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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the hotel and took the shuttle over. The valet for the car was quick and responsive. Hotel: Beautiful, clean, super nice staff. Espresso machine in the room, shower was great (if not weird, with the glass looking into the sleeping area - did have a door, but had slats like window blinds - maybe romantic in someone's...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I host retreats around the world for women entrepreneurs. I look for classy, upgraded facilities with courteous staff, great food and excellent amenities. I'm also quite picky when it comes to the cleanliness of the places I stay... This place nailed it ALL! I'm so excited to bring my group back again. I'm also excited they updated their website with...

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1Thank TheRosses2014
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We highly recommend this Resort. We were celebrating an anniversary and they went out of their way to make it special. It includes the hot springs which are a must do. We only had two days and one night but still worth it. Nice music in the lobby lounge after dinner too! Used the gym which was also nice. The...

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Caledon, Ontario
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone must visit this revitalizing place in their lifetime. It is a fabulous place to be RE energized.the restaurant food was exceptional. The lavish buffet breakfast lacked nothing. The service was presented with such pleasure & kindness. Our room was spacious and lacked nothing. This was an experience of a lifetime.

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Brentwood, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This resort is beautiful. Very clean and friendly. The food was awesome..The service was immaculate . The thermal springs that's an AHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Great. The re is so much to do in the area. Hiking, biking, rafting. Perfect

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tabacon went so far above and beyond our expectations! We arrived after a long drive and were greeted with scented towels, a tropical fruit drink, and friendly staff. When we got to our room, it got even better! We were celebrating our anniversary and they set us up with champagne, chocolate strawberries, and a room with an amazing view of...

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

Hello Kerry E, Thank you for sharing your experience about your visit to Tabacon. We are happy to read Tabacon went so far and beyond your expectations. It's great to know you visited us to celebration your anniversary and had a wonderful time. At the same time, we are glad to read you enjoyed your thermal experience at our resort....

Lynnwood, Washington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very cool place that came highly recommended (a friend said of ours said that of all the things they did in costa rica this was their absolute favorite thing), so we had to try it despite the high cost. We went there with our whole family (10 people (2 infants, 1- 4 year old) and had a great time for...

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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello rmdmd47, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your experience with us. We are happy to read you had a great time for a morning and into lunch. It's great to know visiting Tabacon was a relaxing and beautiful experience and you enjoyed to explore our property. At the same time, it's wonderful to read your wife visited The...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I purchased a day pass with lunch, we went after an active day at Hanging Bridges and hiking the Arenal Volcano 1968 trail, so soaking in the hot springs sounded like a good idea and it was! You can purchase your pass online ahead of time- it's not mandatory, but I think there is a small discount...

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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Grch, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon. We are happy to read you had a wonderful experience while visiting our thermal pools, as you were able to experience they are in a 100% natural environment surrounded by the rainforest lush. Also, our more than 20 thermal pools and its waterfalls are completely of volcanic origin and heated...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tabacon resort was incredible. We were upgraded to a suite and the room was spectacular. The hot springs live up to if not exceeded any picture online. Absolutely stunning at night and they have been perfectly combined with the natural nature. Service at the front desk and at the hot springs was great. Only advice would be to add an...

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

Hello Trevor, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your stay. We are happy to read you enjoyed our hot springs and found them absolutely stunning and perfectly combined with the natural nature of the rainforest. At the same time we are glad to know you consider the attention from our front desk...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Really an amazing place... expensive, hell yeah! Very ! But totally worth every penny... from the moment you get in you are treated as royalty... We were driven to our rooms after checking in ( while having a welcoming cocktail ) and didn't really paid attention to the distance, I was truly half sleep from the long drive ... So...

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Hello Alex, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. We are happy to read you consider Tabacon a really amazing place that worth every penny. We are glad to read you enjoyed the service from our staff, as you were able to experience, each one of our collaborators is willing to give you the best service and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast Available
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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 Thermal Resort & Spa

Address: 13 Km Northwest, 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: $329 - $630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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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 Thermal Resort & Spa 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 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Green 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!!

over a year ago

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“I looked at all the rooms... even the basic ones were EXCELLENT”
 of 5 bubbles TheRosses2014, 2 days ago | Read review
“The suites are gigantic- big beautiful bathrooms, and comfortable beds.”
 of 5 bubbles ellyn56, 1 week ago | Read review
“Be careful when booking suites. Only one full bath.”
 of 5 bubbles Seathyme, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Our room, 303, was close to the restaurant, two minutes walking from reception and very quiet as it faced the jungle vegetation”
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 of 5 bubbles SuzanneCP, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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