The source of our natural mineral hot springs can be seen inside Resort’s Botanical Gardens, bubbling up in small volcano-like mud structures and sinkholes. The quality of the water water has been judged among Costa Rica’s special jewels. Deep under the majestic volcano, Rincon de la Vieja, water flows through molten rock formations that infuse rich, health-giving minerals – forming our natural hot springs. Breaking through the ground inside the Botanical Gardens at the Resort, the hot springs bubble-up at 60 degrees Centigrade (140 degrees Fahrenheit).
The hot springs are pumped through filters directly into the pools. Then, the hot springs flow back from the pools into the newly formed hot springs creek (above which is built a natural sauna and mud bath) to leave the natural cycle undisturbed. Though Costa Rica is renowned for its hot springs and spectacular exotic settings there are only a couple natural hot springs in Costa Rica and few in the world.
The green hue seen in natural hot springs is dissolved copper, a mineral property that that is a natural disinfectant. Each hot spring pool is maintained at a different temperature and all are surrounded by exotic greenery and waterfalls.