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Titokú Hot Springs – One of Arenal’s Best-Kept Secrets 

Titokú Hot Springs – One of Arenal’s Best-Kept Secrets

March 17, 2020

Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano area is certainly not short of beautiful hot springs but if you’re after a more intimate and authentic experience then we think you’ll simply love to discover Titokú – one of Arenal’s best-kept secrets.

One of the smallest (and most affordable) of all the hot springs in the region, Titokú is, in many ways, one of the most delightful. Overshadowed on all sides by much bigger thermal resorts, it seems to go unnoticed by so many, which makes it an absolute treasure that’s hidden in plain sight. The service is attentive, the ambiance divine and the whole experience relaxing.

Just a handful of bubbling pools nestled in lush gardens, offering an array of top-notch services to make your visit even more enjoyable, this pocket of Arenal gorgeousness is an absolute highlight that’s not to be missed.



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Overview of the Titokú Hot Springs @ Kioro Hotel & Resort

Titokú (meaning water from the gods in the native Maleku) are one of the latest additions to the 5* Kioro Resort although they are set apart for the hotel and open to the general public, not only hotel guests. This means the setting is kept serene and laid-back and, given the stunning landscaped gardens and surrounding wilderness, it also means you feel far removed from the hectic pace of the busy resort.

Small and intimate, Titokú has limited capacity which translates to a very relaxing and uncrowded experience for those in the know. Yes, you’ll need to book your time-slot in advance to avoid disappointment but you can also look forward to a sublimely relaxing experience.

And what’s not to love about that?

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What Does Titokú Offer?

In total, Titokú comprises eight cascading hot thermal springs, with the water temperature ranging from hottest (up the top) to coolest (down the bottom) so you can hop to and fro at your leisure. At the end of a long day’s adventure in Arenal, there’s nothing more enjoyable, soothing and relaxing than a thermal spring soak and the central location of Titokú, not to mention lack of crowds and all-round business, makes them absolutely ideal.

You’ll also find a full-service bar on site (yes, you can sip champagne as you soak!) as well as optional meals of local specialties, dressing rooms, lockers, towels and showers for added convenience.

All up, Titokú caters for a maximum of 80 guests, with each pool holding between six and 20 people, depending on the size. The time-slot booking system, however, means that you’ll almost never find the pools crowded (in fact, you can oftentimes bag a whole pool to yourself) which is one of the loveliest bonuses of this gorgeous place.

Evening visits are even more enticing given the atmospheric ambient lighting. Visiting Costa Rica on an adventure honeymoon? Don’t miss this super romantic spot!

Opening times & entrance fees

Titokú Hot Springs are open from 10am to 8pm, 7 days a week and simple entry costs just USD 23.10 per person at time of writing (USD 48.80 if you’d love to have a meal here). Children under 4 years of age can visit free of charge and older kids, up to the age of 11, pay half-price.

If you’re after an inexpensive hot spring experience in Costa Rica, Titokú also wins on this account: entrance fee here is less than one-third of nearby Tabacon and less than half of Baldi, both among the most popular options. Budget-friendly Costa Rica adventures made easy!

Visiting slots start at 10am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm – giving you three glorious hours to enjoy the pools and all the services.

Given the capacity restrictions, we’d recommend you ask your hotel concierge to book your time slot prior to visiting. Simply ask them to call +(506) 2479-1700 with your preferred dates and time.

Do note that the use of the dressing rooms, lockers, showers and towel are all included in your entrance fee. Conveniently, you can open a tab at the bar and pay for everything at the end of your visit, so you can safely lock away your belongings for the duration of your stay.

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What to Pack for a Visit to Titokú

Aside from a fresh change of clothes and your bathing suit, you may also want to pack insect repellent, a pair of sandals or flip-flops and, of course, a compact camera!

Titokú Hot Springs are less than three miles northwest from the village of La Fortuna and less than 10 miles from the Arenal Volcano National Park, along the 142. Organizing transport is super easy when staying in any of the hotels and resorts in the area.

Explore Arenal and La Fortuna

Arenal and La Fortuna is undoubtedly the most visited region in All of Costa Rica as it offers every activity and attraction for which the country is world-renowned: from an abundance of thrilling adventures like zip-lining, canopy-swinging, hiking, white water rafting, hanging bridges, river cruising and mountain biking to surfing, kayaking, SUP touring and, of course, hot spring soaking.

What’s more, the area also offers plenty of cultural delights and here you’ll find some of the best coffee and chocolate tours in the whole country. There really isn’t much this region doesn’t offer!

Hot springs are the region’s main draw and the most wonderful bonus of visiting Costa Rica’s most revered volcanic region. You can discover more about the amazing hot springs here and most recommended Arenal hotels and resorts.

At Costa Rica Rios, we are huge supporters of eco-friendly adventures and vet all our hotels and resorts accordingly. We understand how difficult it is to choose the right accommodation and adventure from home, so we take all our adventure tour planning seriously, delivering the Costa Rica experience that is just right for you. We also understand that everyone is different and offer a stunning array of adventures to suit your travel style, budget and likes.

We offer fully-guided adventure tours for couples, families and solo travelers and can also tailor-make itineraries to include only what you love best. We can be there right by your side the whole time, or only take care of all the logistics, so all you have to do is pack your bags, get on that plane and head on over to have the adventure of a lifetime.

In Arenal and La Fortuna, we also offer a wide range of Arenal Activity Options as day trips, ideal for those who aren’t crazy active but would love to try out some super-fun experiences whilst here. A full-day kayaking or whitewater rafting trip will not only show you what we’re all about (and why National Geographic named us one of the world’s best adventure tour operators) but it will also introduce you to the wonderfully adventurous side of Costa Rica.

Come spend a day with us this year and we bet you’ll be back for a full week of adventures the next.

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