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If you talk with the locals they will tell you to go to Scratch River or the Free hot springs. This is perfect if you are travelling on a shoestring budget as it is FREE! To get there go to the yellow gate next to Tabacon Springs. You can park on...more
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| Next to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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This is an awesome river that is also a hot springs that the locals go to! We went during a rainstorm for a few hours walking up the stream and hanging out in different pools. It’s not as hot as some of the smaller hot...More
The springs are public near the Tabacon hot spring. It is very easy to find . We were there in the mid of the week so it was very quiet and not crowded. If you come at night you need a flash light it is...More
this place is amazing. a hot springs river with waterfalls set amongst the jungle. and free yet within minutes of the fancy places. to top it all we saw a monkey swinging high in the canopy. seems very natural.
Beautiful natural hot springs that weren't too hot. There was a cool spring that flowed into it too if you want something refreshing. Park just past the Tabacon hot springs Resort. You will see other cars pulled over on the shoulder. Pay guy 3000 colones...More
If you don't want to pay (lots of) money for a soak in a Hot Springs, this is the place to go to since it is FREE. The water is not really hot but hot enough. We saw families there put food and drinks on...More
Ok...it’s actually amazing. I had to go back everyday. People are there mostly in the afternoon and at night. Go early for a more secluded soak. In the afternoon the tour guides start showing up with hordes of people. If you go at night bring...More
We loved everything about this place. After days of "tours" and "guides" and "hikes with bogus admission fees," this was a refreshing experience. Just park on the side of the road, walk down a path, step into a creek, and have yourself an organic experience....More
Beautiful hot springs river! The best part is that it's free, why pay close to $100 when you can just walk across the street and down to the river. After you walk by all the tagging under the bridge it opens up to the river....More
There is a lot to do in this area. There are the Hanging Bridges, Coffee and chocolate tours, hiking in Arenal National Park,any thermal spas, horseback riding, boating on Lake Arenal, the Cloud Forest. So much!