Rio Negro Hot Springs
Rio Negro Hot Springs
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • David M
    Trafford, Alabama7 contributions
    Nice day excursion
    Selected this outing based on reviews found on the web. Did not disappoint. Had a rental car so drove ourselves. Great roads until close to the site (rough potholes after that) hence the 4 star rating. Need to figure out offline navigation or get cell coverage beforehand. Cost of entry was $32 each for adults. Very nice set up. Hot pools were primitive but great. 11 to rotate among, all with different temps. Included a waterfalls area that had pools we could swim in.
    Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed Rio Negro Hot springs surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
    Written September 7, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 16, 2023
  • Prematma
    7 contributions
    Un tico y una gringo tours are exceptional
    I went solo just alone with Paulino driving and awaiting my alone trip for 2 hours.. This place is soul medicine and so healing 💕..a perfect way to end my trip in this magnificent Pura Vida land. Paulino and his family are magical kind beings. Please friends experience this special high quality small business UN tico y una Gringa tours
    Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed the pools surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
    Written September 7, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Ryguy
    Fernie, Canada17 contributions
    Jungle Paradise
    We went to the hot springs after a hike around Ricón de la Vieja National Park. In my opinion, a visit to the hot springs is essential. The location is incredibly beautiful, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the walkways, change rooms etc are kept very clean. There are numerous hot pools, all at slightly different temperatures to suit everyone. I highly recommend covering yourself in the volcanic mud and washing off in the cool creek (showers available if the creek is too cold). Don't forget to tip the staff member who's handing out the mud and cleaning up after everyone.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 3, 2023
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bluefevah
Innisfil, Canada82 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Disaqpointed is the best word I can use. Felt like a tourist trap....35 US per person and 29 per kid? I thought that was insane considering I drove myself there. Would have been 130 US just to get into the park park for the 4 of us. Add to that the locals gouging you another set fee just to access the area by closed gate....didn't seem worth it to me for what it was.
My suggestion is to go to rio Celeste and access their hot springs.
Written February 1, 2024
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Mark W
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Great place. Friendly staff and more to do than the National Park. Bring a lunch and spend the whole day going back and forth between the waterfalls and the thermal baths.
Written January 29, 2024
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Ryguy
Fernie, Canada17 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We went to the hot springs after a hike around Ricón de la Vieja National Park. In my opinion, a visit to the hot springs is essential. The location is incredibly beautiful, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the walkways, change rooms etc are kept very clean.

There are numerous hot pools, all at slightly different temperatures to suit everyone. I highly recommend covering yourself in the volcanic mud and washing off in the cool creek (showers available if the creek is too cold). Don't forget to tip the staff member who's handing out the mud and cleaning up after everyone.
Written November 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Prematma
7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
I went solo just alone with Paulino driving and awaiting my alone trip for 2 hours..
This place is soul medicine and so healing 💕..a perfect way to end my trip in this magnificent Pura Vida land.
Paulino and his family are magical kind beings.
Please friends experience this special high quality small business
UN tico y una Gringa tours
Written August 22, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed the pools surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written September 7, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

D J
24 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Hot springs, waterfalls and mud. Great for all day and see more or just a couple of hours for hot springs.
Written July 19, 2023
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Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed the pools surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written September 7, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David M
Trafford, AL7 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Selected this outing based on reviews found on the web. Did not disappoint. Had a rental car so drove ourselves. Great roads until close to the site (rough potholes after that) hence the 4 star rating. Need to figure out offline navigation or get cell coverage beforehand. Cost of entry was $32 each for adults. Very nice set up. Hot pools were primitive but great. 11 to rotate among, all with different temps. Included a waterfalls area that had pools we could swim in.
Written May 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed Rio Negro Hot springs surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written September 7, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wrldadvent
Toronto, Canada420 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
After hiking for the past few days, a late afternoon spa day was in order, and the mineral baths and slathering of mud felt devine. My husband and I spent an hour there, perfectly arriving our timing around 4PM when the tour buses were leaving. No longer crowded and a lovely experience.
Written January 27, 2023
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We are glad that you enjoyed your day at Rio Negro Hot springs. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Written September 7, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elizabeth R
Charlotte, NC6 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Oh my god best spa experience ever! The most beautiful space. Well worth the $26 fee. Trails and waterfalls and mud baths—- all amazing. We spent a full day. And kids loved it too.
Written January 18, 2023
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We are glad that you enjoyed your day at Rio Negro Hot springs. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Written September 7, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Deborah H
Lima62 contributions
Sep 2022
Magical relaxing experience enjoying the hot springs with the jungle around, complete with monkeys playing in the trees. Wear good shoes to walk down there and you need to be able bodied as it is a fair walk along the path down and back.
Written September 20, 2022
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Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed the pools surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written September 7, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kooikermom
Mission Viejo, CA1,374 contributions
May 2022
This was a fun, enjoyable excursion. For our injured member, the many steps up and down were moderately difficult, so assess your walking ability before embarking on this sight. If you are able, the two suspended bridges and various pools at different temperatures were a fun diversion. Ending our time here with a brief sit in the flowing river was wonderfully refreshing. Definitely recommend going, and know that they have changing rooms and towels for your use. If your feet are tender like mine, be sure to wear or bring sand socks/shoes or some sort of foot wear that will protect you and can get wet.
Oh, btw, parking can be dicey, but it's still worth a go. I think it's cost is free if you stay at the Hacienda Guachipelin, but check on that.
Written July 21, 2022
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Thank you for your visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. We are glad that you enjoyed the pools surrounded by the tropical forest. Pura vida!
Written September 4, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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