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.
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy -
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy -
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy -
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
General Information -
Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating6131 reviews
Impeccable 5-start resort and extraordinary hot springs
Tabacon lives up to its 5-star status. The resort grounds are immaculate, the rooms clean and contemporary, the daily breakfasts scrumptious, and the endless number of hot spring pools are just extraordinary. You absolutely pay for these privileges and it was worth the price of admission. Be advised: the actual hot springs is NOT within the gated compound of the hotel, most likely because non-hotel guests can pay to visit the hot springs during the day. The hot springs is accessible via vans that constantly run between the hot springs and the hotel lobby. Alternatively, you can walk there via a trellis covered path (see picture)
Fabulous stay at the Tabacon!!
Unbelievable stay at the Tabacon! Resort is stunning and every staff member was extremely friendly. The hot springs are wonderful. Our bartender, Arnold was spectacular! Made delicious drinks and gave great recommendations on places to visit!!
Tabacon was an amazing resort. The staff went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and satisfaction. The location was convenient for all guided tours and local restaurants. The hot springs were fantastic and very clean. The food was incredible! Would highly recommend staying at the Tabacon Thermal Resort!
The service was outstanding. Lupita at the main bar was great. Oscar at the valet desk was was stand out. The property was amazing and the rooms were fantastic. The food was terrible, but if you stick with bar snacks it’s fine.
Atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. You want to feel relaxed and in tune with nature this is the place to be. Food is outstanding! They went beyond our expectations from the minute you walk into their lobby.