Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

Costa Rica, The Americas

Set amongst lush rainforest, with fantastic views over the Arenal Volcano, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is a rainforest escape unlike any other. Guests go completely off the grid from the moment they arrive at the resort’s lush, tropical grounds, which are tucked away on a winding road that climbs from the small Costa Rican village of La Fortuna.

At the heart of Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa are their thermal mineral springs which are naturally heated by the nearby Arenal volcano’s magma. The high temperatures of the thermal springs cause the water to be rich in minerals such as silica, calcium and lithium - all of which can be absorbed through the skin and are believed to relieve stress, promote relaxation and relieve ailments such as poor circulation and arthritis. In addition to the thermal mineral springs, there's also a great Spa, with treatment bungalows tucked away within the trees, offering complete privacy. Here you can enjoy a range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments using all-natural products from the local area such as a volcanic mud wrap.

Sustainability also plays a key role in the philosophy of the retreat, with the carbon neutral resort being credited with the highest category certification for sustainable tourism. This has been achieved through iniatives such as the use of energy saving technology, organic and biodegradable products and also environmental species tagging and reforestation programmes.

When not experiencing the thermal mineral springs or undergoing treatments at the Spa, guests can enjoy the property’s various amenities, which include a gym, Yoga centre and swimming pool, or go hiking, horse riding and white water rafting in the surrounding area.

   Nearest Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport 
   Transfer Time: Approx. 180 minutes

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The Spa at Tabacón blends natural rainforest elements with indigenous products and techniques to offer a highly private setting in which to de-stress, find balance and reconnect with nature. The spa is located adjacent to the thermal springs, with treatment bungalows tucked away within the trees, offering complete privacy. Each treatment is preceded by Tabacón’s signature spa ritual, which includes a selection of teas and soothing cucumbers with cooling cloths for the eyes delivered to you as you rest in the relaxation area.

Lemon grass wrapNaranjo coffee wrapVolcanic mud wrapPineapple and aloe wrap
Avocado, aloe and green tree wrapSwedish massageDeep tissue massageFour hands massage
Hot stones massageAromatherapy massageShirodharaShiroabhyanga
Rainforest caress
Back massage
Neck & shoulders massage

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa offers a combination of traditional Costa Rican cuisine and upscale, international fare made with fresh, local ingredients. The property features two full-service restaurants, Ave del Paraiso and Los Tucanes, in addition to the Caña Brava bar, located in the resort lobby. Couples seeking an intimate dining experience can opt for a private Gala Dinner where the property’s executive chef prepares a customised meal in a romantic, candlelit open-air rainforest bungalow. Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks al fresco at the Arenal Pool Bar and Shangri-La Gardens Bar.

  • Horseback riding
  • Zip lining
  • White water rafting
  • Rappelling
  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Yoga centre
  • Thermal springs
  • Gym

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa  is located near the base of the Arenal volcano, just outside the town of La Fortuna in the northern region of Costa Rica,

Directions to Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa:

Travelling by plane

  • Juan Santamaría International Airport - approx. 180 mins 

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