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.

Property Information

Year Built: 1997
All rooms non-smoking: 102
Buildings: 7
Total rooms: 102


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory There is a required deposit of $50 for lockers and $20 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.
Advisory A change in the last name of the reservation, after the reservation is guaranteed, is not permitted under this contract.
Advisory The Government of Costa Rica and the Health Authorities have announced a new regulation that establishes that as of January 08, 2022 a proof of vaccination against Covid-19 will be required to enter most commercial establishments. including hotels, restaurants, shops, museums, spas, and tours.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 5928 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    Feb 02, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Awesome Vacation

    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.

    Feb 02, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Magical stay!

    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!

    Feb 01, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    Feb 01, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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!

    Jan 31, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319