$239 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 21, 2015 Check-out: Sep 24, 2015

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

5 stars
View map of 13 km West of La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal/Monteverde,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
36 reviews
Awesome arenal trip!

Awesome amenities at the thermal spa. Must visit if you are in Arenal. Good view of the Arenal... See full review

  • S. Mistry
  • Jun 2, 2015
Honeymoon

This resort was amazing. We highly recommend it for honeymooners. While only are room service once,... See full review

  • Nicole M
  • Mar 10, 2015
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Tabacn Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a five stars hotel located in Costa Rica's northern region, at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the heart of the tropical rainforest. Tabacn provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The unique thermal springs emerge from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds surrounded by lush tropical gardens which create an oasis of peace.

The Tabacon experience centers on the hot thermo mineral springs that become to natural pools and cascades in the middle of the forest. The main sunbathing and swimming area features designed pools with temperatures ranging from 25 to 38 degrees Celsius (77 to 102 F), the main one with a swim up bar and thermal water slide. The pools on the lower section offer spectacular volcano and rainforest views, and a more secluded ambiance, still within the main service area of the Arenal Swim Up Bar.

Tabacon features several natural pools strategically located along the walking trails of the gardens and provide a nice break from the exploration of the flowers and plants, and the surprisingly regular sites of local wildlife.

The thermal and cold natural pools at Tabacon are unique in the Arenal Volcano Region and unparalleled in the world. Guests enjoy their medical and therapeutic properties, adventure seekers find them soothing and relaxing after a day outdoors in the region, children find them extremely fun and inviting, and couples and lovers find them mystical and very romantic.

The hotel, member of The Leading Hotels of The World, offers 7 different categories of rooms: Senator Suite ,Ambassador Suite, Tabacon Suite, Honeymoon Suite, Rainforest Suite, Superior Premium and Superior, each room with amenities that will offer all the comfort for an unforgettable stay.

As a perfect complement of a relaxing experience, inside the gardens you can find The Grand Spa, member of Leading Spas of the World. The Grand Spa taps one of the worlds beautiful locations to offer an incomparable spa experience. Treatments are given in 11 open-air bungalows, all with Jacuzzi.

GRAND SPA

Member of The Leading Spas of the World and named one of the Top Hotel Spas in Latin America. It combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience. Tabacons new Shangri-La Gardens is a relaxing, romantic oasis for adults.Certified carbon neutral since May 2009, awarded Luxury Eco Certification (second resort in the world) and the first hotel in the world to receive the Seven Stars and Stripes Green World Award, Tabacon is at the forefront of Costa Ricas sustainability efforts.

NEW YEARS DINNER
As a requisite, all guest staying at Tabacon will enjoy of the traditional and very special New Years Gala Dinner.
The hotel offers two options:
1. New Years Dance Dinner at Ave Del Paraiso Restaurant (Buffet):
Schedule: >From 8:00pm until 2:00 am (estimated timing).
Location: Hot Springs resort at just 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel, complementary transportation service available.
Location: Hotel grounds.
Dress code: Casual.

2. New Years Gala Dinner at Los Tucanes Restaurant (A la carte):
Schedule: From 7:00pm until 11pm (estimated timing).
Location: Located on the hotel grounds.
Dress code: Casual-Formal.

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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Rooms

HONEYMOON SUITE
Honeymoon Suite with one king bed

The natural beauty of the unique sounds of the forest will be the perfect Complement for a scene full of magic, romance and passion. With volcano view spacious and charming honeymoon suite offers a private Jacuzzi surrounded by special details to make your stay unforgettable. It is perfect for those who prefer private relaxation. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans.

In Room Amenities

* Mini Laptop | Volcano View
* Air Conditioning | Alarm Clock | Bathrobe & Bathroom Amenities
* Cable / Satellite TV | Clothes Dryer | DVD Player
* En-Suite / Private Bathroom | Hairdryer | Internet Access
* Iron / Ironing Board | Laundry Service | Mini Bar
* Non-Smoking Rooms | Radio | Room Service | Safe in Room
* Tea and Coffee Making Facilities | Telephone | Toaster and Voice-Mail.
TABACON SUITE
Tabacon Suite with king bed or two double bedThe new Tabacon Suites offer a spacious, luxurious setting with over 1087 Sq. Fts.Elegantly designed for luxury and comfort, for a maximum of three guests. Exclusive amenities include luxurious bath products, a separate in-room Jacuzzi and shower, 55" in Smart TV, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access, and complimentary coffee and tea selection.In Room Amenities
* Jacuzzi |Beautiful Forest View |Air Conditioning |Alarm Clock |Bathrobe & Bathroom Amenities |Cable / Satellite TV
* Internet Access |DVD Player |En-Suite / Private Bathroom |Hairdryer | Clothes Dryer |Iron / Ironing Board
* Room Service |Mini Bar |Non-Smoking Rooms |Radio |Laundry Service |Safe in Room |Telephone
* Tea and Coffee Making Facilities |Toaster and Voice-Mail
RAINFOREST SUITE
Rainforest Suite with one king bed

Elegant and comfortable rainforest suites seamlessly blend indoor luxury with an outdoor terrace, which includes an area overlooking the native tropical landscape. Bathroom includes a spacious Jacuzzi and a separate glass-enclosed shower. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans.

