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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 61 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
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
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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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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fabiananda wrote a review Yesterday
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You are literally in heaven. The thermal waters are unique in this world. The facilities are outstanding and I wish I have enough words to express how great the staff is. They have the best spa in the Americas and it really is.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Saleena Avari wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
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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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Response from Community M, General Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Responded 3 Apr 2020
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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ErikJN wrote a review 25 Feb
Treasure Island, Florida8 contributions15 helpful votes
The people, the service, the resort, everything excellent!!! From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave you couldn’t be treated any better. This resort is excellent I would highly recommend this to anyone.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Community M, Marketing at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Responded 2 days ago
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 every detail of your experience. We appreciate that you highly recommend Tabacon base on your visit. We hope to serve you again in the near future! Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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Katharine K wrote a review 24 Feb
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala23 contributions20 helpful votes
This was our 3rd time to Costa Rica together and as we met in La Fortuna 13 years before we figured due to the pandemic limiting travel - this would be a great option to celebrate. We were a bit hesitant to book here as we normally don’t do large hotels - but the service was impeccable and the springs were a perfect outdoor escape. A real big shout out to Erick who we had the pleasure of doing the tapas and wine tasting with our last night. He was super friendly and knowledgeable and the wine and pairings were perfect. It was a lovely holiday and their Covid protocols were excellent so no need to worry!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Community M, Marketing at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear valued guest, We appreciate the time taken to generate this comment. It is a pleasure to know that we had the opportunity to have you as guests during your anniversary celebration. It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed our paradisiacal location and that the service provided by our collaborator Eric was pleasant and attentive. We appreciate his comment and hope to serve him again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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Brian S wrote a review 24 Feb
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Tabacon was an amazing place to relax and unwind. It was close to all of the activities we had planned in Arenal. We found ourselves spending every evening in the thermal hot springs! Tabacon Resort was an amazing experience.....we will be returning!
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Date of stay: February 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 5 star visit and that you consider Tabacon the perfect place to relax and unwind. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoy your stay in our relaxing property located in the heart of the forest. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again 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 Ecotermales Fortuna (5.1 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.