Los Laureles Hot Springs (Termales Los Laureles)
The hot springs of Termales Los Laureles offer visitors a relaxing experience surrounded by tropical forest. The complex, which comprises thermal baths and cold pools accessible by water slide, is a cost-effective alternative to the more expensive hot springs of Monteverde. Plus, you can see Arenal Volcano from the baths.
Soak in seven warm pools and two cool pools, and enjoy a picnic lunch at outdoor tables surrounded by tropical plants. The springs are an ideal place to relax after exploring Arenal Volcano National Park. Booking an admission ticket in advance allows you to save time waiting on the day, and includes towels and cabin access. Plus, you can stay overnight in private cabins or sleep beneath the stars in the camping area.
Things to Know Before You Go
Termales Los Laureles should not be missed by travelers seeking an affordable soak.
A playground, soccer field, beach volleyball net, and basketball courts provide kids and active visitors with fun activities to break up the day.
Camping facilities include toilets, showers, drinking water, electricity, and a grill.
The site is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
Termales Los Laureles is located midway between La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano National Park along Route 142. The springs are best reached by car and are best combined with a day trip to the national park.
When to Get There
Termales Los Laureles is open daily from 9am to 9pm. The hot springs are at their most enjoyable on cool mornings or late in the evening, but if you want to take advantage of the cool pools and waterslide, visit around midday.
Things to Do in Arenal National Park
Termales Los Laureles makes an ideal jumping off point for exploring Arenal National Park. Here, you can enjoy a vast network of hiking trails, tropical forests, and diverse wildlife. You can take a self-guided hike or join a tour that typically includes stops at waterfalls and hanging bridges, and offers unrivalled views of the volcano.