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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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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tabacon is a 5* resort, with prices accordingly. We went to enjoy the volcanic hot springs, but when existing the pool after having drinks and a light meal, the pool bartender shouted "Wait!". In turning around, I caught my toe on the rounded step area. I broke my toe, but at the time, the bartender only cared about my signature.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited Tabacon on numerous occasions. The hotel is beautiful, the grounds are lush and exotic, the rooms are a rustic/natural luxury. They offer all the amenities of your better hotels. I have only stayed in the standard rooms, but the room is very nice. Tabacons hot springs are my favorite in the area, mainly because they offer a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just came back from a fabulous 5 days at the lovely Tabacon Grand Thermal Resort. The resort was able to arrange transportation for us from the San Jose Airport, which was very helpful (it's about a 3 hour drive). Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly and with a delicious fruity beverage (non-alcoholic). Very nice. Our room was superb. We... More 

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

Dear jaimeb1776 It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay and we're grateful to have your feedback. We are glad to know you enjoyed your delicious fruity welcome drink and the Senator Suite that combine extensive space, extraordinary comfort and exquisite design in one thoughtful setting. Let me express my deepest apologize for the inconvenience about the dress code, we... More 

California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The major reason to stay here is the hotel's amazing hot springs. A series of natural mineral pools carved from what must have been a formerly steep mountain creek. The man-made alterations were so expertly done and maintained the effect is extraordinary. One wades and bathes in the creek and pools in the middle of the rain forest. The first... More 

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

Dear HillsCA Thank you for choosing Tabacon and taking the time to share your review with us. We are glad to know you enjoyed our truly mystical setting. Tabacon is the only natural hot spring resort that emerge from the volcano and goes through the property by gravity forming in-river pools, ponds and cascades, all of them with different temperatures... More 

Highland Park, New Jersey
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to stay at this resort to gain easy access to the Tabacon Springs. The hotel itself is excellent. Staff falling over to be helpful. There is a decent gym, the breakfast buffet is excellent, there is a shuttle to the springs, and access to the springs is free for hotel guests. The concierge is helpful and they are... More 

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

Dear Hillel C Thank you so much for choosing our hotel and taking the time to write a review of your experience. We have a unique location where the rainforest, the Arenal Volcano and the warm waters of our thermal river create a magical ambience for a perfect travel experience. We offer a delicious buffet breakfast at Los Tucanes Restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wish that I could give this hotel a 5 but it claims to be a 5 star hotel but doesn't quite live up to that standard. We spent 3 nights with access to the thermal springs daily. The ambiance is beautiful and the springs are spectacular but the service was not up to par. The food was good but... More 

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cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a way to end the day! A beautiful, uber relaxing way to ease your tired sore muscles from local hikes and travels to get to this tucked away place. Make sure to sit under the giant waterfall. A gem!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time at the Tabacon Spa, we were 9 total from 8 to 70 and there was fun and good times for all. My daughter planed a 70th B Day dinner for me and it was wonderful. The service was slow and the Manager came by and acknowledged it without our input and comp the very nice... More 

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

Hello 37chuck708 Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for sharing your experience with us. It was an honor to be part of your birthday celebration. I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time in Tabacon! We are glad you enjoyed the buffet, your special dinner and the attention to details, this... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel room was nice and had a semi view of the Volcano on a clear day. The fitness center was one of the best that we had found during our two week stay at Costa Rica. The Thermal Spa is about a 5 minute walk or 2 minute shuttle ride from the hotel and is beautiful. There is also... More 

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

Dear Jen K On behalf of the entire Tabacon family we would like to thank you for your comments and your preference. We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Our hotel guests receive complimentary access to our thermal pools, gym, and Shangri-La Gardens our adult’s only hideaway. We offer Free WiFi, let me express my deepest apologize if you experienced... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing hot thermal waters at this resort. Tourists from other hotels also arrived to enjoy this venue. We stayed five nights and visited the volcano and we did zip lining as well. I do think that three nights would have been adequate for the area but the resort was lovely and the food was terrific. Very romantic area for a... More 

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

Dear Barbara T Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience. It is great to know that you enjoyed Costa Rica´s largest network of naturally flowing hot springs, where you can live the essence of nature and just relax in the heart of the rainforest. Our hotel guest receive complimentary access to the... More 

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