Tabacon would have been a perfect 5 star had it not been for the lackluster service from the staff. Aside from that, it was pretty darn amazing.
The rooms were nice and clean with very comfortable beds. The forrest room felt like we were the only people in the world.
The springs were perfection. Although the main waterfall was down for refurbishment, there were still plenty of places to get lost and enjoy the thermal waters of Volcan Arenal. Just above the main waterfall is a great section with a natural bottom with lots of volcanic sand and suit. I took this opportunity to rub it all over my body for some free exfoliation and a great massage....my skin never felt so smooth,
I would highly recommend staying at Tabacon just for the sheer convenience. The springs are included in the room rate and it is perfectly located between La Fortuna and Arenal National Park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- 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