Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

A world-class resort in the midst of the beautiful Costa Rican rainforest, near La Fortuna de San Carlos

Explore lush jungle, natural hot springs and wake up to a dawn chorus of tropical birds. Take in views of the brooding Arenal Volcano. To stay at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is to immerse yourself in a Costa Rican paradise.

Set in more than 900 acres of a verdant rainforest reserve, this boutique hotel is a tranquil retreat with luxurious modern touches. Everything is designed to make the most of the inspiring setting – from the design of the rooms to the thermal springs that feed its internationally-renowned spa. Completely in harmony with nature, this hotel has also been awarded five out of five leaves for its sustainability by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT).
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It’s an ideal launch pad for exploring the Arenal Volcano National Park. See (and hear) exotic Costa Rican wildlife in all its glory, from howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans and coatis. Then finish your day with a swim in Tabacón’s pool, before watching the sun dip below the canopy of the trees.

Enjoy your stay!


105 Rooms |  3 Floors |  2 Restaurants | 

4.8 /5

2680 reviews

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Environmentally Conscious

The Tabacón approach is to employ sound and sustainable principles throughout the entire life cycle of its infrastructure. Every drop of Tabacón water has always been and will always be true, thermal water, naturally heated by the volcano and slowly mineralised, underground. The installation of 836 solar panels means that the energy generated for the resort is clean and completely renewable, while over 1,500 trees have been planted on property as part of an ongoing reforestation project. The resort is also a pioneer in La Fortuna Electric Route, facilitating installations for recharging electric vehicles to make electric transport viable in Costa Rica.

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Cultural Custodians

With its rainforest reserve setting, Tabacón makes a luxurious base for discovering the astounding Arenal Volcano region. In partnership with a local, ethical tour provider, Tabacón encourages guests to delve deep into Costa Rican culture, from coffee and chocolate making classes, to guided wildlife and waterfall walks and handicraft days spent with the Maleku tribe, the smallest indigenous community of Costa Rica. Meanwhile, the palm-thatched spa centres around the life-giving properties of its natural springs, using raw materials such as coffee, lemon grass, pineapple, cocoa, yucca, and rice to create a true ‘Tico’ wellness experience.

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Community Minded

As one of the main employers in the area, Tabacón provides job opportunities to residents and neighbouring communities and recently launched the ‘Together We’ll Go Ahead’ campaign to provide meals to workers in the tourism industry affected by the pandemic crisis. The food was prepared in the Tabacón kitchen and distributed to different communities, positively impacting 850 families. The resort passionately supports local suppliers, not only through a sustainable gastronomy programme which showcases Costa Rican produce and regional delicacies, but also by supporting the ‘Tu-MoDeLo’ programme of sustainable local supply.

Our rooms

Orchid King Room


Sleeps 3
King
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Orchid 2 Queen Room


Sleeps 4
Queen
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Rainforest Room


Sleeps 2
King
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Honeymoon Suite


Sleeps 2
King
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Tabacon King Suite


Sleeps 3
King
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Senator 2 Bedroom Suite


Sleeps 4
King
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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.8 /5

4.8

2680 reviews

INVITED Rating

5 /5
4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5

4.5

5639 reviews

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Slice of heaven

Surroundings people good all amazing. Would highly recommend

By Karen Mar ’22 Trip Type Friends


5

Incredible experience and excellent service and attention to customers

Very professional staff and service. Permanent attention and care. Very well trained and organized personnel. Wonderful, healthy and high quality breakfast. Unforgettable experience in the hot spring area. Great idea about Shangri-la, a peaceful place where hotel guests can rest and be away from the Read more[SPLIT]Read lesscrowd. Just a little drawback: no hangers for the towels in the room and no hot water.

By Anna Nov ’21 Trip Type Couple


Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, Costa Rica

5

(based on 2 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Slice of heaven

Surroundings people good all amazing. Would highly recommend

By Karen Mar ’22 Trip Type Friends


5

Incredible experience and excellent service and attention to customers

Very professional staff and service. Permanent attention and care. Very well trained and organized personnel. Wonderful, healthy and high quality breakfast. Unforgettable experience in the hot spring area. Great idea about Shangri-la, a peaceful place where hotel guests can rest and be away from the Read more[SPLIT]Read lesscrowd. Just a little drawback: no hangers for the towels in the room and no hot water.

By Anna Nov ’21 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Family
Family friendly
Restaurant
Restaurant
Room
Room service
Air
Air conditioning
Free
Free parking

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Wedding services

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Wedding services
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee shop
  • Accessible parking
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage services
  • Pets not allowed

Food And Drinks

Tabacón’s two restaurants– Ave del Paraíso and Los Tucanes – offer everything from breakfast buffets to fine à la carte dining. Tuck into sopa negra (black bean soup) and ceviche. Or savour a Tabacón speciality: lava steak, cooked to perfection on a volcanic stone at your table. For mid-day snacks and refreshing aperitifs, head to the poolside bar or the Shangri-La Gardens, an award-winning, adults-only hideaway.

Los Tucanes Restaurant

Served Meals: Breakfast Los Tucanes offers first-class dining in a relaxed setting. Located on the hotel grounds bordered by the rainforest. This welcoming and intimate restaurant serves a tropical breakfast buffet and a la carte dinners. The sounds of water flowing into the thermal mineral spring pool located right next to the restaurant.

Ave del Paraiso Restaurant

Served Meals: Lunch, Dinner Featuring lovely views of the main waterfall and our lush tropical gardens. Ave del Paraiso is located in the thermal resort area. The restaurant is designed to accommodate large group lunches and dinners and also for guests seeking a more informal setting.

Spa

With a philosophy centred around the life-giving properties of its natural springs, the spa at Tabacón takes wellness to leafy new heights. Start with a dip in a thermomineral hot tub before a treatment in your own private bungalow. Its palm-thatched roof and caña brava walls allow you to experience the scents and sounds of the rainforest in complete privacy. Tabacón also offers invigorating yoga in its open-air studio.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

13 km Northwest

Arenal Volcano National Park

La Fortuna de San Carlos

01007

Costa Rica

Check in:

1500

Check out:

1200

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Where is it?

130 kms to airport Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport

130 kms to airport Juan Santamaria International

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