Lively and laid-back resort

Facilities & services
  • 103 rooms and suites
  • Two restaurants
  • Four bars
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Thermal springs (not private)
  • Gym
  • Hiking to Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Canopy tours
  • Waterfall rappel
  • White water rafting

Tabacon is a beautiful and serene luxury hotel, located at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano. It is set within 900 acres of lush, tropical grounds through which Costa’s Rica’s largest network of hot springs flows.

This rainforest retreat is tucked away on a winding road that climbs up from the small village of La Fortuna. There are 103 rooms and suites that look out over the rainforest and gardens. Decor is contemporary and elegant and feature artwork and furnishings from Costa Rican artists.

The River Tabacon feeds into waterfalls and warm pools lined with soft, black sand and guests staying at Tabacon will enjoy full use of the thermal mineral springs. The water is heated by the volcano and the temperature in the pools ranges between 72 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Head upstream and you’ll find the Shangri-La Gardens, an adult-only hideaway with six pools, cocoon-shaped cabanas and bar. The open-air spa offers a range of rejuvenating treatments, made all the more relaxing by the idyllic surroundings and sounds of the rainforest.

There are two restaurants offering a mix of Costa Rican and international cuisine, as well as four bars.

Positive Impact

Awarded for their sustainability

Have been credited with the highest category of 5 Leaves in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), granted by Costa Rican Board of Tourism. Much of this down to the fact that they are the first luxury resort in Costa Rica to receive carbon neutral status.

Community development

In addition to employing a 95% native staff, the resort has created a community development programme that encourages guests to donate $3 per night of their stay, with 100% of the proceeds going towards improving education in local schools.

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