Enjoy world class hot springs and lush jungle scenery at the Tabacon Hot Springs. And did I mention that its locate right in front of the iconic Arenal Volcano?
At around 5:30 you will be picked up from your La Fortuna area hotel and brought to the famous hot springs resort. After checking in for the evening pass, you will have access to the hot springs and facilities. The resort offers clean locker rooms and changing areas, so bring along a little extra cash for a locker. Its well worth the money.
The Tabacon hot springs originate in the depths below Arenal Volcano. As rainwater is absorbed and filters down through fissures it makes its way down to the magma chambers which are closer to the surface at the volcano. The magma heats the water, making it rise to the surface, collecting minerals along the way. This results in three mineral rich hot springs that flow through the Tabacon property. The springs are then diverted into smaller springs and pools that vary in temperature, shape and size.
The various pools and springs that can be enjoyed in the resort range in temperature from 77 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. There are many to choose from so finding your own place is rarely an issue unless you are there during the peak season.
Those that want to share the fun with others can enjoy the hot springs fed swimming pools. They even have a waterslide for kids!
During your visit to the resort you will be provided with dinner at the Ave del Paraiso Restaurant which is located near the main pool area. This is a buffet style meal that usually features a nice selection. We recommend setting the earliest available time slot when you check in. Earlier times usually result in a better and fresher selection.
After relaxing and bathing at the Tabacon hot springs for approximately four hours (subject to change) you will be returned back to your hotel. We recommend working out your ideal pick up time with the guide before he drops you off.
Enjoy an evening of natural thermal hot springs at a world class resort
Jungle setting in front of Arenal Volcano
What to Bring
Clothes To Change Into
Cash If Using The Locker At Tabacon
Location and Availability
The Tabacon Hot Springs Evening Pass - Sunset Tours is available from Arenal, Arenal Zone 2, and Arenal Zone 3
Tabacon Hot Springs Evening Pass - Sunset Tours: Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing by email
All cancellations must be made three (3) days before the arrival date, except during the Easter season, half-year holidays in July, Christmas and from January 01 to 10, whose case must be made seven (7) days before of the date of service.
In case the client does not show up for the tour it will be NO SHOW, the total amount of the reservation will be charged.
Mid-year vacations, second week of December until January 10 and Easter or Easter are high season.
NOTE: Prepayments are required to be canceled and sent MINIMUM 3 days before the tour.
Latitude: N 10°29'17.03". Longitude: W 85°16'41.05"
Overall 88.8% (47 Guest Ratings)
We didn't realize it would be so popular/busy. Felt more like a water park. But we still had a really good time!
Though we enjoyed this experience we were expecting a more private, quiet experience. We did not realise that the pools were this large or popular. This was partially our own fault for not doing some research into this. I would suggest that more information about the Tabacon hot springs be put into the description.
The ambiance is great and the property was big enough that crowds weren't an issue. The waterfalls were beautiful and nature-like atmosphere created a nice experience. I like HOT temperatures so was a little disappointed that the pools were not as hot as I would like. The buffet gave a wide range of foods so was very enjoyable for me.
I didn't like being bused to another hotel to walk around and find hot springs or giant hot tubs. we had real hot springs at our hotel I think we paid 75 each. I don't recommend this trip. very crowded.
A heads up on how much key deposit was would have been nice. The drinks were pricey.
Too touristy and comercialized.
Was expecting more of a tour.
This was more of a self-guided tour of the hot springs, which were great to swim in at night. It was also nice that the dinner was included, since none of our other activities had dinner included.
Again, absolutely stunning. Will definitely do it again
Another highlight of the trip. The next time i would love to stay at a hotel that has springs. I was sore from the waterfall and the springs fixed me and my wife right up. We loved the hidden areas that were more private. The buffet food was also very good.
I had never been in hot springs before - this was a great experience. And when we (and the other folks with us) wanted to leave a little early, the driver came and got us.
It was a sunset tour. I would not recommend this if you are travelling with Kids. perfect for couple.