The hot springs of La Fortuna are internationally famous, and they are one of the most important tourist attractions in the area. Hot Springs are located at Arenal Volcano base. They are rich in minerals, excellent for relaxation and even considered beneficial to health.
One of the important peculiarities of the hot springs of La Fortuna is that since the Arenal volcano does not contain as many reserves of sulfur the waters do not have any unpleasant odor as sometimes it happens in other places.
Crystalline hot springs with no bizarre sulfur odor, regenerative minerals, rainforest and tropical plants around are some of the good reasons for visiting these places.
After few days of hard work, exercise or even a lot of traveling, it is a great idea to visit some paradisiacal Hot Springs thermal waters.
In La Fortuna area, the thermal waters owe their existence to two very important facts: The large quantity of rain during the year, and the underground activity of the Arenal Volcano..
The amount of annual rainfall is usually 4000 millimeters or more. Therefore, this huge amount of water accumulates internally in the earth and makes abundant aquifers. These aquifers are heated underground by the effect of the volcano, and eventually, they surface as spring water in high temperatures.
These springs form small rivers, and then they begin their journey towards the Caribbean Sea and gradually they decrease their temperature. The places where they are usually the pools of hot springs are located, are places where the water temperature is ideal for people to take a relaxing bath.