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Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 345*
US$ 283*
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Wellington, Florida
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We traveled with another family there were 7 of us 4 adults 3 kids. The rooms are roomy and very comfortable. I don't spend a lot of time in the room all I want is a clean room. The grounds are beautiful, the springs are a short walk down the hill if you don't feel like walking there is a...

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

Dear Diana O Thank you for your valuable comments and for choosing Tabacon as your thermal resort in Arenal. It was an honor to have your family and friends as our guests and we are really glad you enjoyed a memorable experience. At the resort, we were blessed with a completely natural thermal spring river where you can find secluded...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We went for a day pass with a buffet for an evening from 6-10 pm at $70 a piece. Don't let the price discourage you as it is well worth the investment! The food is to die for and we walked to try to find all the hidden hot springs... Don't think we found then all! We ended up at...

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

Dear Rachel Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are glad you enjoyed a magical moment during your visit to our thermal resort. Our natural setting surrounded by the rainforest provides the most relaxing experience to our guests, at night the steam and lighting offers a romantic and mystical ambience. We would love to receive you as our...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

This place was amazing! When we arrived they upgraded us to a honeymoon suite for $75 more a day and it was well worth it! By far the best room I've ever stayed in with excellent service. We received free champagne, a plate of fresh fruit, flowers and a welcome letter upon arriving. We received valet service pick up at...

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

Dear Kim T We appreciate your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Attention to details is part of our philosophy to offer a memorable experience, world-class service, valet parking, free shuttle to the thermal area and the magical ambience at the hot springs become key moments during your vacation. We are happy to know you took advantage of...

Arcadia, California
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We arrived directly from the San Jose airport and were welcomed with a cool beverage and helpful staff. The rooms are spacious and frequent shuttles to the hot springs allowed us to access that gorgeous space after our travel days. Restaurants were good, but expensive. Staff mostly spoke English but were willing to work with us on our Spanish skills....

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

Dear K S We really appreciate your comments! We loved the fact that you enjoyed our facilities, our staff is always there for you to offer world-class service and create memorable experiences to our valuable guests, it is really nice to know you experienced our thermal springs and our restaurants enjoying the beauty of nature. We hope you can visit...

River Ridge, Louisiana
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Very good service but expect to pay for it. The outside of the hotel looks like a motor lodge so I was concerned. But the rooms are really nice. The resort is not right on the hot springs but they do a shuttle that is less than 2 minutes away by free hotel shuttle. The best part of our stay...

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

Dear Craignola Thank you so much for your appraisal, it is very rewarding to be informed about the pleasant experience you enjoyed during your stay at Tabacon. We are glad you enjoyed your room, the hot springs and the free shuttle service that is always available for the hotel guests. Our Gala Dinner invites you to enjoy a very special...

Arcadia
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

The staff at all levels were friendly & added to our enjoyment. Healthy food options in the restaurants, clean facilities, great shuttle service to the thermal pools. Bed was very comfortable, quiet room, tub/shower combo was very high, hard to get in & out of.

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

Dear Arcadia Sue Thank you for sharing your comments with us. Our aim is always to provide our guests a high quality service. We are happy to know you enjoyed the facilities, restaurants as well as the hot springs. As you mentioned free shuttle service is available for hotel guest and there is also a trail that connect the hotel...

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We drove up after landing in San Jose. The drive was curvy and slow but you felt like you were in the real Costa Rica. My wife had recently had foot surgery and the staff was very helpful with the parking and all accommodations. We were also traveling with young children and the extra space was a fantastic and unexpected...

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

Dear Barth D Thank you for taking the time and share your review with us. We are extremely happy to know you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Our healing thermal mineral springs emerge from the majestic Arenal volcano forming cascades and natural pools and ponds, our hotel guest receive complimentary access to the thermal area during their...

Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Family of 5 stayed for 4 nights. Beautiful grounds, friendly staff, comfortable rooms. Best part was the access to the thermal hot springs just a short walk down the road. Fun for the whole family. Only downside was the food at the hotel and at the hot springs was way too expensive. Understand this is a resort and there would...

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

Dear Momof3boysco Thank you so much for your appraisal, it is very rewarding for us be informed about the pleasant experience you had during your stay at Tabacon. Our unique thermal springs flow directly from Arenal Volcano to revitalize our beloved guests and offer relaxation to its maximum level. We offer free shuttle for hotel guest to visit the thermal...

Delphos
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and attentive to our every need. The hot springs are breathtaking and our room was large and comfortable. This would make the perfect place for a honeymoon or lover's getaway. We can't wait to return.

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

Dear JanMil We really appreciate your review, we are glad you choose us as your Thermal Resort. Our natural hot springs are consider one of the best worldwide since it is a river that emerges naturally from the volcanic Earth to offer a relaxing experience. We are glad you enjoyed your room and our facilities. Our aim is to create...

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Awesome resort, super friendly staff. El Arenal area is amazing... they make the best out of the rainforests. Great for the family. Volcano, natural hot water pools, rafting, canyoning, canopy, etc. BTW You should not miss the canopy tours... they are worth every penny. Gran hotel, súper amigables. Atracciones para toda la familia. Tirolesas de hasta 750 metros con velocidades...

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

Hola jagarciaq Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we really appreciate it. We are glad to know you had a great time at Tabacon, we are glad to know you enjoyed to explore the beautiful surroundings, Arenal is a beautiful area with lots of attractions that you are able to visit during your stay with us. We appreciate...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: ₹ 17,257 - ₹ 28,481 (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 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Green 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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