Hot Springs at Rincón de la Vieja National Park

2015-01-04 16.14.29I’m one of those people who is always cold, so when I’m in New York I can come up with practically any excuse to visit the russian baths.  In Costa Rica, after tubing down the Río Negro nothing feels better then relaxing in the thermal (aka hot springs) by Rincón de la Vieja National Park.  Located 4k away from the check in desk you can drive or horseback ride there.  Walk through the tropical try forrest and you discover the will stumble upon the Río Negro (Black River) Hot Springs.

2015-01-04 16.18.48 Six pools with thermal waters heated naturally by the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. The soothing mineral waters are crystal clear, all natural, and the river flows through the pools constantly refilling them with water. To get the full experience start off by smoothing the volcanic mud all over you (like a spa mud treatment), then wait 10 mins for it to dry.

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Wash it off in the ‘refreshing’ (read that as very cold!) river shower and then ease your way into one of the 6 majestic hot springs.  Seriously this is the perfect way to end your day!2015-01-04 16.45.13

 Relaxing and rejuvenating = my idea of a fabulous time

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