Tabacon Hot Springs, La Fortuna de San Carlos

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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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  • The vulcanism under the young Arenal volcano feeds the hot springs that run through Tabacon Hot Springs. We took a day trip from our San Jose hotel (Marriott) and took a small bus through lush vegetat...  more »
  • Go in the evening to avoid the crowds. We found ourselves often alone when moving a little more upstream and away from the swimming pool area. We also had dinner at the Spa, included in the price. The...  more »
  • Super pretty, one can easily spend 3 4 h. They are large, spread out in a beautiful garden, not too many people in each basin. A little pricey but unique afternoon
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  • Great facility. Multiple outdoor pools with different temperatures. Beautiful decoration. Separate shower/changing rooms and lockers separated by gender. The dinner buffet offers a generous range of international cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Open to patrons not staying at the Tabacon Resort. No information about the admission fee and buffet price (entry to the hot springs and buffet dinner was included as part of my trip).
  • Hot springs are fantastic. Service is exceptional. The restaurant was twice the price it should have been but that is what you pay to eat there.
  • Fantastic hot springs. I highly recommended. Part of the hotel but you can get a day pass.
  • Visited Costa Rica last year with my friend and one of the top places on my list was Tabacon Hot Springs. After days of white water rafting, hiking, and various activities, we needed a break and this was the perfect place. The hot springs here are absolutely beautiful- they are naturally heated by the Arenal volcano and have soothing minerals in the water. There are various pools and waterfalls of different temperatures and lush greenery everywhere. An extremely romantic place..We easily spent 6+ hours here just relaxing and soaking up the water.
  • After activities, this is the best place for relax if you like the hot bath. Hot spring water due to valcano but no sulfuric smell. Good for family, lover and friends.

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