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13 Km Northwest, 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
  • Paid 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 61 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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2020 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Water park
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
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
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
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Laptop safe
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Bridal suite
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baynacho33 wrote a review Yesterday
Miami Lakes, Florida1 contribution
One of the best resort we have been in the world. Excellence service during whole time of our stay. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. We will definitely return here every year. Thank you very much. Pura Vida
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Saleena Avari wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
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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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francheska wrote a review Yesterday
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I cannot say enough good things omg. Me and my husband stayed just one night towards the end of our vacation. So relaxing. The hotel and baths are amazing . If you are in costa rica you have to make a stop here. They also have day passes but if you are a guest at the hotel there is a spot just exclusive for hotel guest called Shangri-la gardens. The baths are hotter and they even have a lil bar up there. Everyone here is super nice and welcoming. Valet parking and breakfast ( delicious by the way) is included. We stayed In a beautiful suit with jacuzzi . I cannot be any happier. The view of the volcano is breathtaking and just a few miles up the road they have a bunch of restaurants and you should check out in la Fortuna. This place is highly recommend. Don't thing twice. Pura Vida
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Warren wrote a review Jan 13
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A great experience! If in Costa Rica I would highly recommend Tabacon! Not only is the facilities amazing but there are so many things to do locally. Remember this is a rain forest do except rain every day. The rain falling and the sounds of the jungle will make anyone decompress within the first nights stay. Only thing I would suggest to this hotel would be to work on the food. It wasn’t that great especially at the price point. The dishes didn’t seem well planed out and lacked flavor. The spa was great and made guest feel pampered. This is not a “party” atmosphere place but a place to go and chill out. Only loud noise was in the strange noises of the jungle. Don’t be surprised if a conti is sitting on your patio 🙂
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Community M, Marketing at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Responded 2 days ago
Dear valued guest, We appreciate the time taken to generate this comment. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay and that you had the opportunity to visit our award-winning spa and have a memorable experience in the hands of our excellent spa team. On the other hand, we appreciate that you extend your opinion regarding our A&B service, we work every day with the aim of providing an experience beyond excellence and we appreciate the comments of our visitors since they allow us to continue working towards a service of better quality every day. We look forward to serving you again in the near future! Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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A Gentry wrote a review Jan 8
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The resort (along with the thermal pool area) is gorgeous. Though the resort and thermal pools are separated, it is walkable or the hotel runs a shuttle that rarely requires a wait longer than a minute or two. The staff is friendly and the food and drink are delicious. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in the area.
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Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a great time and that you enjoyed all our facilities and services. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the future. Pura Vida, 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 Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (4.6 miles), Arenal Eco Zoo (4.8 miles), and Tabacon Hot Springs (0.09 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.
Does Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.