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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Room rates from:
$225 $157
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
WAS
Starting from:
$1,189 $909
Per Guest for 3 Nights
Based on 3121 reviews
Top Arenal Resort / 5-Star Luxury in Nature
Style: Luxury Resort w/ Amazing Volcano Views and Free Hot Springs
Room & Rates
Orchid Room - Queen Size Beds

Orchid Room Two Queen Beds

Starting from
$225 $157
Per Adult Nightly
Maximum Capacity: 4 people - 2 adults and 2 children 11 years old or younger, or 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child 11 years old or younger.
Relax in the inviting ambience of this spacious Orchid Rooms. They are furnished with colorful décor including two queen size beds and side table. The rooms are equipped with high-speed wireless Internet, Cable TV, and air conditioning system. Tropical sounds and colors of the rainforest will be part of your experience during your stay in the Orchid Rooms.
Your Room Amenities Include:
  • FREE Hot Springs Admission
  • 42-inch Plasma TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Mini Bar
  • Wired Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Selection
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Valet Cloth Hanger
  • Alarm-Clock
  • Shoe Bag
  • Laundry Bag
  • Umbrella
  • Bathrobes
  • Suitcase Stand
  • Slippers
  • Premium Bath Amenities
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Orchid Room - King Size Bed

Orchid Room King Bed

Starting from
$257 $180
Per Adult Nightly
Maximum Capacity: 3 people - 2 adults and 1child 11 years old or younger or 2 adults.
Relax in the inviting ambience of this spacious Orchid Rooms. They are furnished with colorful décor including one king bed and one sofa bed  and side table. The rooms are equipped with high-speed wireless Internet, Cable TV, and air conditioning system. Tropical sounds and colors of the rainforest will be part of your experience during your stay in the Orchid Rooms.
Your Room Amenities Include:
  • FREE Hot Springs Admission
  • 42-inch Plasma TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Mini Bar
  • Wired Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Selection
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Valet Cloth Hanger
  • Alarm-Clock
  • Shoe Bag
  • Laundry Bag
  • Umbrella
  • Bathrobes
  • Suitcase Stand
  • Slippers
  • Premium Bath Amenities
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Rainforest King Bed - Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort - 2

Rainforest King Bed

Starting from
$303 $212
Per Adult Nightly
Maximum Capacity: 2 people - 2 adults only.
The elegant and comfortable Deluxe Premium rooms seamlessly blend indoor luxury with an outdoor terrace, which includes an area overlooking the native tropical landscape. Bathroom includes a spacious Jacuzzi and a separate glass-enclosed shower. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans. Featuring a king size bed with a view of the forest.
Your Room Amenities Include:
  • FREE Hot Springs Admission
  • 42-inch Plasma TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Mini Bar
  • Wired Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Selection
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Valet Cloth Hanger
  • Alarm-Clock
  • Shoe Bag
  • Laundry Bag
  • Umbrella
  • Bathrombes
  • Suitcase Stand
  • Slippers
  • Premium Bath Amenities
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Tabacon Suite King Bed - Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort - 6

Tabacon Suite King Bed

Starting from
$360 $252
Per Adult Nightly
Maximum Capacity: 3 people - 3 adults only.

The new Tabacon Suite offers a spacious setting with over 1087 square feet -101 square meters - and impressive views of the rainforest. Elegantly designed for luxury and comfort, the suite includes a king bed and sofa bed for a maximum of three guests. Exclusive amenities include luxurious bath products, a separate in-room Jacuzzi and shower, and complimentary coffee and tea selection.

