Rincon De La Vieja is an active volcano. All around the base there are steaming, boiling pots of mud and minerals. The resort built a naturally outdoor spa. They plopped their sauna on top of a steam pot so we started by relaxing hovered over naturally boiling mud, weird concept, but amazing. We then headed over to the mud pits. They pull the mud out which is warm and buttery and makes your skin feel so silky. So we gave ourselves a mud treatment. While the mud is drying we walked along all these raised paths that lead you into the jungle and passed some ancient hyroglyphs. After the mud dried and was washed off we went through a series of three pools heated by the natural springs. Lastly we got a massage in an open are room that is suspended over a creek, so there is no need for any relaxing background music.
The next morning we hiked through the national park and Rincon and saw all kinds of steaming bubbling pots scattered across the mountain. Costa Rica is pretty lax on regulations, so you get to go right up close to everything and experience it to the fullest. While we were walking through we were followed by a pack of about 15 adorable white faces monkeys. They were swinging around in trees and it was pretty fun to watch.
This resort had a series of about 8-10 different pools that were all heated by thermal water from the volcano. You could kind of flow through them depending on how hot or cold you wanted it. We tended to migrate the the pool that was the perfect temperature and has a swim up bar!
On the way home from Arenal we did a zip line tour that covered 25 zips over all kinds of beautiful terrain. One was a quarter mile long and zipped you over a small waterfall. It was really fun!
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