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13 Km Northwest, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 63 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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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 carbon neutral resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. Tabacon provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerge from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Explore Shangri-La Gardens an hotel guests and adults-only hideaway, delight your senses with world- class cuisine inspired by local fares or surprise that special person with a gala dinner in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the gardens is located The Spa, which combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience, where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows all of them with private jacuzzi.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Water park
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
Laptop safe
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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sierrahiker68 wrote a review 20 Apr
Auburn, California22 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed for a few days at Tabacon resort. The room was clean and comfortable. the bath had a nice rain fall shower and updated sink. The hot springs were magical.. The pools very form concrete finished to natural sand and rock bottom.. Most springs were in the upper 90's to about 102 degrees. The food at Tucan's was amazing. We did a Horseback and zip line tour through the resort that was a blast.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a wonderful stay and that you enjoyed our all our facilities and services. We appreciate your wonderful review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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Saleena Avari wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
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My husband surprised me for my birthday and took me to Tabacon and the experience was nothing short of magical. There are so many thermal pools to choose from and you can easily spend your whole day relaxing in bliss. I highly recommend a day out to the Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa and opt for the lunch buffet if you can.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Dear valued guest, Thank you for sharing your review with us. It's wonderful to read you came to celebrate your birthday! We are glad to know you had a 5 star experience during your visit. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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Tammy M wrote a review 20 Apr
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Took off one star for our room being so humid making it hard to sleep. Also the mixed drinks were very overpriced at $16. Otherwise the experience was awesome, room clean, and staff very kind. I would recommend staying here if you go to arenal area.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a good time however, we are sorry to read there were some improvement opportunities during your visit. First we will refer to humidity, despite the fact that our housekeeping team does everything possible to guarantee a space free of humidity, the location in which the hotel is located is highly humid due to the influence of the rainforest in the area, we are sorry that this affected your visit. On the other hand, regarding our cocktail service, we regret to know that you consider that the ratio value/cost was not ideal from your point of view, we use high-quality ingredients and local products selected under strict quality standards in each of our drinks and we appreciate the observation you make . We appreciate your valuable comment as you motivate us to continue working on providing a better quality hosting experience every day. We look forward to serving you again in the future and improving your experience with us. Sincerely, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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nettepoorockz wrote a review 20 Apr
New York City, New York1 contribution
This place was everything I expected and more. The rooms were beautiful. I stayed in both the orchid and rainforest rooms. The thermal pools were in abundance. There were so many to choose from and they are were so beautiful.
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Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a wonderful time and that you enjoyed your stay at Tabacon. We appreciate your preference and we hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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clchavez3 wrote a review 20 Apr
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Amazing customer service, after driving a few hours to get here it was wonderful to be treated so kindly by the staff, they were efficient in everything they did and there were no hiccups. They took care of everything to make it a wonderful experience. 10/10 would recommend and come back just to experience the customer service alone.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Hola, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience at Tabacon. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the attention provided by our team during your visit. For all of us it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to serve you and take care of every detail to make your stay an unforgettable experience. We appreciate your comment and look forward to serving you in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$277 - US$429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tabacon grand spa thermal hotel la fortuna de san carlos, tabacon grand hotel thermal, tabacon grand resort thermal, tabacon resort, tabacon hot springs
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (7.4 km), Arenal Eco Zoo (7.7 km), and Tabacon Hot Springs (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Ventanita, Red Frog Coffee Roaster, and Pizza John's Jardin Escondido.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.