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Simbiosis Volcanic Mud Springs and Spa
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I had a the house special massage, which is a combo of deep tissue and swedish (soft) massage. It took place in a very modest room in amid the mud baths and soaking area, and it was very nice. I went with a companion, and we were impressed with how well the masseuses choreographed their work so that they didn't bump into each other. By the time we got out, everybody had gone to lunch, leaving one attendant to help with the painting on of the mud. Since it was cool, we skipped the mud altogether, and lounged happily in a warm pool for a while. It was womderfully relaxing after a long, tense trip to get to Costa Rica. I recommend it.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

It was a pretty place, but in reality the mud was super cold and the hot springs weren't hot. We did have fun "painting" each other with mud, but didn't feel that it actually did anything to our skin. The sauna was nice to start with but it just made the mud super cold. My expectations were much higher, so I suggest to go with an open mind.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Going towards the Rincon de la Vieja National Park I saw a sing where it said "thermal waters", I could helped myself and went there with my family. It is a place on the middle of the forest, with 4 nice hot pools and one hanging bridge. There is a representative of Hacienda Guachipelin with a pot with hot volcanic mud that you can use to help your skin and continue your relaxing process on the hot water. It is a nice, clean place with everything you need. The entrance is no very expensive and it is very worthed.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

My husband and I stopped at Simbiosis after doing the two-hour hike through Rincon de la Vieja. Its located just down the road. This place is pretty good. For $10, they give you a towel, a locker, and you get to sit in the sauna, mud bath, and jacuzzi. It's very relaxing after a couple hours of hiking.

The mud bath is not literally a bath in mud. Rather, the attendant pours hot mud into a bowl and you and your partner paint each other in mud. This is pretty fun, but definitely not what I expected. Then, after you're all painted in mud, you sit in hot muddy water. This is used to wash the mud off. Its surprisingly not gross. After that, you sit in a jacuzzi/hot water.

Definitely bring a change of clothes because you won't be able to dry off unless you take off your bathing suit.

While we were there, a few people got lost and were wandering around. One woman said the attendant didn't give her any directions. He was very attentive to us though. So just remember: 1) Sauna 2) Mud paint/bath 3) hot water soak, in that order.

For $10, this place is definitely worth it to soothe your sore feet.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2015
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: Hacienda Guachipelin, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Rincon de La Vieja
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