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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

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Hot springs
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Rainforest King Bed | Terrace/patio

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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 guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is £501
Price available on 6/12/2022
13 Km Oeste del Centro, de la Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna, Alajuela

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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 - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 15 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 135 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • El Novillo Del Arenal - 10 min walk
  • Altamira - 6 min drive
  • Benedictus - 7 min drive
  • Restaurante y Pizzeria Vagabondo - 10 min drive
  • Red Frog Coffee Roaster - 10 min drive

About this property

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa puts you within a 10-minute drive of Arenal Volcano National Park and features an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps or facials, and Los Tucanes, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a fitness centre are other highlights at this luxurious resort. The helpful staff and breakfast get great marks from fellow travellers.


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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 103 units
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • 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


  • Up to 2 children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


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


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


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*
  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping centre 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

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Water slide
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

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

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 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)


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


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Plasma television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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.


Los Tucanes – Overlooking the pool and garden, this fine-dining restaurant specialises 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 specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Arenal Wet Bar – This poolside bar specialises in international cuisine and only serves light fare. 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
  • Local area shuttle, beach shuttle and shopping centre shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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 sanitiser.


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 lifts.

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
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa La Fortuna
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 that you 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 30 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa on 6 Dec 2022 start from £501, 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 sanitiser, 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 an 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 such as boat tours, hiking and rafting. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga and hot springs. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa also has a water slide and a sauna, as well as a fitness centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring international cuisine, garden views and poolside dining. 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






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Amazing top notch service resort.
My wife and I loved our stay here. They surprised us with an upgrade to a beautiful suite which just blew us away! The food at both restaurants was fantastic and all of the staff were friendly and helpful 100% of the time. The gardens and pools were crystal clean and inviting. We have traveled from Maui, Europe, Belize, the Caribbean, Phuket, and this was by far our favorite vacation. We cannot recommend this resort strongly enough. If you are even considering going, do yourself a favor and book it.
Michael, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jessie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

karina, 1-night trip
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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

This is one of the most unique and comfortable hotels in the world.
Pavel, 3-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Unfortunately what could have been a 5 star stay has to be 1, or ZERO. We were robbed by the house keeping stuff on our first day, $200 in total that they stole from 2 separate wallets, one inside a bag pack and the other inside a purse. We advised the property manager and they said they would investigate. 3 days passed by and after speaking with the manager Josue and GM Andrey there was still no answer. Upon leaving and paying a $3000 bill for food, spa services and tours i was expecting to have at least a small discount or anything to compensate with our loss. It wasn't like that, I contacted them by email and their final answer is that they are not responsible for loss outside the safe. Please beware of your belongings because they have thieves and do nothing about it
Leonel Del, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is every bit as good - and better - than it presents itself to be. This is a resort you will want to return to. The hot springs cover a large area with so many beautiful spots to choose.
James, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place
Rodrigo, 1-night trip
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