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Best hot springs in the world. Impeccable every time I visit

The springs are enchanting. The hotel is close by, a 5 min walk, and is lovely. It rained the entire time we were there and we could not see the volcano. It did not put the least bit of a damper on the stay. We saw toucans and lots of incredible birds around the hotel grounds. While we were there we also visited the wildlife sanctuary at Club Rio at the Springs hotel. It was much larger, newer, and more commercialized. That property had an amazing view, many more amenities on the hotel grounds but lacked the charm and the majestic springs of Tabacon.

The hot Springs are amazing. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only thing is that there are no regular tempature pools. It’s hard to be in a hot pool for a long time. Beautiful property. Well worth it

Stunningly beautiful resort with lush manicured tropical landscape framing the calming hot springs. Wonderful breakfast. Could use more restaurant choices. Loved our stay.

The hotel asked us what occasion it was and we told them our anniversary. They surprised us with a cute banner on our door. They also leave cute notes in the room and gave us a free bottle of sparking juice to celebrate (since we don't drink). The grounds were absolutely stunning and the food is great. They also have Gluten Free options, which isn't that easy to navigate when in another country.

Clean hotel, Staff very accommodating Great amenities

Early summer vacation really enjoyed beautiful arenal.

The grounds at this hotel and the room were beautiful. The hot springs were fantastic. Staff was great

We enjoy staying at this hotel. The hot springs area was beautiful. The staff was helpful. Unfortunately there were not any restaurants within walking distance. Other than that everything was great.

Tabacon was my most favorite hotel I ever stayed at, and I travel a lot! The rooms were nice and comfortable. The service there was amazing. The staff was so nice and did whatever you asked. The hot springs were amazing and beautiful. There plants and scenery but the hot springs made you feel like you were in the middle of a rain forest.

Great getaway! Amazing staff and superb location. Highly recommend it. Wow

Amazing hot spring, Cecilia is the best Receptionist of Front Desk.. very charming and friendly staff.. will come back soon..

Shangri la area is best. Only for hotel guests adult.

Awesome hotel and grounds the hotel is nice and quiet and the springs are awesome. Randall at the front desk was very helpful and took care of us.

Nice facilities but, very very expensive. The buffet style breakfast cost us (two adults) $58!!! If you have money to throw away, this is the place to stay. If not, there are other cheaper options in the area that are just as nice...

Absolutely amazing, wish I could of stayed longer. The view was priceless. The food was amazing, but pricey.

13 Km Oeste del Centro La Fortuna Alajuela

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Ecoglide Arenal Park. This 103-room, 4.5-star resort welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. 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. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 103 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Plasma TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Safes and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Orchid Room Two Queen beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Orchid Room King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Rainforest King Bed

1 King Bed | 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Honeymoon suite

1 King Bed | 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Everyone (18) Couples (24) Family (5) Friends (5) Other (3)
5
Everyone

By on Feb 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 4, 2020

Hola, Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de compartir con nosotros su experiencia en Tabacón. Es un gusto saber que disfrutó su visita. Agradecemos su comentario y esperamos que regrese pronto. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager

5
Everyone

By on Feb 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 4, 2020

Hola, Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de compartir su visita con nosotros. Es un gusto saber que disfrutó su estancia en Tabacón. Agradecemos su valioso comentario y esperamos que regrese pronto. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner Gerente General

5
Friends

Best hot springs in the world. Impeccable every time I visit

By on Dec 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 19, 2019

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We will be more than glad to wait for you next visit

5
Partner Couples

The springs are enchanting. The hotel is close by, a 5 min walk, and is lovely. It rained the entire time we were there and we could not see the volcano. It did not put the least bit of a damper on the stay. We saw toucans and lots of incredible birds around the hotel grounds. While we were there we also visited the wildlife sanctuary at Club Rio at the Springs hotel. It was much larger, newer, and more commercialized. That property had an amazing view, many more amenities on the hotel grounds but lacked the charm and the majestic springs of Tabacon.

By , from Florida on Dec 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 11, 2019

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a great time and that you enjoyed all our services and facilities. It's great to know you had the opportunity yo see toucans and lots of incredible birds around the grounds. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager

4
Family with small children

The hot Springs are amazing. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only thing is that there are no regular tempature pools. It’s hard to be in a hot pool for a long time. Beautiful property. Well worth it

By on Jun 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 26, 2019

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a 5 star visit and that you enjoyed all our facilities and services. We hope to host you again in the near future! Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager

5
Family

Stunningly beautiful resort with lush manicured tropical landscape framing the calming hot springs. Wonderful breakfast. Could use more restaurant choices. Loved our stay.

By on May 10, 2019

Review comment responded on May 10, 2019

Dear KathyL, Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to know that you had a memorable stay with us and hope to have you back son!

5
Everyone

By on Dec 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 11, 2018

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a 5 star visit and that you had a great experience. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager

5
Everyone

By on Nov 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 16, 2018

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experince at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a 5 star visit and that you enjoyed all our facilities and services. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager

5
Everyone

The hotel asked us what occasion it was and we told them our anniversary. They surprised us with a cute banner on our door. They also leave cute notes in the room and gave us a free bottle of sparking juice to celebrate (since we don't drink). The grounds were absolutely stunning and the food is great. They also have Gluten Free options, which isn't that easy to navigate when in another country.

By , from Chicago on Nov 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2018

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a 5 star visit and that you enjoyed all our services and facilities. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager

5
Everyone

Clean hotel, Staff very accommodating Great amenities

By on Jul 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 31, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a 5 star visit and that you enjoyed our clean hotel, very accommodating service and great amenities. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager

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