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About Club Rio Outdoor Center

Welcome to Club Rio Outdoor Center and Wildlife Preserve


Club Rio LogoWe have now opened the first phase of our Club Rio Outdoor Center located 1.5 kilometers directly below the resort along our beautiful stretch of Arenal River frontage.  This is a “Must See” amenity of The Springs Resort and Spa is a true adventure hotel in Costa Rica offering some of the most unique adventure activities in Costa Rica including Inflatable River Kayaking, River Tubing, Horseback Tours, Rock Climbing and Rappelling, Hiking Trails, Nature Tours, Hot Springs, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Swimming and a Wildlife Preserve for rescued animals.  

Our new restaurant and bar, Rancho Club Rio, is now open for beverages and snacks and is a great place to relax in a beautiful atmosphere and watch the activity on the river and absorb the nature surrounding you.


Before or after your activities you can relax in hot spring pools just meters away from the scenic Arenal River or take a dip in a natural river pool where hot water percolates from the sand beneath your feet.  In certain areas of this pool you can lay in the hot sand while the cool river water flows over you.  It is a spectacularly beautiful and natural environment great for swimming or relaxing in a lounge chair and watching the river flow over the rapids.

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Please don’t miss our “Calcium Canyon” hiking trails where you can take a quick circular loop hike and see natural hot springs welling up from the forest floor and the beautiful calcium formations the water makes on its path to the river.  Midway along this hike there is an incredible “Guacima” tree that has enormous buttress roots 20 feet wide and offers a mystical photo opportunity.  There will be an attendant (NOT A LIFEGUARD) by the hot springs from 10 AM to 4 PM and he will have a limited menu of beverages and snacks and can give you an onsite orientation to help maximize your experience.  This is very close to our Ring of Cats, Monkey Rescue Center and the Horseback Riding Stables so you can combine a visit to the area with a scheduled tour of the Wildlife Preserve.


Rancho Club Rio Restaurant & Bar

Bar is open from 9 am to 4 pm

Restaurant is open from 11 am to 3 pm

Shuttle to river departs from reception portico

8:15 am, 8:45 am, 9:15 am, 9:45 am, 10:15 am, 10:45 am, 11:15 am, 11:45 am, 12:15 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:15 pm,3:45 pm

Shuttle from river back to reception portico departs from Club Rio

9:05 am, 9:35 am, 10:05 am, 10:35 am, 11:05 am, 11:35 am, 12:05pm, 12:35 pm, 1:05 pm, 1:35 pm, 2:05 pm, 3:05 pm, 3:35 pm, 4:05 pm,4:35 pm

Cat tours depart from Club Rio

at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

Note to Parents
You must watch your children at all times because the river and its banks can be dangerous areas.   Please do not allow children to do anything that appears dangerous.  We do not have lifeguards or babysitters and we cannot be responsible for the supervision or disciplining of your children.  Children 13 and under must be accompanied and monitored by an adult at all times on the grounds of Club Rio.  Please do not allow children that cannot swim well in the hot springs or river pools.


Rivers, forest trails and natural rock formations are dangerous and you must be very careful when visiting this area.  There are many slippery surfaces and areas without railings so adults please accompany children under age 16.  River currents can be swift and dangerous so please do not allow any person to swim in the river pool that is not a strong swimmer.  PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE NEAR THE RIVER!!!

We also must insist that no one arrive for any of our tours under the influence of Alcoholic Beverages!!




Club rio tubing


Horseback riding Climbing/Rappel Wall



Night Walk
Club Rio





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