Room Amenities Include:

  • FREE Hot Springs Admission
  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Mini Bar
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Selection
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Valet Cloth Hanger
  • Alarm-Clock
  • Shoe Bag
  • Laundry Bag
  • Umbrella
  • Bathrobes
  • Suitcase Stand
  • Slippers
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Honeymoon Suite King Bed - Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort - 1

Honeymoon Suite King Bed

Starting from
$360 $252
Per Adult Nightly
The natural beauty of the unique sounds of the forest will be the perfect compliment for a scene full of magic, romance and passion. The spacious and charming honeymoon suite offers a private Jacuzzi surrounded by special details to make your stay unforgettable. It is perfect for those who prefer private relaxation. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans. All suites have a king size bed and a view of the garden.
Your Room Amenities Include:
  • FREE Hot Springs Admission
  • 42-inch Plasma TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Mini Bar
  • Wired Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Selection
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Valet Cloth Hanger
  • Alarm-Clock
  • Shoe Bag
  • Laundry Bag
  • Umbrella
  • Bathrombes
  • Suitcase Stand
  • Slippers
  • Premium Bath Amenities
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Tabacon Suite Two Full Beds - Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort - 5

Tabacon Suite Two Full Beds

Starting from
$360 $252
Per Adult Nightly
Maximum Capacity: 4 people - 4 adults only.

The new Tabacon Suite offers a spacious setting with over 1087 square feet -101 square meters - and impressive views of the rainforest. Elegantly designed for luxury and comfort, the suite includes a two full beds and sofa bed for a maximum of four guests. Exclusive amenities include luxurious bath products, a separate in-room Jacuzzi and shower, and complimentary coffee and tea selection.

Room Amenities Include:

  • FREE Hot Springs Admission
  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Mini Bar
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Selection
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Valet Cloth Hanger
  • Alarm-Clock
  • Shoe Bag
  • Laundry Bag
  • Umbrella
  • Bathrobes
  • Suitcase Stand
  • Slippers
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Superior Room King Bed - Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort - 3

Superior Room King Bed

Maximum Capacity: 3 people - 2 adults and 1child 11 years old or younger or 3 adults.
Exotic gardens will surround you while you enjoy our Superior rooms. These rooms offer either one king size bed and have a view of the gardens. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans.
Your Room Amenities Include:
  • FREE Hot Springs Admission
  • 42-inch Plasma TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Mini Bar
  • Wired Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Selection
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Valet Cloth Hanger
  • Alarm-Clock
  • Shoe Bag
  • Laundry Bag
  • Umbrella
  • Bathrobes
  • Suitcase Stand
  • Slippers
  • Premium Bath Amenities
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Superior Room Two Queen Beds - Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort - 4

Superior Room Two Queen Beds

Maximum Capacity: 3 people - 2 adults and 1child 11 years old or younger or 3 adults.
Exotic gardens will surround you while you enjoy our Superior rooms. These rooms offer two queen beds and have a view of the gardens. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans.
Your Room Amenities Include:
  • FREE Hot Springs Admission
  • 42-inch Plasma TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Mini Bar
  • Wired Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Selection
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Valet Cloth Hanger
  • Alarm-Clock
  • Shoe Bag
  • Laundry Bag
  • Umbrella
  • Bathrobes
  • Suitcase Stand
  • Slippers
  • Premium Bath Amenities
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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
13 Km Northwest la Fortuna de San Carlos. Arenal, Alajuela, Costa Rica, Alajuela, CC Costa Rica

Location

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a luxurious hotel located at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, in the northern region of Costa Rica. Located 3 hrs. driving [82 Miles] from San Jose International Airport [SJO] and 3 hrs. driving [80 Miles] from Liberia International Airport [LIR].

Why Stay Here

Awarded as Travelers` Choice 2016 by Trypadvisor.
Member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
This luxurious resort has three-time World Travel Awards recipient and four-leaf Sustainable Tourism Certificate holder, the 102-room property offers luxurious accommodations and friendly service in a quaint tropical environment. This luxurious five star property has been rated to be the most beautiful location for natural spas and ranked as a top five worldwide honeymoon destination!

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Free Daily Hot Springs Admissions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Access to Gym

Weddings- Traditional small weddings can be arranged at various locations at the resort including the spa, the hot springs, the gardens and the rainforest. A weddings coordinator is on-hand to manage all details for a perfect destination wedding.

Resort Details

The Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort has been widely commended among international and national resorts alike for its continuous infrastructure improvements, for the increasing sophistication in its customer service and resort amenities and for its unwavering commitment to sustainability and the local community. The resort focuses on the highest environmental standards and offers the finest expressions of service.

