Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Category: luxury | deluxe
Style: eco | resort

The Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a well-known resort in the Arenal Volcano area for its on-site natural hot springs and pools that meander through one of the most exotic gardens in the world. The resort offers a continuous complimentary shuttle between the resort and hot springs.

It is now a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, with 102 guest rooms, two restaurants on-site, three bars, a world-class spa (with 11 treatment rooms), a yoga studio, and two on-site shops. Of the 900-acres of land that Tabacon Grand Spa Resort sits upon, over 80% is covered by lush tropical rainforest. This luxurious resort is also a part of the Sustainable Tourism Program and has received Carbon Neutral certification!

Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon Thermal Springs

Costa Rica is home to some of the most amazing hot springs in the world, and Tabacon is a favorite spot for relaxation! In addition to the natural pools, Tabacon contains five tiled pools, a swim-up bar, and waterfalls in a Jurassic setting.

Tabacon Resort Pool

Tabacon New Resort Pool

The verdant gardens that surround the natural pools will make guests feel like they’re relaxing in the middle of the jungle.

Shangri-La Adults Only Gardens

Tabacon Shangri-La

Shangri-La Gardens

A favorite section of the gardens for guests over 18 years old is the luxurious Shangri-La Gardens, an offshoot of the natural hot springs. The Adults Only Shangri-La Gardens contain six mineral pools and lounge chairs surrounded by beautiful gardens. Enjoy cocktails and other refreshments available in this area, served by the Garden’s butlers.

Tabacon Grand Spa

Bringing nature into the spa is a key component of Tabacon’s philosophy, and it makes all the difference! The open-air massage bungalows immerse guests in the pristine surrounding rainforest.  One of the best mineral spas and eco-spas in the world, Tabacon Grand Spa is an award-winning haven for stress-relieving treatments. Experience the natural productions of this stunning country with a volcanic mud wrap or a coffee exfoliation! Tea and smoothies are also available at the Grand Spa, and each open-air bungalow also features a Jacuzzi filled with the iconic mineral water that is reputed to have so many health benefits.

Tabacon Resort Rooms

All rooms at The Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort feature valet parking, breakfast served in the restaurant, a non-alcoholic welcome drink at check-in, mini-bar, coffee and tea facilities, air-conditioning, an in-room safe, laundry, nightly turndown, complimentary international calls, and 24-hour room service. Access to the natural thermal experience from 8 am to 10 pm is included in your stay as well as exclusive access to Shangri-La Gardens, an exclusive area for hotel guests, for hotel guests 18 years and older.

The rooms at Tabacon Grand Spa Resort are escapes to infinite comfort, with space and privacy necessary for the discerning traveler. Accommodation categories at Tabcon include the Orchid Room, Rainforest Room, Tabacon Suite, Two-Bedroom Arenal Suite, Tabacon Suite, Honeymoon Suite, and Honeymoon Suite with Plunge Pool.

Orchid Room

Tabacon Orchid Room

The entry-level 387 square-foot Orchid Room can accommodate a king or two queen-size beds. Enjoy spacious living quarters and modern design with unobstructed tropical views.

Rainforest Room

Tabacon Rainforest Room


The 645 square foot rainforest room includes a king bed and a bathroom with a bathtub and separate glass-enclosed shower. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults (adults-only).

Tabacon Suite

Tabacon Suite

The Tabacon Suites are the largest in the single-room category. The modern suites include one king bed and a sofa bed, an expansive terrace (first floor) or balcony (second floor) and in-room Jacuzzi with a separate glass-enclosed hot spring shower.

Two-bedroom Arenal Suite

Two-bedroom Arenal Suite

The 2217 square-foot Two-bedroom Arenal Suite can accommodate up to 4 adults. They are ideal for families looking for more space with a separate dining and living room. The main bedroom has a king bed with a terrace overlooking the rainforest. The second b edroom has two queen beds. The main bath has an in-room Jacuzzi and a separate glass-enclosed shower. The second has a full bathroom and a spacious walk-in closet.

Tabacon Honeymoon Suite

Tabacon Honeymoon Suite

The 753-square-foot honeymoon suite is perfect for those celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, or any special occasion with a loved one. The suite has a king bed, a bathtub, a dual rain shower, and a balcony. It has a 50″ smart TV in the bedroom, coffee and tea, and free WiFi.

New Honeymoon Suite with Plunge Pool

Honeymoon Suite with plunge pool-3

The new honeymoon suite with a plunge pool is an adults-only category ideal for romance. The suite includes a king bed, a dual rainshower, and a private plunge pool fed with thermal water. Features include a 50″ smart-TV in the bedroom, coffee and tea, and free WiFi.

Featured Tabacon Thermal Resort Video:

Enjoy this 60-second highlight from our latest 4-part series with Tom Corpolongo featuring Tabacon Thermal Resort. Follow us on YouTube to watch more episodes featuring Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation ResortPacuare Lodge River Rafting, and the Andaz Resort on Papagayo Peninsula.