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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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daytona beach, fla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

my wife and i stayed at tabacon two nites in sept . the hotel is modern and upscale. our room looked out to the arenal volcano. the grounds were landscaped w/ flowering plants. hummingbirds, and other brightly colored birds , small iguanas. the hotel has a nice hot spring heated pool that we enjoyed, but the best pools were across... More 

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

Dear Mr. Daytonadoug, thanks for expressing your opinion regarding your visit to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. We are gratefully surrounded by incomparable hot springs and natural backgrounds in the middle of the tropical rain forest. The water from our pools is gotten from hot spring rivers that born at our property, which are mixed with another river with cool... More 

El Paso, Texas, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

We stayed at the Tabacon for a week on our honeymoon. Travel was a little long getting there but the scenic drive was breathtaking. My husband was skeptical that the resort could be as lovely as the website pictures but he wasn't once we arrived! Our bungalow faced the rainforrest. We work each morning to howler monkeys, tropical birds and... More 

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

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Warwick, it is very rewarding to read your reviews. Totally agree with you, no picture would be able to express the reality of this paradise-like place called Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, this is a “must”(as you wrote on the review) to be experienced by everyone. Wish you the best for the rest of your lives... More 

Saint Louis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights with 2 kids, ages 10 and 6. The resort is really amazing and hard to describe with words. You must see for yourself... The rooms were spacious and very clean with good views even in the more basic rooms. There is transportation to the hot springs that is easy to access and the bus... More 

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

You had a very nice vacation as family and enjoying very time around with us. For us is a pleasure to have during your trip in Costa Rica. Hope to have all of you in a future. More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Tabacon is a little difficult to get to but well worth the trip. My husband and I stayed here this September and had a wonderful experience. The rooms are spacious and super clean. The service at the restaurant, hotel and the spa was super friendly. You MUST experience the Grand Spa - we had the Idyllic (couple's massage) and it... More 

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

Dear TJMcV, on behalf of all staff that works at Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort, I would like to thank you for your preference. Your comments and suggestions regarding the service provided at our Wet-Bar are greatly appreciated, comments like yours help us enhance our service and work on specific areas that require more emphasis. We are sincerely thankful for... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

I would rate it as a 4.65 total....between very good and excellent overall. We booked our entire trip through Costa Rica Experts for a 3 night stay at the Tabacon Grand Thermal Resort and Spa. We were picked up from La Fortuna Airport and had a short and scenic ride to Tabacon. Upon arrival we were greeted with a fresh,... More 

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

Cherished Tuzandtum, thank you for being our guest! Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is an eco-friendly and carbon neutral resort that places a big emphasis on turning the guest experience to a close encounter with nature; that is why all of our rooms, hot springs and Spa are surrounded by authentic flora and fauna. In addition, Tabacon Hot Springs are... More 

Seattle
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Tabacon Hot Springs is situated on the north side of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. A river flows from the active volcano at 104(?) degrees. Jacuzzi temperature. Paved trails follow the river up the mountainside. They lead to waterfalls, rapids, and pools where you can soak. The resort is situated in a valley filled with tropical trees and plants. The... More 

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

Dear Guest, wonderful narrative of our Hotel & Resort. Thank you very much for share this and been with us. Hope to have you in the near future. More 

Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

My son and I spent 4 nights here, lounging in the numerous natural hot springs, hiking and getting massages in the out door spa. The nature is exceptional flora, fauna, and an active volcano. We also enjoyed the raft ride down the river and saw howler momkeys and all types of rare birds and reptiles as well as some native... More 

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

Dear Mr. Bill G, thanks for sharing your assessments. Tabacon’s natural hot springs and the Grand Spa are a great complement to make out of our visitors experience one of a kind. Our grounds are surrounded by incomparable tropical rain forest and gorgeous views to the Arenal Volcano. All of our hotel guests get unlimited access to the hot springs... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We stayed at Tabacon for 2 nights (it was their minimum that time of year) and, though it was more than we had wanted to pay for a hotel, thought it would be worth it. It definitely was. The springs are beautiful and seemingly endless, surrounded by foliage and trees that make it feel very secluded. The springs were only... More 

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

Dear BeachLovr0, thanks for sharing your experience. Congratulations for your recent anniversary and lots more happiness to share in the life ahead of you. May the love you share continue to grow through a long and happy life together. We hope you can visit us on your next anniversaries. More 

FL
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We spent 4 nights here in mid-August & had an amazing time. We had come from the JW Marriott Guanacaste so it was wonderful to experience such a different climate zone only four hours drive away. The hotel grounds fit perfectly into the natural, lush landscape and are full of so many different flowers, plants, trees, etc. There were so... More 

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

Dear Hopper Family, we really appreciate your reviews. Hot springs and nature surrounding us are quite the best ingredients for reaching pure relaxation, that is why we are always concerned about protecting nature, and helping our mother earth with environmental projects in which we can involve our staff and customers. This treasure has to be protected to be shared with... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

A little on the expensive side, but you are paying for quality. It seems that all the hotels in Arenal are a bit isolated, so if you want to go anywhere it would help tom have a car - or just resign yourself to relying on the tours offered. The springs are great, the buffet there is excellent, and the... More 

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

Dear Lcarlson2001, thank you for sharing your experience with us, it is very rewarding when our guest really appreciate and take into account all our daily efforts, I informed the pastry team about your message. To be in the middle of the rain forest guarantees an exclusive and unique experience. There is nothing more gratifying than being advised about our... More 

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