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Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 2099
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Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa Rica. This five-star resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerges from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“swim up bar” (292 reviews)
“hot springs” (1,288 reviews)
“day pass” (177 reviews)
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 2099
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

Like everything in that region, very expensive, but a very very interesting experience, unlike any other hot springs. The kids loved it, especially the little waterslide. Could use more cold water for cool down. Cocktails at 11US$ are not so inviting, but the buffet was...More

Thank Jean-Léon D
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Really wish my trip to Tabacon was longer than the few hours the tour let us stop here. I waited all day to get to this spot & had my suit on already so while those amateurs were still changing I was at the swim...More

Thank Leigth M
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Spend the extra money to experience the thermal hot springs - SERIOUSLY! Do not go cheaper to the other 'manufactured' stone surroundings. This facility has natural, amazing, lots of pools to wade in surrounded by the rainforest. Worth every penny!More

Thank Lisa C
TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2016

Hello, Thank you for your preference. We're glad you loved our thermal experience, we are located in a truly magical setting at the base of Arenal Volcano in a tropical rainforest reserve. As you mention Tabacon is Costa Rica´s largest network of naturally flowing hot...More

Reviewed 8 January 2016

We were here with our three kids in the evening, around 6pm. The trails are dark, water isn't well lit, and the bottoms of the "pools" are rocks and sand. There was sometimes a strong current that was a bit treacherous, especially for kids. We...More

Thank ktcpc
TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2016

Hello, We appreciate your review. Let me express my deepest apologies if we were not able to exceed your expectations. Tabacon is the only natural hot spring resort that emerge from the volcano and goes through the property by gravity forming in-river pools, ponds and...More

Reviewed 6 January 2016

We expected a spring coming out of a mountain in the middle of the wilderness, but were surprised by this very organized facility with a bar that one can swim up to, many pools of different temperatures, lockers and dressing rooms. A great experience!

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We went there at night and it was magical. Lots of space, in the middle of the jungle, with an orage in the distance and a little drizzle, it was magic. Secured lockers, they provide you with a towel, the place os very clean. A...More

Thank Sam J
Reviewed 6 January 2016

After a long day full of walking in the jungle, waterfalls and arenal volcano (all in one day) I finish my vacations so satisfied but my surprise was this place, where they provide a warm towel, locker for my dirty close and my camera, finally,...More

Thank toforofo78
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We went at night which is good, because there isn't much else to do at night - but it was hard to figure out how to get to the particular pools we wanted to dip in. Water felt great - but it was all a...More

Thank Aus2London
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Yes it can get expensive but after 4pm is cheaper and better. Less people and the expirence at night even better.

Thank CabiriaResto
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We absolutely LOVED it, spend 2 hours each day we were there with our 2 year old. It was very relaxing , would love to go back someday.

Thank Ash_D29
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12 February 2017|
Response from Melania L | Property representative |
Dear Apubita Thanks for your question! We have several day pass options and prices change depending on the services included and the schedule to visit the hot springs you select. If you are arriving after 5:00 pm the Day... More
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12 February 2017|
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Response from TabaconGuestService | Property representative |
Hello Apubita, We appreciate your interest in Tabacon. We offer day pass with lunch or dinner, Price per person US$ 85.00, this incudes entrance to the hot springs from 10 am to 10 pm and lunch or dinner as per your... More
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31 January 2017|
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Response from TabaconGuestService | Property representative |
Hello Kimberly, we appreciate your interest in Tabacon. In relation to the rates of lodging the guests of our hotel have complementary enjoyment of breakfast included, however other food services are not included in the... More