The luxurious Tabacon Grand Thermal Spa Resort is located directly in front of the imposing Arenal Volcano and surrounded by lush rainforest. Renowned as one of the top hot springs resorts in the world, Tabacon offers guests a natural and beautiful location from which to enjoy the Arenal region. The thermal springs run through the bottom of the property, meandering through forest and tropical gardens, creating a spectacular natural display. Guests of this 5-star resort can also enjoy amenities such as swimming pools with lounge areas, a swim-up bar at the hot springs, several restaurants and bars, a world-class spa, trails through tropical gardens, and much more!
Arenal Volcano is undoubtedly the top attraction in the region. The iconic volcano looms over Tabacon and visitors can drive to any one of several trails at the base of the volcano within minutes. The beautiful La Fortuna Waterfall is another nearby top attraction. Visitors can hike down to the base of the 200 foot falls and swim in the warm tropical waters beneath it! Anglers can try their luck fishing for rainbow bass (Guapote) and machaca in the nearby Lake Arenal. Of course, Arenal is known as the adventure capital of Central America, so thrill-seekers can enjoy a plethora of activities including canopy zipline, whitewater rafting, canyoneering, ATV riding and many other epic adventures. Nature lovers can look for toucans, monkeys, sloths and many other rare and exotic animals at sites such as Arenal Hanging Bridges, trails at the base of the volcano, and on boating tours such as the safari float on the Rio Penas Blancas or a riverboat safari at Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge.
While there is plenty to do in this area, guests of Tabacon Grand Thermal Spa Resort can take it easy and enjoy the many onsite amenities. All guests have complimentary access to the thermal hot springs. Set within the forest and tropical gardens, the springs vary in temperature and can be enjoyed in natural stream areas or larger pool areas. There is even a swim-up bar and large waterslide! Between hot springs sessions, you can relax and soak up the sun in the lounge areas or cool off in the cold water swimming pools.
The luxurious, award-winning Spa at Tabacon is set in bungalows within the trees and tropical gardens and near the natural hot springs. The private and relaxing environment will set you at ease and in harmony with nature. The Spa menu includes a variety of massages, treatments, facials, and hot springs enhancements.
The resort offers several delightful dining options and reservations are recommended for each. The Ave del Paraiso Restaurant is a casual restaurant located near the hot springs area. Serving International fare and Costa Rican cuisine, this restaurant offers a la carte options for lunch and a buffet for dinner. The Los Tucanes Restaurant is located on the main hotel grounds. This restaurant recommends that gentlemen refrain from wearing short sleeve shirts, and swimwear and flip flops for men and women is frowned upon. Serving International cuisine, this restaurant offers an a la carte dining experience. Tabacon also offers a private dining experience, Gala Dinner, which is prepared and served in a private open-air rainforest bungalow. Not to be overlooked, the resort offers three bars and snack stations. The Arenal Pool Bar serves snacks and drinks by the main pool. The Cana Brava Bar is located in the hotel lobby, serving snacks and drinks. The Shangri-La Gardens Bar, located in the resort's Shangri-La Gardens, offers an adults-only experience.
Rooms and Suites at the Tabacon Resort are thoughtfully appointed and tastefully decorated. All room styles offer air-conditioning, cable television, in-room safe deposit box, mini-fridge, coffee maker, hairdryer, and internet service (fee may apply). Please check on individual room styles below to see comprehensive amenity lists for each room style.
Tabacon Grand Thermal Spa Resort is consistently rated among Costa Rica's top resorts. If you are seeking a luxurious hot springs resort with Costa Rican style and flare, this just may be the perfect place for your vacation at Arenal Volcano!