Trip Planner: Central America / Costa Rica / Province of Alajuela / Arenal Volcano National Park / La Fortuna de San Carlos / La Fortuna / Tabacon Hot Springs
Soak in the volcanic surroundings at Tabacon Hot Springs, a spa resort in the heart of Costa Rica's rainforest. The five-star complex provides luxurious and relaxing experiences in a natural setting, right at the base of a mighty volcano that destroyed a nearby village in the 1960s. Dormant for the last few decades, the volcano now provides a scenic backdrop for five different hot springs, with temperatures ranging between 25 C (77 F) and 50 C (122 F). Naturally heated by the volcanic soil, a thermal river flows through the resort and forms several small waterfalls and swimming pools. Browse the website for one-day passes, special packages, and onsite accommodations. Put Tabacon Hot Springs on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker app.
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Tours to Tabacon Hot Springs
$49 BOOK WITH VIATOR Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
$265 BOOK WITH VIATOR 4-in-1 Arenal Volcano Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Volcano Hike, and Tabacon Hot Springs
Duration: 12 hours
$795 BOOK WITH VIATOR 4-Days Arenal Volcano Tabacon Resort- Tortuguero - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio
Duration: 4 days
$300 BOOK WITH VIATOR Rafting Costa Rica + Wildlife Safari Experience & Paradise or Baldi Hot Springs
Duration: 12 hours
$925 BOOK WITH VIATOR 5 Days Arenal Tabacon-Monteverde-Manuel Antonio-Tortuguero ATV and Zipline
Duration: 4 days
$168 BOOK WITH VIATOR Arenal Volcano Lava Flow Hike and Tabacón Hot Springs with Dinner
Duration: 6 hours
Tabacon Hot Springs reviews
10 out of 10! From valet, to registration to the lobby bar where Gabriel made us fantastic organic infusion cocktails, And that was just check in! The room was spotless, it smelled fresh like a spa...
10 out of 10! From valet, to registration to the lobby bar where Gabriel made us fantastic organic infusion cocktails, And that was just check in! The room was spotless, it smelled fresh like a spa... more »
Many options with different water temperatures. Loved the lunch good food and perfect quantities. Service is perfect especially in the spa area. The massage was great! Thank you.
Many options with different water temperatures. Loved the lunch good food and perfect quantities. Service is perfect especially in the spa area. The massage was great! Thank you. more »
The springs are nice, and the food was good. Once you pay the entrance fee, you can go pretty much where you want within the springs, which was nice. That being said, there were a couple of annoying things about the experience. First, parking is really chaotic. They have folks trying to direct traffic, but I ended up driving past the place and making a u-turn because I couldn't figure out where to go. Second, I felt like I got ripped off at the lunch. The lunch is included, but someone came by and asked if we would like anything else to drink, so we asked for two diet cokes. At the end of our lunch, the server dropped off a bill for $10: $5 per each bottle of diet coke. I guess shame on me for not asking if it was included and how much extra it would be, but it really felt like they were taking advantage of people who were too ignorant to ask. Just for comparison, I stopped at a little place on the way to La Fortuna and got two meals and two bottles of water for about the same price. I get that those are nit-picky things, but it's also a very pricey place. I probably wouldn't go back if I was ever in this part of Costa Rica again.
Magical place. Nicely manicured gardens. A wonderful river of hot springs with areas to explore and soak. Food at restaurant is the best in the area. The other local hot springs don't come close.
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