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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Reviewed 24 June 2014

There are a lot of great things to talk about here. I'll start with the only bad part: the regular rooms are about what you would expect at a Holiday Inn. I had 3 rooms book, two of them the a/c had to be fixed, the third wasn't really ready for arrival. First amazing thing: the service! A/C was fixed...

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

Dear Kevin L Thank you so much for your appraisal, it is very rewarding to be informed about the pleasant stay you had at Tabacon. We are glad to know you enjoyed our hot springs, exploring a thermal river that emerges naturally from the Volcano is a relaxing and memorable experience. Our signature Gala Dinner invites you to enjoy a...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The property was amazing! The rooms were extremely comfortable and well appointed. The staff was very friendly and attentive from the from desk staff to the every gardener you pass. The springs themselves were incredible. They were a short golf cart ride from the main property. However, there was always a staff member available to take you to and from...

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

Dear KDATX 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, and we are happy to know you found all our staff attentive and friendly from the front desk to the gardeners since all our team is always happy to serve...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Just came back from Tabacon after spending 6 exciting days. We were a party of ten, 6 adults and 4 teenagers. The place is beautiful and very romantic.The rooms spacious and well decorated. We stayed at the Senator suite which was a little paradise. The Tabacon suite is also nice. They both have plenty of space and huge jacuzzis. We...

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

Hello Silvio S, We really appreciate your review and we are thankful for your preference. It is really nice to know you had the opportunity to visit us and experience our Senator Suite that combine extensive space, extraordinary comfort and exquisite design. Measuring over 2530 square feet, these suites are ideal for those seeking a spacious accomodations. Additionally, for adventurous...

Winchester, Virginia
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We are finishing day 4 of 5 and wishing we booked all 11 days of our trip here. Our party includes my wife and me and my 13 and 11 year old daughters. We spent a little more for a high end room complete with dining area, pullout love seat in front of a 46 inch flat screen and 2...

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

Dear Wilbert41, Thank you for your review, we are glad to know that you and your family had the opportunity to visit Costa Rica and discover a heaven on Earth spending some relaxing time at Tabacon. Our natural hot springs are really unique, due to the magical and relaxing ambiance colored up with the tropical rainforest, our guests can decide...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Tabacon was such a great place to experience. My sister and I did the day pass option. We traveled from Quepos to Arenal on the second to last day of our trip (do not take 713, if this is your planned route. There is an alternate route. The QPS sent us on a crazy route, including rocky/muddy side roads...big enough...

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

Hello Nicole S, Your comments are very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed our property.Tabacon was blessed with a beautiful natural setting where the rainforest and the natural hot springs and lush gardens offer the perfect complement for a unique experience. Ave del Paraíso Restaurant was where you enjoyed your lunch with lots of delicious dishes to choose from....

Torrington,Ct.
Reviewed 13 June 2014

getting to tabacon from air port is a long 4 hour ride, but well worth the time .you see a lot of country side on the way . once at tabacon you settle in and head down the road to the springs they have changing room and restaurants if you are hungry. then head through the paths to small pools...

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

Dear Tobbie, Thank you for your comments and for sharing with us your experience at Tabacon! Our aim is always to provide a high quality service and we are really glad to know that you enjoyed a memorable vacation. All our hotel guests receive complimentary access to the hot springs as well as our adults-only hideaway Shangri-La Gardens, our private...

Haslett
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The hotel, spa, and the entire hotel staff are great. Just came back from a 3 day stay in La Fortuna after several days of work in San Jose. We decided to drive the 3 hours and it did not disappoint. Beautiful scenic drive with plenty of roadside shops to get a soda or a coffee. I would recommend a...

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

Dear Pierre B Thank you for your review, we are extremely happy that you spent some time at La Fortuna and decided to visit Tabacon, it was an honor to receive you as our guest. Being at the thermal springs is one of the most relaxing experience. We are glad you enjoyed our buffet breakfast as well as your lunch...

Grand Cayman
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I booked a day pass to enjoy their thermal pools, a three course lunch and a spa treatment at their Grand Spa. It was wonderful from start to finish. I would definitely recommend taking the opportunity to do this if you are staying in the area. I would have loved to stay at the resort; however my budget didn't allow...

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

Hello Antonia242, We appreciate your comments. Thank you for your preference. We are glad that you took advantage of our Special Day Spa Package, this is an incredible deal where as you mention you can enjoy our thermal springs, the rainforest, a delicious lunch or dinner and a relaxing spa experience in a private open air bungalow. Please notice that...

PA,USA
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Tabacon for 3 days out of 6 on our trip to Costa Rica in June. It was a 2 1/2 hr- 3 hour car drive from San Jose Airport Pros: beautiful property. Amazing and lush tropical surroundings. The springs and warm pool was great to hang out and relax. Great swim up bar at...

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

Dear MonicaFabianska We deeply appreciate your review, it was an honor that you choose Tabacon as your thermal resort during your Costa Rican vacation. We loved the fact that you enjoyed your stay with us and that relaxed in our natural hot springs that emerge directly from Arenal Volcano forming in river pools, ponds and cascades all of them with...

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Its an incredible place with lots of pools with "Termal" or hot water. I really recomended to travel with a girl (your boyfriend, girlfriend or a friend of the opposite sex). The reason it can be very romantic.

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

Hello Roberto T, We appreciate your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed every single part of your vacation including our thermal resort for the most romantic escape. We are glad to know we met your expectations. We would love to have you soon! Cordially Yendry Espinoza Resort Manager

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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: ₹ 18,086 - ₹ 29,949 (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
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Business 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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“It's worthwhile staying at the hotel in order to enjoy the spa at any time of the day.”
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“We had a ground floor garden room, there is so much beauty all around, view was not too important”
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“Excellent wi-fi; hit the hot springs early”
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“Spring for a larger room, you won't regret it!”
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“Ask for lower floor so you can see the Koati in the mornings. Bring bananas or bread for them. They are super cute!”
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