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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008
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Henderson, NV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

We stayed in one of the new deluxe forest rooms and it was perfect. We read reviews, so we knew better than to eat at the restaurant. We went to the hot springs each morning at 8am and they were private and perfect. The only annoyance was the wrist band they insisted we wear even when away from the hot... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

The Tabacon is a nice place to stay. I would say it is comparable to a Hilton. The aspect that makes it unique are the hot springs which are an amazing experience. Unfortunately our overall experience was tainted by the ridiculously priced food. After a couple of days we discovered that La Fortuna, which is a short 10 minute drive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2008

Background about us, my husband and I are early 30's with no kids. We drove from Liberia to Tabacon and it took 4 hours and we made sure to do it in daylight. The roads are bumpy and curvy, so be careful if you are going to do this. We were served fruit juice when we arrived. Our room was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2008

I stayed in the Hotel Tabacon for five days in early July, and I really enjoyed the experience. I stayed at the hotel because of the open access to the Hot Springs, which that alone is worth the price of the Hotel. The hot springs are in the middle of beautiful lush gardens/ forest, true some of the pools can... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

While in Costa Rica, we stayed at 4 different hotels. All were less expensive than Tabacon. However, Tabacon was the only hotel where we experienced theft. We reported the theft to the front desk, to hotel relations,and the hotel manager. All refused to address the issue (a $50 theft). The hotel manager explained that guests come and go but his... More

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Alameda, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

We came from a very rustic lodge in Tortuguero and arrived at our Junior Suite at Tabacon with huge smiles. The property itself is extraordinarily well maintained. All of the employees were able to speak English with us, no problems with the language barrier (which was so appreciated since our Spanish is terrible). The room was just gorgeous. Robes, slippers,... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2008

I stayed at this property with my husband and 3 teenage sons in July. We rented two Superior rooms and found them to be fantastic. Arenal volcano was in full action and our view of the volcano was exceptional. Though the resort is pricey, it's worth the money for a few nights. We enjoyed the hot springs very much and... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2008

Rooms were average, nothing special. I was a bit bothered that the cleaning lady left the door wide open while she was cleaning. The room would always have a bug or two flying around. Food was also average, a bit overpriced for what it was but that is to be expected since it is a resort. The hot springs were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

The Tabacon Resort is a beautiful place, but after reading some of the other reviews I'm going to have to say that in most places in Costa Rica, it's a lot better if you speak Spanish. Although most people claim that they can speak English fluently, they don't. They usually don't want to speak Spanish to people that speak Spanish... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

After staying for 2 nights in a more rustic hotel (and not much cheaper...) we were delighted by Tabacon. The whole property even smells good. We had the cheapest priced room, yet it was amazing. We wonder if we were upgraded and didn't know it?? There was even a partial view of the volcano, which we did not expect or... 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
Hotel Style
#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 #17 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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