Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Last Inspected: November 2011

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort – an award-winning resort featuring a world-class Spa and amazing natural hot springs and mineral rivers, two pools,  fitness center and Yoga studio all in a rainforest setting.  Relax at the beautiful resort or enjoy the endless activities nearby!

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort has received several international awards including 5 Star Certification making it one of the top resorts in Costa Rica.

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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is located in La Fortuna, 3 hours from the San Jose International Airport and 3 ½ hours from Liberia, Guanacaste.

This very unique Costa Rican property offers luxurious accommodations, an award-winning spa, 12 breathtaking hot spring pools, exotic gardens, trails in a lush 740 acres of tropical setting near the base of Arenal Volcano. Guests enjoy unlimited access to Tabacon Hot Springs during their stay.

The hotel’s beautiful décor showcases art and furniture designed by artists of Central America.

Sustainable Tourism Certificate

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is committed to sustainable tourism and has earned a CST certificate. The 100% carbon neutral resort has also received the prestigious “Luxury Eco Certification Standards” from Sustainable Tourism International.  Wellness and green living are very important at Tabacon and their new “Lifestyle & Wellness Program” which incorporates Ayurveda principles also promotes these ideas.


Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort has received several international awards including 5 Star Certification making it one of the top resorts in Costa Rica.

Travel & Leisure named Tabacon #6 of the Top 10 Hotel Spas in Central America.

World Travel Awards Leading Resort in Costa Rica

Spa Magazine’s Top Spa in Central America

Spafinders Top 10 mineral springs spa

Member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ as of January 2007 and also member of ‘Leading Spas of the World’ and ‘Healing Hotels of the World’.


Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Information:

·      European Plan

·      114 rooms

·      2 floors

·      2 restaurants

·      3 bars

·      Secluded

·      Welcome drink upon arrival

·      Fully-equipped fitness center

·      Yoga studio

·      2 pools – one quiet with an outside Jacuzzi filled with thermal mineral water and the main pool with swim-up bar and waterslide

·      Continuous complimentary shuttle between the hotel and the resort’s hot springs located close by

·      Gift shops

·      Free internet access in room

·      Personal computer in each of the 8 honeymoon suites

·      Resort is fully non-smoking

·      Children allowed in the resort but must be escorted when in the thermal springs area (for personal safety and security)

·      Handicap rooms available

·      Medical services available

·      Tour desk

·      Wedding services


New Adults Only Pool and Garden Area – Shangri-La Gardens

·      Features 6 natural volcano-heated river pools and a thermal waterfall

·      Lit with torches that spotlight the new chaise lounge furniture

·      Butlers serve a menu of Asian and Latin tapas

·      Specialty cocktails and martinis available

World Renowned Spa – The Grand Spa at Tabacon

Recognized as one of the Leading Spas of the World – the only Spa in Central America recognized with this prestigious award.

The Grand Spa has 11 outdoor treatment bungalows, a very extensive selection of indigenous and therapeutic treatments and an open-air Yoga Studio nestled amongst the hot springs.  A 3-unit Temazcal – the only one in Central and Latin America, volcanic mud wraps, mineral water treatments, coffee and coconut scrubs, massages with volcanic stones – all of these are unique to this spa and area! 

In addition to these unique treatments, a full service spa menu is available to guests.

Spa hours:  8 am to 9 pm