Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
Centro Coln
San Jos

Distance from La Fortuna to Arenal Volcano, 5 miles (8 kms). Distance from hotel to LIR airport by land transfer, 3 hours. Distance from hotel to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), 90 miles (145 kms).  

Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano this luxury resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure & relaxation. A member of The Leading Hotels and Spas of the World, Tabacon provides fabulous accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The unique thermal mineral springs emerge from the volcano, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Visit Shangri-La Gardens, a hotel guests and adults-only hideaway. Delight your senses with world-class cuisine inspired by local fares and indulge at The Grand Spa where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Bars (3)
  • Coffee Shop
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzis
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Massage Services ($)
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Reception Desk (24-hour)
  • Restaurants (2)
  • Spa
  • Tour Desk
Shuttle service to and from the Spa Pools: (2) Pools in the spa area, one with hot water and the other with cold water Fitness Center The new Fitness Center is equipped with LifeCycle cardio equipment, circuit training machines, free weights and exercise balls. Boutique: ($) Spa The Grand Spa: The Grand Spa taps one of the world's most beautiful locations - thermal mineral springs set in the Costa Rican rainforest at the foot of the Arenal Volcano - to offer an incomparable spa experience. Treatments are given in 11 open-air bungalows, all with Jacuzzis, in swimming pools and hot springs. There is also an open-air Yoga Studio. Treatments are offered for women and men; there are also packages and the resort's signature Gala Dinner in a bungalow in the rainforest. This exclusive amenity, offered from 10am - 10pm, can be customized for up to six adults, or for up to two adults and two children. The Grand Spa offers a range of wet and dry treatments, including the signature Tabacn massage which begins with a series of bends and stretches to regulate the body's flow of vital energy, and concludes with volcanic mud vigorously massaged into the body. A Hot Stone massage combines warmed volcanic stones with eucalyptus, lemon and rosemary oils. ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 4:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Child age break is 11 years old.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2018 Orchid - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Rain Forest Suite - 2 adults.**  

**Only children 12 years old and older are permitted in Rain Forest Suite.  

Orchid Room, (ORR) Relax in the inviting ambience of the splendid Orchid Rooms. Experience a vast open space with unobstructed views of the exterior tropical setting magnificently complimented by a modern interior with colorful decor. The bathroom features a rainforest shower surrounded by natural light. The shower floors are meticulously pieced together with local stones to create an exhilarating rainforest atmosphere. Additionally, a cozy living area invites relaxation. Includes a 42" flat screen television, coffee and tea selection, complimentary Wifi, comfortable king bed or two queen beds topped with luxurious bed linens. Number of accommodations: 1  

Rainforest Suite, (FSR) The elegant and distinctive Rainforest Suite seamlessly blend indoor luxury with an outdoor terrace overlooking the native tropical landscape. Bathroom includes a two-person Jacuzzi and a separate glass-enclosed shower.  

• The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans. Include:  

• 42" flat screen TV, coffee and tea selection, free Wi-Fi an ultra-comfortable king size bed plus a sofa bed. Size: 62m2 (667sq ft.)  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Arenal Wet Bar, One of Tabacon's signature locations within the property. The Arenal Wet Bar at the main pool offers superb views of the Arenal Volcano. Guests enjoy tropical drinks and cocktails, immersed in the hot springs pool, relaxing or chatting with other guests. Beverage Service from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Food Service from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.  

Cana Brava Bar, the lobby bar, offers drinks and snacks with a view of the tropical gardens.  

General Opening Hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm General Opening Days: Open daily  

Ave Del Paraiso (bird Of Paradise), Tabacon's casual dining restaurant, serves lunch, buffet dinner as well as a la carte selections. Tandoor Cuisine highlights the variety, overlooking lush tropical gardens and the main waterfall. Luncj 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Buffet dinner from 5:00pm to 9:30pm.  

Los Tucanes, an open-air fine dining restaurant, features an exciting blend of Spa, Costa Rican, Mexican and International cuisine, serving buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch and dinner. An elegant setting is achieved with beautifully presented Costa Rican. A la carte and buffet breakfast available from 6:30am to 10:30am. A la carte lunch from 12:00pm to 2:30pm (Open from 12/15 to 04/15 and 06/20 to 08/20. A la carte dinner from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.  

General Opening Days: Open daily  

Bonus Features (back to top)


2018 Bonus Features Travel Dates: 12/18/2017 - 12/17/2018  

• Free entrance to Tabacon Hot Springs  

• Complimentary internet access  

• Welcome Drink  

• Buffet breakfast daily  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)


Holiday Dinners  

• Please note there is a mandatory dinner supplement New Year's Eve dinner.  


• This hotel is located in the Arenal area.