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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

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New York, NY USA
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed here for 5 days and had a nice time. Check in was great, nice welcome drink and towel. All of the staff was nice and friendly and very helpful to our needs. We booked our activities when we arrived and had no problems. The hot springs are great and relaxing after a long day of zip lining, hikes,... More 

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

Dear GATTERI We very much appreciate your review! We are glad you enjoyed a memorable experience in the middle of the rainforest, the natural beauty of our hot springs and the sounds of nature become part of your vacation in Costa Rica. We are glad to know we met your expectations. Our signature Gala Dinner invites you to enjoy a... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We spent the whole day at the hot springs, and got a lunch and dinner package. We loved the springs it was absolutely gorgeous. The water felt amazing and the waterfalls were delightful. We loved the adults only garden and the swim up pool bar. The mixed drinks though overpriced and not included were delicious. The only downside was the... More 

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

Dear dynamictravelingduo We really appreciate your review. Tabacon´s main philosophy is to offer a memorable experience to all our guests and we are glad to know you loved the hot springs and the tropical gardens. At the Resort there are more than 20 different pools, ponds and cascades all of them with different temperatures and a high mineral content for... More 

Miami, Florida
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77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort was hands down amazing. Although it can be on the pricey side for Costa Rica, it was worth every penny. We drove from Alajuela, through the mountains and clouds and then you appear in this paradise, greeted by friendly people and welcome drinks. Then they help you to your room... We stayed in the cheapest... More 

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

Dear KLJdolphin Thank you for sharing your review with us! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay. At Tabacon we firmly believe that every single detail is important to offer our guests a memorable vacation. A warm greeting, a tropical welcome drink, a luxury room with impressive view of the rainforest and our natural hot springs are... More 

New York, New York, United States
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Tabacon is an extremely beautiful hotel with friendly staff, excellent amenities and great good. The highlight is, of course, the hot springs, which are included with your reservation. The gardens are immaculate and the trails through the springs are other-worldly. The additional pools, pool slide, and swim-up bar are also great. Towels and lockers are provided, making the visit to... More 

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

Dear wykydkytten We appreciate your comments! We loved the fact that you enjoyed our facilities, services and amenities surrounded by the wonders of nature. Our staff is always working to offer high quality service in order to provide memorable experiences to our valuable guests. We apologize for the inconvenience you had with your room our maintenance department already received your... More 

Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I just got back from my Costa Rican honeymoon a few days ago. This was the first hotel my husband and I stayed at, and we were there 3 nights. We got welcoming drinks and were shown to our room quickly. It was the first time I had ever seen anywhere so tropical, the fauna was amazing to me. The... More 

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

Dear dreamiftheshore We appreciate your comments. First of all let us congratulate you for your wedding and for taking the decision of enjoying your honeymoon in Costa Rica and Tabacon, we are glad to be part of this memorable occasion in your life. We are happy that your husband enjoyed being at the rainforest and that you experienced the magic... More 

New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Well, they upgraded us to the honeymoon suite (3x the cost per night of the room we had originally booked) for free when we arrived, so that started our stay off quite nicely. All in all, this is an excellent place to stay, and staying there grants you free and unlimited access to the resort (where the hot springs are),... More 

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

Dear Sean G We appreciate your comments! We loved the fact that you enjoyed our facilities during your Costa Rica vacation, our staff is always working to offer high quality service in order to provide memorable experiences to our valuable guests, it is really nice to know you experienced our restaurants and also that you had the opportunity to enjoy... More 

Bellingham, Washington
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed here the last two nights of our honeymoon in costa rica. They treated us very well. Staying at the hotel was nice, with the entry into the spa included. for two, hotel was $195/night with free hotsprings. Hotsprings are $60 each so really the hotel was about $75/night. If you dont plan on spending alot of time in... More 

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

Dear Life_is_a_Gamble We appreciate your time for sharing with us your comments. Our aim is to always be the best, guaranteeing the highest quality of service to all our guests, we are glad to know you enjoyed your visit. As you mentioned our guest are able to explore more than 20 different pools, ponds and waterfalls all of them of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

A beautiful hotel and hot springs located in a breathtaking part of Costa Rica. The hot springs were very relaxing and visually stunning. We hiked to the volcano which was a must see for outdoor enthusiasts. Food at the restaurant is very pricey but good. I would definetely return here.

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

Dear LeoDorado We really appreciate your review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed a relaxing experience during your stay at Tabacon. Our natural hot springs resort is the perfect complement for a day full of activities in Arenal Region, we really look forward to receive you again at the resort. Kindest Regards Yendry Espinoza Resort Manager More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Seven ladies from Georgia spent the day enjoying the hot springs and the food and the scenery. As they say there...PURA VIDA! Can't wait to return, Costa Rica is a beautiful vacation spot and the people are wonderful and friendly.

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

Dear LNLewis001 Your comments are very much appreciated. We are glad to know you decide to spend the day with your friends at Tabacon exploring the wonders of nature and relaxing in our hot springs. We are sincerely grateful and thankful for your marvelous visit and hope you will come back soon. Warm regards Yendry Espinoza Resort Manager More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Tabacon is a great place to soak in very hot water. It is the only thermal water in the area that is a river, and not a pond. I did not go to the other hot springs, but I talked to people who did. They said the water was hot, but the "ponds" are artificial. The water is pumped into... More 

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

Dear Kelly B We are glad you have visited Tabacon and we really appreciate your comments! Our thermal mineral spring resort is completely natural and the hot springs emerge from the majestic Arenal Volcano forming cascades, waterfalls, pools and ponds with a high mineral content and different temperatures for total relaxation. Our hotel guest have access to the hot springs... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
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 Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Address: 13 Km Northwest la Fortuna de San Carlos | Arenal, Alajuela, Costa Rica, 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: $290 - $563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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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 Grand Spa Thermal Resort 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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