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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Mountain resort with 2 restaurants, near Arenal Volcano National Park

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
€323

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9.6.Exceptional.
  • Amazing hotel with wonderful facilities, excellent food, and friendly staff!

    May 17, 2021

  • The resort was beautiful. Wish we could of stayed and enjoyed it a little bit longer.

    May 5, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Quiet
Dining options
Convenient
Transport options
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 103 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot springs

What’s around

  • On the riverwalk
  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Arenal Volcano - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • Cerro Chato Lake - 8.1 mi / 13 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Orchid Room King Bed
  • Rainforest King Bed
  • Honeymoon suite
  • Tabacon Suite King Bed
  • Orchid Room Two Queen beds

Location

  • On the riverwalk
  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Arenal Volcano - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the riverwalk
  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Arenal Volcano - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • Cerro Chato Lake - 8.1 mi / 13 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 135 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 157 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 103 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Swim-up bar
  • Spa tub

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Year Built - 1997
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

The Grand Spa has 11 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a mud bath, and a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Los Tucanes - Overlooking the pool and garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Ave del Paraiso - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Arenal Wet Bar - This poolside bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Cana Brava Lobby Bar - This lobby lounge overlooks the garden. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Grand Tabacon
  • Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal
  • Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
  • Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort La Fortuna
  • Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal La Fortuna
  • Tabacon Grand Hotel Thermal
  • Tabacon Grand Resort Thermal
  • Tabacon Resort
  • Tabacón Thermal Resort
  • Tabacón Thermal La Fortuna
  • Tabacon Thermal & La Fortuna
  • Tabacon Gr Thermal
  • Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa Resort
  • Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa La Fortuna
  • Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa Resort La Fortuna
  • Tabacon Gr Thermal Fortuna
  • Tabacon Gr Thermal Resort
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  • Tabacon Grand Thermal Resort

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 150
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 50 (from 6 to 11 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine, garden views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Benedictus (2.2 mi), Altamira (3.1 mi), and Restaurante Mi Casa (5.7 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, hiking, and rafting. Additional recreation onsite includes hot springs. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa also has a waterslide and a fitness center, as well as a garden.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing!

    Angel M, 3 night trip, Apr 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Absolutely beautiful property. The staff are very friendly and helpful

    3 night trip, Mar 13, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Property is nice. Only thing which we did not like is that they trying to get money on everything! Even the face mask! They charging $ or not letting on the bus without it from sleeping area of hotel to thermal springs area. they don’t care about mask in all other areas of resort and saying that it’s optional, for example in spa or restaurant. Also they did not say anything to the person who put a towel around the face and did not allow me to do the same . So feels like they looking in how to get $ from you as much as they can.

    3 night family trip, Mar 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic Resort!

    What a great place to stay. Staff was super friendly and concierge bent over backwards to arrange some tours and events. On top of this, food was great, room was very comfortable and the Thermal pools and waterfalls were out of this world!! Loved it. I'd stay again for sure!

    DAVID, 3 night trip, Mar 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We have been to Costa Rica 4 times. Each and every time, we visit this property. That should speak for itself.

    1 night romance trip, Mar 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is definitely a beautiful and peaceful place for a nice and relaxing vacation. I can’t wait to go back!

    4 night romance trip, Feb 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Relaxation Getaway

    Beautiful natural hot springs in the middle of the jungle. We really enjoyed the Shangri-La location; excellent service and the water is the warmest. Overall, a very relaxing stay, and our only regret is not staying an extra night.

    Stela, 1 night trip, Feb 16, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Will not honor promotional food & drink credit mentioned on Orbitz. Condescending front desk staff and manager.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa was absolutely magical. From the moment you arrive to the minute you leave the staff makes sure you feel welcome and cater to your every need. The waters are magical- I swear it! :) So relaxing and healing- the springs are relaxing and were not overcrowded when we were there, even the parts open to the public. The guests only Shangri La garden was phenomenal. I got an aromatherapy massage from Ligia- best massage experience of my life! The included breakfast was wonderful and covid measures were in place. We also had drinks at the bar which were very fancy and wonderful. The resort was clean and perfect, I could not find any fault if I wanted to. We will definitely be back to stay here again, it was one of our favorite trips ever and we travel a LOT! **Please remember to tip your servers, I was amazed at all the cheap people (from US!) who didn't leave a tip after being served for an hour by the sweet and wonderful staff! Share your wealth just as you would in the US when you eat out- these people need it after such a hit to tourism especially.

    3 night romance trip, Feb 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything was great. Great facility and super friendly staff

    3 night family trip, Feb 11, 2021

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