Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort

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Nestled at the foot of Costa Rica's smoldering Arenal volcano, the five-star services of Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort await you. Escape into the wilderness while indulging in luxury.

Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort, tucked away in northern Costa Rican rainforests, demonstrates that the enjoyment of nature doesn't require "roughing it." In fact, if Tabacón Resort's hot springs prove anything, it's that sometimes nature can be downright pampering.

While there are many activities for adventure-seekers, such as hiking up the active Arenal Volcano, coasting down white-water rapids, and climbing through rainforest sky-treks, Tabacón's Grand Spa facilities are the real draw for those who want slow down, hush hectic minds, and beautify their bodies.

Amid serene decor and furnishings designed by local artisans, guests can indulge in hot stone massages, hydrotherapy, mineral spring baths, and Temazcal, an intense, detoxifying steam bath ritual that dates back to ancient Mesoamerican civilizations. Once you've finished sweating out everything your body doesn't need, you might as well fill it up with something it does, at one of five restaurants and bars.

Superior Room - Queen

Room with two Queen beds, Tropical Garden view, 42 inch plasma TV, DVD player, mini-bar, wired internet access, and in-room safe.

Superior Room - King

Room with King bed, Tropical Garden view, flat-screen TV, DVD player, mini-bar, wired internet access, and in-room safe.

Tabacon One Bedroom Suite

  • Room size: 101 m2 / 1087 ft2

Features two beds, a sofa bed, bath and jacuzzi.

Tabacon 1 Bedroom Suite

Room with King Bed. View of the rainforest. Jacuzzi, sofa bed, bath.

Honeymoon Suite

Room with King bed or two Double beds, Tropical Garden view, Jacuzzi, private terrace, sofa bed, flat-screen TV, DVD player, mini-bar, wired internet access, and in-room safe.

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  • Boutique Shopping
  • Fitness Centre
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Private Dining Room
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Spa
  • Spa Services
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Concierge
  • Concierge (24-Hour)
  • DVD Player
  • Express Check In / Check Out
  • Express Check Out
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Front Desk
  • Front Desk (24-Hour)
  • Gift Shop
  • Handicapped Facilities
  • High Speed Internet
  • High Speed Internet (Wireless)
  • In-room safe
  • Internet
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Nanny/Babysitting Service
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Dining & Lounging Area
  • Parking
  • Private Chef Available
  • Room Service
  • Room Service (24-Hour)
  • Turndown Service
  • Welcome Amenity
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Adventure
  • Bird Watching
  • Family
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Spa

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El Tabacon was a beautiful place to visit. Receiving a fresh fruity drink upon check-in added a great touch. As well as the slippers waiting by my bedside in the morning. All of the staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotsprings were the best part of my stay. The hotsprings were very relaxing and a unique opportunity for me to experience.

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Tabacón Resort is hidden away in La Fortuna de San Carlos, a village in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest.

From San José, it's a scenic three-hour drive through the small town of San Ramón de Alajuela, but don't worry, there are plenty of roads to guide you once you approach the volcano. The locals do recommend starting out in the morning to avoid late-afternoon fogs, which can get heavy.


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Monday to Friday 6am – 12am
Saturday and Sunday 7am - 3pm
Hours of operation are in Pacific Standard Time.
  • Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort
  • La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • La Fortuna
  • Costa Rica

Recognition & Affiliates

Sustainable Tourism Certification
Condé Nast Johansen Recommended
A Member of Leading Spas of the World
The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences - Five Star Diamond Award
Costa Rican Institute of Tourism - Five Star
Seven Stars and Stripes Global Awards - Six Stars and Five Stripes - 2008
Seven Stars and Stripes Global Awards - Grand Spa, Award of Global Distinction - 2008
Luxury SpaFinder Magazine - Readers' Choice Awards, Favorite Spa in Central America - 2007
Luxury SpaFinder Magazine - Readers' Choice Awards, Top 10 Mineral Spring Water Spas - 2007
Spa Finder - Reader's Choice, Favorite Spa in Central America - 2007
Spa Finder - Reader's Choice, 10 Best Mineral Springs Spas - 2007