Absolutely stunning. I have traveled to many places and this is definitely one of the best of the best. We have been to different areas in Costa Rica but this was one of our favorite stops.
Blue River resort lies high in the mountains about 1-1/2 hours northeast of Liberia. The last hour is mainly gravel roads. Sometimes a little bumpy but not to bad. We had been staying over on Flamingo Beach and spent the last few days at Blue River Resort. The drive up was beautiful, you could see the volcano in the background. The resort is fairly new and was very beautiful. We stayed in a rustic cabin that was beautiful inside and out. There was a spa on property but we opted to take our own lava mud baths. I can not describe the feeling after doing this. There were several natural mineral springs. each had different concentrations of minerals and different temperatures from the volcano water. There was also a fresh water pool where you could cool down. The restaurant was amazing. Great food. If you wanted something special that was not on the menu all you had to do was ask and it would be there for the next day. There was also a beautiful flower garden that my wife fell in love with. There were many hummingbirds, the flowers were stunning, butterfly house and best of all my wife got to hold a Tucan that was being rehabilitated. The price was very reasonable considering all the things that were there. We took a hike with Warren up to the waterfall and it was so breathtaking. While we were walking Warren he told us about different things. I would maybe take the horses if we go back. The river below the resort was a beautiful sapphire blue. Took a river cruise and had monkeys come onto and into the boat. It was great but river was muddy. Make sure you take plenty of bananas to feed the monkeys. We give this place a 7 out of 5 stars. We have aso been to other areas of Costa Rica.