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Chicago, Il
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

First time visit to Costa Rica. We were on a CR bike tour and stayed here for two nights. The resort is immaculate and staff wonderful. Your stay includes the not only the hot spring but the private shagria-la gardens area, where no minors are allowed in the upper area of the Hot Springs, which was nice. The resort is...

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

Hello Mikecohike, It's great to hear that you loved everything about your stay and that we had the pleasure of serving you during your first visit to Costa Rica. It's wonderful to know you enjoyed the service form our staff as well as your experience at Shangri La Gardens, which is the perfect hideaway four our hotel guests over 18...

Mamaroneck, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The natural thermal hot spring rivers on this property are the Most beautiful we have seen anywhere in the world! The tropical foliage is stunning. Food good. Stayed 5 days. Call hotel directly for best information and choices. Romantic.

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

Hello Archeology101, Thank you for staying at Tabacon and sharing your review. We are glad to read you enjoyed our location in the middle of the rainforest as well as our hot springs, which are directly heated by the Arenal Volcano. We're glad to have had the opportunity to accommodate you and hope to have the pleasure of hosting you...

Barranca, Peru
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds of Tabacon Thermal Spa are lush and beautiful. The hot springs gush in a variety of waterfalls and pools. The staff and courteous. And the dinner, which was included in our day pass, was superb, gourmet. No better way to spend the day. And the view of Arenal dominated the view

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

Hello patsavant, Thank you for staying at our hotel and sharing your review. We are glad to read you enjoyed your visit as well as the variety of waterfalls and pools our property offers. At the same time, it's great to read our staff offer you a service always attentive and courteous, since our priority is to provide a service...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Hello bmg617, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to know you had a 5 stars experience while visiting us. We are happy to read you enjoyed our facilities and services, especially our more than 20 thermal pools during a rainy day. It's great to know you enjoyed our Arenal swim up bar food and beverage...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Hello TheRosses2014, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. We are happy to know that we fulfill your expectations in matters of cleanliness and comfort. Our aim is to provide world-class service to our beloved guests and we are glad to hear when our guests take good memories of their experience in Tabacon. We hope to have...

Reviewed 1 week ago via 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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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Harry, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Tabacon. We feel proud to read you highly recommend Tabacon and that you truly enjoyed your anniversary. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to share your great review.It's great to hear that you loved everything about your stay and we...

Caledon, Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Hello grade_413865, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your review. We are happy to know you had a 5 stars experience while visiting us. It's great to know you enjoyed our re-energized facilities as well as our food and beverage services. We are glad to read you had a wonderful buffet experience at our Los Tucanes restaurant.Our aim is...

Brentwood, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Hello tramir_412041, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. We are happy to read you had a wonderful 5 stars experience and that you found our resort to be beautiful and very clean. At the same time, it's great to read you enjoyed our Food and Beverages services and hot springs. We appreciate your review and hope...

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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...

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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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  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: $326 - $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
#6 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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