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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
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£234

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13 Km Oeste del Centro, La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica
9.6.Exceptional.
  • Beautifully cared for hotel with private hot springs and spa and excellent service

    Jan 9, 2020

  • The springs are like nothing we’ve experienced before. Add in superb staff and you’ve got…

    Aug 7, 2019

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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 wear 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 sanitiser

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

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

Location

13 Km Oeste del Centro, La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • 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

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 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 centre 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 cots (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 on-site 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

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 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.

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

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

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 lifts.

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.

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 sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and 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 on-site 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 such as boat tours, hiking and rafting. Additional recreation on-site includes 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 fitness centre, as well as a garden.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We found the hotel grounds very well kept with an air of paradise and the staff always very attentive and helpful. The rooms were well appointed and our view of the Arenal volcano, magnificent. The food was good although expensive. The Shangri-La garden, reserved for guests, was a delightful place to relax. Lots to interesting trips to book in the surrounding areas. Drawbacks were that the hot spring river was overpopulated with non-residents and the road through the mountains to and from San Jose, although at times panoramic, is long, narrow and winding and takes time to navigate with the volume of traffic.

    GH, 4 night romance trip, May 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice rooms & lovely grounds but food disappoints

    We were upgraded to the honeymoon suite which was lovely and the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was nice. However we thought the resort was over priced - and one night we ate at the buffet which cost us $103 for 2 with a not very nice bottle of white wine and it gave my partner food poisoning - he was ill for two days so we weren’t impressed with this at all. However grounds are beautiful and the staff were friendly but we would eat out of the hotel in the local town as there are some nice spots to have dinner. For example also one day we wanted a snack once we arrived after 4 hour drive and we ordered a small pizza flatbread to the room and it was $18 or something outrageous which we thought a lot of the stuff on offer was overpriced.

    Emma, 3 night romance trip, May 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Pretty much everything was superb. Service was quite exceptional (special mentions to Ruth, Juan Jose, Walter, Oscar,Alistair and Hansel). The hot springs were fantastic and the rooms excellent.

    4 night family trip, Apr 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonder of the world…

    Wonderful experience…. Great thermal waters, unbelievable river with thermal waters and pools…. Espectacular…. Awesome…. Worth every penny…

    David, 2 night family trip, Jul 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Instalaciones excelentes y el mejor servicio.

    Instalaciones excelentes y el mejor servicio.

    Christian Augusto, 1 night trip, Jul 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing hotel with wonderful facilities, excellent food, and friendly staff!

    Joseph, 1 night family trip, May 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

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

    Amanda, 2 night trip, May 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing!

    Angel M, 3 night trip, Apr 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful natural place to stay , amazing springs

    2 night romance trip, Apr 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great experience. The food isn’t the best but it’s acceptable.

    2 night romance trip, Apr 9, 2021

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