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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start off by saying this was the Most Romantic Resort my wife and I have ever been too. Right at the base of the volcano the Hot springs were fabulous after a long day of exploring Costa Rica! The rooms were spacious we got a deluxe room with the hot tub in the room it was very fabulous!...

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

Hello TripleStacks22, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. We are glad to read Tabacon was the most romantic resort your wife and you have ever been too. We are happy to read you enjoyed our hot springs, as you experienced, our more than 20 thermal pools at the base of Arenal Volcano are the ideal end...

Reno, Nevada, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read all the reviews and was torn about this hotel. It is a very nice hotel and our upgraded room was so worth it. We have 3 kids (14,12,11) and the extra space was nice. The front desk provides DVD movies you can check out because there isn't any "on demand" movies. The springs are nice but our kids...

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

Hello Laura, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. We are happy to read you enjoyed your visit as well as the service provided by our staff. Just as you mentioned, our visitors can choose between walking to our hot springs or taking the shuttle service we offer. As you were able to experience the bottom of...

Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

They charge around $US400 per night for the hotel room which is not sound proofing. Around 2pm at night I was woken up by the noise of people walking and constant moving of furniture the whole night. I lost the night of sleep. When complained to the front desk the next day they didn't offer any apologies except offering to...

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

Dear valued guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. Your comments are really important to us and we are glad to know you found the thermal experience impressive and like no other. Please receive my deepest apology for the inconvenient in your room in regards to the sound, this situation is not typical at our hotel...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights at Tabacon. The hotel is very nice, and the hot springs are beautiful to look at. They are stunning. Unfortunately, the hot springs at Tabacon aren't very hot. They are also pretty shallow, sandy, and rocky. We often ran into other groups of people trying to find a hotter hot spring at Tabacon. We found the...

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed here three times. My favorite was when we upgraded to a suite. The room was enormous and worth the upgrade! The bathroom was equipped with a gigantic tub which I indulged in! I love that when you stay here it includes your entry into the hot springs!

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

Hello KellyCostaRica, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your review. It's great to read you have been a repeating guest as well as to know you enjoyed your suite.Just as you mentioned,our hotel guests have complementary access to our hot springs. We are happy to read you had a wonderful visit and hope to have the pleasure of hosting...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large rooms, bathrobe and slippers, several unique toiletry amenities, rain and hand-held shower, bidet, jacuzzi tub, beautiful grounds, excellent landscaping of hot pools, polite and smiling service, attentive food servers, good food, but still left a hollow feeling somehow and an "unevenness" one won't find in a true 5 Star property. Still, easily the best of the best hotels in...

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

Hello BillPride, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon. We are happy to hear you enjoyed all our services and facilities as well as the attention from our staff and the food service from our restaurant. At the same time, it's wonderful to read you consider Tabacon easily the best of the best hotel in the neighborhood. However, we...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel with great buffet breakfast. The dinner buffet is fine not spectacular but you won't want to leave hotel. The hot springs are excellent particularly the waterfall , we got a private shuttle back to San Jose and loved our driver MArio. Easy to get to zip lines and hanging bridges

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

Hello PAG89, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your experience with us. We are happy to read you love our hotel and breakfast buffet and that you didn't want to leave the hotel. At the same time, it's great to know you enjoyed our hot springs. Tabacon is the only natural hot spring resort that emerge from the volcano...

Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

First the room - we had a Rainforest Suite, which was beautifully appointed and very private. There was a sliding door in both the bedroom and bathroom that opened onto the patio which afforded a beautiful view of the rainforest and the sounds of a stream, the rain and birds. We were a family of 3 adults, so it was...

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

Dear valued guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. We are happy to read you had a fantastic stay and would definitely stay with us again. At the same time, we are happy to know you enjoyed our services and facilities as well as the rainforest room were you stayed. It's great to read you visited...

Melville, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tabacon has a mystical quality. It feels like a hybrid of a hotel and spa. With the Aranel volcano in view and the hot springs on its property staying there is somewhat of a spiritual experience. The rooms are spartan but well appointed and ample. There is incense in the room which is a nice touch and rain shower heads...

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

Hello rluntz, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon. We are happy to read you had a wonderful stay and highly recommend Tabacon. At the same time, we are glad to read you had a spiritual experience with us and enjoyed our facilities and services. Just as you mentioned, our hotel is well situated near many attractions including zip...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very expensive for what it is worth. For $475 US a night you get an extremely small room with two queen sized beds. The queen size beds felt more like double beds to me. The food is not worth the cost or worth any cost at that. It was expensive and poor, $18 for a hamburger and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

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: ₹ 23,761 - ₹ 42,552 (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
#5 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!!

11 months ago

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