The Hotel in Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort has led the way in the Arenal Volcano Region as the most recommended resort in the area. Labeled as the top luxury Arenal Hotel, Tabacon is continuously upgrading and updating its facilities to exceed all guest expectations. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort offers a selection of luxurious rooms and suites, all beautifully appointed with rich handicrafts and furnishings made by Costa Rican artisans. Rooms feature cable television, DVD, personal safes, mini bars and coffeemakers. Guest bathrooms include luxurious bathrobes, deluxe bath toiletries, hair dryers and bathtubs. Internet access is available
Hotel Address:Location Summary
- Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
- 13 km West of La Fortuna
- La Fortuna de San Carlos , Alajuela
- Costa Rica
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
Coming from the International Airport in San José (or from Down Town): We recommend you to take the shortest and most scenic route, passing through the small town of San Ramón de Alajuela, approximately 150 kilometers from the capital. The trip from San Jose to Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort takes approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours. We recommend driving during the morning or early afternoon, before darkness, as you could run into thick fog in the late afternoon and after sundown, especially during the green season (May-December). Take the Inter-American Highway North (it will pass the Juan Santamaría Airport) until you reach San Ramón (approximately 56 km from the Airport). The entrance is on the right-hand side of the highway and you will see a road sign for Tabacón Resort and another for Arenal Volcano. Turn toward San Ramón and continue straight on the main road until it hits the main avenue cutting through the city. Turn left and continue two blocks to the San Ramón Hospital. There you will see another Tabacón Resort sign telling you to turn right, following the road to La Fortuna town. Along the way, you will come across two more signs for Tabacón Resort and others for Arenal Volcano. Follow the signs to La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. You will pass through a number of small towns, such as Los Angeles, Balsa and then Bajo de Los Rodríguez, where you will come to a toll-booth (payment optional) in the middle of two roads. At this toll booth turns to the right. Continue through to the town of Santa Clara, crossing over a small metal bridge to reach it, and then turn to the left when you reach a small square. Then, you will drive through a few more towns such as El Tanque (19 km before get to the property) until you get to La Fortuna town. This section is approximately 44 km. Once in La Fortuna, follow the signs to Tabacón Resort, about 11 km from the town center.
Tabacon has received several international awards including the Five Stars Certification, making it one of the top hotels and resorts in Costa Rica. Debuted at #10 on the Top 15 list of Central and South America Resorts in the 23rd annual Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards. (October 2010). Voted as the winner for Mexico & Central America's Leading Spa Resort category in World Travel Awards described as the "Oscars" of the travel and tourism industry by The Wall Street Journal (October 2010). Voted a top 5 Hotel Spa in Central & South America by Travel & Leisure's readers poll (October 2010).
The Grand Spa's master therapists have created a menu of treatments that range from body massages to exfoliations and wraps. We invite you to try some of the local specialties like volcanic mud wraps and exfoliations with coffee or coconut, an Ayurvedic treatment such as Shirodara, or an outdoor Watsu underwater massage.
Class III + white water rafting experience on the Sarapiqui River.
Arenal Volcano National Park. Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve.
Hikes along Arenal's Hanging Bridges, hikes in the rainforest.
- - Pool, Outdoor
- - Spa Facility
- - Beach
- - Boating
- - Ecological Tourism
- - Hiking
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