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Miami
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looking to pull the plug from a busy lifestyle and really relax like a king!!!. you have to visit this hotel. Not only is amazing but it will included everyday all day access to the best-nature-non crowed-real hot springs in the region. Most of the hot spring around Tabacon they pull the water from underground and then throw it into...

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

Hello Barra183, Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review. We are happy you enjoyed our thermal experience.Just as you mentioned, most of the hot springs around Tabacon pull the water from underground and the throw it into a poolTabacon is the only natural hot spring resort that emerge from the volcano and goes through the...

Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is such a great resort. The staff is obviously trained to offer top-notch customer service as we were warmly greeted by everyone we encountered even if it was just a passing in our walk through the grounds. The hot springs is obviously the top attraction and my ten and seven year old did not want to get out of...

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

Hello Al S, Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking the time to provide your review. We feel happy to read you enjoyed all of our services and facilities, specially our hot springs. It's wonderful to read your ten and seven year old did not want to get out of the hot springs as well as to read they...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reason I am giving this five stars is the hot springs, which as a guest at the hotel you have unlimited free access to. The Orchard Room was comfortable and large but standard and dated. (Though the view of the volcano was special.) and the food at the hotel merely adequate and expensive. But oh, that hot springs, unlike...

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

Hello maxinesmom, Thank you for choosing Tabacon and taking the time to share this great review with us. We are happy you enjoyed the view of the volcano and our hot springs.Tabacon is the only natural hot spring resort that emerge from the volcano and goes through the property by gravity forming in-river pools, ponds and cascades all of them...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great resort!!Great customer service!! Excellent pools and spa, great food and ,love the ambiance. A must place to visit. The suites are to die for, divine!! all room categories are decorated tastefully and elegantly. Beautiful property and planning to visit again, one of my favorite top hotel and destination to visit. The thermal pools and spa is out of this...

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

Hello Sharon N, Thanks for sharing your wonderful review about your experience at Tabacon. We are happy to read you enjoyed our services and facilities. We have a unique location where the rainforest, the Arenal Volcano and the warm waters of our thermal river create a magical ambience for a perfect travel experience. We appreciate you taking the time to...

Palm City, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a last minute booking and Amazing. We got a great package from their website. It was our anniversary and we had an "Orchid Room". We were greeted with the most kind care and taken with our bags via golf cart to our room. It was complete with Anniversary banner, champagne, rose petals and chocolate covered strawberries, what a...

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

Hello tedact, Thank you! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It's wonderful to read you enjoyed your anniversary and that you took advantage of a great package from our website. We feel proud to read you have never had such an outstanding experience.Our aim is to provide world-class service to our beloved guests, and our...

Cedar Park, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the service was the best. very attentive to all your needs. Angie, the guest relations manager, was awesome. She spent so much time with us, taking care of all requests and needs while we were there. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL. The hot springs were incredible.

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

Hello kzezula, Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking the time to provide your review.Our goal is to provide each guest with a memorable experience and we're so happy to hear that you found everything to be wonderful.Your comments give us the chance to recognize and thank Angie for her hard work each day.We appreciate you taking the time...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My fiancé and I are currently staying at this resort for five days. From the moment that we arrived, the service has been outstanding. Everyone is super nice and helpful! The hot springs are amazing and the gardens quite beautiful. The food is great too. There's plenty to do in this area. I would highly recommend this resort primarily for...

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

Hello Surfside1203, Thanks for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. It's wonderful to read your fiancé and you are currently staying at Tabacon for five days. Our main goal is to provide a high level service to all our guest and our staff is always happy to assist you. We feel happy to read you enjoyed our services and...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We 3 old college friends got together for a Costa Rican vacation. I'm SO glad we chose Tabacon as our base. We stayed a total of 4 nights. The views are absolutely amazing (had a crystal clear view of Arenal Volcano from our balcony), the grounds are immaculate, the staff- particularly Randall and Karin- were INCREDIBLY awesome and accommodating. They...

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

Hello R K, Thanks for sharing your review about your visit to Tabacon. We are happy to read Tabacon was the place you and your college friends chose to get together for a Costa Rican vacation. It's wonderful to know you had a great view of the Arenal Volcano from the balcony as well as to know our staff, especially...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived to Arenal having visited beautiful but cold and rainy Montaverde.Even though it was raining a bit in La Fortuna area it was lovely and warm .The hotel seemed full but it is such a vast area of beautiful enchanting gardens with hot springs that it doesn't seem busy. We were greeted by charming customer relations lady called Melisa...

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

Hello Mariola M, Thanks for sharing your wonderful review about your visit to Tabacon. We are glad you enjoyed your experience as well as to know Melissa assisted you with an amazing service, our main goal is to provide each day a better service and our staff is always happy to serve you as you were able to experience. At...

St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived after a red-eye flight and then a 3-hour drive from San Jose, pulling up to Tabacon was like arriving in paradise... It was the start of a luxurious stay when we were greeted with a delicious drink and cold towel, even for our 6-year old and 20-month old :) Although we arrived a bit early, our room...

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Hello Amber_38, Thanks for sharing such a detail and wonderful review about your visit to Tabacon. We are happy to read that you and your family enjoyed your experience at our hotel and that this is the second time you come.We love to fill our visitors with memorable experiences that will last forever that's why we focus on providing the...

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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, Alajuela, Costa Rica, 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: RM1,144 - RM2,784 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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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 Grand Spa Thermal Resort 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
#5 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!!

9 months ago

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