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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Hotels

Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort

  • Fodor's Choice


  • Elegant hotel
  • Luxurious hot springs
  • Great volcano views
  • Good restaurant


  • Crowded with tour groups
  • Breakfast costs $30
  • Two-night minimum stay

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

At one of Central America's most famous and compelling resorts, hot springs, a lovely spa, landscaped gardens, and attractive, tile-floored rooms (suites are some of the country's finest lodgings) customarily draw visitors inland from the ocean with no regrets. All rooms have a terrace or patio and big bathrooms. Some rooms have volcano views; others overlook the manicured gardens. The hotel's intimacy is compromised by its scale and its popularity with day-trippers—a reservations system for day passes has improved that situation greatly—but it has some private areas for overnight guests only, including a dining room and pool. The hot springs are actually 300 meters east of the hotel; you can either walk from your room or take the complimentary shuttle.

Hotel Information


13 km (8 miles) northwest of La Fortuna on hwy. toward Nuevo Arenal, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica


/2479–2000; /2519–1999-in San José; 877-277–8291-in North America; /2519–1940-in San José


Hotel Details:

  • 74 rooms, 28 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 04/14/2014

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