Stayed here twice. Oct 06 and Oct 07. First time was amazing second time almost as good at twice the price. Rooms have gone up 50% or so this year. In a country where you can get a good multi course meal for $5, Tabacon charges $32 for a buffet and $10 for a 12 oz. mixed drink. They have built 7 new buildings and the result is a more cramped feel with a ton of traffic noise interupting your pura vida. Arenal's lava flow no longer faces the resort and you can't see eruptions from your room. The hot springs are still awesome and the staff is still top of the line but for what they are charging it's just not worth it anymore.