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Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

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13 Km Oeste Del Centro, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 6 hotels in La Fortuna
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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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 carbon neutral resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. Tabacon provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerge from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Explore Shangri-La Gardens an hotel guests and adults-only hideaway, delight your senses with world- class cuisine inspired by local fares or surprise that special person with a gala dinner in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the gardens is located The Spa, which combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience, where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows all of them with private jacuzzi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Free shuttle or taxi services
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Seating area
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Idan M wrote a review 12 Jan
Tel Aviv, Israel7 contributions2 helpful votes
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The Tabacon was the first destination of our honeymoon in costa. Upon arrival we were immediately greeted with a warm welcome & drinks, explanation about the hotel’s facilities and atmosphere. The uniqueness of this hotel comes in may ways starting the thermal natural volcanic springs (even in your shower!), amazing food, cleanliness and extreme high attention to detail. But all of the above falls short of the outstanding service of the hotel staff, we want to specifically mention Frank for taking care of every one of our needs and was always 2 steps ahead of expectation, this is a level of intelligence we never experienced before - this truly made us feel at home! The Tabacon experience is the ultimate one for healing your mind and body while enjoying La fortuna. Thank you!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Community M, Promocionar at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
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Dear Idan M, Congratulations on your wedding and thank you for choosing Tabacon as part of your honeymoon, it was an honor to be part of this unforgettable occasion in your life. We are happy to know you had the opportunity to enjoy our natural hot springs, the exquisite culinary experience our restaurants offer, and our amenities. It's great to hear that you found our staff helpful, your comments will be shared with our team to recognize them for their hard work. We would love to host you soon again! Best Regards, Marcel Stittner Generla Manager
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Saleena Avari wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
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My husband surprised me for my birthday and took me to Tabacon and the experience was nothing short of magical. There are so many thermal pools to choose from and you can easily spend your whole day relaxing in bliss. I highly recommend a day out to the Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa and opt for the lunch buffet if you can.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Community M, General Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Responded 3 Apr 2020
Dear valued guest, Thank you for sharing your review with us. It's wonderful to read you came to celebrate your birthday! We are glad to know you had a 5 star experience during your visit. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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abdatta2022 wrote a review 10 Jan
San Jose, Costa Rica1 contribution
Excellent stay. They hosts are great, the place is child friendly, great attention to detail and we were well looked after. It was reassuring to see all Covid protocols were in place and strictly followed.Kudos to the team.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Community M, Promocionar at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
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Dear abdatta2022, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with us. being the enjoyment of your stay, We are happy to know you and your family enjoyed your visit and felt safe. Our visitor's well-being and health are our priorities, we want to ensure safe spaces for our visitors and team. It's great to hear that you found our staff helpful and we would love to host you soon again. Best Regards, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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History4fun wrote a review 9 Jan
Herndon, Virginia195 contributions54 helpful votes
Spent three nights here during our recent Costa Rica trip. Just amazing... We stayed at the Senator Suite - rooms very very large and spacious, bathrooms were big and the hot water was from the geothermal springs. Frequent shuttles to the Geothermal springs. We spent an afternoon at the spa - it was very refreshing. We preferred the restaurant Ave at the spa (which was casual setting) than the main one (Tucanes). Tucanes was extremely crowded and we had to wait to get seated for breakfast even with reservations. Would definitely come back!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear History4fun, Thank you for choosing our hotel for this special trip. We're happy that we were able to deliver on your expectations, our goal is to stand out and ensure each guest has a wonderful experience. We are happy to hear you had the opportunity to enjoy our natural hot springs and refresh in our Spa. It is also great to know you enjoyed the delicious culinary experience from Ave Restaurant. We look forward to your next visit! Best Regards, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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Cheyenne W wrote a review 7 Jan
Tulsa, Oklahoma12 contributions10 helpful votes
It was amazing. So beautiful and relaxing. We did the romance package, had a spa treatment, a waterfall hike, and chefs tasting dinner. All incredible. Only complaint is the neighbors we had, so loud one night. Having a party or something (my dog had just died so I was especially irritable so could just be me).
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Community M, Promocionar at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
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Dear 123cheyenneh, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are happy to hear you had the opportunity to relax with our Spa treatments and enjoy the delicious culinary experience our restaurants offer. I'm very sorry about your dog and I apologize for the noise, in these cases, you can always contact our concierge team and we will solve it. Our goal is to stand out and ensure each guest has a wonderful experience. We hope to serve you soon again! Best Regards, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$277 - US$429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tabacon grand spa thermal hotel la fortuna de san carlos, tabacon grand hotel thermal, tabacon grand resort thermal, tabacon resort, tabacon hot springs
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San CarlosLa Fortuna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Cabalgata Don Tobias (3.8 km), Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (7.4 km), and Arenal Eco Zoo (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Los Rodríguez, La Ventanita, and Red Frog Coffee Roaster.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.