My husband and I are going for a 11 day/10 night trip to Costa Rica in September. We will be staying at Volcano Lodge & Springs (La Fortuna/Arenal) for 4 nights, Hotel Costa Verde (Quepos/Manual Antonio) for 4 nights, and La Condesa Hotel & Villas (Central Valley) for 2 nights. I've done a lot of research and it seems like we are going to be absolutely spoilt for choice of attractions/activities in the Arenal area and of course there a ton of choices for hot springs as well so I wanted opinions on the hot springs in the area. I researched Tabacon, Paradise, Baldi, and Ecotermales. Tabacon was the one I had heard the most about and seemed the nicest, but Paradise is very highly reviewed as well. Baldi & Ecotermales did not appeal to me as much when I read that they have pool slides/lots of kids/etc. Of course, Tabacon is quite a bit more expensive than Paradise, so that's the main thing I am curious about is if it is "worth it" to go to Tabacon. I believe the cheapest option at Tabacon is $70 per person, with $95 for a full day pass. The best option in my opinion was the spa package that gave you a $140 spa credit at $185 per person. However, Paradise is only $23 per person so that's a huge difference! My husband kind of feels like it might be a "waste" of a day to do the hot springs instead of some of the other activities in the area but I do enjoy the spa experience. I would also consider just doing a night time visit to the springs but am wondering if you miss out on most of the views that way? We enjoy nature walks and the botanical gardens and butterfly gardens that some of the hot springs have really appeal to me. Would love any opinions on Tabacon vs. Paradise, plus any other recommendations that I didn't already research. Thanks in advance!