Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

13 Km Oeste Del Centro De La Fortuna De San Carlos, Alajuela Costa Rica (CRI)

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4.5 out of 5. Based on 4607 guest reviews

Property Description

Nestled in 900-acre private reserve in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa Rica. This five-star resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. A member of The Leading Hotels and Spas of the World, Tabacon provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The resort's unique thermal mineral spring river emerges from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Explore Shangri-La Gardens our hotel guests and adults-only hideaway or delight your senses with world- class cuisine inspired by local fares. The Grand Spa offers a singular spa experience, where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows.

Green Sustainability

Since the beginning of the property´s operation, Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort incorporated Social and Environment Responsibility as a Philosophy of Business, to assure its commitment with the Sustainable Tourism.Tabacon has implemented during several years significant efforts to incorporate into our daily processes sustainable practices. We have designed and developed plans, programs and actions to improve the quality of all services preserving the natural treasures and resources available in our 872 acres property.Back in 2011 Tabacon got a fourth level CST Certification; the Sustainable Tourism Certification given by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute to those companies with responsible practices in harmony with the environment.Our Carbon Neutral Program started on 2008 based on Tabacon's management and staff members commitment to meet Costa Rica's goal of becoming the World's first carbon neutral country by 2021. Tabacon became the first carbon neutral certified luxury hotel in the country.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 03:00PM
Check Out: 12:00MD
Year of Last Renovation: 2016
Floors: 2
Rooms: 103
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 0
Handicap Rooms: 3
Suites: 28
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 15.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 11 am - 10 PM
Pool Info:
Tabacon is COMPLETELY natural. Water flows by gravity throughout the property, forming in-river pools, waterfalls, and cascades and filling in the pools throughout the resort. An eco-friendly and carbon neutral resort, Tabacon places a big emphasis on turning the guest experience a close encounter with nature. These characteristics make the Tabacon Hot Springs the first to open to the public and the best known luxury hot springs resort in Costa Rica.
Policies / Expenses
Typical Group Deposit: $1000
Total Taxes: 13.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Child facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • DVD Player
  • Electronic key card
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Valet Parking

Airport & Shuttle Information

Coming from the International Airport in San José (or from Down Town):We recommend you to take the shortest and most scenic route, passing through the small town of San Ramón de Alajuela, approximately 150 kilometers from the capital. The trip from San Jose to Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort takes approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours. We recommend driving during the morning or early afternoon, before darkness, as you could run into thick fog in the late afternoon and after sundown, especially during the green season (May-December).GPS Coordinates 10°28'43.18"N y 84°44´07.62" O.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Buffet Breakfast: guests choosing to include our breakfast option with the room reservation or vacation package at Tabacon can enjoy the daily breakfast buffet at Restaurant Los Tucanes, surrounded by lush rainforest. Breakfast buffet features multiple stations that include a full omelet bar, fresh cut tropical fruit and fruit drinks, cereal, breads and pastries, a wide assortment of cold cuts, smoked salmon and cheeses, a pancake and waffle station and the daily hot-dish section that features the always present gallo pinto, along with local and international favorites such as plantains, chilaquiles, tamales, shredded chicken or beef and breakfast meats like sausages or ham. A wide range of hot beverages includes an assortment of teas, freshly pressed or brewed coffees and chocolate. Freshly squeezed orange juice is served at the table, either as a refreshing and nourishing drink or mixed with sparkling white wine in a mimosa. A fresh juice bar is also featured, and will prepare any tropical fruit based coc

Pet Friendly?

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary service wifi in all the property Hotel and Hot Springs. 60 MB

Previously known as:
Tabacon Grand Spa

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FAQs about Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

What time is check in?

Check in time is 03:00PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00MD based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa have?

There are 103 rooms in the property.

What kind of breakfast is at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?

Buffet Breakfast: guests choosing to include our breakfast option with the room reservation or vacation package at Tabacon can enjoy the daily breakfast buffet at Restaurant Los Tucanes, surrounded by lush rainforest. Breakfast buffet features multiple stations that include a full omelet bar, fresh cut tropical fruit and fruit drinks, cereal, breads and pastries, a wide assortment of cold cuts, smoked salmon and cheeses, a pancake and waffle station and the daily hot-dish section that features the always present gallo pinto, along with local and international favorites such as plantains, chilaquiles, tamales, shredded chicken or beef and breakfast meats like sausages or ham. A wide range of hot beverages includes an assortment of teas, freshly pressed or brewed coffees and chocolate. Freshly squeezed orange juice is served at the table, either as a refreshing and nourishing drink or mixed with sparkling white wine in a mimosa. A fresh juice bar is also featured, and will prepare any tropical fruit based coc

How much does internet cost?

Complimentary service wifi in all the property Hotel and Hot Springs. 60 MB

Is there a gym at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Tabacon is COMPLETELY natural. Water flows by gravity throughout the property, forming in-river pools, waterfalls, and cascades and filling in the pools throughout the resort. An eco-friendly and carbon neutral resort, Tabacon places a big emphasis on turning the guest experience a close encounter with nature. These characteristics make the Tabacon Hot Springs the first to open to the public and the best known luxury hot springs resort in Costa Rica..

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