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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Top Arenal Resort / 5-Star Luxury in Nature
Style: Luxury Resort w/ Amazing Volcano Views and Free Hot Springs
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Based on 2755 reviews
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Superior Room King Bed

Superior Room King Bed

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$253 $126
Per Adult Nightly
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

Superior Room Two Queen Beds

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$253 $126
Per Adult Nightly
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 Suite Two Full Beds

Tabacon Suite Two Full Beds

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$450 $150
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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Tabacon Suite King Bed

Tabacon Suite King Bed

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$450 $150
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

Honeymoon Suite King Bed

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$450 $150
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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Orchid Room Two Queen Beds

Orchid Room Two Queen Beds

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$310 $155
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 Bed

Orchid Room King Bed

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Starting from
$310 $155
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

Rainforest King Bed

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$375 $187
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 Grand Spa Thermal Resort
13 Km Northwest la Fortuna de San Carlos. Arenal, Alajuela, Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, CC Costa Rica Alajuela

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

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
  • 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 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 Therapist
  • Medical Services
  • Mountain View
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Multiple Swimming Pools
  • On-Site Check In
  • On-Site Convenience Store
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Pool Area Bar
  • Public Internet Access
  • 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 2755 reviews
from northern california
Submitted on 20-05-2016
Very nice place. Friendly staff. Open, inviting lobby. We had a room close to the lobby, on the second floor, with a forest (not volcano) view. With a large picture window, it was very pretty. Our room was spacious- I noticed that is was double the size as the same priced smaller rooms, maybe because of the view, but I was very pleased with our view. To get to the hot springs, you have to take a shuttle, or walk up hill about 1/4 mile. It's a short walk, but we took the shuttle. The hot springs ... Read more
from Boise, Idaho
Submitted on 20-05-2016
The hotel was very nice! The beds were comfortable, the staff were friendly, and helpful. The hot springs were amazing!! Even if you don't stay at the resort the hot springs are a must see when in the area! The pools and design are so well done! Great place! The only down fall are the food options near the hot springs and pool area, not healthy and very over priced. Other than that an amazing stay!
from
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Tabacon is not the most expensive la fortuna/Arenal resort but little pricey! It is also worth every penny. The staff is second to none, hospitable and gracious. It is best to stay in the main building for many many reasons. The odd number rooms provide mountain views and even number Arenal views but just step outside and see it in all its splendor. The zen gardens are tranquil beyond belief with no children permitted in this area of hot springs. Their are many family spots to soak as well as sm... Read more
from Redlands, California
Submitted on 22-05-2016
Amazing experience! The rooms and bathrooms were perfect, our room had a view of the volcano. The hot springs were gorgeous! And hotel guests get exclusive access to terrace gardens with its own bar and separate hot springs. The only thing we wished was different was that it's not walkable to the town La fortuna, it's about a $18 taxi ride each way to the town. Also the food at the resort was a bit overpriced. Overall a great experience however!
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 25-05-2016
The spa setting is beautiful and the separate pavilions maintain a wonderful sense of privacy. The hotel is very large and caters to groups and businessmen. The staff is very nice but I felt a disconnect with the guests - perhaps due to the large number of guests they serve on a daily basis. The rooms were clean and very large but I feel they were not consistent with the lush surroundings and these rooms could have been in any city anywhere in the world.
from
Submitted on 03-06-2016
The place is just awesome and the atmosphere is something magic at night. Just a lot of tourists go there, so if u plan your trip in high season, take it into consideration. The staff is very nice and helpful, thanks for the great stay.
from Pompano Beach, FL
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Tabacon can be described with one word - perfection! From the impeccably kept grounds to the extreme helpfulness of the staff, it is truly one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. The hot springs are magically beautiful. This is our second trip to Tabacon and we were planning our third trip before we even left!
from Costa Rica
Submitted on 05-06-2016
First of all, they upgrade us to a gorgeous suite with a beautiful view. This place is very safe, the staff are very friendly, and the hotspring are breathtaking. We order a couple massage at the spa,and it was one of the best massages we have ever taken. They offer a very unique ritual and have a very relaxing natural sound while you are taking the massage. The only obstacle is that the food (not very good) and drinks are too expensive.
from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Simply must experience the thermal springs. As hotel guests have access to exclusive area at top of the resort. Service here as with all my exoeriences in Costa Rica was excellent. Rate as Four stars overall as it is fairly expensive, and while everything is very nice, doesn't have the same 'wow' quality as Rio Perdido. Was disappointed with superior room --bathroom was dated (jetted tub w linear shower curtain rod), had no patio, or view of Arenal. Were pleasantly surprised when returned from h... Read more
from
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Can't say enough good things about this resort. The rooms were modern and clean, staff was professional and very helpful, and the hot springs were beyond amazing. The swim up bar and terraced springs were almost surreal. Truly a magical experience. A must see!! Can't wait to go back. 10/10
from Cobden, Illinois
Submitted on 13-06-2016
Beautiful rooms with more room than you'll need. The bed I had was a large king with down comforters. Huge bathroom. Breakfast buffet was included. The service was great and the hotel desk was very helpful in helping me plan my activities. Of course there is the hot springs spa. Just go there. Words cannot express how wonderful this place is. If you don't have the money, then save up, however long it takes and go.
from Los Gatos, California
Submitted on 15-06-2016
Very nice place. Good for the money. Used to be the top dog place, but other more extravagant places have moved in. Good service, clean upscale rooms. Hot springs are very cool...an actual natural hot river runs through it. Lots of private little places into which to nestle down.
from
Submitted on 15-06-2016
Fantastic! Friendly staff. Great food! Buffet breakfast is a great spread. Only a 1000 meters away from the spectacular thermal Springs. Buy a packaged deal for better pricing on daily entry. I would love to visit yearly!
from Kansas City, Missouri
Submitted on 16-06-2016
We stayed here for 2 nights. This place was nice, but honestly did not live up to my full expectations. It was quite busy upon check-in and crowded when we got to the springs. I thought I would enjoy the hot springs a lot more than I did. They were quite crowded and we had trouble finding a private spot to relax in. Also, a good pair of Tevas or water shoes in the springs would be helpful as the bottom is very rocky. The main pool and bar area was also very crowded. There is a beautiful... Read more
from Guadalajara, Mexico
Submitted on 17-06-2016
It is a great place, around 3 hours from San José Airport and the roads are narrow but good. We went with a 5 years girl, my mother in law, my husband and I. We all enjoy the place the customer service is EXCELLENT the hotel is fine and the buffett breakfast is good. If you contact the hotel in advance they offer a good price that include buffett breakfast and a la carte dinner is a very good option. Costa Rica is as expensive as USA for dinner and drinks so be prepair for that. When yo... Read more
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