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Welcome to Club Rio Adventure Center

Eight Incredible Adventures In One Place

Only at The Springs Resort & Spa

Club Rio Outdoor Center is located directly below the resort along our beautifully forested, mile long stretch of Arenal River frontage.  With its eight different soft adventure activities, Club Rio is perfect for all ages and is a “Must See” area of the resort.  The fact that all of these activities are offered in one location and on-site is a fantastic amenity for our guests.  Some of these tours and activities include River Tubing, Inflatable River Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing and Rappelling, Nature Tours, Hot Springs, and River Fishing.  Before and after the scheduled tours, we encourage our guests to walk the hiking trails leading to secluded, natural hot springs just feet away from the river’s edge. 

Club Rio also features Arenal’s finest animal sanctuary. In conjunction with the MINAE (Ministry of Environment and Energy) we operate a preserve for Costa Rican wildlife that have been confiscated from poachers or donated by other private reserves, rescue centers or individuals. Our Wildlife Sanctuary Tour gives our guests the opportunity to experience a large array of Costa Rican wildlife living in beautiful, natural habitats all in one easily accessible location.

guest tubing near small waterfall

River Tubing

Prepare yourself for a thrilling ride down Class I and II rapids on the incredibly scenic Arenal River, where you will encounter shoulder high rapids and tranquil blue pools. You will finish the mile ride on a small beach surrounded by hot springs, waterfalls, nature trails and our riverside restaurant and bar.

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Horseback Riding

A beautiful and diverse experience with superbly trained horses, this ride combines scenic forest trails, a crossing through the Arenal River and a gallop in the mountain meadows fronting the magnificent Arenal Volcano. This tour is for beginners and experienced riders so both can enjoy it to the level of their abilities.

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Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

For over 15 years our company has been supporting the Costa Rican Environmental Ministry’s mission to care for rescued wildlife either injured or confiscated from people holding them illegally.

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Club Rio's Multi-Adventure Package

This package includes Hot Springs, an authentic Costa Rican lunch at our Rancho Club Rio Restaurant and your choice of two of the following activities: River Tubing, Horseback Riding, Animal Sanctuary Tour or time on the Rock Climbing and Rappelling Wall.   

Rancho Club Rio Restaurant & Bar

For one of the most authentic dining experiences in Costa Rica there’s no better choice than Rancho Club Rio restaurant 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.

Restaurant Hours: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bar Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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outdoor dining with bar seating
outdoor dining table with seating for 8