Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

13 Km Oeste Del Centro, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
+506 2479 2000

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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
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About Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

  • Resort Room
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  • Clean and Tidy
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  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi, Breakfast, and Parking for free

Situated only a few minutes away from Tabacon, this resort provides 5-star accommodation and an outdoor pool. It also features a sauna, a Jacuzzi and water slides.

There are a variety of facilities on offer to those staying at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, including a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and a coffee bar. It offers babysitting services, a currency exchange and a reception that is available around the clock.

There are 114 rooms at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, each providing all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay. They are also fitted with a mini bar and a hair dryer.

With its own restaurant that serves international and local dishes, the resort provides guests with everything they need for an enjoyable night without having to leave the resort. The in-house bar provides a relaxing setting for an evening drink.

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is a convenient base to discover La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Volcano. The friendly staff at the tour desk are available to book and organise activities in La Fortuna.

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Rooms available at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

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Standard rooms($385)
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King rooms($359 - $786)
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Queen rooms($356 - $961)
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Double rooms($933)
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Amenities at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

  • Outdoor pool
  • Water slide
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Mosquito net
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Cleaning products

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Disabled access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower chair
  • Adapted bath
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Car hire
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Landmark view
  • Lockers
  • Mountain view
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor


  • Wine glasses
  • Breakfast included
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Shops (on site)
  • Eco tourism
  • Hot spring bath
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Beauty salon
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Plunge pool
  • Pool towels
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Water slide

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Children's high chair

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Smartphone dock
  • TV
  • DVD player


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Drying rack for clothing


  • Feather pillow
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Valet parking


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Computer use available
  • Desk


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:My wife and I stayed here for her 40th birthday celebration. From the moment we arrived everything was excellent. The staff brought us refreshments while we completed the check in process and received a brief overview of the resort and its amenities. Once we went to our room, we were delighted with a “happy birthday” banner adorning the door. We each received a massage from the spa. Again, an excellent experience except that we were not told to arrive 30 min early for check in. The hot springs were a brief two minute shuttle ride from the main resort. We at first were apprehensive about the need for the shuttle but found that it was run very efficiently with less than a five minute wait each time we used it. The hot springs were a very unique experienced with meticulous attention to detail and cleanliness. We spent most of our evenings there. The signage was a little confusing, admittedly we were lost more than once trying to find out way out. The water was crystal clear, very warm, and chemical free. Truly a one of a kind experience. The breakfast Buffett which was included was very good with special attention to COVID precautions which is always appreciated. The service again was very good as well as the food. All of the food and meals we sampled was above our expectations. We felt the dinner buffet was a bit overpriced at $40 USD/person for what it offered, we did not try this one. All of the other food options were delicious, fresh, and reasonably priced. We participated in the Tapas/wine tasting one evening. We agree this was one of our favorite experiences of the stay. The somliea was both knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the experience. We were running 15 minutes late, and he waited for us to start which was greatly appreciated!
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Rooms, facilities
Cons:Price of breakfast
9.7 Excellent
Pros:Had a wonderful stay. Great location to explore the rain forest of Costa Rica. Had a wonderful room with beautiful views. Fabulous bathroom with huge Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Great to come back to the resort after hiking, zip-lining and ATV-ing and relax at the hot springs. Will definitely return.
Cons:Breakfast was very expensive. Buffet was $25++. The bill was $125.00 for our family of 4. We shopped in town and had breakfast in the room. Was still enjoyable. There was a fridge, coffee. Would be nice to have options for breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:The surroundings were beautiful with the volcano as the backdrop. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Shuttle service to spa and springs was very timely.
9.7 Excellent
Pros:The hot springs make it worth the price. We stayed for one night, but enjoyed two days on the hot springs and pools. We absolutely loved it and recommend it.
Cons:Do not expect great food. Both breakfast and dinner were highly overpriced for the quality. Dinner was so disappointing, we spent about $100 for two entrees, one appetizer and two beers, but the ribeye was could barely edible, and the special nothing to brag about. They also offer a buffet by the pool for $39/person, which we didn't try. Breakfast for $25/person was also a rip off considering I only enjoyed the fruits and yogurt. The rest of the buffet was not great, so I barely touched it. They need to invest in better food in my opinion...
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13 Km Oeste Del Centro, La Fortuna

What's nearby

  • Tabacon Hot Springs6 m
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park3.6 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park3.8 km
  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park3.9 km
  • Los Lagos Hot Springs3.9 km
  • Baldi Hot Springs4.7 km
  • Ecotermales Fortuna4.7 km
  • Termales Los Laureles4.8 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park5.2 km
  • Mount Chato6.7 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall8 km
  • Reno's International Mini Golf8.1 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

  • Guests aged 18 and over may access the exclusive Shangri-La Gardens, an outdoor rainforest lounge at the top of the waterfall that is reserved for adults only. Here you can relax in the tranquility of a cabana, enjoy peaceful hot springs and order tropical-themed cocktails along with light snacks.

  • If you are celebrating a special occasion – perhaps an anniversary or a proposal – there could be no better way to do it than by booking a romantic private dining experience. Hosted in a secluded rainforest bungalow, the experience includes a specially created 6-course menu paired with a fine selection of wines and beers.

  • The spa at this hotel is inspired by the rainforest setting and uses all-natural ingredients plus the healing power of the local waters – each spa treatment begins with a relaxing soak in a thermal hot spring. Treatments are given in outdoor bungalows designed for individual or couple’s sessions and include unique options such as avocado, aloe and green tea wraps, Naranjo coffee exfoliation, honey massages and a signature "Idyllic" treatment, which includes a relaxing massage and hot mud mask followed by a luxurious milk bath.

  • As well as the hotel’s beautiful setting and fantastic facilities, this property stands out with its sustainability initiatives. Deeply committed to protecting the natural world, it has been awarded the highest national level of certification for sustainable tourism. Initiatives include community outreach programs, sustainable practices in food and waste management, reduced energy consumption and education of guests through activities like the plant-a-tree program.

  • If traveling to the hotel from San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, you can expect the journey to take up to 3h by car. As the journey is a long one it is recommended to take a rental car or book a transfer service in advance to ensure a good price.

  • Plenty of tours can be booked through the hotel to help guests get up close to the incredible natural surroundings of the hotel. Adventurous options include white-water rafting, waterfall hiking, horseback riding and rainforest canopy tours, while those who want to get acquainted with nature can go on a "Sloths and Birds" discovery tour or floating safari. For a gourmet experience, opt for a chocolate or coffee tour to learn about local production.

  • Special honeymoon suites can be booked at this hotel, featuring stunning views of the Arenal volcano, a canopy king bed and an in-room jacuzzi that seats two people. For additional romance, the hotel can help organize special touches like breakfast in bed, couple’s massages and an aphrodisiac welcome amenity.

  • Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is located at 13 Km Oeste Del Centro, 8.7 km from the centre of La Fortuna. Tabacon Hot Springs is the closest landmark to Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa.

  • Yes, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa offers free parking.

  • No, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is 15.8 km from La Fortuna. Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is 78.7 km from San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

  • Yes, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa has a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

8.7 km

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Nearest airport

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Distance to airport

78.7 km