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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

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The Hotel in Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort has led the way in the Arenal Volcano Region as the most recommended resort in the area. Labeled as the top luxury Arenal Hotel, Tabacon is continuously upgrading and updating its facilities to exceed all guest expectations.

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Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a five stars hotel located in Costa Rica's northern region, at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the heart of the tropical rainforest. Tabacón provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The unique thermal springs emerge from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds surrounded by lush tropical gardens which create an oasis of peace


Welcome to a unique Costa Rica vacation experience, unparalleled in the world. Tabacon Grand Spa offers the unique combination of the energy of the Arenal Volcano, the heat of the Tabacon Hot Springs and the purity and mystic of the surrounding rainforest blend into what many have described as "paradise" or "the eight-wonder of the world".

The four elements of nature are present in this unique Arenal Volcano luxury hotel and resort, featuring the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest and the fertile earth of the of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region.Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a 102 guest room Costa Rica luxury hotel located at the base of the Arenal Volcano.

This five star luxury resort is recognized as a member of The Leading Hotels and The Leading Spas of the World. It is a Signature Travel Group preferred hotel, and has been recognized and named to numerous travel publications and the recipient of many accolades, including Conde Nast Johansens list, SpaFinder Magazine Reader's awards, a ranked as a world's top ten eco-spa by National Geographic Magazine and mentioned by Modern Bride magazine as a must-include visit during a Costa Rica Honeymoon, ranked as a top 5 worldwide honeymoon destination.

The Hotel in Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort has led the way in the Arenal Volcano Region as the most recommended resort in the area. Labeled as the top luxury Arenal Hotel, Tabacon is continuously upgrading and updating its facilities to exceed all guest expectations. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort offers a selection of luxurious rooms and suites, all beautifully appointed with rich handicrafts and furnishings made by Costa Rican artisans. Rooms feature cable television, DVD, personal safes, mini bars and coffeemakers. Guest bathrooms include luxurious bathrobes, deluxe bath toiletries, hair dryers and bathtubs. Internet access is available. Please review our diverse room offerings, plan your vacation with our reservations experts and book direct with the hotel the options that best fit your needs.

Our variety of restaurants and bars afford an opportunity to try local and international flavors in cuisine and beverage. Our menus are continually updated with exciting dishes, both traditional and innovative. At Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort you will enjoy a culinary experience, always changing and exciting, unparalleled among the best restaurants in the Arenal Volcano / La Fortuna Region.

There are many naturally occurring hot springs around the world, many affiliated with volcanic activity. In Costa Rica, there are hot springs of different temperatures, flow volumes and mineral content that can be found in the regions around the Arenal, Irazu, Miravalles and Rincon de la Vieja Volcanos, and others in the Orosi Valley or near Ciudad Quesada in San Carlos.

But the perfect combination of volume, temperature and mineral content (low sulfur content to prevent strong odors) that is present in Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is unique in Costa Rica and worldwide. Hot springs are considered a natural expression of Earth's inherent energy. Geologically, Tabacon Resort's thermal natural springs are 97% rain-based and 3% magma-based. Rainwater enters the earth through fissures on the surface and is then heated by magma found in the earth's core. Once heated, the waters rise to surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth's rocky stratus.

There are three thermal springs that naturally surface and flow in the property at 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). Total volume generated by the three springs is 80 liters per second (approximately 20 galons / second). In total, there are five different springs that exist throughout the property, with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). There are two main branches to the thermal river that flow through the gardens, and one cold river spring that flows down from the rainforest. Two more springs are captured for cold water consumption for guest use in the resort. Tabacon was the first Hot Springs resort open to the public in the Arenal Volcano Region, and is still the top rated, most acclaimed and publicized luxury Hot Springs and Spa resort in Costa Rica.

Many hot springs resorts in the Arenal Volcano Region and around the world drill for underground wells and depend on pumps and mechanical systems to fill their pools. Others re-circulate the water and re-heat with gas or other energy means. Tabacon is COMPLETELY natural. Water flows by gravity throughout the property, forming in-river pools, waterfalls, and cascades and filling in the pools throughout the resort. An eco-friendly and carbon neutral resort, Tabacon places a big emphasis on turning the guest experience a close encounter with nature. These characteristics make the Tabacon Hot Springs the first to open to the public and the best known luxury hot springs resort in Costa Rica.

As the underground Tabacon River flows through the magma in the volcano, the springs absorb minerals. Hot springs provide many benefits stemming from various chemical, physical and biological effects, the most notable is relaxing tense and tired muscles.

There are thousands of spas around the world, and some aim to be the most luxurious and sophisticated. Our approach to spa life at Tabacon is simple: bring nature into your spa experience. Rather than immersing you in an environment surrounded by four walls, we give you a spa experience with the outdoors in full view in open-air bungalows set among our lush gardens, with the tropical rain forest, hot springs and volcano as background. While you can request to have music played within the bungalows, we invite you to experience the relaxation of enjoying an expert therapy to the sounds of the river, the Arenal Volcano, wildlife and, yes, even the rain.

The Tabacon Grand Spa Experience starts with the natural hydrotherapy provided by the hot springs and waterfalls, naturally heated and fed by the Arenal Volcano. The minerals dissolved in our springs are known to relax and heal, giving you an unusual and beneficial experience. In our relaxation area, you'll find a co-ed Jacuzzi pool and rest areas. You can enjoy tea and smoothies before you set off for an individual or couples' treatment. The open-air bungalows come in various sizes, some designed for one person other for two persons. Each bungalow has an open-air Jacuzzi with water from the thermal mineral spring water, and is complemented by outside whirlpools and streams.

Our award-winning Grand Spa joined the Leading Spas of the World in 2007, quickly rising to the top of spa rankings worldwide and named one of the "best mineral spas" and "eco-spas" in the world.

We feel that the Costa Rica Spa experience is an integral part of your visit at Tabacon. Our therapies perfectly complement any adventure activity in the Arenal Volcano Region, from strenuous hikes in the rainforest, to hard paddling while rafting the white-water rivers of the area. Waterfall rappelling and zip lining also introduce an adrenaline rush and muscle tension which can be best relieved in our mineral hot springs and through massage.