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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  • We visited late in the day after a hike as part of the activity. While the springs are wonderful and great concept. It wasn't easy moving from one pool to the other along the paths as dimly lit. The l...  more »
  • The service is top notch. Everyone uses your name and the hot springs are extremely relaxing. I recommend going to the hot springs early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Breakfast can get a little ...  more »
  • Beautiful grounds with natural thermal baths. Small bays were formed along the Tabacon River, which now serve as a thermal bath. The area is clean and well maintained. On the site you can see also animals such as iguanas with little luck. Very friendly staff. Parking is rather limited. Later arrival offered the roadside as a parking lot, which is however also guarded. Only the price is a bit high.
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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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