  • Top 25 list in Central America Relaxation/Spa Hotels and Luxury Hotels by the Trip Advisor, Traveler`s Choice 2012
  • Voted as the Global Winner for Best Luxury Mineral Spring Spa Category in World Luxury Spas Awards, 2012
  • Voted as the Country Winner for Best Luxury Destinations Spa, Best Luxury Resort Spa and Best Luxury Day Spa Category in World Luxury Spas Awards, 2012
  • Readers of Travel + Leisure have voted Costa Rica`s Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort the number 4 Hotel Spa in Latin America in ``World`s Best Awards`` survey, 2011

Thermal Springs Area
The Tabacon experience centers on the hot thermo mineral springs that become to natural pools and cascades in the middle of the forest. The main sunbathing and swimming area features designed pools with temperatures ranging from 25 to 38 degrees Celsius [77 to 102F]. The thermal and cold natural pools at Tabacon are unique in the Arenal Volcano Region and unparalleled in the world. Guests enjoy their medical and therapeutic properties, adventure seekers find them soothing and relaxing after a day outdoors in the region, children find them extremely fun and inviting, and couples and lovers find them mystical and very romantic.

Shangri-La Gardens
An adults-only oriented hideaway for relaxation, serenity and refreshment.
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort`s newest luxury area is the private, lush Shangri-La Gardens. In a secluded area in the upper area of the mineral springs complex, the garden is the new ``it`` place for discriminating guests and luxury spa vacationers. It`s also the perfect area to unwind after a holistic treatment at the Grand Spa and to enjoy cocktails and refreshments, served to you by the garden`s own butlers.

Shangri-La Gardens is an area of lush gardens and six natural thermal mineral spring water pools, heated naturally by the nearby Arenal Volcano, exclusively for adults.

Accommodation Details

  • 42-inch Plasma TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Mini Bar
  • Wired Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Selection
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

  • Los Tucanes Restaurant- an open-air fine dining restaurant, features an exciting blend of Costa Rican and International cuisine, serving buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch and dinner
  • Ave del Paraiso- Tabacon`s casual dining restaurant, serves lunch, buffet dinner as well as a la carte selections. Tandoor Cuisine highlights the variety, overlooking lush tropical gardens and the main waterfall
  • The Tabacon`s signature Gala Dinner with private chef and waiter is set in a private and romantic open-air bungalow surrounded by the rainforest. Not just a private dinner but an unforgettable night
  • Arenal Pool Bar- the resort`s original pool bar is located at the main pool in the thermal spring`s area
  • Cana Brava Bar- the lobby bar, offers drinks and snacks with a view of the tropical gardens

Pools & Spas

The Grand Spa
Voted as the Global Winner for Best Luxury Mineral Spring Spa Category in World Luxury Spas Awards, 2012. The Grand Spa taps one of the world`s most beautiful locations to offer an incomparable spa experience. Treatments are rendered in 11 open-air bungalows, all with private Jacuzzi. The Grand Spa offers a range of wet and dry treatments, including the signature Tabacon massage which begins with a series of bends and stretches to regulate the body`s flow of vital energy, and concludes with volcanic mud vigorously massaged into the body. A Hot Stone massage combines warmed volcanic stones with eucalyptus, lemon and rosemary oils. Other water therapies are also available.

