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oakville
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We stayed at Tabacon for 3 days of a 12 day Costa Rica trip in January. This was our 2nd visit to Costa Rica. It is such a beautiful country that we decided on this trip we would spend our time traveling to a few different areas - more of a real Costa Rican experience than the resort vacation that...

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Quepos, Costa Rica
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Tobacon is a small,beautifully landscaped property that has the genius of the hot springs. This is a very romantic property. There are torches and up lighting that compliments the hidden pathways and pools throughout. The rooms are spacious and have large windows that overlook gardens. Our room had a view of the Arenal Volcano. There is a well stocked mini-...

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

Dear Pam H, We really appreciate your review, thank you for your preference! We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us and that our service and lovely setting exceeded your expectations. The thermal spring resort is a perfect place to have an encounter with nature. Our Shangri-La Gardens area is an adults-only hideaway exclusive for hotel guests...

Reviewed 24 April 2014

The spa is like something I have never experienced. Had a 'lommi lommi" massage and I think I even fell asleep because I was so relaxed. The staff treat you "royally", and make the experience like one you will never forget. You have a light smoothie before your massage with some cucumbers and then another one after your tx. with...

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

Dear Kathleen N Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we really appreciate it. We are glad to know you enjoyed our thermal resort as well as the spa experience. The Grand Spa has been recognized as one of the top eco-spas in all over Latin America, where all treatments are rendered in open-air bungalows surrounded by nature. Total...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Wow....worth every dollar to stay here. Staff was exceptional, food was good and the grounds lovely. Easy commutes to La Fortuna and surrounding area for tours. The best part was being able to soak in the mineral pools. It's dream like, a slice of heaven. Stay at sunset and listen to the birds getting ready to bed down for the...

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

Dear d h, On behalf of Tabacon team we would like to thank you for sharing with us your valued review. We are really glad to know that your visit was a success, we firmly believe that every single detail is part of Tabacon's experience. The magical setting, the rainforest and soaking in the thermal springs are key moments in...

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We spent three nights at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort and have very positive things to say about the experience. We found the staff to be uniformly friendly and the hotel itself (from the front desk to the rooms to the restaurant) to be clean, attractive and comfortable. The hot springs (which are about a three minute walk from the...

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

Dear bttravellerToronto, We appreciate your time for sharing with us your comments. Our aim is always to improve and provide our guests a high quality service. We are glad you enjoyed the hot springs and took advantage of the unlimited access to more than 20 pools and cascades with different temperatures where you can have a getaway and just relax....

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 22 April 2014

After a 7 hour flight to Costa Rica and a 3.5 hour drive from the airport, we were just about ready to collapse. As we checked in to the hotel we were greeted by multiple friendly faces, we were also offered a welcome drink consisting of fresh juices. While making reservations made sure to include the reason for our trip...

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

Hello caitlinfc, 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 boyfriend's birthday with us, we love to celebrate with our guests. Our main objective is to offer a world-class service and we know that attention to details...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My boyfriend and I spent two nights at this hotel after our stay in Monteverde. I was expecting great things because this hotel is so highly reviewed and sought after but overall we were left feeling a sense of being ripped off, despite the beautiful grounds and springs. As a preface, when we travel we like to stay in nice...

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Atlanta
Reviewed 21 April 2014

First time in Costa Rica. Tabacon & the hot springs were great. Had a fantastic view of Arenal volcano from our room. Spent a lot of time in the hot springs. All planned thru Puretrek. Highly recommend.

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

Hi Cari S, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we appreciate it. We are glad to know you had a great time at Tabacon. We are pleased that you enjoy the volcano view from your room.Our guests are able to explore more than 20 different cascades, pools and waterfalls all of them of natural thermal water with a...

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Tabacon is really beautiful, family friendly, and the hot springs are wonderful. The food at Los Tucanes is excellent, and the included breakfast has a vast selection and is delicious. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodation. My only complaint is the fold-out sofa bed (the room has one king bed and a fold-out sofa bed) is terribly uncomfortable--thin mattress with...

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

Dear cindyp212, Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you decided to stay with us and live the Tabacon experience, having the opportunity to relax in natural thermal mineral springs. We are glad you enjoyed the options offered by Los Tucanes Restaurant, all the dishes are prepared with the best ingredients to satisfy our guests tastes, our buffet...

Reviewed 19 April 2014

Courteous staff, great amenities and hot springs-this resort was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. The standard room was okay, nothing too special but just to have access to the hot springs made it an excellent stay. The bed was slightly uncomfortable for me, I found the mattress very stiff. Breakfast buffet was decent, had a pretty good...

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Dear torontolov, Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that you experience the different services we offer from delicious buffet breakfast up to a relaxing end of the day. We are glad you enjoyed our thermal resort that features exuberant gardens and the natural hot springs river that our guests can enjoy in 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 Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: RM1,430 - RM2,369 (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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