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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great resort!!Great customer service!! Excellent pools and spa, great food and ,love the ambiance. A must place to visit. The suites are to die for, divine!! all room categories are decorated tastefully and elegantly. Beautiful property and planning to visit again, one of my favorite top hotel and destination to visit. The thermal pools and spa is out of this...

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St. Johns, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a last minute booking and Amazing. We got a great package from their website. It was our anniversary and we had an "Orchid Room". We were greeted with the most kind care and taken with our bags via golf cart to our room. It was complete with Anniversary banner, champagne, rose petals and chocolate covered strawberries, what a...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Hello tedact, Thank you! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It's wonderful to read you enjoyed your anniversary and that you took advantage of a great package from our website. We feel proud to read you have never had such an outstanding experience.Our aim is to provide world-class service to our beloved guests, and our...

Cedar Park, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the service was the best. very attentive to all your needs. Angie, the guest relations manager, was awesome. She spent so much time with us, taking care of all requests and needs while we were there. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL. The hot springs were incredible.

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Hello kzezula, Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking the time to provide your review.Our goal is to provide each guest with a memorable experience and we're so happy to hear that you found everything to be wonderful.Your comments give us the chance to recognize and thank Angie for her hard work each day.We appreciate you taking the time...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My fiancé and I are currently staying at this resort for five days. From the moment that we arrived, the service has been outstanding. Everyone is super nice and helpful! The hot springs are amazing and the gardens quite beautiful. The food is great too. There's plenty to do in this area. I would highly recommend this resort primarily for...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Hello Surfside1203, Thanks for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. It's wonderful to read your fiancé and you are currently staying at Tabacon for five days. Our main goal is to provide a high level service to all our guest and our staff is always happy to assist you. We feel happy to read you enjoyed our services and...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We 3 old college friends got together for a Costa Rican vacation. I'm SO glad we chose Tabacon as our base. We stayed a total of 4 nights. The views are absolutely amazing (had a crystal clear view of Arenal Volcano from our balcony), the grounds are immaculate, the staff- particularly Randall and Karin- were INCREDIBLY awesome and accommodating. They...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Hello R K, Thanks for sharing your review about your visit to Tabacon. We are happy to read Tabacon was the place you and your college friends chose to get together for a Costa Rican vacation. It's wonderful to know you had a great view of the Arenal Volcano from the balcony as well as to know our staff, especially...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived to Arenal having visited beautiful but cold and rainy Montaverde.Even though it was raining a bit in La Fortuna area it was lovely and warm .The hotel seemed full but it is such a vast area of beautiful enchanting gardens with hot springs that it doesn't seem busy. We were greeted by charming customer relations lady called Melisa...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Hello Mariola M, Thanks for sharing your wonderful review about your visit to Tabacon. We are glad you enjoyed your experience as well as to know Melissa assisted you with an amazing service, our main goal is to provide each day a better service and our staff is always happy to serve you as you were able to experience. At...

St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we arrived after a red-eye flight and then a 3-hour drive from San Jose, pulling up to Tabacon was like arriving in paradise... It was the start of a luxurious stay when we were greeted with a delicious drink and cold towel, even for our 6-year old and 20-month old :) Although we arrived a bit early, our room...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Hello Amber_38, Thanks for sharing such a detail and wonderful review about your visit to Tabacon. We are happy to read that you and your family enjoyed your experience at our hotel and that this is the second time you come.We love to fill our visitors with memorable experiences that will last forever that's why we focus on providing the...

Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Felt like we were in an exotic, romantic movie. We stayed at the resort/spa, so we were there at night when all of the day pass guests had gone. Basically just us. Very luxurious.

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Hello JFKforinternational, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience at Tabacon. We are happy to read you felt like you were in an exotic romantic movie while visiting our hot springs. At the same time it's wonderful to know you also stayed with us and you could also experienced our hot springs at night when...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up to valet because apparently you can't park your own car. They provide the service for you which I guess is nice but then you feel like you have to tip every time. Went to check in where they had warm hand towels infused with something good followed by two complimentary ready to drink infused waters. That drink...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Hello Dan R, Thanks for sharing your experience at Tabacon. It's great to read you enjoyed our welcome drinks as well as the attention provided by our staff.Let me express my sincerest apologies if you felt that staff was always expecting a tip, our aim is to offer unforgettable experiences to our guest during their vacation and we do it...

Devon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights. There is no question that this hotel offers great service but, at times, we found the staff over attentive. The rooms are very well appointed but we could have been in any large hotel anywhere in the world - there was nothing inately Costa Rican about them. The food was of...

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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 

Additional Information about Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Address: 13 Km Northwest la Fortuna de San Carlos | Arenal, Alajuela, Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $258 - $629 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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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
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#13 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hello! My boyfriend and I are traveling to Tabacon in a few weeks! We are a couple in our late twenty's/early thirty's and this will be our first big trip together out of the country... I've tried to do a lot of research but I still have a few questions! Please help and be specific if you can! :)

We booked a private van to the hotel from the airport - but what about once we're there? I've seen a few posts about $1-$2 taxi rides about 10 minutes away into the town of La Fortuna, but I've also seen some people say it cost them $20 to get to La Fortuna.

1. How much should we expect to pay for a taxi from Tabacon into the town of La Fortuna? (or other nearby areas with restaurants)

2. How did you book these quick taxi rides?

When I travel, I am the adventurous type - I love to experience the culture of the area. I am terrified of heights but am still open to zip lining, hiking, etc. I also want to see as many animals and creatures as possible, and I love to photograph! On the other hand, my boyfriend is not as adventurous and would love to experience the culture but in a more relaxed way.

3. What are the best adventurous excursions/tours that you've been on, and how do you book them?

4. What are the most beautiful & relaxing tours that you've been on, and how do you book them?

5. Has anyone been to Extremo Ziplining? I've heard it's the best.

I've read numerous posts about how the food at the Tabacon isn't worth the money... which is fine because I would rather experience the culture anyways.

6. Where have you traveled for food and beverages that you would recommend us to go - and how did you get there?

Lastly, we only have 5 days here and our first and last day are wasted, due to the amount of travel time. (So really only 3 days)

7. What are the top things you recommend for us to do here, besides the springs?

Thanks in advance!!

9 months ago

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