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13 Km Noreste de Centro de la Fortuna de San Carlos  
Arenal  
COSTA RICA

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Nestled in the heart of the Costa Rican tropical rainforest in a truly mystical setting at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Tabacon provides luxurious accommodations with inspired new designs and a fresh service philosophy accompanied with elevated standards. The resort´s unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerges from the volcanic Earth, forming Costa Rica´s largest network of naturally flowing hot springs.  Explore Shangri-La Gardens, the perfect hideaway (exclusively for our hotel guests over 18 years of age), delight your senses with world-class cuisine inspired by local fares, or experience a memorable spa treatment in an open air bungalow.

Location: Arenal
  • There is a required deposit of $50 USD for lockers and $20 USD per towel person (or the equivalent in Costa Rican colones). The payment can be made in cash or by credit card. This deposit will be refunded once the customer returns the locker key and towel ticket and departs the resort. If these items are lost, the deposit/s will not be refunded. A change in the last name of the reservation, after the reservation is guaranteed, is not permitted.
  • Any name changes made for any Holiday Season travel (12/18/20 - 1/4/21; 3/27/21- 4/4/21), there will be a penalty of $75 + 13% IVA Per room per night.
  • A change in the last name of the reservation, after the reservation is guaranteed, is not permitted under this contract.
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service†
  • Babysitting†
  • Concierge desk
  • Internet services
  • Laundry/Valet service†
  • Pool
  • Restaurant†
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa†

Orchid Room

View - Tropical Garden View

Bedding- 1 King or 2 queen beds (Bedding requests are strongly recommended, however they are not guaranteed)

Occupancy limits - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children,  4 total combined.

Maximum of 2 children through age 11 stay free in existing bedding with at least 1 adult. Children 12 are charged as adults.

Orchid rooms are 376 square feet with sleeping area and integrated sitting area. The bathroom features a "rainforest shower".

Rainforest Room

View - Tropical Forest View 

Bedding – 1 King Bed and a pull-out sofa bed

Occupancy limits - 2 adults, 1 child, 2 total combined.

Maximum of 1 children through age 11 stay free in existing bedding with at least 1 adult. Children 12 are charged as adults.

Rainforest Rooms are 667 square feet with sleeping area, integrated sitting area, and an outdoor terrace or balcony overlooking tropical landscape. The bathroom features a 2-person hot tub and a separate glass-enclosed shower.

Tabacon Suite

Bedding – 1 King Bed or queen beds.

Occupancy limits - 3 adults, 2 children, 3 total combined.

Maximum of 2 children through age 11 stay free in existing bedding with at least 1 adult. Children 12 are charged as adults

Honeymoon Suite

Bedding – 1 King Bed

Occupancy limits - 2 adults, 0 children, 2 total combined.

Tabacon Suite 2 Bedroom

Bedding – King bed and 2 full beds.

Occupancy limits - 4 adults, 2 children, 4 total combined.

Maximum of 2 children through age 11 stay free in existing bedding with at least 1 adult. Children 12 are charged as adults.

Senator Suite

Bedding – King bed and 2 full beds.

Occupancy limits - 4 adults, 2 children, 4 total combined.

Maximum of 2 children through age 11 stay free in existing bedding with at least 1 adult. Children 12 are charged as adults.

Ave del Paraiso

An a la carte menu is offered at Ave del Paraiso including salads and sandwiches plus resort signatures such as fresh table-side made guacamole and Indian Tandoor oven specialties.

Changing themed buffets are offered nightly at Ave del Paraiso, where you can also order a la carte Indian Tandoor dishes, Ayurveda and spa cuisine. Fine dining is available at Los Tucanes with elaborate, creative dishes that blend international ingredients with the best of fresh Costa Rican produce and specialties

  • Cuisine: International
  • Meals: Dinner, Lunch

Cana Brava Lobby Bar

Sandwich menu for lunch

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches
  • Meals: Lunch

Los Tucanes

Breakfast buffet is served at Los Tucanes in the hotel section of the resort, with multiple food stations including made-to-order eggs and omelets, pancakes and waffles, a tropical fruit juice bar, a seasonal fruit selection, cereals and cold cuts, cheeses, smoked fish, and local specialties such as gallo pinto, tamales and sweet plantains. Guests can also order a la carte from a menu covering light fruit plates and continental selections more extensive and traditional Costa Rica and American options including omelets, pancakes.

 Fine dining dinner is available at Los Tucanes with elaborate, creative dishes that blend international ingredients with the best of fresh Costa Rican produce and specialties. The region's top chefs are masters at blending flavors and creating new culinary experiences. A Los Tucanes dinner may highlight favorites such as Pacific tuna, salmon or sea bass; shellfish, river trout, and grass-fed beef, along with lamb, caviar, and foie gras. The restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe menu. The restaurant can create simpler dishes for younger guests and can modify dishes to accommodate dietary needs.

  • Cuisine: International
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

  • Garden
    Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa newest luxury area is the private, lush Shangri-La Gardens.  In a secluded area in the upper part of the mineral springs complex, the garden is the new "it" place for discriminating guests and luxury spa vacationers. It's also the perfect area to unwind after a holistic treatment at the Grand Spa and to enjoy cocktails and refreshments, served to you by the garden's own butlers.
     
    Shangri-La Gardens is an area of lush gardens and six natural thermal mineral spring water pools, heated naturally by the nearby Arenal Volcano. Exclusively for adults and hotel guests.
  • Pool

    The Tabacon experience at the Arenal Volcano centers on the hot thermal springs, pools and the Grand Spa. The main sunbathing and swimming area features five pools with temperatures ranging from 25 to 38 degrees C (77 to 102 F), the main one with a swim-up bar and thermal water slide. The pools on the lower section offer a more secluded ambiance with spectacular volcano and rainforest views, and they are also within the main service area of the Arenal Swim-Up Bar.

    Tabacon features four additional pools, a cold-water one set in the rainforest, two specifically for our Grand Spa guests, and a third as a cold alternative between the hot springs in the tropical gardens. These pools are strategically located along the walking trails of the gardens and provide a nice relaxing break from the explorations of the flowers and plants, and the surprisingly regular wildlife sightings.


  • Spa

    The Tabacon Grand Spa Experience starts with the natural hydrotherapy provided by the hot springs and waterfalls, naturally heated and fed by the Arenal Volcano. The minerals dissolved in our springs are known to relax and heal, giving you an unusual and beneficial experience. In our relaxation area, you'll find a co-ed Jacuzzi pool and rest areas. You can enjoy tea and smoothies before you set off for an individual or couples' treatment. The open-air bungalows come in various sizes, some designed for one person other for two persons. Each bungalow has an open-air Jacuzzi with water from the thermal mineral spring water, and is complemented by outside whirlpools and streams

     


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