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Hot Springs in Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano  Natural Hot Springs in Costa Rica have water supply directly from tropical rainforest plentiful pristine springs. To take advantage of them the hot springs hotel and spa facilities are established providing hot tub ponds properly placed to store amounts of the continuously stream flow of hot fresh water, full of healthy energy and minerals from the Arenal Volcano underground heat source, to the body of all visitors looking for health and relaxation.

Hot Springs are a very popular destination for many tourist as part of their Costa Rica vacations or travel activities, because of its benefits and its condition as being true nature wonders. The main hot springs hotel facilities in Arenal area have some rainforest surrounded scenery, as well as the impressive and omnipresent active Arenal Volcano resting at the background.

(En Español: Aguas Termales)

Arenal Volcano Facts
Most Recent 2010 Eruptions Report!
Location: Arenal, San Carlos. Costa Rica.
10°27'48"N, 84°42'12"W
(around 90 km north-west of San José)
Volcanic Activity: continuously from 1968
Height: 1,670 m asl - 5,436 feet (approx.)
Age: More than 7,000 years (according to the most up-to-date earliest volcanic eruption evidence)
Type: Andesitic Stratovolcano
Hot Springs: The Springs Resort & Spa
*Arenal Volcano eruption activity appreciation is possible with properly safety guidelines applied by tour operator guides and Arenal Volcano National Park authorities, so follow it carefully.

Hot Springs near Arenal Volcano at Baldí.
(© Olger Aragón).
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Hot Springs at Arenal Volcano
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Hot Springs Origin, Nature and Manifestations

 Although Hot Springs can occur outside volcanic areas thanks to the simply underground heating of deep water strings, Hot springs like the ones of Arenal Volcano, are the result of mixing heated underground water, by hot rocks heated by the internal magma of volcano, with cold springs of the rainforest. Despite hot springs in volcanic areas are often at or near the boiling point, fortunately there are some at pleasant temperatures suitable for its exploitation as tourism attraction as well as healthy natural treatment.


Hot Springs Health Benefits

 Therapeutic uses of natural hot springs are from internal or external water treatments (hydrotherapy), to medicinal clay (geotherapy). Clay applied as mask on skin, wipe off heat body excess, absorbs toxins and other secretions. Because heated water can hold more dissolved solids, warm and especially hot springs also often have a very high mineral content, containing everything from simple calcium to lithium, and even radium. Because of both the folklore and the proven medical value some of these springs have, they are often popular tourist destinations.


Arenal Volcano Hot Springs

 Natural hot springs in Arenal area are an extraordinary gift from the nature and result from the interaction of groundwater with the magma of active Arenal Volcano; so its internal energy and minerals, the same that is emerging from the innards of Earth planet, are capable to give a natural treatment for the human skin as well as the whole body. This provide a way of good conditioning and invigoration, thanks to the healing properties of the pristine hot springs water.

Thermal water from Arenal Volcano Hot Springs are of bicarbonated as well as the chlorated-sulfated types, and both have a cationic composition as a result of the volcanic rock potassium low content of Arenal rocks. Bicarbonated hot springs water has high content of sulfate, calcium, sodium, and low silicon; pH=7 (neutral value in the chemistry acidity scale), and are suitable for digestive system and gastric treatments. Sulfated water has laxative and purge effects.

Hot Springs Hotels & Spa
One of the Arenal Volcano hot springs facilities suitable for its plenty flow and water quality is The Springs Resort & Spa, located at the north-west area of volcano.


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