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Soaking in Paradise: A Guide to Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa Hot Springs in Costa Rica

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is a luxurious five-star hotel that combines luxury with sustainability. An eco-hotel paradise located in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. The hotel is surrounded by lush rainforests and boasts natural hot springs that are considered one of the best in the world. The hotel has won several awards for its eco-friendliness, including the World Travel Award for "Leading Green Hotel in Costa Rica" in 2019. The hotel sits on 900 acres of lush rainforest, and its natural hot springs are fed by the Arenal Volcano.

In this blog post, we'll explore everything you need to know about Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, including tips, prices, and what to experience there.

The hot springs at Tabacon are considered one of the best in the world due to their high mineral content and healing properties. The hot springs are divided into several pools, each with a unique temperature and size. The pools range in temperature from 77°F (25°C) to 122°F (50°C), so you can choose the temperature that suits you best.


The hotel has 103 rooms and suites, each designed to offer a luxurious and comfortable stay. The rooms are spread across five different categories: Orchid, Rainforest Suite, Honeymoon Suite, Tabacón Suite, and Senator Suite. The hotel also has several restaurants, bars, and a spa.


Tips for Visiting Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

Here are some tips that will help you make the most of your visit to Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa:

  1. Book in Advance Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is a popular destination, especially during the high season (December to April). To avoid disappointment, it's recommended to book your room and hot springs experience in advance.

  2. Choose the Right Time to Visit The best time to visit Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is during the dry season, which runs from December to April. During this time, the weather is dry and sunny, making it ideal for outdoor activities. However, if you prefer fewer crowds, it's recommended to visit during the low season (May to November). I personally went in the first week December and loved the mystical fog that it created!

  3. Bring Swimwear and Towels Swimwear and towels are a must when visiting Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa. The hotel provides towels, but it's recommended to bring your own as well.

  4. Wear Sunscreen and a Hat The sun can be intense in Costa Rica, even on cloudy days. To protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays, wear sunscreen and a hat.

  5. Consider a Private Hot Springs Experience While the public hot springs at Tabacon are great, they can get crowded during peak hours. Consider booking a private hot springs experience for a more intimate and relaxing experience

  6. Take Advantage of the Hotel's Amenities Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa has several amenities that you can take advantage of during your stay. These include the spa, restaurants, bars, and the hotel's tours and activities.

  7. Avoid crowds If you are a morning bird, then use it to your advantage! Waking up right when the hot springs are open is ideal to take some awesome memorable photos without the extra photo editing work. Check out the photo below! I did NOTHING to edit this:


Prices for Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

The prices for Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa vary depending on the season and the type of room you choose. Here's a breakdown of the prices:

  1. Orchid Room Prices start at $289 per night during the low season and $429 per night during the high season.

  2. Rainforest Suite Prices start at $499 per night during the low season and $649 per night during the high season.

  3. Honeymoon Suite Prices start at $659 per night during the low season and $859 per night during the high season.

  4. Tabacón Suite Prices start at $869 per night during the low season and $1,069 per night during the high season.

  5. Senator Suite Prices start at $1,249 per night during the low season and $1,449 per night during the high season.

In addition to the room rates, there is also an entrance fee to the hot springs. The fee varies depending on the time of day and the season. During the low season, the fee ranges from $85 to $115 per person, while during the high season, the fee ranges from $95 to $135 per person.


Private hot springs experiences are also available, and the prices for these vary depending on the package you choose. Prices start at $225 for a private hot springs experience for two people.


What to Experience at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

  1. Hot Springs The hot springs at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa are the main attraction. The hot springs are divided into several pools, each with a unique temperature and size. The pools range in temperature from 77°F (25°C) to 122°F (50°C), so you can choose the temperature that suits you best.

  2. Spa The spa at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa offers a range of treatments that are designed to help you relax and rejuvenate. The spa uses natural ingredients, such as volcanic mud and organic coffee, to create unique and effective treatments.

  3. Dining Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa has several restaurants that offer a range of cuisines, from traditional Costa Rican dishes to international cuisine. The hotel's signature restaurant, Los Tucanes, is set amidst the rainforest and offers stunning views of the Arenal Volcano.

  4. Tours and Activities Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa offers a range of tours and activities that allow you to explore the surrounding rainforest and the Arenal Volcano. Some of the activities you can enjoy include zip lining, hiking, and horseback riding.

  5. Eco-Friendly Practices Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is committed to sustainability and eco-friendliness. The hotel has won several awards for its efforts, including the World Travel Award for "Leading Green Hotel in Costa Rica" in 2019. The hotel has implemented several eco-friendly practices, such as using solar energy, recycling, and using biodegradable products.


Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is a luxurious eco-hotel that offers a unique and relaxing experience. The natural hot springs are considered one of the best in the world, and the hotel's commitment to sustainability and eco-friendliness makes it a great choice for environmentally-conscious travelers. With several amenities, including a spa, restaurants, and tours and activities, there's plenty to experience and enjoy during your stay. Whether you're looking to relax and unwind or explore the surrounding rainforest, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa has something for everyone.

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