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El Tucano Resort & Thermal Spa

Aguas Zarcas Alajuela, San Carlos 21004 Costa Rica
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El Tucano Hotel’s main guest is Mother Nature. The hotel has 87 rooms, including two luxury suites, though the real luxury is the chance to take a bath in its thermal waters. Featuring a 500 people capacity restaurant and conference halls for 200 people, both areas are surrounded by the primary forest housing a countless variety of flora and fauna. El Tucano Hotel has one of the most complete spas in Latin America where all the visitors renew their body and soul thanks to the communion received by the gifts of nature. In its extension of almost 7 acres of land and 9000 m2 of construction are produced 80 liters of water per second flowing from the 7 springs of thermal waters. The hotel has three hot springs pools recently remodeled and a hot water river with wonderful waterfalls and natural pools (surrounded the whole property), guests can swim in and let the river take all its problems while they get renew with its powerful energy. There is also a tennis field, several trails through the forest and mini golf area, though the best activity to practice at El Tucano is relaxation while contemplating the great masterpiece that surrounds it.
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Property amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Spa
Public Wifi
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Wheelchair access
Meeting Rooms
Hot Tub
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Babysitting
Heated pool
Breakfast Available
Sauna
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport28 mi
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We had a great time at this resort. It was not at all crowded, which was nice. The staff were very friendly. The resort itself did not have that many activities but they did connect us with a local tour guide (FrankTours) who was excellent....More

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Date of stay: September 2018
Thank drlowea
Reviewed August 27, 2018

As first impression, the check in was fast and the staff was friendly. Room On the check in there is give to you a big old key and the remote for the TV, This is the first experience where I receive the remote, I'm still...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Miguel A
Reviewed July 12, 2018

A beautiful setting, wonderful mineral pools and sauna. Rooms are very spacious and very functional. Food was outstanding with many excellent choices. All in all this is a very relaxing setting. I did feel the service at the front desk could use some improvement.

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Barry T
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here less then 24 hours because we tried to move around as much of Costa Rica as possible. If you go I recommend asking the front desk about Franks Tours! He shuttled us from this town to Monteverde. Along the...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Diragorri
Reviewed March 20, 2018

We stayed at El Tucano as a part of our tour with Overseas Adventure Travel. The rooms were very nice and large. The food for breakfast and dinner was good. The service was very good. I loved that there was a resident sloth on the...More

Date of stay: February 2018
3  Thank AmyD1204
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pura1vida
October 30, 2018|
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Response from drlowea | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anyone doing so but I didn't actually ask. There is also a sign by the pools that says "No love scenes":) Whatever that means!
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Sharon S
November 24, 2017|
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Response from INFORMANTE1Tucano | Property representative |
Yes you can
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knightes
October 16, 2017|
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Response from Mariela Q | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I do not know Franks tours.
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Room Tips
"Stay at another hotel"
dlchambers
Jan 2, 2018
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"There is no elevator. If you want to be close to pools and restaurant/bar, ask for closeby rooms."
ViGo70
Dec 20, 2017
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"Use Frank as a guide or transport to and from the airport. The airport is only 40 miles but it can take up..."
knightes
Dec 19, 2017
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"Request rooms nears the pool."
taniakiamowitz
Aug 11, 2017
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PRICE RANGE
$75 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el tucano resort & thermal hotel san carlosel tucano resort and thermal spaoccidental el tucano hoteloccidental el tucano resort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Occidental El Tucano & Spa
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
87
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