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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  • Go down a hill on the side of the road and youll find yourself in a thermal water river with little pools to relax in. Park your car by the side of the road away from yellow lines. Tip one of the guys...  more »
  • We went to the warm river (not really hot, but quite nice. The Tabacon resort next door charges $99 for access! I read several post that people break into cars and steal valuables, so we left 1 of us ...  more »
  • All the other hot springs around look more like swimming pools and require an entrance fee, but not this one! It is by far the best option. You park on the side of the road after the second entrance t...  more »
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