Tabacon Hot Springs, La Fortuna de San Carlos

4.4
#1 of 126 in Spas in Costa Rica
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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  • It is not to be missed spend a few hours relaxing in the hot springs of Tabacon. The facilities are very well maintained and the circuit of water, with waterfalls, pools and small waterfalls are super relaxing! 100% recommended.
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  • A tour we went on took us for the evening and it was beautiful! Such a nice relaxing night after a busy day. It’s very worth checking out. They dinner was good, it made the day a little easier and not...  more »
  • Very nice facilities, friendly, very friendly. The parking lot is a little long of facilities, if it is raining it wet one all. There is no variety of cocktails and snacks. The main reason why I want a 3 is for food, completely disappointed, no seasoning, aged, little variety, one of the frescoes was completely without a drop of sugar and basically was a water chacha. And visited several springs of the competition and triple you the quality food. I seem to have a large area of improvement in regards to gastronomy. I expected much more.
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  • This was a beautiful place to visit. Has such beautiful and lush landscaping around the hot springs. We went on a rainy day that made it even better. Also bring there in the evening was very cool experience. The buffet meals were delicious. Had lockers and towels to be used. Would definitely do this again when I go back.
  • We did not go to the spa but instead to the free spot in the river next to Tabacon. It was wonderful being in a completely natural spa, with a warm river on one side and a cold one on the other. Much better than the paid spa's where you have to sit in unnatural swimming pools!
  • BEAUTIFUL place we loved the hot springs, so relaxing and felt private. Food was great! The only reason I gave them a 4 had a terrible facial that left my skin red and splotchy. The manager of the spa actually came to my room to look at it and give me some advice on how to handle it.
  • Absolutely incredible experience here. From the moment you arrive, your every need is attended to. Delicious buffet and drinks! The hot springs are sublime, full of beautiful trails, flowers, wildlife, and fresh towels and robes each day. Enjoy a drink at the swim up bar, or play in one of the thermal waterfalls. Get lost in the luxury and look no further for the best hot springs in Arenal!
  • I loved this place, I thought that this was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. The place was clean and big enough for the crowds. Unfortunately, the road to get there is long and not well maintained. Best if you can actually stay there.
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