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Recent guest reviews

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.

Tabacon thermal springs is a unique place. There are terraces with cascading water, even waterfalls. You can have water massages and gentle flow of warm water over you. Beautiful gardens, pool with the water slide, tiki bar or secluded tiny pools to choose from.

We finished our Costa Rican excursion in the rain forest and stayed at Tabacon. It came recommended by work colleagues and I'm so happy I took their advice. We spent our days exploring the jungle (hanging bridges, La Paz, Arenal), dining in Fortuna and our evenings in the hot springs. That by itself was such a treat. My kids enjoyed it as much as I did.

Great view of the natural springs and the volcano. For $80, you can get in and use the hot springs plus dinner. Not worth $320 per night with room and hot springs access though. Overall, great experience.

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.

13 Km Oeste del Centro La Fortuna Alajuela

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from 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 has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, 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. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

A plasma TV comes with cable channels and a DVD player, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include a minibar, a coffee maker, and a ceiling fan.


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 front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. 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

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Honeymoon Suite King Bed

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Tabacon Suite King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Rainforest King Bed

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Everyone (16) Couples (23) Family (5) Friends (5) Other (3)
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
Families

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

5

beautiful landscape, clean and comfortable!

Everyone

Early summer vacation really enjoyed beautiful arenal.

By , from New Jersey on Jun 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 7, 2018

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

5

great hotel, hot springs were awesome

Everyone

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

By on May 29, 2018

Review comment responded on May 29, 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 facilities and services. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager

5

lovely hotel with hot springs on the property

Everyone

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.

By , from Rochester, New York on Feb 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2018

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to read you enjoyed our beautiful thermal ponds and pools and that everything was great during your visit. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager

5

beautiful hot springs

Everyone

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.

By , from new york on Jul 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 7, 2017

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. It's wonderful to know you consider the attention from our staff was always nice and helpful. On the other hand, it's great to read you enjoyed our hot springs and amazing/beautiful hot springs located in the middle of the rainforest. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager

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