Rio Chollin, La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Maneuver around jagged rocks to find a spot at Rio Chollin. 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. Our La Fortuna de San Carlos visit planning website makes visiting Rio Chollin and other La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I’d put this under “you get what you pay for”. The river is nice and definitely warm with some pools to sit in. However you need to walk through a graffiti filled tunnel strewn the bottles, dirty diap...  more »
  • The vehicle must be on the path beside the Tabacon Hot Springs hotel. Cars are left on the route and there is a caretaker of cars charged 5 dollars. By the side of the road leaves a path that takes you straight to the river chollin. Is good for relaxing the body. There are a few piletitas that are ideal for long staying and laying! The temperature of the river is exquisite! highly recommended! According to what we indicated is important not to neglect the things, take the least and indispensable and take good care the keys of cars already that if fall River the more feasible is being lost. Bring water shoes!
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  • we followed Trip Advisors directions and it was just as described. It was free! A river with pools of hot water and cool springs as well. Sooo beautiful! Iguanas romped around as we soaked!  more »
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