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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This is our second trip to the resort - we stumbled upon it 2 years ago while exploring air b n b places in our rental car. Although we spent more in two days here than our entire trip up to that point, it’s worth every penny.
We’ve checked out many hot springs hotels in the area - none come even close to the gorgeous gardens and man-made river and pools that Tabacon created. The water comes from the thermal springs of course, but they’ve made stunning gardens and secluded pools fed by the thermal river. It’s the most fun at night - soft walkway lighting and privacy in the many pools. There’s also an amazing buffet breakfast, wonderful spa with lutdoor massage or indoor soaks and treatments, and great activities nearby. Hiking, su paddleboarding, kayaking, zip lining, etc.
We got lazy and booked day trips like zip linkng through the front desk, but if you can save $20 or so if you book offsite. It’s possible to take a small plane through Sansa airlines from San Jose airport - a 20 minute flight - one flight a day each way, but note that it’s VFR flight only - no ILS at the small airport half an hour away. For non pilots this means if the weather is bad, Sansa will put you on a van and drive you out here - a 3 hour trip.
There are three really nice hotels here, and this is one of them - the only one with hot springs like this. If you’re staying elsewhere, it’s worth the $60 a day fee to ise the springs resort - locker room, towels, shampoo, etc.
The service and the people here are just great - highly recommend this for a luxurious treat.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Community M, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hello corevaluesafety,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon with us. We are glad to read you had a 5 star visit an that you enjoyed a romantic retrat at our property.. It's wonderful to know you enjoyed our thermal experience especially during night due to the soft walway lighting and privacy. At the same time, it's great to know you enjoyed our complementary breakfast buffet, wonderful spa and adventure activities that Arenal area has to offer. Thank you for highly recommend Tabacon base on your visit. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the future.

Pura Vida,
Marcel Stittner
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Amazing property; excellent service. The spa treatment was out of this world...GREAT couples activity. The staff was helpful, gracious, and the property was stunning. The thermal pools are spectacular.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Community M, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hello ashleysmartmsc,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a 5 star visit and that you enjoyed our amazing property and excellent services. At the same time, it's wonderful to know you enjoyed of a great spa treatment at The Spa. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the future.

Pura Vida,
Marcel Stittner
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Top notch place. Great service. Good food. Everything we expected and more. Enjoyed the hot springs. Located on two properties. Transportation between the two is fast and frequent. Enjoyed the hot springs. The rooms are well kept. TV was good.

Room tip: No bad ones.
Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Community M, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hello BackPacker73812,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a 5 star visit and that you enjoyed all our services and facilities. As you were able to experience, we offer transportation service which runs fast and frequent between the lobby and the resort. We appreciate your detail review and hope to have the opportunity of hosting you again in the future.

Pura Vida,
Marcel Stittner
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

We stayed for a week during our visit in August and left with memories of a life time! The resort has all the ammenities one would expect of a 5-star resort but combined with the thermal spa that is part of the grounds, it was pure heaven! Staff was helpful and friendly and shuttle was available for guests to take them to the thermal spa (5 mins away). Breakfast was a large buffet of hot dishes and fresh fruit. Coffee was served in a french press for each table. We will certainly stay here again and highly recommend for those celebrating a special occassion.

Room tip: Ask for a room with views of volcano
Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Community M, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hello Liz,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon with us. It's great to know you had a 5 star visit and that you highly recommend everyone to visit Tabacon base on the experience you had. We appreciate your detail review and we are already looking forward to your next visit.

Pura Vida,
Marcel Stittner
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Words can not begin to describe Tabacon and the surrounding properties. What an exceptional place. From the first day we arrived until a week later when we left the staff was absolutely amazing. What a beautiful place. I would drop everything and head there tomorrow. I will absolutely go back! The food was also amazing.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Community M, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Hello goodenplenty,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a 5 star visit and that you enjoyed of an incredible visit. At the same time, it's great to know you are already considering to visit us again. We appreciate your review and hope to host you again in the future!

Pura Vida,
Marcel Stittner
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