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 locals appreciate the effort), and the rooms are nicely appointed. For those of you looking for 5-star American standards, you won't find that here (this is NOT the Ritz-Carlton in NYC by any means, but I don't think Costa Rica will ever warrant something like that--it's too laid-back). The hot springs here are warmed by the local Arenal Volcano and Tabacon's springs are the best. Loved the wet bar. This definitely has a honeymooners feel to it, but there were quite a few families on vacation too. Tabacon Grand Resort will take care of any adventures you want to book--we took advantage of the Sky Tram and zipline adventure and had an absolute blast! Food at Tabacon is mediocre, but that was my impression of most food we had in Costa Rica overall (one exception: Tin Jo in San Jose is AWESOME), except for the local fresh fruit, naturally. My friend and I took advantage of the free bike rentals that Tabacon offered and rode into La Fortuna, which is a nice mix of touristy and local vibe. A couple of head's up(s): La Fortuna (the main town) is about 15km from Tabacon, so you are not within walking distance to a wide array of restaurants, although you can take taxis into town. We felt a little "stuck" at the resort, as we were not traveling by car but by private shuttle throughout Costa Rica (which I highly recommend if you can afford to split between people or as a family, as it is way faster than public transport and driving in Costa Rica can be tricky--plus, as a mere passenger you get to see all the gorgeous views!). We didn't do any of the spa treatments, as they all sounded lovely, but very expensive. Oh, and the other head's up is--it feels like an all-inclusive resort, but EVERYTHING is a la carte, so be prepared to pay, pay, pay. It was worth our stay to pay extra, but every little guaro sour (the national "moonshine" liquor that is AWESOME!) adds up!