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Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spacious, clean rooms, excellent restaurants, fantastic thermal hot springs and pool. A special "shout out" to Joseph who took personal interest for our special request. Close to the National Park and the best rappelling and zip lining excursions in the country. In the truest sense the staff treated us like family, which is what you receive when visiting Costa Rica....

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

Hello Rollin, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your experience. We are glad to read we had the pleasure of hosting you. At the same time, it's a pleasure to read you enjoyed our facilities and services. It's great to know you took advantage of our great location to try many of the different adventures that Arenal has to...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here April 2017. The hotel was nice. We had a nice view of Arenal volcano from our room but another couple we were with did not. So it depends on the room. Breakfast was included with the room and it was good, not great. We had dinner at the restaurant and it was just ok and overpriced. I...

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

Hello cowabenji, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your experience with us. We are glad to read we had the pleasure of hosting you. It's great to read you had the opportunity of visiting our thermal pools,just as you mentioned our hotel guests have complementary access to our hot springs. As you mentioned our hot springs are located about...

Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't even know where to start with this review. My husband and I came here for our "second honeymoon" and are still in awe of the place. The whole staff throughout the resort were amazing! We got a couples massage in an open air villa outside on the first day we got there. I got a four hands massage!...

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

Hello Kristinikki, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read we have the pleasure of hosting you for your second honeymoon. It's great to know you consider we continue being the awe of Arenal. It's wonderful to know you visited our spa and that you enjoyed your first experience in it....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The draw to this property is definitely the hot springs. They are nothing short of spectacular. Admission to the hot springs is included in your hotel stay, which is the main reason I chose this location. The staff was very courteous, but not as friendly as other places we stayed. The food was good, but not fantastic. The hotel is...

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

Hello portions4foxes, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your experience with us. We are glad to know we had the pleasure of hosting you. Just as you mentioned our hotel guests have complementary access to our hot springs as well as our private section for hotel guests only "Shangri La Gardens" which is the perfect hideaway for hotel guests...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hot springs experience was extraordinary! Hotel rooms were nice & comfortable & breakfast offered many healthy choices. Pleasant & friendly staff made our stay even more memorable. We are thankful for being accommodated earlier than the 3pm check in time.

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

Hello _clodyfd, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your experience. We are glad to read you had an extraordinary experience at our resort. It's a pleasure to read you enjoyed our rooms and healthy food choices. At the same time, it's great to read our staff made your staff even more memorable. We appreciate your review and hope to...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we arrived here at 12:30 this afternoon but only checked in at 15:20. Long delays and confusion at check it. This was exhausting after the four hour drive from Monteverde. Now that we are in the room and have been into the thermal pools, it's so beautiful. Nice room and location. However, I'm not sure that it's really worth...

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

Hello millerdamb, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your experience with us. We are glad to read you are enjoying our thermal pools and our nice room and location. However we apologize for the long delays and confusion you experienced when checking, we would like to know in detail what happened so we invited you to write a detail...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really had high expectations and was really looking forward to some pampering after roughing it a bit on the Caribbean coast and a 7 hour drive here. But am quite disappointed given the 5 star status and the price I paid. The staff throughout are lovely and I was brought to my huge room by golf cart which was...

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

Hello citizenoftheworld70, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your review with us. We are glad to read we had the pleasure of hosting you. It's a pleasure to read you had the opportunity of visiting our drop dead gorgeous thermal springs. However, we are sorry to read we didn't exceed your expectations in relation to our rooms and the...

New Bern, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is lovely, and the staff were all very friendly and helpful to us. The room was sufficient, but nothing really spectacular...we did not have a wonderful view, like other places we have stayed in costa rica. For the expense of staying here, I expected more, honestly. We loved the hot springs and very much enjoyed our rafting excursion....

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

Dear valued guest, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to read you enjoyed our hot springs and our spa. Just as you mentioned, our spa offers a wonderful experience inside open-air bungalows while the rainforest lush surround you. This mixed with the experience and professionalism of our therapists...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just came back from a trip to Costa Rica and stayed at this resort. This resort is absolutely breathtaking, the service and staff were amazing. I would recommend this resort to anyone looking to relax and connect with nature. The thermal pools are a huge benefit of staying at this resort, we visited them every single day during our...

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

Hello moragon4, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your experience with us. We are glad to read you consider Tabacon is absolutely breathtaking as well as the service and staff.It's great to read you recommend our resort to anyone looking to relax and connect with nature.At the same time, we are glad to read you visited every day our...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is absolutely beautiful! The hot springs and pools are all nice. There are many very hot, but some are warm, which was a great selection when you had enough of the hot springs. The breakfast (which we had included) was amazing! Best tasting fruits I've had, and a wide selection for all diets, including gluten free and vegan....

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

Hello Jeannette, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon through this review. We are glad to read you enjoyed our resort and thermal experience.Just as you mentioned, our hotel guest have complementary breakfast which offers a wide selection for all diets, including gluten free and vegan options. At the same time, we are glad to...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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 

Additional Information about Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

Address: 13 Km Northwest, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $359 - $580 (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 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Luxury 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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