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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 August 20, 2009
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chicago,il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

I'm a little late writing my review as it has almost been a year from my visit. My husband and I traveled there on our honeymoon. This was our 3rd and last stop. I wish would could have stayed here longer! This place was a piece of heaven!!! they greated us with a warm wash towel and a fruity drink.... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

This hotel met beyond our expectations. They welcome you with a nice fruity drink and a warm lemon towel! The drive there is crazy with the curvy road but it is well worth the drive. From your balcony you can see the Arenal Volcano perfectly. The complementary breakfast is awesome!! The staff is very welcoming and friendly. I lost my... More

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Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

This was the second time we stayed at the resort and the third time we visited the water park. This place is probably unique in the world with a hot river right off Arenal Volcano. The landscaping around the river in stunning, rooms were fine as was the food. This location is second to none - unless you want the... More

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Kansas City, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

I have never stayed in a 5-star resort before, but I can confidently say that I have stayed in nicer hotels. I think this hotel gets the 5-star rating only because of the beautiful hot springs (which were very relaxing and worth visiting). Our room was big, but it was not very pretty and had a weird moldy smell. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

I definitely recommend this hotel. The staff is beyond great, they are friendly, knowledgeable, and anything you need will be handled promptly and with a smile. I loved starting my day there with those wonderful guys greeting us with the 'Pura Vida' saying and a smile. The room was what I'd expect from a nice hotel here in the states.... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

Tabacon was great! At first we had a hard time justifying the price, but it was well worth it. The hotel was very nice and clean, the staff was great (they will call up to the Arenal Observatory for you to see if it is clear), and the breakfast buffet was the best we had (the fruit table alone is... More

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

the hotel employees are very friendly and wil give you anything you want. They give you free drinks as soon as you check in. The springs are amazing. The only setback is that there are 1 or 2 bedbugs that bite where we stayed and there is a lot of noises from the bugs and birds. Besides that two thumbs... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2009

The Tabacon Hot Springs has an amazing set of hot springs without a doubt. The springs come from the jungle and fall down through a tropical paradise of different pools, streams and falls. They all end up at a large swimming pool with a swim up bar. That is where the dream dies. A Mojito cost me almost $12 at... More

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san jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

Very nice place, an excellent customer service. Be careful and preparee againts the mosquitoes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

My daughter and I just returned from a trip to Costa Rica and stayed at the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort from 7/25 - 7/28 before heading to the Guanacaste area. The resort is lovely, very clean, beautiful grounds which are impeccibly maintained. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are comfortable and our room had a perfect view of... 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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