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Reviewed 21 November 2013

I was there in March and now I spent three nights with a group of clients. This time around the experience was better than the first time since it did not rain every day as it did in March. The staff, the service, the Spa were all great. Very convenient to some of the activities available in the area like...

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Silicon Valley, CA
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We came to Tabacon for the first half of our honeymoon, splurging on a Rainforest Suite. So worth it. At least in November, the hot springs weren't overcrowded and we were always able to find a secluded little spot. With the sounds of the waterfalls, we felt like we had our own private paradise! The food is nice (the honeymoon...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Most relaxing vacation ever. Trip Advisor comments were spot on; regarding volcano, rooms and spa. Tabacon made us feel special and treated us with kindness the entire time. The thermal pools and spa were unbelievable; I can't speak highly enough about them. We are coming back next year and staying at Tabacon - it was AMAZING. Why would anyone stay...

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Sequim, Washington
Reviewed 19 November 2013

The property itself is nice. Standard rooms are comfortable. Breakfast buffett is excellent and the charge is $25 pp. If you are not a big Breakfast person, save the $$ for dinner. The selection on the room service menu actually offered a nice variety at prices that were more reasonable than the restaurant had to offer. The staff was friendly...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I happen to love Trip Advisor, and always read the worst reviews first to see if there have been repetitive complaints. Normally, I would have chosen a better user-rated hotel for my stay, but the two day access to the hot springs made it worth it to us to stay here for our one night in La Fortuna. As far...

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Seminole, Florida
Reviewed 12 November 2013

To begin, I would highly recommend Tabacon. My boyfriend and I splurged and stayed in the Rain forest suite since it was my birthday, which was very spacious and secluded yet close to the main building. The hot springs were gorgeous and we really wish we had more time to spend there but we were out being as adventurous as...

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

Dear CathyJo1021 Thank you for taking the time and share your review with us, we really appreciate it. We are extremely happy to know that you decided to visit Tabacon to enjoy your birthday with us, we love to celebrate with our guests. As you were traveling as a group there are a lot of things to enjoy during your...

Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

This is a high end resort that is actually a good price when you factor in it includes access to hot springs which is about 60.00 pet person. Breatfast is outstanding. Service is wonderful, staff are friendly. Enjoyed and you gladly recommend.

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

Dear jkucher Thank you so much for your appraisal, it is very rewarding to be informed about the pleasant experience you enjoyed during your stay with us. Tabacon is meant to be an experience to be cherished and remembered, that is why we focus our efforts to exceed all customer expectations. As you mentioned all our hotel guests receive free...

Teaneck, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 November 2013

My friends, sometimes we are blessed on this earth to find a place where I can recharge and just unwind. Tabacon Grand Spa and Hot Spring is just the place. Our room come with a great view of the Arenal Volcano, good king size bed and space to feel comfort in the room. We choose not to eat at the...

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

Dear Jonathan O Thank you for sharing your comments with us. At Tabacón we strive to always provide unforgettable service, that's why is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed a memorable experience during your stay with us, we are blessed with a marvelous natural setting and our facilities are in harmony with the rainforest offering the opportunity to our...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 November 2013

I just got done spending two nights here and had a great time. I'm typically not a fan of resorts or overly touristy destinations, but Tabacon was a lot of fun. The service was great, everyone you meet at the resort or pass by walking is willing to help. The rooms were very nice - pillow top mattresses, flat screen...

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

Dear Chris A Thank you for sharing your comments with us, 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 the natural hot springs river that emerge directly from Arenal Volcano. The experience itself is memorable and all our hotel guest can experience...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 9 November 2013

We booked a regular room and upgraded when we got there to the rain forest suite. So many people told us we wouldn't be in our room much which was true but...if you enjoy coffee in the am before going out or cocktails before dinner I'd recommend upgrading. The balcony was so nice overlooking the rain forest. Huge rooms and...

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

Dear CherylGlendaleAZ Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we really appreciate it. We are glad to know you enjoyed Tabacon´s experience, having the opportunity to relax in our natural thermal mineral springs, enjoy a Costa Rican coffee in the balcony of the Rainforest Suite or delight your senses with World Class Cuisine in our Restaurants. Our open-air facilities...

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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
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#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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