Costa Rica

Tabacon Resort

Tabacon Hot Springs Lodge sits near the North base of the volcano. Good views of the volcano, nice rooms, a fantastic breakfast buffet and complimentary entrances to Tabacon Hot Springs make this hotel a good value. This is an ever popular, first-class resort.





  • Free entrance to Tabacon Hot Springs
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Upscale adult lodging & spa
  • Spa services


  • Expensive
  • Can be crowded
Superior Rooms

Superior rooms have a view of the gardens as the name implies. Available with king bed or two double beds.



Superior Premium Rooms

Superior Premium Rooms have a king bed with a small seating area nearby.



Rainforest Suites

Rainforest Suites have a king bed. The room opens to a forest view on an outdoor terrace. The bathroom features a jacuzzi tub and separate shower.



Honeymoon Suite

The Honeymoon Suite sets the scene for romance and private seclusion. With forest views, each suite has an in-room jacuzzi.



Tabacon Suites

Suites sets the scene for romance and private seclusion. With rainforest views, each suite has an in-room jacuzzi. Choose from 1 King bed or 2 Full Beds each with an additional sofa bed.



Shambhala Senator Suites

Shabhala Senator Suites have almost twice the space of regular suites. The Master Suite has 1 King bed and a 55" Smart TV. The Master Bath has Jacuzzi, separate shower, separate lavatory and walk in closet. The second bedroom has 2 full beds with 42" TV. It is possible to connect adjoining rooms for a total occupancy of 6 people.

Hot Springs

Tabacon is certainly one of the largest hot springs in the Arenal area. It holds universal appeal featuring a swim up bar with music and party atmosphere, an upscale spa with a wide array of treatments, quiet and secluded pools set within winding tropical gardens, a buffet restaurant, and the greatest variety of thermal hot springs pools -- all in one location. Tabacon has many pools with views of the volcano, so you can soak in warm, thermal waters sipping a tropical drink and watch the volcano erupt.

Grand Spa

The Grand Spa at Tabacon features open-air bungalows. Single or couple treatments are available with many hydrotherapy options. A three unit Temazcal is led by a shaman trained expert with two daily sessions available. From traditional body massages to exfoliations with coffee or coconut and wraps using local volcanic mud, choices are plentiful. Tabacon also offers Ayurvedic treatments such as Shirodhara or outdoor Watsu underwater massages. The Grand Spa has long been recognized as a leading spa of the World.


The gardens within Tabacon Hot Springs are well worth mention. Pathways and bridges wind through tropical plants set amidst warm water thermal pools. There is a delightful blend of manicured design with hidden intimate treasures. Picturesque settings abound. Star of Africa, Lantana, Shrimp plants and other exotic plants dot the landscape. There are also trails on the property, if you wish to explore the surrounding rainforest.


Ave del Paraiso is a large buffet style restaurant located within the hot springs offering a large assortment of items to suit many palettes. Los Tucanes Restaurant is located within the grounds of the hotel near to a large hot springs pool and jacuzzi. Buffet breakfasts are excellent, served poolside with a view of the volcano. This restaurant also provides fine dining in the evening. Room service and private dining options are also available. Ayurvedic and Tandoor cuisine is available as healthier options.


The Arenal wet bar is ideally located at the end of a large pool near the main entry. There is a festive atmosphere with party music, volleyball net and waterslide. The Cana Brava lobby bar has a more traditional environment and near to the restaurant buffet. There is also a small, thatched bar at the far end of the hot springs where you can order refreshments, then sit in nearby hot springs pools.

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