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13 Km Oeste del Centro, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 65 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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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. 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 located The Spa, which combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience, where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows all of them with private jacuzzi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Seating area
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Family Resort
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Ángeles F wrote a review Yesterday
Madrid, Spain7 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent two nights at Tabacon while we had been celebrating our honeymoon and it was the best hotel we visited in Costa Rica. This is a luxury hotel in which all the detail are taking care of. The termal area is amazing and the cocktails delicious. All the staff are so kind but our best experience was with our bar tender, Andrés. We can't wait to come back. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Community M, Promocionar at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
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Dear Ángeles F, Thank you for staying at our hotel and sharing your review. We are more than glad to know you had the opportunity to enjoy our 100% natural hot springs and the delicious cocktails from our bar. Your comments will be shared with our team to recognize them for their hard work. We would love to have the pleasure of hosting you again soon. Best Regards, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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Saleena Avari wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
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My husband surprised me for my birthday and took me to Tabacon and the experience was nothing short of magical. There are so many thermal pools to choose from and you can easily spend your whole day relaxing in bliss. I highly recommend a day out to the Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa and opt for the lunch buffet if you can.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Community M, General Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Responded Apr 3, 2020
Dear valued guest, Thank you for sharing your review with us. It's wonderful to read you came to celebrate your birthday! We are glad to know you had a 5 star experience during your visit. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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Marcela Campos wrote a review Oct 24
Province of Heredia, Costa Rica73 contributions10 helpful votes
It's was a lovely weekend; all the hotel staff was thoughtful and helpful. The hotel room was clean and well decorated. In our case, it was my husband's birthday, and he received a lot of amenities; I felt so grateful for all the lovely details and also because Shangrila’s garden was so peaceful and beautiful.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Community M, Promocionar at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
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Dear 730marceg, Congratulations on your husband's birthday, we are honored to know we were part of this special celebration. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Shangri La exclusive area and our amenities. We hope you'll give us the pleasure of hosting you again in the future! Best Regards, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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Kate Pidwerbecki wrote a review Oct 20
Jackson, California26 contributions54 helpful votes
Everything about Tabacon is perfect. I am not usually the kind of person who wants to just hang out at the hotel on vacation but this place was hands down the highlight of our trip and I would return to Costa Rica just to stay here again. The hot springs are magical, the location was wonderful, the food and spa were lovely, and the staff was very warm and helpful. We stayed in the rain forest rooms and it felt worth the extra to be tucked away from the rest of the resort, though overall even the rooms in close proximity to the rest of the resort still seemed peaceful. While Tabacon may be on the pricier side, it is really worth it and you get a true experience out of it. We have only been back a few days and I’m already dreaming of staying here again!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear katepidwerbecki, Thank you for choosing our hotel for this special trip. We're happy that we were able to deliver on your expectations, our goal is to stand out and ensure each guest has a wonderful experience. We are pleased to hear you had the opportunity to enjoy our 100% natural hot springs, the delicious food our restaurants serve, and the Spa. We look forward to serving you again when you return to Costa Rica! Best Regards, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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ashleybuckberg wrote a review Oct 17
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This was our splurge on our honeymoon in Costa Rica and it was absolutely magical. The hot springs are gorgeous and expansive. The staff provided world class service with a smile. They're gluten free and dairy free options made my life so easy. My only complaint is the bed frame was squeaky which like, real talk, not ideal for a honeymoon suite haha. Still, I hope to celebrate future anniversaries there and will tell anyone who will listen about the magic of this place.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Community M, Promocionar at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
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Dear ashleybuckberg, Congratulations on your wedding and thank you for choosing Tabacon as part of your honeymoon, it was an honor to be part of this memorable and unforgettable occasion in your life. We appreciate you're taking the time to share your experience and recommend us. We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations about the bed, please knows your concerns have been passed on to our management team. We will be more than happy to host you to celebrate your future anniversaries. Best Regards, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$277 - $429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Cabalgata Don Tobias (2.4 miles), Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (4.6 miles), and Arenal Eco Zoo (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Ventanita, Red Frog Coffee Roaster, and Pizza John's Jardin Escondido.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.