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El Tucano Resort & Thermal Spa

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Aguas Zarcas Alajuela, San Carlos 21004 Costa Rica
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El Tucano Hotel’s main guest is Mother Nature. The hotel has 87 rooms, including two luxury suites, though the real luxury is the chance to take a bath in its thermal waters. Featuring a 500 people capacity restaurant and conference halls for 200 people, both areas are surrounded by the primary forest housing a countless variety of flora and fauna. El Tucano Hotel has one of the most complete spas in Latin America where all the visitors renew their body and soul thanks to the communion received by the gifts of nature. In its extension of almost 7 acres of land and 9000 m2 of construction are produced 80 liters of water per second flowing from the 7 springs of thermal waters. The hotel has three hot springs pools recently remodeled and a hot water river with wonderful waterfalls and natural pools (surrounded the whole property), guests can swim in and let the river take all its problems while they get renew with its powerful energy. There is also a tennis field, several trails through the forest and mini golf area, though the best activity to practice at El Tucano is relaxation while contemplating the great masterpiece that surrounds it.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Hiking
Mini golf
Babysitting
Public wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Hammam
Hot spring bath
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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English, Spanish
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Cecis2013 wrote a review Oct 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica
It might be because it's the first time we left the house all year, but we loved this place. the rooms are confortable and clean, the hot springs pools were soooo relaxing and the food in the restaurant was really good.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Scott G wrote a review Feb 2020
Really nice place with a sort of Olde Colonial vibe. A series of hot springs pools and a unique hot spring sauna. Don't overlook the trails along the river through the jungle. Very good resaurant for breakfast (included) and dinner.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Cathie J wrote a review Nov 2019
We used Frank’s Tours for two of our three days at El Toucana. We visited La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Volcan Poas. He made sure we saw birds, sloths, flora, fauna, and waterfalls along the route. He took many pictures of my husband and myself to help chronicle the days. Frank also ensured we experienced true Costa Rican cuisine and coffee. We will definitely use him again during our next trip to Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frank B wrote a review Sep 2019
New Port Richey, Florida
Step back in time to simpler time. Very quaint place. The staff is very nice and helpful. The room we had was dated and could of had some modern updates in appearance and could of used a mini fridge coffee maker and micro wave being there is no room service.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Asalazar wrote a review Aug 2019
Im the middle of nowhere, dirty, bad food, very old hotel, smells weird. Very far from Arenal. Seems like the hotel was built a very long time ago and they haven’t maintained it well ever since. Looks nice on the pictures, so it was a big surprise when we arrived. The room was dirty and it smelled.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$67 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el tucano resort & thermal hotel san carlos, el tucano resort and thermal spa, occidental el tucano hotel, occidental el tucano resort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Occidental El Tucano & Spa
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
87
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