We are pleased to present a varied selection of dining options sure to please even the most discriminating palates. Whether you crave a hamburger served poolside at Treetops Grill or a gourmet meal served at our fine dining restaurant Las Ventanas, we are sure to satisfy your culinary desires during your vacation in Costa Rica.
Las Ventanas (The Windows) - Reservation Required
Enjoy the finest dining in our incredible restaurant Las Ventanas where the only thing better than the view is the food. Be careful to avoid the window seats if you are afraid of heights because the windows are angled out to allow you to look almost straight down a thousand feet to the river below! At night the distant mountains twinkle with the lights of cities thirty miles away. Be sure to dine here at least once during the evening to capture the complete experience.
Our Chef has created a menu blending the latest fusion concepts and the finest ingredients found on Costa Rica’s farms and in its two oceans. The menu is a well balanced combination of beef, seafood, pork, and homemade pasta as well as vegetarian fare. The incredible desserts are prepared using some traditional Spanish cooking methods combined with the natural flavors of Costa Rica.
Tres Cascadas (Three Waterfalls)
Our House restaurant would be appropriately described as a “Tasting” experience. Here you will sample to your heart’s content a variety of salads with signature dressings, hot or cold soups of the day, assorted fresh baked breads, and a selection of hot entrée items and snacks including fresh seafood from the pacific coast, imported steaks and local Latin cuisine. Our dessert menu offers a variety of classic and local signature delights with a unique art touch. When available, enjoy our international Dinner Buffet which includes a variety of Salads, Entrées, a complete dessert bar with small size delicacies and a pasta station with very fresh ingredients and sauces.
Whether you just want an afternoon or late night sushi snack or an entire meal, Ginger Sushi is your ideal option. You can dine under the stars or under roof in our festive open air Games Level. Our fish arrives fresh daily straight from Costa Rica’s fertile fishing grounds where they consistently catch Yellow fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sea Bass and Snapper along with an assortment of other tasty seafood delicacies. If it is on the menu it is fresh! What better place to have a light, healthy snack while enjoying the view of the Volcano and perhaps a game of chess, checkers or backgammon.
We are not sure whether to describe the experience as poolside, cliff-side or tree canopy dining. It all depends on which way you turn because you are surrounded by five waterfall pools, while overlooking the tree canopy, down a slope which falls one thousand feet below, while the prevailing breezes rustle the palm fronds shading you from above. Add great food from the grill, an informal dress code, and some tropical music to the equation and you might realize that you have found the definition of the word “vacation”. Bathing attire is not only permitted its suggested. Even better, if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your poolside chaise lounge, we will bring the menu to you. Because after all, we think this is what your vacation is all about.
Located on the fourth floor of the reception between Las Ventanas and Tres Cascadas, this bar is perfect for a relaxing drink before or after dinner or for an afternoon cocktail. The seating presents a magnificent view of the volcano. The bar is decorated with cut Heliconia flowers from our on site collection. The flowers are so magnificent you have to touch them to make sure they are real.
La Laguna Bar (The Lagoon Bar)
Located in the center of our largest pool named La Laguna (The Lagoon), is our ever popular this swim up bar. This unique pool has multiple waterfalls and contains chlorinated water that is heated to a more than comfortable temperature by a heat exchange system using the hot water pumped from our natural hot springs. Another unique feature of this bar is the warm curtain of micro-bubbles emanating from its base that creates the sensation of sitting atop a flowing spring.
When there is a televised sporting event this becomes the best sports bar in La Fortuna, Arenal where you sit in the warm water and watch the game on our flat screen TV's. Spending a few hours at this bar which has the best view of the Arenal Volcano is one of the best things to do in La Fortuna.
The Ranchito Bar (The Little Rancho)
Located next to Canyon Falls, we believe this bar boasts the most beautiful setting in the reception pool area. Its higher location on the upper level of the Cascada Grande Pool allows you to see out towards the volcano, down over Playa Piedra Pool and Lower Laguna Pools, back towards the largest waterfall of Cascada Grande and out over the La Laguna pool and down to the valley below. There is also a heated Jacuzzi a few steps away. This bar is also well suited for small private parties of 35 persons or less.
Los Perdidos Bar (The Lost Ones)
Open 12:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Located at the nexus of the trails within Perdido Springs (Lost Springs), this is a rustic palm thatch jungle bar tis surrounded by hot spring waterfalls on three sides and gardens on the other. There will be waiter service to all seven of the Perdido Springs Pools from this bar. This is a great place to watch the adventurous take a ride down our water flume the Monkey Slide.
Rancho Club Rio Bar & Restaurant
Restaurant: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bar: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
For a typical Costa Rican dining experience there’s no better choice than Rancho Club Rio at The Springs Resort and Spa. With native dishes such as Fresh Ceviche, Guava Churrasco, and Arroz con Mariscos, options at Rancho Club Rio are bound to submerge your taste buds in a very traditional Tico dining experience. You are guaranteed to enjoy your meal at this aesthetically beautiful restaurant overlooking the arenal river on one side and lined with the sounds of hummingbirds on the other. Open for lunch every day, Rancho Club Rio provides the perfect snack and grill setting after an adventure filled morning or afternoon of soaking in Oasis Springs. Whether you’re looking for a full blown Costa Rican dining experience or just a casual drink and snack while watching your family tube down the Arenal River, Rancho Club Rio is sure to cater for whatever your needs may be.
New featured menu
Available at all restaurants (except Rancho Club Rio) from 2:00PM - 10:00PM
Specialty Meals Menu
The Springs has added an additional menu to our already wide array of exotic dishes and dining choices. With our new specialty meals menu we cater for those with vegan, vegetarian, lactose and gluten free preferences. Indulge in our vegan, lactose and gluten free ratatouille with garden brown rice or the fettuccini with chickpea meatballs aurora guilt free! This menu is definitely a must sample for those with dietary restrictions as well as those without. With these options available at all restaurants, there will always be enticing choices for even the pickiest eater, regardless of where you choose to dine. Be sure to ask any of our staff about this exciting addition to an already tasteful variety at The Springs Resort and Spa.