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Tabacon Hot Springs
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs from San José
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Arenal 1968 Park Hiking Tour with Hot Springs
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Owner description: 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 resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerges from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
Reviewed May 7, 2014

We visited the hot springs as a part of a hiking excursion. We had no idea what to expect. We visited the hot springs after dark and it was SO romantic. So many nooks and crannies to hide in. :) Some of the pool were super hot, some were not. One had a swim up bar. One of our favorite nights in Costa Rica, you have to go there.

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2014

Dear OklahomaPrettyKitty

We really appreciate your comments. We are glad you decided to visit the only natural thermal mineral springs in the Region after an adventurous hiking excursion. At night as you mentioned, our guests are able to experience a mystical and romantic ambience with the steam of the thermal river and the lighting in our trails surrounded by the rainforest. We also recommend spend some time during the day exploring our thermal resort where the impressive gardens shows to our visitors the richness of Costa Rica flora and fauna. We are glad to know we exceeded your expectations and hope to receive you again as our guests in a near future!

Kindest Regards
Yendry Espinoza
Resort Manager

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We have been to both Baldi and Tabacon and just felt that Baldi was better... Tabacon is more expensive and just don't worth it. We were there at evening and barley saw something... lots of the pools have rocks and sand in the bottom and we hurt ourselves several times... None of the pools have a sign or something about the temperature of the water inside ...

1  Thank Ronny B
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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2014

Dear Ronny B

Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear that you were not impressed with our hot springs. Tabacon offers more than 20 different natural pools, waterfalls and ponds with different ambiences located in 872 acre private rainforest reserve so our guests are able to decide if they stay in a tranquil pool or enjoy a natural massage in our main waterfall, what makes Tabacon unique is the perfect combination of volume, temperature and mineral content, we do not pump the water, it emerges naturally from Arenal Volcano. The thermal springs are located in a completely natural setting that's why wearing water shoes is recommended, but if our guest prefer they can enjoy our thermal water pools that are not located in the river. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the future.

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Yendry Espinoza
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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Excellent buffet style dinner. Hot springs water is beautifully redirected in man made surroundings.

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2014

Dear Bladerunner044

We really appreciate your comments. We are glad to know you visited our thermal resort to enjoy the pools, ponds and waterfalls with different temperatures and a high mineral content for total relaxation in the heart of the rainforest. Every single night at Ave del Paraíso Restaurant we serve an international theme buffet with different options blending the most delicious ingredients. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our buffet selection. We look forward for your next visit.

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Yendry Espinoza
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were told we had to go here, so we did. It was a few glorified hot tubs, that we paid 45 dollars and then 12 bucks per drink to visit.

2  Thank Whitney M
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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Dear Whitney M,

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. Our aim is to provide wonderful experiences to our guests, we are glad you enjoyed our natural hot spring resort that is a magical place that has been recognized as one of the best thermal resorts worldwide. We were blessed with a marvelous setting where you can just relax. We hope to receive you in the near future.

Cordially
Yendry Espinoza
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Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Crowded - in fact, this was the only crowded place I found in all of Arenal. My last favorite of the hot springs I visited - it felt very mass market. Hold on to your locker key or it's a $50 charge. $20 if you misplace your towel. Most of the natural springs are kind of uncomfortable with rocky bottoms that hurt your feet. It's very popular...but I don't see that add a good thing.

3  Thank Tom D
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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Dear Tom D

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were not impressed with our hot springs. Tabacon offers more than 20 different natural pools, waterfalls and ponds with different ambiences, so our guests are able to decide if they stay in a tranquil pool or enjoy a natural massage in our main waterfall, what makes Tabacon unique is the perfect combination of volume, temperature and mineral content that is present in our thermal spring river, we are the only natural hot springs in the Region, we do not pump the water, it emerges naturally from the volcano and goes through the property by gravity. Besides the hot spring river we also offer a thermal water pool for people who prefer it, instead of being in the natural environment of the river. Thank you for sharing your comment with us.

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Yendry Espinoza
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