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san jose, ca
Reviewed 14 April 2008

My wife and I stayed at the El Tucano. First, we wanted to have a jungle vacation not a beach vacation and this place was perfect. It sits about 30' from the jungle. As you eat your meals you can look into the jungle and hear all the sounds of wildlife. The grounds of the hotel are clean and well...

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Terre Haute, IN
Reviewed 3 April 2008

We took the advise of the reviews and booked a day trip with Frank. He was wonderful. We did horseback riding up to the zip-lining tour, which was incredible, a little scary, but worth the hike up to the first platform. Frank then took us to a wonderful steakhouse, stopped off for some monkey-spotting and even took us to the...

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Michigan
Reviewed 19 February 2008

Just like some of the other reviewers, I am writing this because we loved Frank, the tour guide. He was awesome. He was the most willing, kind, helpful person we've met. We chose three tours, the all day tour which included the volcano, iguanas, monkeys and the arenal volcano at night. We also did the Cano Negro tour which was...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2008

We stayed at the El Tucano in December which we thought was the end of rainy season - wrong! Even though we had mucho rain, we had a fabulous time exploring the local area with Frank Tours, the local guide. We saw lots of wildlife, and amazing vegetation and birds. Costa Rica surprised us. In this area it is largely...

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Jersey City, NJ
Reviewed 26 November 2007

We just got back from staying at El Tucano and had a really great time. The hotel is very comfortable and situated in a beautiful setting - it seemed as if we were in the middle of the jungle. The staff on the whole were very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are generous and clean. The only minor criticism I...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 15 November 2007

This was a wonderfull experince at El Tucano, Me and my wife came here for our honeymoon and the people and service was wonderfull the rooms were really good, the Employees were really great,the food at the restaurant was realy delicious. and of course Frank tours, He is a Wonderfull Friend "Frank", He just don't take you to show you...

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Racine, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 October 2007

My wife and I spent the initial 3 days of our honeymoon at the El Tucano resort. Like people said earlier - this resort is a bit out in the boonies so don't stay here expecting a big party and tons to do in walking distance. You're going to need a driver. This is not a bad thing though as...

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 20 August 2007

My husband and I and our son just came back from Costa Rica.We stayed with friends, and one night we decided to take a tour and stay overnight .We drove from La Paz Waterfalls, thinking we would just stay somewhere on the way to Arenal.We got lost, and of course at night it is hard to find anything, but we...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 16 August 2007

We loved El Tucano! It is out of the way of the La Fortuna hubub, but close enough to day trip it. We rented a car in Quepos and drove to Quesada which took most of a day. It is a scenic trip to say the least! The spa is mostly a Tico resort, which was appealing to us as...

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BRIDGTON
Reviewed 9 April 2007

Nice Spa and Hotel where you can pamper yourself with a mud wrap, and anything else from a pedicure to a massage and beyond. Soaking in the stream or in the baths of thermal springs or swimming in their pools are also available. High in a local tree you can watch the Montezuma birds nesting and hopefully as we saw,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Tucano Hotel’s main guest is Mother Nature. The hotel has 87 rooms, including two luxury suites, though the real luxury is the chance to take a bath in its thermal waters. Featuring a 500 people capacity restaurant and conference halls for 200 people, both areas are surrounded by the primary forest housing a countless variety of flora and fauna. El Tucano Hotel has one of the most complete spas in Latin America where all the visitors renew their body and soul thanks to the communion received by the gifts of nature. In its extension of almost 7 acres of land and 9000 m2 of construction are produced 80 liters of water per second flowing from the 7 springs of thermal waters. The hotel has three hot springs pools recently remodeled and a hot water river with wonderful waterfalls and natural pools (surrounded the whole property), guests can swim in and let the river take all its problems while they get renew with its powerful energy. There is also a tennis field, several trails through the forest and mini golf area, though the best activity to practice at El Tucano is relaxation while contemplating the great masterpiece that surrounds it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Tucano Resort & Thermal Spa

Address: Aguas Zarcas, San Carlos, Costa Rica (Formerly Occidental El Tucano & Spa)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Carlos
Price Range: $96 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Tucano Resort & Thermal Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
El Tucano Resort And Thermal Spa
El Tucano Resort & Thermal Hotel San Carlos
Occidental El Tucano Hotel
Occidental El Tucano Resort
El Tucano Resort & Thermal Spa Costa Rica/San Carlos
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“lower level rooms save walking to pool and restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles DOGLOVER4323, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a lower level room away from public areas for more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Handywoman9, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want vie get the top rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles yanilz, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms closest to the entrance are closest to the pools.”
 of 5 bubbles SandiK486, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“ask it near the hotsprings so you dont have to walk a lot”
 of 5 bubbles N7395GEcarlosl, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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