About Club Rio Outdoor Center

Welcome to Club Rio Outdoor Center and Wildlife Preserve


Club Rio Logor 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 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.  



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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.  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. 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.


Rancho Club Rio Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant Hours: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bar Hours: 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.

Shuttle to river departs from reception lobby

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

Wildlife Sanctuary 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 16 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



Nature Hike
& Cat Feeding
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Wildlife Wildlife


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