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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
Glenn K West Lafayette, Indiana
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West Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is high end, high cost. It is a once in a lifetime experience. The spa is spectacular. Service is excellent. The cost of food is very high. The food, however, is very good. I recommend a three night stay. Be sure to take in area activities. It is difficult to get to but worth the effort

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We traveled with another family there were 7 of us 4 adults 3 kids. The rooms are roomy and very comfortable. I don't spend a lot of time in the room all I want is a clean room. The grounds are beautiful, the springs are a short walk down the hill if you don't feel like walking there is a... More

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

Dear Diana O Thank you for your valuable comments and for choosing Tabacon as your thermal resort in Arenal. It was an honor to have your family and friends as our guests and we are really glad you enjoyed a memorable experience. At the resort, we were blessed with a completely natural thermal spring river where you can find secluded... More

Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for a day pass with a buffet for an evening from 6-10 pm at $70 a piece. Don't let the price discourage you as it is well worth the investment! The food is to die for and we walked to try to find all the hidden hot springs... Don't think we found then all! We ended up at... More

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

Dear Rachel Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are glad you enjoyed a magical moment during your visit to our thermal resort. Our natural setting surrounded by the rainforest provides the most relaxing experience to our guests, at night the steam and lighting offers a romantic and mystical ambience. We would love to receive you as our... More

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was amazing! When we arrived they upgraded us to a honeymoon suite for $75 more a day and it was well worth it! By far the best room I've ever stayed in with excellent service. We received free champagne, a plate of fresh fruit, flowers and a welcome letter upon arriving. We received valet service pick up at... More

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

Dear Kim T We appreciate your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Attention to details is part of our philosophy to offer a memorable experience, world-class service, valet parking, free shuttle to the thermal area and the magical ambience at the hot springs become key moments during your vacation. We are happy to know you took advantage of... More

Arcadia, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived directly from the San Jose airport and were welcomed with a cool beverage and helpful staff. The rooms are spacious and frequent shuttles to the hot springs allowed us to access that gorgeous space after our travel days. Restaurants were good, but expensive. Staff mostly spoke English but were willing to work with us on our Spanish skills.... More

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

Dear K S We really appreciate your comments! We loved the fact that you enjoyed our facilities, our staff is always there for you to offer world-class service and create memorable experiences to our valuable guests, it is really nice to know you experienced our thermal springs and our restaurants enjoying the beauty of nature. We hope you can visit... More

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18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good service but expect to pay for it. The outside of the hotel looks like a motor lodge so I was concerned. But the rooms are really nice. The resort is not right on the hot springs but they do a shuttle that is less than 2 minutes away by free hotel shuttle. The best part of our stay... More

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

Dear Craignola Thank you so much for your appraisal, it is very rewarding to be informed about the pleasant experience you enjoyed during your stay at Tabacon. We are glad you enjoyed your room, the hot springs and the free shuttle service that is always available for the hotel guests. Our Gala Dinner invites you to enjoy a very special... More

Arcadia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff at all levels were friendly & added to our enjoyment. Healthy food options in the restaurants, clean facilities, great shuttle service to the thermal pools. Bed was very comfortable, quiet room, tub/shower combo was very high, hard to get in & out of.

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

Dear Arcadia Sue Thank you for sharing your comments with us. Our aim is always to provide our guests a high quality service. We are happy to know you enjoyed the facilities, restaurants as well as the hot springs. As you mentioned free shuttle service is available for hotel guest and there is also a trail that connect the hotel... More

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove up after landing in San Jose. The drive was curvy and slow but you felt like you were in the real Costa Rica. My wife had recently had foot surgery and the staff was very helpful with the parking and all accommodations. We were also traveling with young children and the extra space was a fantastic and unexpected... More

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

Dear Barth D Thank you for taking the time and share your review with us. We are extremely happy to know you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Our healing thermal mineral springs emerge from the majestic Arenal volcano forming cascades and natural pools and ponds, our hotel guest receive complimentary access to the thermal area during their... More

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

Family of 5 stayed for 4 nights. Beautiful grounds, friendly staff, comfortable rooms. Best part was the access to the thermal hot springs just a short walk down the road. Fun for the whole family. Only downside was the food at the hotel and at the hot springs was way too expensive. Understand this is a resort and there would... More

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

Dear Momof3boysco Thank you so much for your appraisal, it is very rewarding for us be informed about the pleasant experience you had during your stay at Tabacon. Our unique thermal springs flow directly from Arenal Volcano to revitalize our beloved guests and offer relaxation to its maximum level. We offer free shuttle for hotel guest to visit the thermal... More

Delphos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and attentive to our every need. The hot springs are breathtaking and our room was large and comfortable. This would make the perfect place for a honeymoon or lover's getaway. We can't wait to return.

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

Dear JanMil We really appreciate your review, we are glad you choose us as your Thermal Resort. Our natural hot springs are consider one of the best worldwide since it is a river that emerges naturally from the volcanic Earth to offer a relaxing experience. We are glad you enjoyed your room and our facilities. Our aim is to create... 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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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #5 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #5 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #7 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #14 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #18 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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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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