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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

Not really a spa kina guy, but this place is awesome! Pricey, but worth it.

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

Dear customer, thank you so much for your appraisal comment and sharing your thoughts. We fortunately have plenty options at our property and surroundings, Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort involves much more than a Spa and Hotel. In addition, we have the most priceless gift which is nature; sharing with this amazing tropical rain forest might make everyone´s experience one... More 

San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Really can't say enough good things about this place, it was the highlight of our Costa Rica trip! The grounds here are gorgeous, unlike a lot of places in the Arenal area this place is set right in the rain forest. There are some better places around for volcano viewing (based on visiting other hotels on our shuttle) but the... More 

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

Thanks for sharing this lovely experience. You really tried it all at our premises: the Gala Dinner in very private ambience and all the other F&B options, the Grand Spa -being that was nominated resonantly to be one of the best in Central and South America part of the Leading Spas of the world and our hot springs. Indeed, we... More 

newtown, pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We stayed here as a girlfriend getaway this summer and loved it! I had been there before for the hot springs and having them at your disposal is even better. If you stay elsewhere, you have to pay to get into the hot springs and it's like $80! The Baldi Hot Springs are cheaper but are overcrowded and sort of... More 

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

We greatly appreciate your assessments regarding your visit at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. Besides, we are always motivated to improve all of our Customers` experiences and welcome all suggestions regarding our property and service that help us to do so. We value your openness expressing your thoughts and hope to welcome you again on your next trip to Costa... More 

Madison, WI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

My friend and I were traveling through Costa Rica and wanted a taste of everything: culture, adventure, relaxation. We also wanted to try out different types of lodging from small B&B's to more luxurious accommodations to eco-lodge style. Tabacon Grand Spa was lovely. The staff is attentive, everyone speaks English (though I love speaking Spanish with my little phrasebook and... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Lidier at the front desk is super. You must have breakfast at the hotel When you venture into the unique hot springs of Tabacon you will experience, unparalleled combination of the Energy and Water and Fire. As you explore the many different streems from the Arenal Volcano, the surrounding rainforest blend into what many have said that this is paradise.... More 

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

Thank you for your delightful comments. We are very jovial to hear that you have had a remarkable time during your visit to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. Certainly, our buffet breakfast is delicious, with plenty options and really makes the best way to start your day with lots of energy. When venturing into our hot sprigs, Nature charms everyone... More 

Houston, Texas, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Tabacon July 30 - August 3, 2011. I was a bit skeptical given some of the bad reviews regarding "bed bugs" and "terrible, overpriced food" but I was happy to find that those reviews were all unfounded and the resort exceeded our expectations in most all respects. It was one of the most interesting... More 

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

Thank you so much for your assessment, thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding our services. Our customers are the highlight of our daily work and customers´ reviews always encourage us to keep on working even harder. We wish you the best back home and we will always be waiting for you to come and visit us again. More 

Boulder, Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

This is the most expensive place I've stayed in Central America, but I will be going back and soon !! It is truely amazing, the falls, the restaurant, and very relaxing (or romantic) depending on who you might be with :) Service is impeccable, grounds are gorgeous. Prices are high, and this is a splurge for a more "typical" Central... More 

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

We appreciate very much when our customers take some time out of their busy lives in order to up-date with reviews of our service. I totally agree, most of our guests are very demanding, that is why we always keep on looking forward improvements taking into account our customer´s opinions and suggestions. We are very grateful for your provided feedback.... More 

Sallisaw, OK
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119 reviews 119 reviews
31 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

It's been a few years since my wife and I stayed at Tabacon, and we still talk about the great time we had there. The drive from the airport is long and the road through La Tigre is not the best road ever built. I would still recommend driving yourself, and the road is well marked. It would be difficult... More 

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

Thank you for spending your vacation time in Costa Rica at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. Regarding your reviewed experience, indeed our Costa Rican´ roads are a bit bumpy and crazily build, but it is worthy to drive though, it might also be part of the experience you can life in this beautiful country. Thanks for all your comments regarding... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Through a booking mistake we were placed in lower level hotel and needed to change after one night there. On little more than a whim we selected Tabacon and it completely saved our visit to the Arenal area. We we given an amazing upgrade to a Deluxe Premium Room and it was one of the nicest room we've even been... More 

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

Loved costumer, thank you so much for sharing your outstanding honeymoon experience; it has been a pleasure to have you experience the romance found at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. Your review sounds like the perfect and unforgettable honeymoon experience. Everyone could envy you because you really spend a fantastic time in Costa Rica. Hope we can be part of... More 

New York City, New York
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135 reviews 135 reviews
13 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

My husband and I went to this place after a walk through Arenal. It was such a treat, the hot springs. There is this one part that has a huge waterfall and you can sit behind it, like a steam room, it was amazing. Also the thermal resort has a slide for kids and big kids, which was so much... More 

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

Totally agree with you “Huge waterfalls”, our pools can definitely satisfy all visitor likes and they also have a gorgeous setting. We have been blessed with this magnificent gift from our mother nature. We have enjoyed reading your assessments regarding your visit to Tabacon Grand spa Thermal Resort, please keep in mind that you will always be welcomed anytime you... More 

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