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Healing Waters: Hot Springs benefits for the mind, body and soul

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Soothing Waters and Serene Landscapes, Relaxation and Rejuvenation, Nature and Adventure…

Vandará combines all of these and more to enjoy the best Costa Rica experience.


Among the many gifts nature offers, hot springs stand out as one of the main therapeutic oases. Read on to find all the details related to these natural wonders.

  • What exactly is it? Thermal hot springs are natural bodies of water that contain heated groundwater. The Earth’s crust contains a significant amount of heat from the mantle and the core. In certain regions, this heat is closer to the surface due to volcanic activity. Such is the case with Vandará’s Thermal Hot Springs, located on the slopes of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.

    As water travels through the rocks and comes into contact with the Earth’s molten core, it absorbs heat and minerals, becoming enriched along the way. This heated water then rises to the surface, creating the natural phenomenon we know as hot springs.

  • Ancient Practice for Healing: The use of thermal hot springs for healing dates back thousands of years, with evidence of their therapeutic properties found in ancient civilizations like the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, and Native Americans.

  • Different temperatures for different purposes:The temperature of hot springs can vary significantly, ranging from around 95°F (35°C) to over 160°F (71°C). Different temperatures can offer various therapeutic benefits, such as muscle relaxation, improved blood circulation, and pain relief.

  • Balneotherapy, Skin Care and Natural Exfoliation: The therapeutic use of mineral-rich thermal waters is known as balneotherapy. The minerals found in hot springs, particularly sulfur and silica, are believed to benefit skin health. Sulfur can have antimicrobial properties and may help with certain skin conditions, while silica can contribute to softer and smoother skin.

  • Improved Sleep: One of the most-wanted benefits is relaxation; the combination of warm water and natural surroundings at hot springs often lead to improved sleep quality.


Hot springs are more than just natural hot water pools; they are a testament to the Earth’s capacity to create soothing havens for humanity.

Offering so much more than an adventure park in Guanacaste, and far more exciting than a hot springs resort in Costa Rica, Vandará is a retreat into authentic Costa Rica where unbridled nature, adventure, and rejuvenation await.

Pack your bags, embrace the journey, and unlock the healing potential of hot springs on your next adventure into the heart of nature. Soaking in a hot spring can offer a transformative experience that leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized!


To make a reservation, please contact Vandará at reservations@Vandará or send a WhatsApp message to +(506) 8449-6994 and follow the prompts.