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Deerfield Beach, Florida
Reviewed 8 April 2014

For someone who grew up at the beach all her life I was not sure how I was going to like being in the jungle. Lets just say after staying at Tabacon Grand Spa Resort it made me not miss the beach at all. Its location is breath taken. Between the natural springs, the volcanic views, and waterfalls I was...

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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Jawuko Thank you for sharing your comments with us. At Tabacon we strive to always provide world-class service to create an unforgettable experience, we are blessed with a marvelous natural setting in the heart of the rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, we complement our luxurious facilities with our sustainable practices, to offer a memorable vacation...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 7 April 2014

This was an excellent resort experience that I highly recommend. The views, service, and food were excellent! I had a Rainforest Suite that came with an amazing view. If interested in Spa Packages I recommend taking advantage of the outdoor bungalow experience. Hearing the sound of nature opposed to an audio CD was more relaxing than I could have imagined....

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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ashley M On behalf of Tabacon team we would like to thank you for taking the time and share with us your review. Tabacon´s main philosophy is to offer a memorable experience to all our guests in the heart of the rainforest. At the Grand Spa the sounds of nature become part of your spa experience. We will be...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 7 April 2014

A couple of friends from San Francisco came and we stayed here for a night, it was an amazing experience, ours were standard rooms and they were impeccable, the beds delicious and every detail exuded luxury. The service also blew me away, staff are very well prepared to answer all questions and were very efficient to deal with any requests,...

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TabaconGuestService, Manager at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Marcus A We really appreciate your comments! Our staff is always working to provide high quality service and pay attention to every detail in order to create memorable experiences to our valuable guests. We are glad you enjoyed our thermal resort which in fact has been recognized as one of the best worldwide, thanks to its exuberant gardens and...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

We purchased the day pass for the hot springs area. $170 for 2 people with a 3 course lunch. The food was delicious, but very slow service. The hot springs are incredible! Very beautiful. I recommend going early to avoid crowds. The warm water is soothing and relaxing. The grounds are very clean and well maintained. I would love to...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear marta_yajaira Thank you for your comments. We are glad you spent a marvelous time at our thermal resort. We offer several pools where you can find total relaxation in the heart of the rainforest. Ave del Paraíso Restaurant is the location where you enjoyed lunch, we have special chefs preparing the most delicious dishes to satisfy your senses. We...

California
Reviewed 4 April 2014

This was a nice resort. I wouldn't call it luxurious, but it ended up being perfect for what we needed. We arrived here after spending four days at the JW Marriott in Guanacaste. HOTEL: The hotel is a little more Motel-ish than Resort-ish, but it was still nice. I would not give it five stars. I specifically asked for adjacent...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Ruth B Thank you for taking the time and share your experience with such details and tips, we really appreciate it. We firmly believe that every single detail is part of Tabacon experience, our team constantly work to offer a memorable experience. We are glad to know you enjoyed our award winning hot springs resort. In-room amenities, such as,...

Kfar Saba, Israel
Reviewed 3 April 2014

If you are coming to visit Arenal volcano - you should stay at Tabacon. They own one of the best thermal resorts there and the hotel guests have a separate quite sections there for adults only which must be close to Paradise ! The hotel has shuttle service to the thermal resort which is ~400 mt down the road. The...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Aviel P Thank you for sharing your thoughts, we firmly believe that every single detail is part of Tabacon´s experience. Check in process, the room, amenities, the food and beverage options and our unique hot springs are key moments during your vacation. Tabacon is located in 872 acres of lush rainforest and all our thermal springs emerge from the...

Miami
Reviewed 3 April 2014

This hotel stay was the low mark in our week-long trip to Costa Rica. I had high expectations as this is a 5 star resort. First off, there was an issue with our reservation, we expected connecting rooms since my husband and I were traveling with my parents and 2 boys. We booked through a travel agent and when I...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing!!! It was our 3rd stop on our honeymoon... They offered us a discounted suite upon checkin and sent fruits and champagne to our room which had an amazing view of the volcano. The hot springs are wonderful... We recommend going at night, it's quieter and more romantic (less people/kids). All of the food and restaurants are...

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Breezy Point, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

This place is beautiful. Its hard to top this type of service anywhere in the world. My second trip here, and I would come back in a New York minute. Your eyes overdose with scenery and beauty. The gringo pricing could improve as far as food and drinks go. I'm not rich and I work very hard to come to...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 March 2014

My husband and stayed for 3 nights at Tabacon and it was unforgettable. From the months before our arrival date, making the reservation with the live chat receptionists to the time we left the resort, we had unparalleled customer service. My husband conversed with the reception staff considerably before we left to ensure our stay was perfect and they totally...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MikeandTinaGreen We really appreciate your comments, thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us! We are extremely happy to know we exceed your expectations. Tabacon is blessed with a marvelous natural setting and our facilities are in harmony with the rainforest, providing the opportunity to our visitors to enjoy direct contact with nature and explore the richness of...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, 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 the resort's Grand Spa, member of The Leading Spas of the World which combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience, where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows all of them with private jacuzzi. ... more   less 

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Address: 13 Km Northwest, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $425 - $820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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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
Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#13 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hello! My boyfriend and I are traveling to Tabacon in a few weeks! We are a couple in our late twenty's/early thirty's and this will be our first big trip together out of the country... I've tried to do a lot of research but I still have a few questions! Please help and be specific if you can! :)

We booked a private van to the hotel from the airport - but what about once we're there? I've seen a few posts about $1-$2 taxi rides about 10 minutes away into the town of La Fortuna, but I've also seen some people say it cost them $20 to get to La Fortuna.

1. How much should we expect to pay for a taxi from Tabacon into the town of La Fortuna? (or other nearby areas with restaurants)

2. How did you book these quick taxi rides?

When I travel, I am the adventurous type - I love to experience the culture of the area. I am terrified of heights but am still open to zip lining, hiking, etc. I also want to see as many animals and creatures as possible, and I love to photograph! On the other hand, my boyfriend is not as adventurous and would love to experience the culture but in a more relaxed way.

3. What are the best adventurous excursions/tours that you've been on, and how do you book them?

4. What are the most beautiful & relaxing tours that you've been on, and how do you book them?

5. Has anyone been to Extremo Ziplining? I've heard it's the best.

I've read numerous posts about how the food at the Tabacon isn't worth the money... which is fine because I would rather experience the culture anyways.

6. Where have you traveled for food and beverages that you would recommend us to go - and how did you get there?

Lastly, we only have 5 days here and our first and last day are wasted, due to the amount of travel time. (So really only 3 days)

7. What are the top things you recommend for us to do here, besides the springs?

Thanks in advance!!

over a year ago

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