorable. The front desk is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Blue River Resort offers amenities for travelers and kids alike in its hotel grounds:

Blue River Resort's restaurant serves breakfast buffet style with a variety of choices including the staple dish of gallo pinto (rice mixed with beans), eggs to taste, ripped fried plantains, ham, sausage, fresh fruit, cereal, toast, milk coffee and orange juice. The Blue River Resort's restaurant also serves breakfast a la carte with a Tico breakfast that includes gallo pinto with all its side dishes or American breakfast.

Nearby the restaurant, you will find the tropical, hummingbird, and butterfly gardens and fresh water lagoon where you can check out caimans lurking out to the water surface waiting for a distracted bird; and an outdoor spa with two steam rooms fed by fumaroles (steam vents from volcano veins), one mud-mask area, showers and mineral hot springs open all day.

Cradled in the gardens, Blue River Resort boasts four hot spring soaking pools (one has a thatch roof to protect from the rain), one fresh water pool, one bullet waterslide, an indoor sauna, and a 900 square-foot (83.6 square-meter) gym (open 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.) with free weights, treadmills and bikes with T.V. and speakers. In addition, Blue River Resort provides spa services including massages, body wraps and other beauty treatments.

Blue River offers more than seven tours to explore the area on horseback, from the sky on a zip line or floating on rivers.

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