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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Arenal, Costa Rica

The Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is set amongst lush rainforest, with great views over the Arenal Volcano. The lodge has lovely verdant landscaped gardens, a natural hot spring on site as well as thermal mineral water pools.

At a Glance

  • Exclusive access to the famous Tabacon hot springs for hotel guests during a select period each day

  • Fantastic views of Arenal volcano

  • A good base for a wealth of activities including white water rafting, hiking, zip lining and horse riding

  • The only and biggest thermal hot river runs through the property creating relaxing pools and waterfalls.

  • Offers a selection of luxurious rooms and suites

  • Arenal's biggest and most famous resort

  • Award winning Grand Spa named one of the "best mineral spas" and "eco-spas" in the world

  • The hotel is separated from the springs making it tranquil and peaceful

Couples, Family, Honeymoon, Spa & health

Insider's View

Use your Tabacon guest pass to get into the adults-only guest zone of Tabacon Hot Springs, where you can enjoy a cocktail in the warm, soothing waters of the famous volcanic hot springs of Costa Rica.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort or take a look at our itineraries to San Jose and Central Valley


The Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, in the rainforest at the Arenal Volcano National Park. This central region of Costa Rica is one of the world’s most topographically diverse; and plays host to a range of exciting outdoor activities such as white water rafting, trekking, horseback riding, kayaking and various canopy tours high above the treetops.

The resort has 95 guest rooms and 11 suites, each with private terraces and handcrafted furnishings. Room interiors feature plush bedding, ensuite bathrooms and modern amenities while some rooms boast direct views of the Arenal Volcano. Room service is available 24 hours a day while babysitting, laundry and concierge services can be arranged upon request.

Opened in 1993, the resort boasts naturally occurring hot springs (originating from the Tabacon River) a short distance on foot from the property where you can soak and unwind in addition to two bars and three separate restaurants, which feature cuisine varying from casual to upscale. The resort’s open-air Grand Spa offers guests the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation treatments, and is the perfect place to enjoy a massage in the ambiance of the surrounding jungle.


Set under the rainforest canopy, Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort's 103 guest rooms include complimentary access to the on-site thermal hot springs as well as a pool, fitness center, spa and 2 restaurants. Comfortable and spacious Orchid Rooms are equipped with all the must have modern amenities including air conditioning, wireless internet dvd player and television.

Location & Directions

Arenal, Costa Rica

Just 3 minutes away from Tabacon Hot Springs, and 15 minutes away from the town of La Fortuna, this resort is perfectly located to enjoy all the delights of the Arenal Area.

When to go

November to April is the best time of year to visit Arenal and is the 'drier' season in Costa Rica. The ‘green’ season is from May to September, which sees tropical showers most afternoons. The quietest period is April to early June. The rain can be particularly strong in September and October. December to March is high season and hotels do get booked up months in advance so best to plan early.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort or take a look at our itineraries to San Jose and Central Valley

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