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Tabacon Hot Springs
Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon Hot Springs

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Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna, La Fortuna

The Basics

Adventure-weary travelers flock to Tabacon Hot Springs for a welcome change of pace from endless action. Spend the day soaking in volcanically heated waters—taking breaks to swim up to the waterfront bar or fly down the thermal water slide—for a true taste ofpura vida. Though it is possible to stay at an on-site resort for unlimited hot spring access, most visitors opt for full-day or half-day passes with upgrades including meals, spa packages, and specialty experiences such as a nighttime soak under the moonlight. Many Arenal area tours, such as those from San Jose, include a visit to the hot springs as well—an ideal way to unwind after an action-packed volcano hike or rain forest tour.

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4-in-1 Arenal Volcano Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Volcano Hike, and Tabacon Hot Springs

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4-in-1 Arenal Volcano Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Volcano Hike, and Tabacon Hot Springs
$302.00 per adult
Perfect first day in Costa Rica!
We loved, loved, LOVED this tour! Our guide, Hansel (sp?), was so attentive and full of fascinating information. He would make sure to stop every time he saw something interesting while on the rainforest hikes and set up his scope to show us what he was seeing. Lots of very cool birds to be seen. We had hoped to see a sloth and monkeys and by the end of the day, we did! We even had the chance to pet (touch) a sloth just hanging around the lunch area. The waterfall was quite brisk but gorgeous. The lunch was delicious. The Tabacon Hot Springs was the perfect way to end the day. Such an incredible resort! We would highly recommend spending a full day doing this tour!
Brandi_B, Mar 2021

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Entrance includes a towel and sunscreen.

  • The number of guests is limited for a more enjoyable experience; book ahead.

  • Tabacon Grand Spa services can be booked as part of an entrance package or separately.

  • Pack or wear your swimsuit; changing areas are available on-site.

  • Though out of range for most budget travelers, Tabacon Hot Springs is a worthwhile splurge.

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How to Get There

Though it feels remote, Tabacon Hot Springs is located just off a main highway (Route 142) and is an easy drive from La Fortuna or San Jose. Many also visit as part of a day tour of the Arenal area, thanks to the location of the private rain forest reserve between Arenal Volcano and Arenal Volcano National Park.

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When to Get There

Tabacon Hot Springs is open all year but is most enjoyable during the dry season from late November through mid-April. Enjoy the maximum recharge from the mineral-rich waters by visiting after an adventure-packed day.

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A Pool for All

The diversity of pools at Tabacon is one of its greatest draws. Pools range from 72–105°F (22–40°C) and offer big spaces perfect for playing and socializing as well as more secluded nooks. There is also a cool-water pool on-site.

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