Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

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

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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa - La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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Tue 22/6
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Distance to city centre

5.4 mi

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Nearest airport

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Distance to airport

48.9 mi

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hot springs in 262 reviews
great staff in 141 reviews
amazing hotel in 81 reviews
great breakfast in 80 reviews
room service in 69 reviews
everything was perfect in 66 reviews
excellent service in 65 reviews
thermal spa in 54 reviews
breakfast buffet in 52 reviews
volcano view in 30 reviews
food options in 14 reviews
grocery store or pharmacy in 9 reviews
grounds were so beautiful in 9 reviews
room was great in 9 reviews
covered strawberries in 6 reviews
heaven on earth in 4 reviews
restaurants were both great in 4 reviews
two days in 4 reviews
  • Excellent
    Jan 2021

    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!


  • Excellent
    Jun 2016

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    Price of breakfast

  • Excellent
    May 2016

    Great location with wonderful staff.

    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.

    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.

  • Excellent
    May 2016


    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.

  • Excellent
    Apr 2016

    Amazing hot springs!!

    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.

    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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About Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa


Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is a popular destination that is at the base of the Arenal Volcano. It is a hotel and resort that has undergone extensive remodeling and a full makeover in order to provide guests with a wide array of accommodations and amenities that meet a variety of needs.

The hotel is located just north of the Arenal Volcano National Park, and it provides a wonderful view of the surrounding area. Guests who stay here will be treated to pristine thermal water flows and plenty of hidden bathing spots in the area. There are a number of fantastic botanical gardens, many hiking trails as well as natural pools for guests to enjoy.

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa has a lot of options when it comes to accommodations. For example, the standard rooms have vast open spaces with excellent views of exterior tropical settings. Each one is complemented by a modern interior design scheme with plenty of color. The bathrooms have rain forest showers along with natural skylights. Included with these rooms are large flat-screen TVs, sofa beds, telephones with voicemail, outdoor patios, and more. Larger suites are also available that feature master bathrooms and fine toiletries, separate glass enclosed showers, spacious walk-in closets, and customized services.

The resort has a number of options when it comes to restaurants and bars. There are three bars at which guests can get drinks, and two restaurants that serve a variety of delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each meal is prepared using local culinary concepts and regional ingredients to offer guests a wonderful and unique experience. There are also plenty of options for special menu items for younger guests as well as those with dietary needs.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

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Amenities at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Computer use available
Wine glasses
Babysitting or child care
Entire unit located on ground floor
Car hire
Wake-up service
Entire unit wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Family rooms
Concierge service
Cribs available
Currency exchange on-site
Feather pillow
Fire extinguisher
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Ironing service
Laundry service
Flat-screen TV
Multi-lingual staff
Free toiletries
Garden view
Shops (on site)
Room service
Smoke alarms
Breakfast included
Special diet menus (on request)
Hot spring bath
Contactless check-in/check-out
Tour desk
Face masks for guests available
Hypoallergenic pillow
Physical distancing in dining areas
Physical distancing rules
Books, DVDs, music for children
Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
Process in place to check health of guests
Hot tub
Interconnected room(s) available
Child pool
Outdoor pool
Key card access
Kids meals
No smoking
Landmark view
Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
Beauty salon
Express check-out
Fitness centre
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Horse riding
Lowered sink
Cable or satellite TV
Mosquito net
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
Mountain view
24-hour security
Non-feather pillow
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
Outdoor furniture
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Delivered food is securely covered
Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
Complimentary breakfast
Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
Plunge pool
Free parking
Pool towels
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Private bathroom
24-hour front desk
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Shuttle service (additional charge)
Wedding services
Spa and wellness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Ticket service
Raised toilet
Disabled access
Roll-in shower
Safety deposit box
Seating area
Shower cap
Shower chair
Adapted bath
First-aid kit
Snack bar
Alarm clock
Sofa bed
Spa bath
Body soap
Bottle of water
Breakfast in the room
Bridal suite
Tea/coffee maker
Tile/marble floor
Toilet paper
Toilet with grab rails
Thermometers for guests provided by property
Children's high chair
Cleaning products
Coffee machine
Tumble dryer
Smartphone dock
Upper floors accessible by stairs
Valet parking
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe or closet
Drying rack for clothing
Water slide

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Most popular landmarks

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  • Baldi Hot Springs2.9 mi

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