In Room Amenities

* Jacuzzi | Balcony | Mini Laptop | Beautiful Forest View
* Air Conditioning | Alarm Clock | Bathrobe & Bathroom Amenities
* Cable / Satellite TV | Clothes Dryer | DVD Player
* En-Suite / Private Bathroom | Hairdryer | Internet Access
* Iron / Ironing Board | Laundry Service | Mini Bar
* Non-Smoking Rooms | Radio | Room Service | Safe in Room
* Tea and Coffee Making Facilities | Telephone | Toaster and Voice-Mail.
SUPERIOR PREMIUM
Superior Premium Room with king bed.

Tropical sounds and colors of the rainforest will be part of your experience during your stay in superior premium rooms. Amplitude and comfort is offered in these bedrooms. Superior premium has a king sized bed. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rica artisans.

In Room Amenities

* Jacuzzi | Balcony | Mini Laptop | Beautiful Forest View
* Air Conditioning | Alarm Clock | Bathrobe & Bathroom Amenities
* Cable / Satellite TV | Clothes Dryer | DVD Player
* En-Suite / Private Bathroom | Hairdryer | Internet Access
* Iron / Ironing Board | Laundry Service | Mini Bar
* Non-Smoking Rooms | Radio | Room Service | Safe in Room
* Tea and Coffee Making Facilities | Telephone | Toaster and Voice-Mail.
SUPERIOR ROOM
Superior Room (Standard Room Type) with one king bed or two double bed

Exotic gardens will surround you while you enjoy Superior rooms. These rooms offer a king size bed and have a view of the gardens. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans.

In Room Amenities

* Air Conditioning | Alarm Clock | Bathrobe & Bathroom Amenities
* Cable / Satellite TV | Clothes Dryer | DVD Player
* En-Suite / Private Bathroom | Hairdryer | Internet Access
* Iron / Ironing Board | Laundry Service | Mini Bar
* Non-Smoking Rooms | Radio | Room Service | Safe in Room
* Tea and Coffee Making Facilities | Telephone | Toaster and Voice-Mail.
SENATOR SUITE
Senator Suite with one king bed and two double beds

For the truly discerning traveler, the exclusive Shambhala Senator Suite combine extensive space, extraordinary comfort and exquisite design in one thoughtful setting. Measuring over 2530 Sq.Ft., this suite is ideal for those seeking more spacious accommodations, with both a dining and living room included for an unforgettable experience.

In Room Amenities

* Air Conditioning | Alarm Clock | Bathrobe & Bathroom Amenities
* Cable / Satellite TV | Clothes Dryer | DVD Player
* En-Suite / Private Bathroom | Hairdryer | Internet Access
* Iron / Ironing Board | Laundry Service | Mini Bar
* Non-Smoking Rooms | Radio | Room Service | Safe in Room
* Tea and Coffee Making Facilities | Telephone | Toaster and Voice-Mail.
AMBASSADOR SUITE
Ambassador Suite with one king bed and two double beds

Escape to the infinite comfort and luxury of new Mandala and Chintamani Ambassador Suites. With expansive space, supreme comfort and elevated design for complete harmony between the outdoors and the indoor setting, the ambassador suites envelop guests with views of the beautiful surrounding rainforest.

In Room Amenities

* Mini Laptop | Volcano View
* Air Conditioning | Alarm Clock | Bathrobe & Bathroom Amenities
* Cable / Satellite TV | Clothes Dryer | DVD Player
* En-Suite / Private Bathroom | Hairdryer | Internet Access
* Iron / Ironing Board | Laundry Service | Mini Bar
* Non-Smoking Rooms | Radio | Room Service | Safe in Room
* Tea and Coffee Making Facilities | Telephone | Toaster and Voice-Mail.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Accessible parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Rio Fortuna Waterfall: 2.4 mi
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges: 2.6 mi

Dining

CANA BRAVA LOBBY BAR
Cana Brava is the name of the cane like plant that is used in the ceilings of the lobby, and other common areas throughout Ta-bacon. It has a greening effect as it substitutes dry (gypsum) board and provides thermal and acoustic isolation. It is a beautiful material, Eco-friendly and long lasting.
LOS TUCANES RESTAURANT
Tabacon offers two restaurants, Los Tucanes restaurant, an open-air fine dining restaurant, features an exciting blend of Ayurvedic, Spa, Costa Rican and International cuisine.
AVE DEL PARAISO
Tabacons casual dining restaurant, serves A la carte lunch and buffet dinner. Tandoor Cuisine highlights the variety, overlooking lush tropical gardens and the main waterfall.
ARENAL POOL BAR
Costa Rica's first swim up bar serving guests in a natural spring-fed 39 C degree (100 F) pool is still the country's best. Latin and international music creates a festive atmosphere, where hotel guests and day visitors enjoy the cold eagles (Costa Rica's nickname for Imperial, the most popular local beer), a wide range of tropical fresh fruit drinks, or a variety of international classic cocktails and many local creations.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SunnyUSA
Single
Parrish
Jul 10, 2015

Nothing Special...

