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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa ★★★★★

Perfect for rejuvenation and relaxation in the best-known hot spring destination.

The largest network of natural hot springs at the heart of the rain forests of Costa Rica.

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Thermal Wellness in Rainforest

from 2 nights, double room, breakfast

  • Breakfast buffet
  • Admission to thermal sources (8:00-22:00)
  • Use of Shangri-La Garden area (adults only)
  • Soft drink on arrival
  • International calls
  • WiFi

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

5% Super Discount

Telephone booking code: 833P1


Thermal & Spa

3 nights, double room, breakfast

  • Breakfast buffet
  • 1x dinner in “Ave del Paraiso”
  • 1x welcome drink
  • 1x welcome fruit
  • USD 75 Spa voucher for treatments on site
  • Services included in Thermal Wellness in Rainforest package

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

5% Super Discount

Telephone booking code: 833P2


Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa in detail

Your Holiday Destination

☀ The resort lies in the north of Costa Rica, at the heart of the rain forest, at the foothills of the Arenal Volcano (approx. 1,670 metres). The national park (approx. 4.000 ha) the volcano belongs to is the habitat of many animal and plant species such as jaguar and boa constrictor. The Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa – the best-known thermal resort in the area renowned for its thermal springs is located close to the entrance to the national park and it makes for the perfect starting point for excursions. The nearest city – La Fortuna (approx. 10 km west of the resort) is easily accessible and it offers shops, restaurants, banks and tour agencies.

Your Wellness Resort

The luxury and sustainable Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is located amidst a large tropical reserve which is known for the largest network of hot springs in Costa Rica (over 20 springs). Diverse wellness and leisure offers as well as unlimited access to the thermal springs are awaiting you on site.

How You Reside

103 stylish rooms with shower/WC, dressing gown, hair dryer, minibar, air-conditioning, safe, TV, coffee/tea set, Wi-Fi. Orchid Room (approx. 35 sqm) with rainforest shower and small living room area. Rainforest Room (approx. 62 sqm) with a terrace or balcony with garden view, high-quality cosmetics, jacuzzi, shower with thermal water and dining room. Single rooms are double rooms for single use.

Description of available rooms


Breakfast buffet in the restaurant “Los Tucanes”, dinner à la carte. “Ave del Paraíso” with local and international specialities, à la carte lunch and dinner buffet. Also, gluten-free and vegetarian meals. “Shangri-La Gardens Bar” (adults only), “Arena Pool Bar” and “Caña Brava Bar” invite you to enjoy diverse cocktail variations. Gala Dinner in private bungalow available (for a fee, by appointment).

Wellness & Spa

The unique Tabacón experience is based on the hot thermal mineral springs and beautiful landscapes with natural pools and cascades at the heart of the jungle. The River Tabacón flows though tropical gardens with over 200 plant species and flowers. The pool area with loungers and pools with temperatures between 25°C and 37°C offers the perfect break after a day filled with excursions. The main pool has a swim-up bar and a thermal water slide. The thermal springs and tropical gardens in Tabacón are unique for the Arenal Region and they are one of a kind in the world. Enjoy the healing and therapeutic properties of the springs or simply relax outdoor. Treatments are carried out in 10 bungalows surrounded by hot springs amidst unspoiled nature. The bungalows have a jacuzzi, two treatment beds for couples massages and one mineral source for balneotherapy. Each treatment begins with the “Tabacón Ritual” in the beautiful open-air relaxation area (tea, smoothies and jacuzzi with thermal water). Wide range of treatments such as partial or full body massages, wraps, facial treatments, manicure, pedicure, waxing, baths. Fitness centre. Doctor on site.


Volcano tours, walks on hanging bridges, rafting, zip line, abseiling by a waterfall, canoeing.

Additional information

Nearby Airports
Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose (SJO) : (approx. 126 km / 164 minutes)

ARRIVAL Airport: San Jose (SJO).
TRANSFER (return) private transfer SJO Airport (approx. 80 km) € 321/car (1-4 guests) Alternatively SpaDreams recommends renting a car.

INFOS Car park and garage: inclusive. Child discount: 2 adults + 1 child (0-11.9 yrs) 100% off. No pets

Good to know

Hot Mineral Springs

The ancient Greeks and Romans already used hot springs to cure various health conditions. Bathing in hot springs of the resort stimulates metabolism as well as helps for many diseases as the water has ideal composition (chlorinated sodium, carbon dioxide, sulfur, calcium, magnesium and lithium).

Shangri-La Gardens

Luxury area for adults only in in a secluded, upper part of the mineral spring complex. 6 hot springs heated naturally by the Arenal Volcano nearby, bar and private loungers to make your stay complete.


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