Free Natural Hot Springs, La Fortuna de San Carlos
(4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Maneuver around jagged rocks to find a spot at Free Natural Hot Springs. Because the hot springs are often crowded with tourists and locals (even in the late evening), be ready to hike a little upstream if you prefer a more peaceful, secluded spot. For those that want to swim at night, bring a flashlight, because there are no light sources here. If you plan to stay awhile, bring along drinks and snacks. Wear comfortable shoes, as the jagged rocks can be painful to walk on. Arrange your visit to Free Natural Hot Springs and discover more family-friendly attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos using our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip generator.
map
Create a full La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary

Plan your trip to La Fortuna de San Carlos

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in La Fortuna de San Carlos by other users

9 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA February, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA February, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA February, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Costa Rica, Bocas Town & Panama City BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Costa Rica, Bocas Town & Panama City BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA January, outdoors, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Just go down at the Tabacon resort on the yellow barrier height or at the bridge on the other side of the street down. Not put off by the ugly underpass and the graffiti. Other side is super and the first attraction of the country, which costs nothing
    View original
  • This was a completly unplanned stop along the road and we were glad we did it. We had heard other people paid quite a bit for tours that visited "hot spring pools", but they were swimming pools that s...  more »
  • We went evening and joined several other people enjoying the warm and rushing waters of the natural hot springs. This seems to be a popular place for people to go after work to sooth out their stress....  more »