Value for money
Distance to city centre
|San José Juan Santamaria Intl|
Distance to airport
|"I loved everything about this beautiful place."||(in 16 reviews)|
|"Wonderful breakfast was also included."||(in 31 reviews)|
|"Great hotel with superb spa."||(in 19 reviews)|
|"Food options are limited and expensive."||(in 7 reviews)|
|hot springs||in 198 reviews|
|great staff||in 117 reviews|
|breakfast buffet||in 89 reviews|
|beautiful room||in 82 reviews|
|best hotel||in 80 reviews|
|service good||in 59 reviews|
|amazing breakfast||in 54 reviews|
|thermal spa||in 45 reviews|
|great location||in 33 reviews|
|beautiful place||in 31 reviews|
|food options||in 30 reviews|
|grounds were so beautiful||in 18 reviews|
|good selection||in 8 reviews|
|volcano view||in 7 reviews|
|covered strawberries||in 6 reviews|
|bit expensive||in 5 reviews|
|heaven on earth||in 4 reviews|
|thermal waters||in 2 reviews|
Price of breakfast
Great location with wonderful staff.
Had a wonderful stay. Great location to explore the rain forest of Costa Rica. Had a wonderful room with beautiful views. Fabulous bathroom with huge Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Great to come back to the resort after hiking, zip-lining and ATV-ing and relax at the hot springs. Will definitely return.
Breakfast was very expensive. Buffet was $25++. The bill was $125.00 for our family of 4. We shopped in town and had breakfast in the room. Was still enjoyable. There was a fridge, coffee. Would be nice to have options for breakfast.
The surroundings were beautiful with the volcano as the backdrop. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Shuttle service to spa and springs was very timely.
Amazing hot springs!!
The hot springs make it worth the price. We stayed for one night, but enjoyed two days on the hot springs and pools. We absolutely loved it and recommend it.
Do not expect great food. Both breakfast and dinner were highly overpriced for the quality. Dinner was so disappointing, we spent about $100 for two entrees, one appetizer and two beers, but the ribeye was could barely edible, and the special nothing to brag about. They also offer a buffet by the pool for $39/person, which we didn't try. Breakfast for $25/person was also a rip off considering I only enjoyed the fruits and yogurt. The rest of the buffet was not great, so I barely touched it. They need to invest in better food in my opinion...
Ultra luxury accommodations if u choose the Rainforest room. What makes this place extra special is the Shangri-La, the exclusive hotel guests only portion of the thermal spa. Can't wait to go there again!
Everything was perfect. Best service and facilities! Amazing!
The breakfast is expensive
A Romantic Paradise!
Staff, room and Thermals are amazing. Area for guests only is very romantic and peaceful.
Thermal waters in area for guests only was not as hot as described by staff. Due to rain, all bungalows were dirty and wet. Staff could have been more on the ball on that. Perhaps covering them with plastic sheets so they wouldn't get so wet.
Not what I expected
The thermal pools
The cleanliness was horrible. Dingy and smell of mold. The facility needs an update badly
Everything was Amazing
A less formal eating option and less expensive breakfast.
It's a magical place that never disappoints.Very family friendly yet very romantic, too....They have also made improvements and updates to the Spa. The only negative thing is you are totally watered logged after 48 hours there. We only stay 2-3 days max. Then head to the Pacific coast.
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is a popular destination that is at the base of the Arenal Volcano. It is a hotel and resort that has undergone extensive remodeling and a full makeover in order to provide guests with a wide array of accommodations and amenities that meet a variety of needs.
The hotel is located just north of the Arenal Volcano National Park, and it provides a wonderful view of the surrounding area. Guests who stay here will be treated to pristine thermal water flows and plenty of hidden bathing spots in the area. There are a number of fantastic botanical gardens, many hiking trails as well as natural pools for guests to enjoy.
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa has a lot of options when it comes to accommodations. For example, the standard rooms have vast open spaces with excellent views of exterior tropical settings. Each one is complemented by a modern interior design scheme with plenty of color. The bathrooms have rain forest showers along with natural skylights. Included with these rooms are large flat-screen TVs, sofa beds, telephones with voicemail, outdoor patios, and more. Larger suites are also available that feature master bathrooms and fine toiletries, separate glass enclosed showers, spacious walk-in closets, and customized services.
The resort has a number of options when it comes to restaurants and bars. There are three bars at which guests can get drinks, and two restaurants that serve a variety of delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each meal is prepared using local culinary concepts and regional ingredients to offer guests a wonderful and unique experience. There are also plenty of options for special menu items for younger guests as well as those with dietary needs.
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Policies vary by room type and provider.
Guests aged 18 and over may access the exclusive Shangri-La Gardens, an outdoor rainforest lounge at the top of the waterfall that is reserved for adults only. Here you can relax in the tranquility of a cabana, enjoy peaceful hot springs and order tropical-themed cocktails along with light snacks.
If you are celebrating a special occasion – perhaps an anniversary or a proposal – there could be no better way to do it than by booking a romantic private dining experience. Hosted in a secluded rainforest bungalow, the experience includes a specially created 6-course menu paired with a fine selection of wines and beers.
The spa at this hotel is inspired by the rainforest setting and uses all-natural ingredients plus the healing power of the local waters – each spa treatment begins with a relaxing soak in a thermal hot spring. Treatments are given in outdoor bungalows designed for individual or couple’s sessions and include unique options such as avocado, aloe and green tea wraps, Naranjo coffee exfoliation, honey massages and a signature "Idyllic" treatment, which includes a relaxing massage and hot mud mask followed by a luxurious milk bath.
As well as the hotel’s beautiful setting and fantastic facilities, this property stands out with its sustainability initiatives. Deeply committed to protecting the natural world, it has been awarded the highest national level of certification for sustainable tourism. Initiatives include community outreach programs, sustainable practices in food and waste management, reduced energy consumption and education of guests through activities like the plant-a-tree program.
If traveling to the hotel from San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, you can expect the journey to take up to 3h by car. As the journey is a long one it is recommended to take a rental car or book a transfer service in advance to ensure a good price.
Plenty of tours can be booked through the hotel to help guests get up close to the incredible natural surroundings of the hotel. Adventurous options include white-water rafting, waterfall hiking, horseback riding and rainforest canopy tours, while those who want to get acquainted with nature can go on a "Sloths and Birds" discovery tour or floating safari. For a gourmet experience, opt for a chocolate or coffee tour to learn about local production.
Special honeymoon suites can be booked at this hotel, featuring stunning views of the Arenal volcano, a canopy king bed and an in-room jacuzzi that seats two people. For additional romance, the hotel can help organize special touches like breakfast in bed, couple’s massages and an aphrodisiac welcome amenity.
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is located at 13 Km West Of La Fortuna, 8.7 km from the centre of La Fortuna. Tabacon Hot Springs is the closest landmark to Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa.
Yes, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa offers free Wi-Fi.
Yes, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa offers free parking.
No, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is 15.8 km from La Fortuna. Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is 78.8 km from San José Juan Santamaria Intl.
No, pets are not allowed at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa.
Yes, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa has a pool on-site.