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Noreste de Centro de la Fortuna de San Carlos 13 Km, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos Costa Rica
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Airport transportation
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
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Seating area
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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English, Spanish
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travellerprince wrote a review Yesterday
Frisco, Texas4 contributions2 helpful votes
Very nice resort with 5 star amenities, hot springs were very well kept and provide a great experience. If you are staying with Tabacon you can access Shangrila Garden which provides exclusive area to enjoy the hot springs. Spa is really good
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MontanaTravelMomma wrote a review Yesterday
Montana17 contributions35 helpful votes
What a relaxing visit to Tabacon! The hotel is just the right size nestled amongst tropical flora with views if the volcano and coatimundi from the room. We wanted to make our trip as low stress as possible; ate the hotel buffet breakfast each day, soaked in the hot springs, then had our evening meal on property. The hot springs is a choose your own adventure natural setting with waterfalls to pound away your stress and hot, hot water in Shangri-la. We watched the World Cup at the swim up bar and enjoyed a pina colada in a giant pineapple. The staff we interacted with were cheerful, helpful, and kind to children. Tabacon is tropical perfection; naturalistic luxury without toney overtones.
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kendralarsen2 wrote a review Yesterday
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The service at Tabacon was 5 star. We really enjoyed our time there. Yes, the hot springs can get busy, but we almost always were able to find a pool because the place is very big. (Although the place was a maze and difficult to find your way through. A map would have been helpful)
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Esther A wrote a review 26 Nov
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The hotel and grounds are incredible!! The only issue we had was that of the two concierge ppl we spoke with one was completely unenthusiastic and the other was fine but “booked” us for an excursion that no-showed and wasted our last afternoon. When we were left behind we drove the 1-2 mins to the entry to the volcano park and got entry and a guide for under $80 (2 adults, 2 free kids, personal guide for us) compared to the $239 the hotel tried to charge us for a company that didn’t even show up for us and then didn’t want to give us a refund even though the tour was 2.5hrs and sunset was getting too close to complete the tour. The rest of the staff was great.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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FarAway04311948145 wrote a review 26 Nov
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Never seen anything like the TABICON! So lush, so Ecco, the people are beautiful! The hot springs from the volcano are epic, small hidden gems everywhere! The food was great, loved the cocktails. Staying at the hotel is best when visiting the hot pools!
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Dear FarAway04311948145, Thank you for choosing Tabacon and taking the time to share this great review with us. We are happy to know you had the opportunity to enjoy our natural hot springs, the delicious gastronomy from our restaurants, and the cocktails from our bars. We would love to serve you again soon! Best Regards, Tabacon Management Team
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220kaarina wrote a review 26 Nov
Charleston, South Carolina1 contribution
Stayed in the Tabacon suite with family of 4 and it was perfect.The thermal springs were spectacular and the hotel was wonderful. So many local activities for a family. We are already looking forward to returning.. .
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Dear 220kaarina, We're glad you enjoyed everything overall and appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are happy to knwo you had the opportunity to enjoy our natural hot springs and the adventures around Arenal. We look forward to welcoming your family back in the near future. Best Regards, Tabacon Management Team
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jreenhandy wrote a review 25 Nov
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The bad cleanliness here was not what you expect from aluxuryhotel. Our room had filthy windows and a filthy toilet with pubes around the seat and dirty floors. There were hairs and bandaids floating in the pool. People spilled at the breakfast area and nobody cleaned it. We waited for our coffee forever and the pizzas at the bar war terrible.
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macamp0328 wrote a review 25 Nov
Austin, Texas1 contribution
One of the best spaces I have ever stayed, would recommend it to a friend or family. Look forward to next time. All interactions with staff was pleasant, all meals and drinks were yummy. Lastly, the actual hot springs were as beautiful as Costa Rica.
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Dear macamp028, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased to know you had the opportunity to enjoy our natural hot springs, the delicious gastronomy from our restaurants, and cocktails from our bars, and the service provided. We would love to have you back soon! Best Regards, Tabacon Management Team
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moju72 wrote a review 24 Nov
Delhi191 contributions86 helpful votes
This pricey resort is worth every penny. Absolutely stunning thermal springs and fabulous room with a breathtaking view. Exceptional service and food. Do not miss the opportunity to stay here during a trip to Costa Rica.
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Dear moju72, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share your experience. We are happy to know you had the opportunity to enjoy our natural hot springs, the majestic views of the rainforest, and the exquisite gastronomy from our restaurants. We would love to host you again soon! Best Regards, Tabacon Management Team
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MarcoFung wrote a review 23 Nov
Albany, New York11 contributions3 helpful votes
I arrived on Nov 18. On Nov 19 morning, I was tested covid positive. For your hotel safety, I decide to leave at 2pm. The guy in the front desk didn't show any sympathy on me. I don't need that either. I even didn't ask for a possible refund of my 2nd night because I think I was leaving after noon time already. However, your hotel charged me $164.99. what is that? Penalty? Your hotel is way too much greedy!!! I am a Globalist with Hyatt. Honestly, this is the worst experience I ever have.
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PRICE RANGE
$460 - $599 (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 CarlosLa Fortuna
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), Ecotermales Fortuna (5.1 km), and La Fortuna Waterfall (7.9 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 Restaurante Los Rodríguez, La Ventanita, and Restaurante El Coloso Arenal.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa offers airport transportation 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.