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Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

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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
Breakfast included
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Adult pool
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Stayed for 3 nights in February, 2019 and was a nice resort. Staff very friendly and large room. The view from our room was no good but didn’t spend much time in room. It was wife’s birthday and they made the room up special that night. Good touch. Thermal springs were fun but
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This family visit is one that we'll remember for a long time. The hotel staff was very kind, facility is beautifull, our room had a modern style and accommodations were very confortable. Everything was sorrounded by nature, there is green everywhere you look. The hot springs
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Response from Community M, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Responded Jul 12, 2018
Hello Angel, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you enjoyed our location and that you enjoyed our accommodations, facilities and services. As you were able to experience our thermal resort offers more thant 20 thermal pools and ponds located among nature and directly heated by Arenal Volcano. We are glad to be the place that took away your breath during your visit to Costa Rica. We appreciate your detail review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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I do not often book luxury hotels but I recommend everyone to go to the Tabacon Resort, it is beautiful, like a paradise, you can relax and it is not overcrowded. I would stay more than one night, so you have enough time to enjoy the resort and you have also access to the area
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We stayed at Tabacon for 3 nights, during our 7 day trip in Costa Rica. We had an amazing view of the Arenal Volcano from our window. Our room was well equipped with everything we needed, plenty of towels, comfortable beds, and a small sitting area. We were located close to
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We stayed here for 3 nights with our two teen children in a large two bedroom suite that included a balcony. My husband and I agreed that having a balcony was worth the extra price we paid for the suite. There were 3-5 toucans in the trees just off our balcony and we woke
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Response from Community M, Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Responded 5 days ago
Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read we had the opportunity of hosting you and that you were able to watch many of the birds that often visit our property. At the same time, it's wonderful to read you enjoyed the room in which you stayed and the always attentive service provided by our collaborators. However, we are sorry to read we didn't exceed your expectations regarding to our Tucanes Restaurant, all our dishes are made with selected products under high quality standards, with the aim of providing a gastronomic experience five stars in accordance with the five star prestige that characterizes us internationally.We appreciate your valuable review and hope to have the opportunity of hosting you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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Dear Hlauburn, Thank you for taking the time to share your question with us. We are glad to read you are planning to visit. In regarding to the shuttle service from Juan Santamaria airport to our hotel, we would like to share with you that the transportation service is not provided directly by our hotel however an external tour operator can gladly coordinate this service with you. This tour operator is a trusted service that is responsible for transporting many of our guests during their visits. To consult for rates you can contact them at +506 2479 1050. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you during your visit to Costa Rica. Sincerely, María S Community Manager
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Hello Michelle! It´s grea to read you are considering to visit us during your visit to Costa Rica. We will answer each of your questions below. -Pool on site? Sure, we have a thermal pool located next to Los Tucanes restaurant, located on the main property a few steps from the rooms. -Hot springs are offsite but transport is included in stay, correct? That's right! Our hot springs are located in a separate property from the rooms, which is located about 5 minutes from the lobby. For the comfort of our hotel guests, we offer complementary shuttle service that travels frequently from the lobby to the thermal area. -Its about 3 hrs from/to airport … what does the transport usually cost? It is correct, we are located at a distance of 3h / 3 and a half hours from the airport (this may vary according to the traffic of the hour). The transport service is facilitated by an external tour operator and the prices may vary depending on where they Will pick you up and your number of companions. For more information you can contact them at 2479 1020 EXT. 8067 -Breakfast is included but for other meals, if we choose to eat off site it there transportation available at resort to local restaurants? Maybe better to ask, are there restaurants in this area? As you mention, breakfast is complementary to hotel guests. We do not have a shuttle service to La Fortuna downtown, however our concierge executives can assist you by requesting a taxi to take you downtown and then bring you back to the hotel, since it is not a Tabacón service it has an additional cost. In regarding to restaurants outside the hotel, our concierge executives can also assist you to make a reservation on your behalf. -Can we bring some snacks/drinks onto the resort to keep in our room? In regarding to the entrance of drinks and snacks, the entry of food that does not belong to our hotel is not allowed in our resort/hotel. However, we have 2 restaurants and 4 bars inside our property so you will have a variety of options to enjoy a delicious snack, lunch, breakfast or dinner according to your preference! Thanks for sharing your questions with us. Any additional questions do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to serve you! Pura Vida, María S Community Manager
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Hello! Thanks for sharing your question with us. It's a pleasure to know that you want to visit us. The water in the area is potable, however we also offer complementary thermal water bottles in our rooms (these are located next to the bathroom sink in your room) In the case of our resort, we have a water dispenser so you can fill your bottles. And in the Pool Bar area as well as in our restaurants we have bottles of water for sale. We appreciate your message and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon! Sincerely, María S Community Manager
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Hello JEN4MA, It's a pleasure to know that you are planning to visit us. Both distances have the same travel time which is equal to 3 hours (maximum) from each airport to Tabacón. In both routes you will find beautiful landscapes. We recommend you to base your choice on the flight of your preference because not both receive the same amount of landings during the day.We hope to have the opportunity to serve you, we provide our telephone line for future questions (+506) 2519 1999. Pura Vida, María S Community Manager
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Do any of your rooms have a view of the Arenal Volcano?
Don't know. Our rooms did not have a view of the Volcano.
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"First floor room has no view"
"Choose a room with a balcony if you can!"
"The Senator Suite was unbelievable"
"Rainforest suites are a short walk from reception, but has more privacy."
"Clean large rooms with complimentary refillable water bottles. The beds are one of the most comfortable I've slept in."
$323 - $516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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