(2021) Los Lagos Hot Springs Review: La Fortuna Hot Springs Guide

Last updated on April 22nd, 2021 at 03:57 pm EST

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We’ve experienced all 12 hot springs in La Fortuna Costa Rica!
Continue reading below to read about our visits to Costa Rica’s Los Lagos Hot Springs.

Overall Los Lagos Hot Springs quality: 6/10
Best feature(s) that influenced our rating (see below for our full review): Affordable day pass cost; free access to on-site exhibits

This article offers our review of the Los Lagos Hot Springs. Don’t miss all of the hot springs reviews we include in our La Fortuna Hot Springs Guide:

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Get the Costa Rica info you need by browsing our article’s TABLE OF CONTENTS:

An overview of the Los Lagos Hot Springs in La Fortuna Costa Rica

The Los Lagos Hot Springs are one of La Fortuna’s most popular hot springs properties, no doubt in part due to the attraction’s affordable hot springs pass. Though the Los Lagos Hot Springs aren’t the least expensive hot springs property in La Fortuna, the hot springs pass at Los Lagos buys access to a collection of hot springs and cold-water pools adorned with small waterfalls and waterslides, plus free entrance to a few on-site wildlife exhibits. If you’re looking for good value (and not much else), the Los Lagos Hot Springs provides it.

Who should (and who shouldn’t) visit the Los Lagos Hot Springs

Consider choosing the Los Lagos Hot Springs if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on visiting a hot springs property in Costa Rica but you want a nicer hot springs experience than what La Fortuna’s economy hot springs currently provide.

Due to the layout of the Los Lagos Hot Springs (see the “size and design” section below for details), the Los Lagos Hot Springs are also recommended to travelers who need (or who prefer to visit) a small hot springs property that reduces walking distance between pools.

If you wish to stay at a La Fortuna hotel that has hot springs on-site, you can choose Hotel Los Lagos, the resident hotel of the Los Lagos Hot Springs. It’s important to note, however, that Hotel Los Lagos’ on-site hot springs and cold-water pools are accessible to the public via the purchase of a hot springs pass; they are not reserved for hotel guests. If you’d prefer to stay at a La Fortuna hotel that limits hot springs access to hotel guests only, it would be best to choose a different hotel.

Learn what to expect from Costa Rica’s La Fortuna Hot Springs according to which hot springs attraction you plan to visit

Want to know what kind of thermal water experience you’ll have before you decide which hot springs in La Fortuna is the best to visit? We’ve got you covered. Not only have we personally experienced 12 different hot springs attractions in Costa Rica’s La Fortuna area alone, we’ve written a review of each La Fortuna hot springs property to help you decide for yourself which is most deserving of your time and money. Below is our review of the Los Lagos Hot Springs attraction which documents the following:

  • Location: Where you’ll find the hot springs property, complete with the hot springs’ physical address and a map
  • Hours: When you can visit the hot springs property during the day and throughout the week
  • Price range: A range of prices you can expect to pay for a hot springs pass with or without a meal included (prices are subject to change without notice)
  • Reservations: A confirmation of whether advance reservations are required to acquire a hot springs pass
  • Size and design: Whether you can expect to enjoy and explore a small, medium, or large hot springs property
  • Popularity: Whether you can expect to be joined by crowds at the hot springs
  • Pools and rivers: What you can expect to find at the hot springs in terms of thermal-water pools and rivers
  • Additional on-site features: What else you can expect to find at the hot springs in addition to thermal-water pools/rivers
  • Atmosphere: What type of ambiance you can expect to find at the hot springs
  • Dining: Whether you can expect to eat and/or drink on-site at the hot springs
  • Accommodations: Whether the hot springs property offers a hotel on-site
  • Towels and lockers: Whether you can expect to receive and/or pay for towels and lockers at the hot springs
  • Parking: Whether you can expect to find parking at the hot springs
  • 4×4 vehicle required: Whether a 4×4 vehicle is required to reach the hot springs
  • Alternative hot springs names: Other names for the hot springs property that locals, GPS navigational systems, and maps may cite

Our La Fortuna Hot Springs rating system

We also rate Costa Rica’s La Fortuna hot springs according to a 1-10 scale (1 being the worst and 10 being the best). If you’re short on time, visit each hot springs review page on our blog (we’ve written one review for each hot springs property in La Fortuna; see the top of this article for links to each review) and look for the scale to quickly identify how we rate the hot springs.

The scales look like this:

The above image depicts the lowest rating (the overall hot springs quality is 1 out of 10)

and this:

The above image depicts the highest rating (the overall hot springs quality is 10 out of 10)

To learn which rating we gave the Los Lagos Hot Springs, please see the rating provided at the top of this article.

Los Lagos Hot Springs photo gallery

We took the below photos during our most recent visit to the Los Lagos Hot Springs. Click on any photo below to view a larger version.

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