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Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa
4 stars

Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa

13 Km Oeste Del Centro, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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9.3
Excellent
based on 8 reviews
8 reviews

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About Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa

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Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano this luxury resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure & relaxation. A member of Small Luxury Hotels, Tabacon provides fabulous accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The unique thermal mineral springs emerge from the volcano, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Visit Shangri-La Gardens, a hotel guests and adults-only hideaway. Delight your senses with world-class cuisine inspired by local fares and indulge at The Spa where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows.

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Amenities at Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Pool and spa

  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub

Services and conveniences

  • Express check-out
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Air-conditioned

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Designated smoking area

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Minibar

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Hiking

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Complimentary breakfast

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer

General

  • Storage available

Health and safety

  • Safe

Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa

9.3
Wonderful8 verified reviews
15.4Couples
3.1Friends
1.1Solo
7.3Families
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10Wonderful
Christopher, May 2024

Extremely well-run and luxurious resort. Very well-equipped, and the staff were super friendly and responsive to every need. Very beautiful surroundings as well.

10Wonderful
Jeff, Jan 2021

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!

Cons. Nothing.

10Wonderful
Anonymous, Jun 2016

Pros. Rooms, facilities

Cons. Price of breakfast

9.7Wonderful
Anonymous, May 2016

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.

10Wonderful
Anonymous, May 2016

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.

9.7Wonderful
Anonymous, Apr 2016

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...

10Wonderful
Alan, Dec 2015

Pros. Ultra luxury accommodations if u choose the Rainforest room. What makes this place extra special is the Shangri-La, the exclusive hotel guests only portion of the thermal spa. Can't wait to go there again!

10Wonderful
Anonymous, Dec 2015

Pros. Everything was perfect. Best service and facilities! Amazing!

Cons. The breakfast is expensive

9.1Wonderful
Oscar, Sep 2015

Pros. Staff, room and Thermals are amazing. Area for guests only is very romantic and peaceful.

Cons. Thermal waters in area for guests only was not as hot as described by staff. Due to rain, all bungalows were dirty and wet. Staff could have been more on the ball on that. Perhaps covering them with plastic sheets so they wouldn't get so wet.

3.1Poor
kanedo4271, Aug 2015

Pros. The thermal pools

Cons. The cleanliness was horrible. Dingy and smell of mold. The facility needs an update badly

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Location

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

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

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FAQs when booking at Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa

  • Are there any adults-only areas 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.

  • Are there any special dining experiences on offer at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?

    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.

  • What signature spa services are on offer at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?

    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.

  • Why should I choose to stay at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?

    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.

  • What is the best way to get to Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa from the airport?

    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.

  • Does Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa organize any tours or excursions?

    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.

  • What is the best room to book at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa for a couple on honeymoon?

    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.

  • Where is Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa located?

    Tabacon Thermal Resort and 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 Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa?

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

  • Does Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa from the airport?

    Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa is 15.8 km from La Fortuna. Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa is 78.7 km from San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

  • Does Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa have a pool?

    Yes, Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa has a pool on-site.

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Good to know

Value for money

8.5

Distance to city centre

8.7 km

Nearest airport

La Fortuna

Distance to airport

15.8 km