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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

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13 Km Northwest la Fortuna de San Carlos | Arenal, Alajuela, Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the most stellar experience at this resort. Everything from the check-in to spa services and room accommodations were completely on point, and unforgettable. Each aspect of our stay was taken care of personably and kindly.the hot springs are absolutely amazing. We never left the private area, reserved for hotel guests only. It was so nice to have an area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

WE loved this hotel, the hot springs and all the activities. The service was wonderful from the minute you checked in until checking out. The nice restaurant was really great and they were very accommodating for my boyfriend who is lactose intolerant. The hot springs were incredible and since it is the low season there was hardly anyone there which... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two nights. Two dinners and breakfasts... several 'zen' moments submerged in the quiet of hotsprings pools nearby.El Tabacón is a fancy –indeed– resort but its particular surroundings make it the ideal place to take a break. I even felt overwhelmed by the personnel who did not stop asking me if I was OK! ¡Who could not? I certainly feel grateful... More 

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Cooper City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was truly a very luxurious resort! The thermal resorts alone are worth the price... The drinks at the swim up bar were delish...perfect for a night time swim in warm geothermal mineral waters! Food was ok but we had a car and drove around to check out other places to eat. I have been to many resorts in Punta... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights at the hotel. Front desk: friendly but not professional Concierge and tour operator: Edson friendly, sincere but we were disappointed with Alfredo who does not seem to listen or care Room: not 5-star standard at all. We complained that the room would smell cigarette smoke but there has not been any reaction. Old furniture, low ceiling,... More 

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Monroe
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the springs are beautiful, this hotel is way overpriced and overrated. The breakfast buffet was $30 per person for a limited selection of food and dried out breads. We got better food for less money ordering room service. The dinner buffet is "only" $39 for dried out meats, soggy salads and again, poor selection. Housekeeping came once our entire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tabacon is located about 3.5 hours by bus from San Jose Airport. It is in the rain forest next to the Arenal Volcano. The hotel premises are surrounded by a lush landscape in midst of the backdrop of a volcano. The main feature of the hotel is the free access to the adjacent thermal springs that you can either... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this trip with Melissa Harmon from Beach Bum Vacations. She was wonderful to work with and the resort was great like she said. The hot springs,food,and rooms were great. A little over priced

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to work with Melissa Harmon with Beach Bum Vacations to plan our trip. We ended up having two different rooms, both of which were very nice! The resort was very clean, the staff were extremely helpful and accomondating. The spa was very nice, and food and beverages were delicious but all was a little overpriced in... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the true highlights of our trip. The area is full of hot springs and water falls. The higher up you climb, the warmer the water gets. The water is heated from the underground heat from the volcano. The pools are made of the volcanic rock. Some of the bottoms are smooth and others have soft sediment... More 

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Dear marathonman33, Thank you for sharing your great experience at our resort! It is an honor for us to be one of the highlights of your trip. We're glad you enjoyed our thermal experience, we are located in a truly magical setting, at the base of Arenal Volcano in a tropical rainforest reserve. Our natural hot springs surrounded by lush... More 

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