The Springs Costa Rica Day Pass (All You Need To Know)

You can get a two-day pass to The Springs Resort for $105, allowing you to visit from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. During those two days, you can come and go as you please. The ticket gives access to the hot springs, pools, five restaurants, and six bars. 

My husband Tim and I unexpectedly ended up at The Springs Resort & Spa for a two-day pass. The hotel was so fully booked that we couldn’t stay overnight, so we opted for the day pass option.

When we arrived, I noticed that the resort was cleverly designed to make guests feel like they had the place all to themselves. With different levels and areas to enjoy the hot springs, it never felt too crowded. However, our experience could have been even better if we had known more about the day beforehand.

I’ve put this article together to help anyone considering getting a day pass at The Springs Resort. I’ll cover the cost breakdown, what’s included in the ticket, the advantages and disadvantages, and the best way to get a day pass, along with some alternatives.

Key Takeaways

  • Unlike other resorts near La Fortuna, The Springs offers a two-day pass, lasting from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • However, from December 15 to January 3 and from March 9 to April 6, it becomes a one-day-only pass.
  • The day pass ticket costs $105 per person plus 13% VAT
  • You can book via the website, on-site at the front desk, or via the hotel’s Viator website.
  • The ticket gives access to hot springs and pools, five restaurants, and six bars (Meals and drinks are not included).
  • They offer an additional fee for a guided tour of the Animal Sanctuary, river tubing, kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and rappelling.
  • The Springs Resort is a great choice if you’re looking for a family-friendly experience. However, I’d recommend Tabacon over The Springs Day Pass for a more authentic Costa Rican honeymoon experience that’s not necessarily expensive. 

The Springs Resort Details

Location 9 km West & 3.5 km North from the Center of La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
Ideal forFamilies or couples who want to splurge on a luxury resort.
Contact011(506) 2401-3313 and (954) 727-8333
Website Website
Social MediaFacebook, Instagram
Rating4.5/5 on TripAdvisor. 


What’s Included in The Springs Day Pass? 

The cool thing about getting a day pass is enjoying the hot springs and pools for two days.

They have two sections of hot springs, Las Lagunas and Los Perdidos.

Las Lagunas has 12 pools, including 4 with chlorine and eight natural ones. Los Perdidos hot springs are connected to Las Lagunas by a short trail with seven pools. 

You can:

  • Slide down the waterslide.
  • Take a walk to the river.
  • Relax in all sorts of pools, natural and not.
  • One of the pools at Los Perdidos has a great view of the river.

One of the pools has a bar, from which you can swim up to enjoy a fantastic view of Arenal Volcano. 

The bartenders are fun and make delicious cold drinks and cocktails. Usually, there’s live music by the main pool, which adds to the relaxed atmosphere.


  • The temperatures at these hot springs range from 83 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (28 to 40 degrees Celsius).

You can also join our Animal Sanctuary guided tours, go river tubing or kayaking, or try horseback riding, rock climbing, or rappelling. 

The Springs Resort offers these tours to day pass holders, but you must pay extra. Just ask at the front desk when you arrive.

The Springs Resort Costa Rica Day Pass Prices

The day pass ticket at The Springs Resort and Spa costs $105 plus 13% VAT per person, totaling $118.65. It’s valid for two consecutive days but doesn’t include any food.

Having been to other nearby resorts on their day pass tickets, I can say that The Springs isn’t the best option if you’re looking for affordable hot springs in La Fortuna.

The Springs Resort hot springs are more for people who aren’t worried about spending money or want to treat themselves.

How to Obtain The Springs Costa Rica Day Pass Tickets

Three easy ways exist to get a day pass ticket for The Springs Resort. 

  • On-site at the front desk
  • Via their official website
  • Through the resort’s Viator page

I recommend getting it physically at the front desk because you can ask for further clarification on your options, especially if you’re going into a period that isn’t peaking. 

It takes about 20 minutes by car to get to The Springs Hot Spring Resort from downtown La Fortuna. 

Alternatively, you can buy day passes to The Springs Resort on the hotel’s Viator page

Day pass tickets are also available on the resort’s official day pass page, where you can book beforehand.

Friendly Tip: 

  • In Costa Rica’s peak season, the price for a day pass at The Springs Resort increases, and you only get one day instead of two. This is pricier compared to the regular two-day pass. 
  • Peak times include Christmas, President’s Day Week, Valentine’s Day, and Easter.

What I Didn’t Like about The Springs Costa Rica Day Pass

At first, figuring out what bothered me about the day pass experience at The Springs Resort and Spa was tough.

However, the biggest issue I found was the high price of meals at their “less fancy” restaurant, Tres Cascadas. Because of this, I chose to explore other activities in the area instead of returning after the two days. 

Also, It was inconvenient that we couldn’t buy drinks without cash or a card at the spring bars.

If you’re visiting Costa Rica to immerse yourself in its culture and beauty, skip The Springs Resort. But it might be perfect if you’re seeking a top-notch American-style resort experience with all the luxuries.

Also, based on my research and feedback from guests who stayed at the resort, the rooms aren’t as impressive as expected for the price, and the food is pretty average. However, if you’re just going for the day, these might not bother you as much.

Apart from these observations, I believe The Springs Day Pass offers a luxurious way to enjoy one of La Fortuna’s finest resorts over two days.

The Springs Resort Day Pass Review: Is It Worth It?

My husband and I got a day pass for The Springs to enjoy the hot springs in the jungle. The pools were excellent, with different temperatures and sizes. Though a bit pricey, it’s better than commercial spas in La Fortuna. 

Is it worth the money? Yes. But is it the best hot spring day pass option around? Not. 

As a couple who needs a hot springs environment for their honeymoon, I highly recommend the Tabacon Resort Day Pass without question. 

Even the locals will tell you it’s the only one worth visiting. It maintains its authentic and natural feel while incorporating all the luxury of a lovely resort. You can go through my separate review of this alternative HERE.

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Born in California, Michelle traveled extensively through the USA and Europe before moving to South Florida during the pandemic. Her career in Marketing has taken her all across the world. Her favorite country is France but she'll never turn down a beach vacation!

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