Here's the negative: Unfortunately, the room at the hotel was disappointing and that is the only reason I would not recommend it to a friend. Knowing it is the rainforest some things are understandable. However, when you reserve a room at a hotel that is supposed to be 5 star, you expect the rooms to be clean and bug free (or at least mostly bug free given it is the rainforest). They should invest in the construction and maintenance of the rooms. Rooms are a bit shabby and need a little updating along with weatherstripping and a few additional measures need to be taken given the environment to make sure they are better maintained. Now the positive: Staff very pleasant and helpful. All of the employees that I met were so friendly and made me feel comfortable. Service was prompt. Food was great, but a bit expensive given the venue.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
S. Mistry
Couples
New York
Jun 2, 2015

Awesome arenal trip!

Awesome amenities at the thermal spa. Must visit if you are in Arenal. Good view of the Arenal mountain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nicole M
Couples
Crown Point
Mar 10, 2015

Honeymoon

This resort was amazing. We highly recommend it for honeymooners. While only are room service once, we got a car and were able to travel to wherever we wanted for lunch and dinner. Costa Rica is simply amazing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
alondra a.
Friends
EL MONTE
Jan 18, 2015

The relaxation vacation

The hotel was very relaxing. The service was amazing. The suite was excellent. I loved it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rodolfo T.
Family
ridgefield
Dec 31, 2014

very beautiful

Hotel too expensive. Getting old. Needs modern amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Holly H.
Couples
N/A
Dec 31, 2014

Fabulous Ec

This was our 2nd trip to Tabacon the first one for more then one day. On this trip we stayed. 3 nights and took full advantage of the Grand Thermal Spa. We enjoyed the trip even more then the first. Being the wet season we were offered a. Jr. Suite at a fabulous discounted rate to further upgrade our adventure. Tabacon is indescribable a unique gift if one is given the opportunity - Do Not Miss it! Even at the spa where after 3 hrs of blissful relaxation, I discovered the next day I had misplaced a family heirloom diamond ring the spa staff located the ring in the bottom of my relinquished spa robe pocket and had it couriered to me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Travel during the wet season for best rates and surprises. You never know what perks a property may toss your way , when they are looking for revenue.

Review of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sarah P.
Couples
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

Great one year anniversary vacation

Very nice hotel. It was nice to have unlimited access to the hot springs. Food options were pretty expensive

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John and Melly
Couples
Denver, Colorado
Oct 17, 2014

Amazing Hotel

This hotel exceeded all expectations. The staff were all genuinely friendly and helpful. They upgraded us to a suite at no cost (and I'm not even sure why). Our suite was gorgeous! The bath tub was like a little pool. The food at the hotel is also very good, but I will warn you that it's quite expensive. You can save a lot if you go into town to eat. The hot springs at this hotel are nothing short of paradise. They are waterfall hot springs surrounded by tropical vegetation. It's so peaceful and beautiful. I would definitely go back to this hotel and hot springs. I loved it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go into La Fortuna to eat. Their small restaurants are called Sodas, and are some of the best food you'll find, and at very low prices. I recommed Soda Viquez, which is a block off the main street (right down the side street nearest the the big casa blanca sign on the main street). I'd also recommend going there during off season like October- hotels are cheaper and the place isn't overrun with other tourists.

Review of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Adventures with Casey
Friends
Wilmington, DE
Oct 2, 2014

Dream Come True!

Plenty of staff to assist, always friendly. Tour guide is on location, so you can book anytime (they are not cheap but Jacamar Tours is extremely professional and they will customize your trips). Hot Springs was the greatest feature - non guests have to pay a fee to enter. Note, the springs were located about a quarter mile down the road, but there is a bus that runs between the hotel & the springs. Food was pretty good but be prepared to pay; there is a food package that we weren't aware of - so I would recommend inquiring. There were minimal bugs but that's expected given the location. Ask about free upgrade (most likely available only during offseason June - November). Since its located at the base of Arenal Nat Park, its not close to town (shops/restaurants) and a taxi is $18 each way. We found food options to be limited. If this is an issue I would recommend staying elsewhere, but I felt the overall quality beat out the proximity to La Fortuna (town). I would definitely stay here again and recommend this resort to anyone visiting Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
winnerishere
Couples
VA, USA
Sep 3, 2014

Excellent Romantic environment

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel(excellent service) and best of all the dip in the hot water pools! If you have not been there, book your trip now!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Las Brasistas and Rana Roja are places you want to visit for some tasty meals.

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