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 Rating5928 reviews
Great Fun & Relaxing
Luxurious room with excellent climate control & comfortable bed; plenty of furniture and storage space. Clean bathroom with upscale amenities and great shower. Beautiful view from the room and easy & safe walking distance to everywhere on the property...we liked to walk to the hot springs but there is also very reliable, very frequent van service, and you may need your phone flashlight after dark. Remarkably courteous staff everywhere on the property. Loved the hot springs; plenty of different temps and settings!! Food at the hot springs was much better than expected; very good sandwiches and nachos but the beer selection is limited and the mixed drinks were disappointing. Enjoyed the buffet bkfst with wide variety and good omelettes.
It was a wonderful time! Love Tabacon! It’s a paradise and not a lost one. My husband and I found the place wonderful . In 2019 I sent all my children on a vacation to this place. The rooms, food pool and thermal water is worth all the money you pay.
Our stay at Tabacon was absolutely magical. We brought our four young children, and they had an incredible time. The staff was super helpful and friendly, the senator suite we stayed in was luxurious with a view of the jungle that was unmatched. Our spa experience was excellent, and the thermal pools were a true highlight. Worth every penny to stay here for the amazing memories made. Thank you!
No better place to stay in Costa Rica!!
Where to start!! The staff! The room! The spa!! The restaurant!! The hot springs!! It was one of our most memorable stays. All of the staff were fantastic....but Mac and Oscar made our experience extra special.
The best hot springs!
Highly recommend this incredible property. The staff and service were exceptional, the food was delicious and the hot springs were even more amazing than the pictures depict (and the photos are incredible). We will definitely be returning!