AMENITIES:
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Audio/Visual Equipment (+)
  • Babysitting (+)
  • Banquet Facility (+)
  • Bicycle / Scooter Rental (nearby) (+)
  • Biking / Hiking Trail
  • Car Rental Desk (+)
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Complimentary Use of Bathrobe and Slippers
  • Concierge Desk
  • Continental Breakfast (+)
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Exterior Corridors
  • Fine Dining (+)
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Hot Springs Access
  • Free Morning Paper
  • Free Movie Rentals
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Breakfast (+)
  • Gift Shop on Property (+)
  • Great for Kids
  • Guest Activity Desk (+)
  • Handicap Services
  • Heated Pool
  • Honeymoon Amenities (+)
  • Ice Machine
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar (+)
  • Luggage Storage
  • Luxury Resorts
  • Massage Services (+)
  • Massage Therapist (+)
  • Medical Services (+)
  • Mountain View
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Multiple Swimming Pools
  • On-Site Check In
  • On-Site Convenience Store (+)
  • Pool Area Bar (+)
  • Restaurant (+)
  • Room Service (+)
  • Secured Parking
  • Security Guard
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Swim-Up Bar (+)
  • Swimming Pool
  • VIP Rooms
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wedding Services (+)
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Whirlpool
  • Widescreen TV
  • Wireless Internet
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 3121 reviews
from Marin County, California
Submitted on 01-17-2017
Tabacon is an altogether amazing experience! The service stands out though- it is absolutely incredible!! Each and every member of the staff went out of their way to make my stay more enjoyable. I am very appreciative. And, that does not even take into account the amazing thermal springs, the beautiful rooms, the good food, and the incredible surroundings. I was there last week and miss it already!
from
Submitted on 01-17-2017
I bought an all day pass for my girlfriend and myself. Not too overcrowded and the dinner buffet was excellent. There was a swim up bar in one pool for when we got thirsty. Highly recommend doing this as a break to all the adventure tourism you might be doing in the area.
from Mandeville, Louisiana
Submitted on 01-16-2017
We stayed here before and wanted to come back for our anniversary.. We checked in and everyone was great and helpful.. we also told them it was our anniversary and they had a sign on the door and the champagne O ordered ahead of time waiting in the room. We had an A/C issue in our room and reported it to the front desk they came and checked it out and upgraded us and had champagne and a dessert waiting in our new room.. Randall at the front desk was awesome and Dennis at the springs in the Shan... Read more
from Monteverde, Costa Rica
Submitted on 01-15-2017
Amazing hotel and we have the most beautiful view of the volcano from our room. The staff are fantastic and treat you very well. It's lovely when you don't do it often. Do not stay here if you are going to complain about all the things they like to do for you....like drive you to your room in a golf cart. We love it and want to stay for much longer.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 01-15-2017
What a wonderful hotel with amazing staff! Stayed here in early January 2017. We had originally booked a Tabacon Suite but they upgraded us to the Senator. WOW! An amazing suite with an unbelievable view. Unfortunately, it rained a lot during our stay but in many ways, it didn't matter. We were able to do most things. The hotel concierge is outsourced to Jacamar Tours who provided excellent service. When it was raining, we were still able to use the springs but we didn't want to walk over to the... Read more
from Toledo, Ohio
Submitted on 01-13-2017
Stayed 3 nights here for Christmas holidays with my boyfriend. While hotel was very nice, it was too fancy for us. We didn't select this hotel specifically as we used a travel agent. If we went back to la fortuna I would not stay here again. Like other reviews, the staff were friendly enough, but sometimes difficult to work with. For example, we arrived before our room was ready and spent an hour at the pool. When we returned to front desk to get our room keys, it was for some reason necessary... Read more
from Uxbridge, Canada
Submitted on 01-13-2017
I am sitting here on our balcony overlooking the rainforest, having a coffee and thinking about how lucky we are. This resort, and especially this room is everything we hoped for and more. The staff are friendly and efficient, the rooms very clean and the bed is beyond comfortable. We have enjoyed the hot springs everyday . We have also booked a number of tours with the tour company at the hotel. They are competitively priced. We are zip lining today then will be kayaking in the Caño Negro Wild... Read more
from
Submitted on 01-12-2017
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! Waking up in the jungle in the morning is priceless! Word of advice to Travelers Rent a car in town when you get there the Taxi prices are 25-30 one way into town. You can rent a car for the whole day at ... Read more
from Reno, Nevada, United States
Submitted on 01-12-2017
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 had enough of the springs after a few days. You need to walk to the springs and it is very slippery so be prepared! They provide a shuttle but the walk is nice as long as you have the appropriate ... Read more
from Burnaby, Canada
Submitted on 01-11-2017
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 change to another room of same standard for the following night. Another example that the front desk staff is cold and lack sympathy was that I asked the front desk if they ha... Read more
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