We enjoyed our stay at the Tabacon. The main attraction of this hotel is the hot springs and gardens. The hotel itself is nice, but average. You have to take a shuttle or drive to the hot springs and gardens which are a mile or so up the main highway. The hot springs are like the Garden of Eden with gorgeous lush flora! Definitely a must, if you visit La Fortuna, Arenal area. We didn't feel the restaurant offered the kind of quality of food that the price justified. The breakfast buffet was $28. per person, the mexican buffet theme night $42. per person (they also add the 13% tax and 10% gratuity on to that price, which is done throughout Costa Rica). Not the best value, nor the best food. We had dinner twice at the Arenal Nayara Spa & Gardens, the dinner was beautifully prepared and phenomenal (was surprisingly an awesome value, would have had to pay twice as much at Tabacon for lower quality food/service). We would recommend staying at the Nayara Spa & Gardens and buy a pass to the Ecotermales hot springs or a day pass to Tabacon hot springs. We stayed at the sister property to the Arenal Nayara Spa & Gardens, the Rio Celeste Hideaway which was absolutely exquisite. In all, we stayed at five different hotels on our trip to Costa Rica. The staff at Tabacon were friendly but not hospitable or personal. We have stayed at many hotels, large to boutique style, and have had impeccable service at both types. Tabacon seems to cater to the crowds vs. the individual. The hot springs while beautiful, were overcrowded, at times. They sell passes to bus loads of tourists. We were able to find some of the "adult only" springs unoccupied which made up for the overcrowding in the main springs.