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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Award-winning eco-friendly resort with 18 popular hot springs
  • 20-minute ride to the town of La Fortuna, where there's zip-lining, hiking and rappelling
  • Each room has a breathtaking rainforest view, and some rooms have a view of the volcano
  • Sleek, spacious rooms are 100% smoke free 

Overview

With 18 natural hot springs, threaded through myriad hidden pools and waterfalls, Tabacon invites guests to rejuvenate and de-stress. Perfectly manicured jungle paths can take you to each spring and hidden pool, or to spa treatments in a bungalow that opens up toward the rainforest. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the hot springs area.

Due to its popularity, the resort can get extremely crowded with day trippers paying to use the hot springs for the day; however, day passes expire at 6pm making late afternoon the optimal time for quiet.

The rooms are huge with views of the rainforest. Walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads are abundant. Some rooms face the volcano, which heats the water used for showering, making Tabacon one of the most environmentally conscious hotels in the country.

Wi-Fi is free at Tabacon, so you can share your trip on social media. Meals are not included and can be expensive, ranging from $30-$60 per person per meal. The nearest town of La Fortuna is a 20-minute car ride away and offers more local flair and excursions.

Rooms & Rates

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Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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