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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tabacon is a wonderful hotel. We stayed here two nights. The room was beautiful and cleaned. The breakfast buffet is delicious. The spring is incredible; I advise you to go to exclusive part of the spring for hotel guests only. The service was great and always kind and they took care of us. Highly Recommended.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service, infraestructure, SPA and food. From my room and extraordinary view of the volcano. The Hotel is 5 minutes from the national park, a place a recommend to visit. The trails are well marked.

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

Hello Julio C Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we really appreciate it. We are glad you had a memorable experience at Tabacon, exploring the beautiful surroundings such as the Arenal Volcano National Park is part of the adventure you might have during your visit. As you mentioned, extraordinary rainforest views as well as volcano views will be... More

Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where do I start? We are seasoned global travelers from NYC and I can truly say that our stay at Tabacon was one of the best stays ever. We are traveling with our two sons, ages 16 and 12, and had arranged for a suite. When we checked in, we were pleasantly informed that we had been upgraded into a... More

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

Dear tvbubbles We really appreciate your review, thank you for sharing your experience during your stay with us. We are glad you visited Arenal for your family vacation in Costa Rica, it was an honor to have you as our guest at Tabacón. We are happy to know you enjoyed the upgrade to one of our two bedroom suites specially... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at Tabacon Grand Spa and Thermal Resort: HOTEL: pro- The service here was impeccable. The hotel staff seemed happy to be there and went out of their way to be ambassadors for Costa Rica. Each person was a mini tour guide and shared their enthusiasm for the country, flora, fauna and Tabacon. This really made our... More

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

Dear CarolK512 We really appreciate your comments, thank you for your preference! Our staff is always there to provide the highest quality service and pay attention to every detail in order to create memorable experiences to our valuable guests. We are glad you enjoyed our thermal resort which in fact has been recognized as one of the best worldwide, thanks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is indeed one of the best places and hotels seen in my life. Everything is simply perfect. Starting from the check in, the golf CAR that brings you to your room, the big and confortable standard rooms.. And the amazing hot springs! You have to eat one night at the tucanos restaurant in the resort... One of the best... More

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

Dear lorenza m Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we firmly believe that every single detail is part of Tabacon experience. From the beautiful Costa Rican scenery, a warm welcome with a tropical cocktail, the room details, our food and beverage selection and the hot springs are key moments in which your experience becomes more enjoyable. Los Tucanes... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hot springs area itself was amazing. I would definitely spend time there...we spent a whole 2 days there and it didn't get old (we were on our honeymoon). And as a hotel guest you have access to the Shangri-La Gardens and the cabanas there and it was pretty relaxing and romantic. We loved it! However, the hotel portion of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These thermal springs are beautiful and very relaxing. We saw lots of couples like us but also families too. The atmosphere was overall relaxing. I would suggest to bring water shoes to protect your feet in the natural springs. We purchased a dinner pass 6pm to 10pm through there online wesite which cost 70 per person. $50 Locker and $20... More

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

Dear Justine88803 Your comments are very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your Night Pass Package to our thermal resort. Tabacon features an amazing natural setting where the rainforest, the hot springs river and lush gardens combines to offer the perfect complement for an unparalleled Costa Rican experience. Our entrance fee to the thermal area includes towels and lockers... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel itself was ok but the resort/spa/hotspring was exceptional. Nothing else in the world like it. but you can just pay $65 to visit the hot springs for the day pass. The room was ok. The staff was pretty nice. View was pretty nice aswell but when i went it was cloudy so we couldnt really see the volcano... More

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Waterford, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please keep in mind, this review is of a 5-star resort, not a Hampton Inn. Reception, fine. Room, OK, although bathroom needs update. View, spectacular. Food, acceptable. Hot springs area, really without equal, incredible. What was lacking? Two major issues: dining options. No snack bar or other less than full meal option. At $40 and up per meal, this is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from Arenal where we stayed at Tabacon. We had a "superior room with king bed" and it was great (we asked for a volcano view if possible, and were able to get it-see pics). We were greeted with fresh justice drinks when we checked in and all the staff were really friendly and helpful throughout our stay.... More

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

Dear R L Thank you so much for your appraisal, it is very rewarding to be informed about the pleasant experience you enjoyed during your stay with us. We focus our efforts to exceed your expectations and create a memorable vacation. Our guests are able to start the day off right with our Breakfast Buffet Special that includes a wide... More

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Address: 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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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort 4.5*
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Also Known As:
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Tabacon Grand Hotel Thermal
Tabacon Grand Resort Thermal
Tabacon Resort
Tabacon Hot Springs
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa Rica. This five-star carbon neutral resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Tabacon provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerge from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Explore Shangri-La Gardens an hotel guests and adults-only hideaway, delight your senses with world- class cuisine inspired by local fares or surprise that special person with a gala dinner in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the gardens is the resort's Grand Spa, member of The Leading Spas of the World which combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience, where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows all of them with private jacuzzi. ... more   less 
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