Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

| La Fortuna de San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica
 

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Five Star Alliance Perk :
All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance will receive complimentary unlimited entrance to the hot springs resort, Costa Rican breakfast for 2 daily at Los Tucanes Restaurant, 2 cocktails of the day at the Arenal Pool Bar, exclusive access to Shangri-La Gardens adult's only hideaway, and a $75 spa coupon per room (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, some restrictions apply). Also, subject to availability at the time of check-in: a room upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out.

  • Overview
  • Location & Map
  • Highlights & Reviews
  • Amenities
  • World's Best Awards

Overview

Tropical luxury hotel with upscale accommodations, an eco spa, and open-air fine dining restaurant. Within the Arenal area, the hotel offers unique access to the hot spring thermal pools and the adults-only Shangri-La Gardens.
Nestled in the heart of Costa Rican rainforest in a mystical setting, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is located at the base of the Arenal Volcano. The luxury property offers luxurious accommodations, fresh service philosophy accompanied with elevated standards, and detail-oriented boutique style services.

The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerges from the volcanic Earth, forming Costa Rica's largest network of naturally flowing hot springs—10,000 gallons of natural thermo-mineral water flows every minute from the rocky, volcanic ground. Close to the volcano where water temperatures are hottest, Shangri-La Gardens offers an adults-only hideaway exclusively to hotel guests 18 and older. Renovated in 2016, luxury guest rooms and suites are beautifully appointed with rich handicrafts and furnishings made by Costa Rican artisans. Rooms feature cable television, DVD players, personal safes, mini bars, coffeemakers and WiFi Internet access. Guest bathrooms include luxurious bathrobes, deluxe bath toiletries, hair dryers and bathtubs.

The hotel's Los Toucanes Restaurant offers an open-air environment with chef-prepared world-class cuisine inspired by local flavors. Plus, guests can unwind at one of Costa Rica's best eco spas, where treatments are offered in open-air rainforest bungalows to the sounds of gently rushing streams and local wildlife.

Please note: Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa has a minimum stay requirement of two (2) nights.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
  • 13 km West of La Fortuna
  • La Fortuna de San Carlos, Alajuela
  • Costa Rica

Location Summary
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, in the middle of the rainforest at the Arenal Volcano National Park.

Directions to Hotel
By car from from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO): Take the Inter-American Highway North to San Ramon. Exit in San Ramon and drive through town. Continue past Los Angeles, Balsa, Bajo Los Rodríguez, Santa Clara, Javillos, El Tanque. Once in La Fortuna, stay in the main street to Arenal Volcano National Park. Continue for 13 km to Tabacon.

By car from Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR): Drive to Liberia. Turn right towards Cañas/San José on the Interamerican Road South. Turn left in Cañas and follow the signs to Tilaran. In Tilaran turn left in the main intersection towards Arenal Lake. Continue around the Lake past Arenal Dam. Drive for approximately 15 minutes to Tabacon.

Highlights & Reviews

Meeting Space
Property can host meetings with up to 60 attendees.
Fine Dining On Site
Los Toucanes Restaurant offers an open-air environment with chef-prepared world-class cuisine inspired by local flavors.
Pool Outdoor
Natural hot springs pools.
Spa Facility
Eco spa where treatments are offered in open-air rainforest bungalows to the sounds of gently rushing streams and local wildlife.
Ecological Tourism
Nature walks and tours.
Hiking
Hikes along Arenal's Hanging Bridges, and in the rainforest.
Horseback Riding
Horseback tours available nearby.
Recommended Rooms
The Orchid Room has a vast open space with unobstructed views of the exterior tropical setting, complemented by a modern interior, with a rainforest shower featuring a floor meticulously pieced together with local stones to create an exhilarating rainforest atmosphere.


Guest Review Highlights

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Couple

73% (531)

Family

27% (197)

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Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Ecological Tourism
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding

World's Best Awards


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Best Spa Resorts 2014
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Best Spa Resorts 2016
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Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica