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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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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The drive to the hotel was so beautiful. Lake Arenal was stunning and I recommend taking your time and enjoying the drive if you get a nice sunny day. It felt going through the Swiss Alps at times- just beautiful. I only wish there were more grassy areas with a view to pull over and have a little picnic or...

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

Dear LNicoleRose Thank you for taking the time and share with us your experience, we really appreciate it. Our country is full of surprises,we are glad you choose Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort as part of your Costa Rican Trip. We are extremely happy to know you enjoyed your room, the amenities as well as the complimentary access to the...

providence
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Incredibly unique boutique hotel. Stayed for four days and enjoyed the hot springs as well as private pools and restaurant. The breakfast is awesome and staff are very helpful to book excursions. It was also fairly reasonable for the season.

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

Hello kingatom We really appreciate your review, thank you for choosing us as your hotel option during your visit to Arenal. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Tabacon, having a totally relaxing experience in our natural river that emerge directly from the volcano and goes through the property forming more than 20 pools and cascades in the heart...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 9 March 2014

My friends and I stayed here for 3 nights and then drove to stay in tamerando by the beach for 3 nights (do not recommend for a short trip- too much driving in 6 days). The trip from San Jose airport to Tabacon springs took aprox 3.5 hours. The drive is windy but beautiful and scenic but it eats up...

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

Dear Danielle0918 Thank you for choosing to stay at Tabacon during your visit to Costa Rica’s Northern Region, La Fortuna de San Carlos and Arenal. Our goal is to provide our guests with the highest level of services and amenities, combined with our unparalleled thermal river that emerge naturally from the Arenal Volcano. Tabacon’s unique natural setting in the heart...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Entering the main entrance blew you away with the tropical ambuance of the garden located at the main entrance. The staff was very friendly and waiting to check in the lobby a waiter came over and handed out a tropical drink with wet towel following aaaaaaaaaaaaah. Entering the suite was so warm and cozy just wanted to relax. The grounds...

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

Dear Marcia H We appreciate your comments, thank you for taking the time and share with us your experience. We firmly believe that every single detail is part of Tabacon experience. Check in process, our tropical welcome drink, your suite, our food and beverage options and the hot springs are key moments in which your experience becomes more enjoyable. Our...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights during our CR vacation. I really like this hotel and the main selling point has to be the amazing hot springs. We went every single day. It's definitely relaxing to go after the day activities like canyoneering, horseback riding, hiking, ziplining! We explored all the different pools of hot springs and the adults only...

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

Dear mstravelernyc Thank you for your preference and for sharing your review with us. It was an honor to receive you as our guest during your Costa Rican vacation. We are glad to know you had the opportunity to explore the beautiful Arenal Region, where the adventure is always present in the local attractions as you mention and after a...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 March 2014

One of the more special and unique vacations of our our life. It is magical to sit in the thermal spas in the middle of the Forest. The thermal spas R even more beautiful in person and the area is amazing. Hotel is very well managed and service is excellent. Employees R always smiling and thinking "one step ahead" to...

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

Dear Oren212 Thank you for taking the time and share your review with us, we really appreciate it. Our aim is to provide world-class service to our beloved guests, and our staff is always happy to serve you to offer a magical and memorable experience. We are pleased to Know you enjoyed a wonderful time at our resort; relaxing in...

Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Our group spent two days at Tabacon Resort. The rooms were large with a king sized bed and a sitting/desk area. There was a large closet with safe. They provided robes as well. The grounds have a restaurant and pool with a waterfall next to each other. There is another small area with tables by the bar in the lobby....

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

Dear WintersR4beaches Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Tabacon sits on 872 acres of lush rainforest and all our thermal springs comes from the majestic Arenal Volcano forming cascades and natural pools through the property, since part of our philosophy is to keep nature as an integrated part of Tabacon experience we do offer the natural pools at...

Reviewed 2 March 2014

Our family (six adults) decided for an Costa Rica adventure trip. After two days on the river we went to Arenal to the Tabacon. What a gray place to relax. The Spa area (hot springs) was the best I have ever seen, breathtaking! It is an expensive to visit, but one of those things you just might need to experience...

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Redmond, Washington
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Amazing pool and thermal spa. Great food and the location is perfect. Loved it!! Thermal resort is walking distance from the hotel but you'd rather not walk they offer shuttle services. Will be back soon!

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

Hi NorthWestTravellers Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We are glad you spent a marvelous time at our thermal resort, enjoying the natural setting with great food options. We will be more than glad to receive you soon! Cordially Yendry Espinoza Resort Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 February 2014

The springs here are amazing--so many that you need a map to navigate the place. Has a fun water slide which the kids loved and a separate grown-ups only area for those who prefer to steer clear of children. Stunning view of Arenal Volcano from the pool. Our friends who live in CR booked the place for us and were...

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Dear Tanoshimi101 We are thankful for your comments. We are glad to hear that you and your friends enjoyed a wonderful time at Tabacon, enjoying our natural thermal mineral spring resort with the stunning volcano view from the pool and having fun in our water slide. Natural pools and waterfalls of different temperatures as well as Shangri-La Gardens our exclusive...

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  • 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 

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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: ₹ 17,238 - ₹ 28,449 (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 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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