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Address: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 2099
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Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic...

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 resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerges from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

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Relaxation at it's best

Felt like we were in an exotic, romantic movie. We stayed at the resort/spa, so we were there at night when all of the day pass guests had gone. Basically just us. Very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brooklyn, NY
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Felt like we were in an exotic, romantic movie. We stayed at the resort/spa, so we were there at night when all of the day pass guests had gone. Basically just us. Very luxurious.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A visit to Tabacon Hot Springs was included as part of a full-day tour I was on. They told us we would be spending over three hours there hanging out in the springs followed by a dinner. I was not really looking forward to it. The weather wasn't great and hanging out in swimwear with a bunch of strangers didn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Water is very hot to say the least but you get used to it after being in. There are several pools you can go to which makes it almost to where you have your own private jacuzzi. Highly recommend visiting. We stayed at Tabacon Resort so the price for the springs was included in our fare. Would definitely visit again.

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hello Dan R, Thanks for sharing your review about your experience at Tabacon.Tabacon is the only natural hot spring resort that emerge from the volcano and goes through the property by gravity forming in-river pools, ponds and cascades all of them with different temperatures and high mineral content in the heart of the rainforest, it's wonderful to read you enjoyed... More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Oh, what an experience!! Sitting under natural warm water, and sipping tropical drinks. Heaven!! Just love it!!

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hello Emailpk, Thanks for taking the time to share your review about your visit to Tabacon with us. It's wonderful to read you enjoyed our thermal experience while sipping tropical drinks at Arenal pool bar. We appreciate your review and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager More 

Irvine, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I will be the first to admit my husband and I are not generally "lay around the pool all day" type of people. But we both wanted to experience the hot springs so I purchased a half day pass. The weather was not great this day, it was overcast and rained during our visit which did not help. However it... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of our favorite things to do near Arenal. We really had a chance to enjoy the springs even though it was pouring rain when we went, it was still perfect. Beautiful property, excellent facilities (we did a day pass). Had massages in private bungalows, the spa was the best I've been to. The service was incredible! Had the dinner... More 

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hello jjm76, Thank you for taking time to write about your experience at Tabacon. We are happy you enjoyed our thermal experience and a massage experience at our private bungalows. It's wonderful to know The Spa was the best spa you have been to.Our aim is to provide world-class service to our beloved guests, and our staff is always happy... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ridiculously overpriced at $45/person when the free springs next door give you the same experience at a grand total of Free!

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time I visited Tabacon Hot Springs was in 1996, and I fell so in love with it! It's the only site we return to every time we visit Costa Rica. Get a massage. Have a drink at the swim up bar or simply wander from pool to pool. Each one is different and beautiful. I almost love it... More 

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hello MaryBob S, First, I would like to thank you for being a repeating guest and for such a detailed review on your experience. We feel proud to read that Tabacon is the only site you return to every time you visit Costa Rica. It's great to read you enjoyed all our services and facilities. Costa Rica is a wonderful... More 

Keswick, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Springs are large with lots of private hiding spots. Food very good value. This was a tour bus stop. All very pleasant, but personally would have enjoyed the free springs down river with the ticos

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hello Juliet H, Thanks for sharing your experience at Tabacon through this review. We are glad you enjoyed our more than 20 thermal pools as well as our F&B services.Tabacon is the only natural hot spring resort that emerge from the volcano and goes through the property by gravity forming in-river pools, ponds and cascades all of them with different... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic trip. Visited there at night. Would have liked to see it during the day as well. Would recommend it thoroughly

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this review

Hello Julia181, Thanks for sharing your review about your visit to Tabacon. It's wonderful to read you enjoyed our thermal experience and you would like to see our resort during the day as well. Thanks for recommend us, we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again soon! Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager More 

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