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Located in Arenal Hot Springs within a short walk of Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Baldi Hot Springs. This 103-room, 4.5-star resort has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. It's on a river and also near Ecotermales Fortuna and Ecoglide Arenal Park.

Dining

Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: Los Tucanes specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Ave del Paraiso offers relaxing pool views. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Rooms

All 103 recently renovated rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and plasma TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Amenities

Exclusive Amenities This VIP Access hotel offers an exclusive amenity just for platinum and gold members. Amenities vary from property to property, and might include free breakfast, complimentary drinks or parking, spa or dining credits, free wi-fi, and more.

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort features hot springs and a waterslide. Dining is available at one of the resort's 2 restaurants. The property also offers a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This luxury resort also offers an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a smoke-free property.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Waterslide 
  • Computer station 
  • Total number of rooms - 103 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Free self parking 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Garden 
  • Year Built 1997 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • DVD player 
  • Shower only 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Plasma TV 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Los Tucanes - Overlooking the pool and garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Ave del Paraiso - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Arenal Wet Bar - This poolside bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered.

Cana Brava Lobby Bar - This lobby lounge overlooks the garden. Happy hour is offered.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Hot springs and complimentary bicycles are featured at the resort. An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hot springs on site 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Rock climbing nearby 
  • Ziplining nearby 

Spa Services

The Grand Spa has 11 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a mud bath, and a spa tub.

Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Mud bath in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Number of treatment rooms 11 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CRC 15192 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Up to 2 children 4 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Sustainable Tourism Education Program (STEP), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

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