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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna

4.5-star4.5 stars
13 km oeste del centrode la Fortuna de San Carlos, La FortunaAlajuelaCosta Rica

Luxury resort in Arenal Hot Springs with 2 restaurants, spa
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  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Rather comfortable
Great room
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna

from $465
  • Orchid Room King Bed
  • Rainforest King Bed
  • Honeymoon Suite King Bed
  • Tabacon Suite King Bed
  • Tabacon Suite Two Full Beds
  • Orchid Room Two Queen beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 103 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *

  • Beach shuttle *

  • Shopping center shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Waterslide
  • Spa tub
  • Swim-up bar
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Year Built 1997
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Grand Spa has 11 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a mud bath, and a spa tub.

Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Los Tucanes - Overlooking the pool and garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Ave del Paraiso - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Arenal Wet Bar - This poolside bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered.

Cana Brava Lobby Bar - This lobby lounge overlooks the garden. Happy hour is offered.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Sustainable Tourism Education Program (STEP), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna’s small print

Also known as

  • Grand Tabacon
  • Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal
  • Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
  • Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort La Fortuna
  • Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal La Fortuna
  • Tabacon Grand Hotel Thermal
  • Tabacon Grand Resort Thermal
  • Tabacon Resort
  • Tabacon Gr Thermal
  • Tabacon Gr Thermal Fortuna
  • Tabacon Gr Thermal Resort
  • Tabacon Gr Thermal Resort Fortuna
  • Tabacon Grand Resort
  • Tabacon Grand Spa
  • Tabacon Grand Thermal Resort


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park (8-minute walk)
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park (33-minute walk)
  • Arenal Volcano (42-minute walk)
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Cerro Chato Lake (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 128 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 266 reviews

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna
Beautiful rooms, excellent customer service! Serene!
RAVNEET, us3 night trip
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna
Beautiful Tabacon
Thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The hotel was top notch. Inc breakfast buffet was excellent. The trips we booked through the hotel like zip lining and water safari were fantastic. All close by. Want to go back.
Michael, us3 night trip
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna
Very Good8.0
Delay in check-in because of disorganization. Property lovely, room spacious and comfortable, but a bit musty smelling. Staff we're generally lovely, especially in bars and restaurants.
Nancy, us1 night trip
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna
Very nice place
This place is very good. Staffs are well trained to please guests.
Tetsuro, us2 night trip
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna
It was an amazing experience. Super clean and new and modern. The resort was built upon a Hot Spring river, natural and beautiful. The service was fantastic. Any requires were responded timely and effectively. Environmental friendly. Not plastic on site. Unbelievable experience!
wen, us3 night family trip

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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna

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