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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Tabacon for 3 days out of 6 on our trip to Costa Rica in June. It was a 2 1/2 hr- 3 hour car drive from San Jose Airport Pros: beautiful property. Amazing and lush tropical surroundings. The springs and warm pool was great to hang out and relax. Great swim up bar at...

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

Dear MonicaFabianska We deeply appreciate your review, it was an honor that you choose Tabacon as your thermal resort during your Costa Rican vacation. We loved the fact that you enjoyed your stay with us and that relaxed in our natural hot springs that emerge directly from Arenal Volcano forming in river pools, ponds and cascades all of them with...

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Its an incredible place with lots of pools with "Termal" or hot water. I really recomended to travel with a girl (your boyfriend, girlfriend or a friend of the opposite sex). The reason it can be very romantic.

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

Hello Roberto T, We appreciate your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed every single part of your vacation including our thermal resort for the most romantic escape. We are glad to know we met your expectations. We would love to have you soon! Cordially Yendry Espinoza Resort Manager

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 9 June 2014

The staff was excellent and the place was beautiful! We stayed in the honeymoon suite and it was so worth the upgrade charge. It is pricey, but it was worth every penny. We went on our honeymoon and it was a great experience. The thermal waters felt so good!

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

Dear Selia W, We appreciate your comments! We loved the fact that you enjoyed our facilities during your honeymoon, our staff is always working to offer high quality service in order to provide memorable experiences to our valuable guests.We wish you a wonderful life together and hope you can visit Tabacon in the near future maybe to celebrate your first...

Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for the unlimited access to the hot springs. After researching the various hot spring options in the Arenal area, it sounds like Tabacon offers the very few, if not only, natural hot springs. So half we didn't go with the party town at Baldi. When you stay at the hotel, you are able to enjoy the hot...

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

Hello Agustinkwo Thank you for taking the time and share your review with us, we really appreciate it. As you mentioned all the hotel guest receive complimentary access to our thermal area during their stay so you are able to enjoy different pools, ponds and waterfalls surrounded by lush tropical gardens that makes the experience so unique. To extend your...

Reviewed 5 June 2014

This is my first time writing a review on tripadvisor. My husband and I just returned from a week honeymoon in Costa Rica and I couldn't wait to write this review because we absolutely loved the Tabacon!! We stayed in the honeymoon suite for 3 nights last week and it was hands down the best part of our trip. Everything...

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

Hello Laurchick Thank you so much for your appraisal, congratulations on your wedding it was an honor to be part of your honeymoon in Costa Rica, we appreciate your preference. We are glad you decided to upgrade your room to one of our honeymoon suites that in fact are designed with a special touch of romance. We are glad to...

Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I would come back to Tabacon in a heartbeat, the customer service was some of the bets I have experienced in all my travels. The hot springs are great and you can basically go down there and hang out for the entire day and relax. Food at the swim up bar was great, try the sliders! Also do the zip...

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

Dear Michael P We are thankful for your comments, we appreciate your preference. We are glad to know you experienced a wonderful time at Tabacon, exploring our natural hot spring river surrounded by the rainforest is complemented by world-class service. As you mentioned, we offer a special snacks menu available at our Arenal Pool Bar, we are pleased that you...

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The hot springs are amazing. Yes, it is a short walk off site to the hot springs, but no big deal. The hotel itself is very nice. The landscaping is lush and vibrant.The hotel rooms are tasteful and very comfortable. I cannot fault our stay in anyway. We only stayed one night as our plan was to check out some...

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

Hello LeeAnn S Thank you for taking the time and share your comments about your stay with us, we really appreciate it. We firmly believe that every single detail is part of Tabacon experience, our team certainly do their best to provide a memorable experience. We are glad you enjoyed our amazing natural thermal mineral spring resort and that you...

Auburn, California
Reviewed 31 May 2014

There are some things about this place that are absolutely stunning. The landscaping, grounds, and our room were nice. However, in my opinion for a 5-star hotel my experience didn't measure up. The staff were friendly, mostly. The shuttle bus to the hot springs was always prompt and polite. However, I found the staff at the tour company desk much...

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St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 31 May 2014

4 of 5 for the perfect termals ever. Hot, clean and full of energy for your health. The rooms are okay: dated and not very clean. Expensive services and $35 for quite poor breakfast buffet extra. Forget about service. It is a hotel for "package" groups, so, you can enjoy high prices and average service coverage. Great to go for...

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

Dear alexzhdanov Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us, we are happy to you decided to stay at Tabacon during your visit to Arenal Region. We are glad to know you enjoyed the grounds and the natural hot springs that in fact have been recognized as one of the best hot springs worldwide where the...

Falls Church, Virginia
Reviewed 30 May 2014

The spa area was gorgeous! Beautiful paths wandering through volcano warmed streams and waterfalls. Lots of secluded patios tucked away along the paths. The drawback was that it was several hundred yards and across the street from the hotel. They had a shuttle bus, and we never had to wait on it. But it would have been nicer if the...

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Dear MarianneEv We appreciate your time for sharing with us your comments. Tabacon sits over 872 acres of lush private rainforest reserve and all our thermal springs emerges naturally from the majestic Arenal Volcano forming cascades and natural pools through the property, since part of our philosophy is to keep nature as an integrated part of Tabacon experience, we offer...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: $432 - $716 (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 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Luxury 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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