Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, Costa Rica

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Rooms & Suites: 105

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa offers the unique combination of the Arenal Volcano, and the purity and mystic of the hot springs and surrounding rainforest blend.

Discover Costa Rica´s largest network of naturally flowing thermal mineral springs in Arenal’s largest and most beautiful private, rainforest reserve.


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Travel+Leisure World's Best, Conde Nast Johansen's Most Excellent Award, SpaFinder Award, Green/Sustainable Hotel Certification, Conde Nast Readers' Choice Award, A-List - Luxury Travel Magazine Award, Five Star Diamond Award

Trip Type

Adventure/Eco/Nature, Business Meeting, Family Vacation, Romantic Getaway, Spa & Wellness, Wedding

Wow Factors

• Dramatic location with spectacular waterfalls and thermal springs adjacent to an active volcano • Four-handed massages


The Arenal Region, with its splendid and famous volcano, its National Park and the Arenal Lake, has become a unique and exciting destination for nature lovers and explorers. Adventure - Adventurous guests at Tabacon can choose from a wide selection of excursions and experience the thrills of adventure and ecological activities in the Arenal area. The different tours in the region include amazing white water rafting; canyoning; exciting canopy tours; rainforest sky trek and hiking to the Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall. Nature Lovers - Beside the outstanding tropical gardens and forest at Tabacón's hot springs, our guests can enjoy an extraordinary experience by taking local excursions to wildlife refuges and private reserves, where you can observe the rainforest. Tours such as hikes to the volcano; float trips on canoe; bird watching; and the perennial favorite, the Arenal sky tram and the hanging bridges; are some of the nature activities to discover for an exceptional and memorable stay at Tabacón.


San Jose-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

Airport Distance

90 miles/150 km

High Season

November through April

Getting There

Transfers can be arranged through the property for approximately $150 (1-4 people), each way, to/from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) (2.5 hours away). Tabacón Grand Spa & Thermal Resort is 150 kilometers from San Jose, Costa Rica's capital, on the road that connects La Fortuna to Lake Arenal, in the country's northern zone. The resort sits near the base of Arenal Volcano, and is surrounded by the wildly diverse flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest. 150 km / 90 miles from San Jose International Airport. Tabacón offers a continuous complimentary shuttle between the hotel and the resort's hot springs. To request this service, please contact the front desk. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort 13 km West of La Fortuna La Fortuna de San Carlos Alajuela, Costa Rica Tel: (++506) 2519-1999 (Reservations) Tel: (++506) 2479-2000 (Hotel) Fax: (++506) 2519-1940 Email: