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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

4.5 star property
Mountain resort with spa, near Arenal Volcano National Park

9.4/10 Exceptional

1,001 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
Map
13 Km Oeste del Centro, de la Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna, Alajuela
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot springs
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Waterslide
  • Swim-up bar
  • 24-hour room service
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 7 min walk
  • Lake Arenal - 12 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 19 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

4.5-star luxury resort by the river, rejuvenated in 2016
You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a swim-up bar at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa. Treat yourself to a body scrub, a manicure/pedicure, or a deep-tissue massage at The Grand Spa, the onsite spa. Enjoy international cuisine, garden views, and a poolside location at the two onsite restaurants. Yoga classes are offered at the gym; the property also has a terrace, shopping on site, and a garden. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
Other perks at this resort include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with a waterslide and a swim-up bar
  • Free self parking
  • Hot springs on site, an area shuttle, and a front desk safe
  • Luggage storage, tour/ticket assistance, and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa feature thoughtful touches such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • Plasma TVs with cable channels and DVD players
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping, and desks

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 103 units
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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 (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

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

Parking

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

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*
  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping center shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Yoga classes
  • Hot springs
  • Shopping
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Facilities

  • 7 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1997
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Waterslide

Accessibility

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Plasma television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock

Freshen up

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

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 a mud bath and a spa tub. The spa is open daily. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa. There are 15 hot springs on site.

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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property 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)

Optional extras

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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Policies

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

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Grand Tabacon
Tabacon Gr Thermal
Tabacon Gr Thermal Fortuna
Tabacon Gr Thermal Resort
Tabacon Gr Thermal Resort Fortuna
Tabacon Grand Resort
Tabacon Grand Spa
Tabacón Thermal Resort La Fortuna
Tabacon Grand Thermal Resort
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
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa Resort
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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa Resort La Fortuna

Frequently asked questions

Does Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?
As of 1 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa on 31 October 2022 start from NZ$544, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?
You can check in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, hiking, and rafting. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga and 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 sauna, as well as a fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine, garden views, and poolside dining. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include El Novillo Del Arenal (10-min walk), Altamira (3.1 mi), and Benedictus (3.4 mi).
What's the area around Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa like?
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is located by the river, a short 7-minute walk from Arenal Volcano National Park.

Overall score and ratings

9.4

Exceptional

9.7/10

Cleanliness

9.5/10

Staff & service

9.5/10

Amenities

9.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.7/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Best value experience
Amazing, exceptional experience. Five star service, restaurants, spa, thermal springs, architectural landscape design. Totally worth it. Definitely returning next year.
Donovan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jesus, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved loved loved this place! The resort is separate from the thermal pools and small enough to not feel crowded at all. Really lovely grounds and the food was very good. Really enjoyed the thermal pools as well. Highly recommend!
3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Three days in July
The gardens were truly awesome and the springs were as well. The hotel was, all in all, a most wonderous place to spend a few days. The guy in the pic called it home.
Robert, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful place & great service!
Robin, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place
Vanessa, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Room was beautiful as well as the view from the patio! The hot springs were perfect! Wish we could have stayed longer!
Ashley, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The restaurant Tucanes was the best culinary experience in my life. Amazing food and service.
Anna, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing experience to enjoy warm water rivers
NURE, 1-night family trip
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