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El Tucano Resort & Thermal Spa

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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“el tucano”(40 reviews)
“hot springs”(22 reviews)
“frank tours”(12 reviews)
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Pool
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

My friend and I went to Costa Rica for a brief 4-day vacation through Living Social Deals. Although our stay was short, we booked tours with Frank, who filled our days with so much fun! In just 2 days with Frank, we went horseback riding,...More

2  Thank nfb217
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Great place with great surroundings. Very convenient for travel in the North area. The staff cared enough to contact the airport for my daughter when we were late arriving :)

1  Thank Tanya K
Reviewed 18 March 2012

I found the room lacking charm and old looking but the setting and the warm springs pool were wonderful. The food is good but simple also. The spa was very good but they claim to use only natural products and most contain parabens...There is a...More

1  Thank 60745Veronique13
Reviewed 15 March 2012

We had a really good stay at El Tucano. They were welcoming and friendly and made us feel at home. It really seemed like in the middle of nowhere and that added to the charm of the place. Some people complained about the food, and...More

1  Thank sfair10784
Reviewed 2 February 2012

El tucano. The el tucano is an older property with natural hot springs. It is frequented by a lot of ticos very few foreigners. The property has stunning "bones" it could be a stunning property with it's mediteranian architecture and old growth forest but it...More

1  Thank lobco
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Amenities
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Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Spa
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Meeting Rooms
Concierge
Breakfast Available
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Outdoor pool
Hot Tub
Tennis Court
Heated pool
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Price range
USD 76 - USD 179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
USD 76 - USD 179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Sharon S
25 November 2017|
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Response from INFORMANTE1Tucano | Property representative |
Yes you can
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knightes
17 October 2017|
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Response from Mariela Quesada M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I do not know Franks tours.
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travelingfourFlorida
6 July 2017|
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Response from tmatthews755 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the river has geotermal vents and the water is delicious. Actually ther are 4 pools. 2 are not visable in the photos. 1 behide the 5 star spa and one beside the restuarant. Wonderful tropical jungles surround the entire... More
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"Stay at another hotel"
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"There is no elevator. If you want to be close to pools and restaurant/bar, ask for closeby rooms."
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"Use Frank as a guide or transport to and from the airport. The airport is only 40 miles but it can take up to..."
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"Request rooms nears the pool."
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