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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

I recommend to anyone of any age. The hotel breakfast delish. Beautiful pool and easy to just jump in after breakfast. Views amaZing. Loved the sky trek zip line and the hot springs both day and night. It was a great cool escape from Houston's summer heat

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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Shannonkeelwr Thank you for your review, we are extremely happy that you spend your vacation in Costa Rica and decided to visit Tabacon. We are glad you enjoyed our buffet breakfast where lots of choices including traditional Costa Rican dishes are included. The room rate include free entrance to the award winning thermal area during your stay and we...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 July 2014

What a beautiful place. We were upgraded to a suite without even asking and the room was fit for a king. The hot springs are amazing. Greivin at the front desk made certain that every detail of our stay was exceptional. While my wife and daughters were getting pampered at the spa, my son and I went waterfall rappelling with...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear NormanCohen Thank you for your review and for choosing Tabacon as your thermal resort for your family vacation. We are glad you enjoyed the room upgrade, we do our best to offer a pleasant experience to our guests and exceed your expectations. We are really happy that your wife and daughters had the opportunity to enjoy our Spa Experience...

Reviewed 12 July 2014

My wife and two children stayed here for three nights before we headed over to the beach for four days. So I am a bit of a germaphobe and I'm very picky about where I stay. I always want a five star experience for a four star price. I didn't get that here but the resort is nice and clean....

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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ian G Thank you for taking the time and share your review with us, we really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed the hot springs, that are recognized as one of the best thermal experiences worldwide, as you mentioned we are the only natural and real hot springs because the thermal river emerges from the volcanic Earth offering...

Davis, California
Reviewed 12 July 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in July of this year. Our king bed superior room was really large with a mini bar, sofa, and desk. The bathroom was also very large. They have a shuttle service to the hot springs all day and into the evening. We never had to wait. We walked down the hill...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello cruiseagent1 Thank you for taking the time and share your review with us, we really appreciate it. Tabacon’s main objective is to offer a world class service and attention to details, so we love customize the guest's experience. As you mentioned our hotel guests received complementary access to the thermal area during their stay so you are able to...

Reviewed 11 July 2014

Impeccable service! Every detail was thought of from the minute we walked in. We found the services, staff and locale to be incredibly perfect for our honeymoon. We cannot wait to return to Tabacon. Highly recommended!

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Brian S Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay with us. First of all, congratulations for your wedding. It was an honor to receive you as our guest during your Costa Rican honeymoon. Our staff is always happy to serve you and create a memorable experience to our valuable guests. We are happy that...

Kennesaw, Georgia
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This hotel and the adjacent hot springs will take your breath away. It's a little pricey but the springs themselves are so worth it. It's one of the most romantic places I've ever been and perfect for our honeymoon!

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Vivian K Thank you for choosing Tabacon as part of your honeymoon, it was an honor to be part of this memorable and unforgettable occasion in your life. Tabacon is a perfect option for those who love romance, we are blessed with a marvelous natural setting and our facilities are in harmony with the rainforest offering the opportunity to...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Beautiful hotel with a romantic atmosphere. This is definitely a place for couples but still good for more mature families. The service was very good and offers activities such as zip-lining and canoeing to observe the tropical canopy. In addition, the hot springs are amazing! They have a multitude of water basins with various temperatures and depth. They even have...

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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear emfr0 We very much appreciate your review. Tabacon’s main philosophy is to offer a memorable experience to all our guests and we are glad to know we exceed your expectations. Our natural hot springs, that are recognized as one of the best worldwide, combine nature and relaxation in a magical ambience. Our adults-only hideaway Shangri-La Gardens is an area...

Lake Forest, California
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Amazing Hot Spring Resort in La Fortuna. Exceptional Service and grounds. Private adult only area with private bar and hot springs. Couples Spa Massage package was amazing. Would definitely visit the property again.

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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Sheyda Y Thank you for taking the time and share your review with us, we really appreciate it. We firmly believe that every single detail is part of Tabacon experience, our staff is always happy to assist and create unforgettable memories. Our natural environment helps turn vacations into moments of perfect relaxation, our guests are able to extend the...

Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

We didn't stay at the hotel, but we did use the hot springs....and I'm really glad we did :) We almost didn't go in because of the $60 entrance fee, but I convinced my husband and off we went. The hot springs are AMAZING!!! The water is the perfect temperature and there are plenty of pools to choose from. There...

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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Hillary78d Thank you for your review, we really appreciated your preference. Our aim is to provide wonderful experience to our guests, we have different Day Pass options to enjoy our thermal mineral spring resort and we are glad you enjoyed a pleasant experience. What makes Tabacon really unique is nothing man-made, it is nature. We are the only property...

Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed one night on June 27, 2014. Outstanding service, responsive to needs/requests, and we had a great view of the volcano in the 300 building. Hot Springs are a nice respite from the drive from airport. No restaurant experience other than hot springs swim-up bar....which was simple and good.

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Dear Robertrharris We appreciate your comments and we are glad you chose Tabacon as your thermal resort in Arenal! We are pleased you enjoyed relaxation in the heart of the rainforest, exploring our hot springs pools and cascades where you can just sit or enjoy a water massage in our main waterfall. We are happy to know you enjoyed your...

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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. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, 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 the resort's Grand Spa, member of The Leading Spas of the World which combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience, where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows all of them with private jacuzzi. ... more   less 

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Address: 13 Km Northwest, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: €262 - €440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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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
Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#13 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hello! My boyfriend and I are traveling to Tabacon in a few weeks! We are a couple in our late twenty's/early thirty's and this will be our first big trip together out of the country... I've tried to do a lot of research but I still have a few questions! Please help and be specific if you can! :)

We booked a private van to the hotel from the airport - but what about once we're there? I've seen a few posts about $1-$2 taxi rides about 10 minutes away into the town of La Fortuna, but I've also seen some people say it cost them $20 to get to La Fortuna.

1. How much should we expect to pay for a taxi from Tabacon into the town of La Fortuna? (or other nearby areas with restaurants)

2. How did you book these quick taxi rides?

When I travel, I am the adventurous type - I love to experience the culture of the area. I am terrified of heights but am still open to zip lining, hiking, etc. I also want to see as many animals and creatures as possible, and I love to photograph! On the other hand, my boyfriend is not as adventurous and would love to experience the culture but in a more relaxed way.

3. What are the best adventurous excursions/tours that you've been on, and how do you book them?

4. What are the most beautiful & relaxing tours that you've been on, and how do you book them?

5. Has anyone been to Extremo Ziplining? I've heard it's the best.

I've read numerous posts about how the food at the Tabacon isn't worth the money... which is fine because I would rather experience the culture anyways.

6. Where have you traveled for food and beverages that you would recommend us to go - and how did you get there?

Lastly, we only have 5 days here and our first and last day are wasted, due to the amount of travel time. (So really only 3 days)

7. What are the top things you recommend for us to do here, besides the springs?

Thanks in advance!!

over a year ago

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