Grand Spa Thermal Resort boasts numerous awards and accolades including receiving the global winner for Best Luxury Mineral Springs Spa by World Luxury Spas Awards, as well as being named in TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2012 awards (amongst others). Its daily lava displays and nighttime light shows create the dramatic backdrop for Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. The resort, whose rooms make the most of the spectacular setting, is a wellness seeker's dream destination. One senses a strong bond with nature, and all treatments at the Grand Spa are performed in one of eleven outdoor rooms that were designed to incorporate the smells of the rainforest and murmurs of the famed hot springs. Volcano-heated water is used in the hot tubs and guests can try the traditional Temazcal, a detoxifying ritual performed in a sweat lodge. The spacious accommodations include clean lines and all of the amenities one would expect at a luxury resort. The Ave del Paraíso restaurant is ideally situated between hot mineral springs and lush gardens and features casual dining including the house specialty: guacamole made tableside. Nightly themed buffets might focus on traditional Costa Rican cuisine or Mexican, Spanish, Italian, Asian and Indonesian flavors. The second on site restaurant - Los Tucanes, features an open-air dining room surrounded by gardens and the rain forest. The lunch and dinner menu highlight seafood, grass-fed beef, lamb, caviar and foie gras.
Welcome to a unique Costa Rica vacation experience, unparalleled in the world. Tabacon Grand Spa offers the unique combination of the energy of the active Arenal Volcano, the heat of the Tabacon Hot Springs and the purity and mystic of the surrounding rainforest blend into what many have described as “paradise” or “the eight-wonder of the world”. The four elements of nature are present in this unique Arenal Volcano luxury hotel and resort, featuring the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest and the fertile earth of the of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a 114 guest room Costa Rica luxury hotel located at the base of the Arenal Volcano. This five star luxury resort is recognized as a member of The Leading Hotels and The Leading Spas of the World. It is a Signature Travel Group preferred hotel, and has been recognized and named to numerous travel publications and the recipient of many accolades, including Conde Nast Johansens list, SpaFinder Magazine Reader’s awards, a ranked as a world’s top ten eco-spa by National Geographic Magazine and mentioned by Modern Bride magazine as a must-include visit during a Costa Rica Honeymoon, ranked as a top 5 worldwide honeymoon destination.
Exotic gardens will surround you while you enjoy the resort's superior rooms. These rooms offer either a king size bed or two double beds and have a view of the gardens. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans.
The natural beauty of the unique sounds of the forest will be the perfect compliment for a scene full of magic, romance and passion. The spacious and charming honeymoon suite offers a private Jacuzzi surrounded by special details to make your stay unforgettable. It is perfect for those who prefer private relaxation. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans. All suites have a king size bed and a view of the rainforest.
Elegant and comfortable Deluxe Premium rooms seamlessly blend indoor luxury with an outdoor terrace, which includes an area overlooking the native tropical landscape. Bathroom includes a spacious Jacuzzi and a separate glass-enclosed shower. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans. The Deluxe Premium have a king size bed with a view of the forest.
Tropical sounds and colors of the rainforest will be part of your experience during your stay in the superior premium rooms. Amplitude and comfort is offered in these bedrooms. Superior premium has a king sized bed. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rica artisans.
Tabacon's Restaurant in the Hot Springs Resort Area offers an international blend of styles and tastes to hotel guests and day visitors. The unique combination of talents originating from Costa Rica, Mexico, India and Indonesia provides guests with the opportunity to taste a different themed buffet every night, to enjoy the benefits of Ayurveda Cuisine and Tabacon's exclusive Tandoor Oven, and to sample a varied and enticing lunch menu.
Ave del Paraiso is an open air restaurant with two separate sitting areas: the main area offers spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano and the Tabacon Hot Springs and Gardens. Sitting capacity is 100 guests. The second terrace overlooks the main thermal pool and swim up bar, and sits 70 guests.
Located next to the hotel's hot mineral pool and outdoor Jacuzzi, the 90 seat Los Tucanes restaurant is Tabacon's option for fine dining in the rainforest. The open-air facilities are surrounded by manicured gardens and primary forest, and offer a vantage point for volcano viewing. The restaurant offers a wide selection of international wines and liqueurs. The setting is not formal, but guests tend to dress up for dinner, typically sporting a business-casual look. Nights, particularly between November and March can be in the cool side, so a light sweater or long sleeves are recommended.
Costa Rica's first swim up bar serving guests in a natural spring-fed 39 C degree (100 F) pool is still the country's best. Lively Latin and international music creates a festive atmosphere, where hotel guests and day visitors enjoy the cold eagles (Costa Rica's nickname for Imperial, the most popular local beer), a wide range of tropical fresh fruit drinks, or a variety of international classic cocktails and many local creations.
Favorite ingredients used in the Arenal Bar include fresh cut San Carlos pineapple, sweet papaya, juicy watermelon and mangoes in season. A long list of classic and nouvelle cocktails is headed by favorites like mojitos, Pina Coladas, our own Costa Rican Delight, Margaritas and Daiquiris.
The in-pool seats provide a vintage point for volcano viewing. The bar's snack and light lunch menu features local favorites like ceviches, nachos, burgers and sandwiches. Meals and drinks are served at the bar, on the tables under the umbrella or at the many lounge chairs available for resting and sun-bathing. Tables under the large umbrella are ideal for guests looking for a light lunch break that do wish to have a casual meal or snack and avoid the sit-down full service at Ave del Paraiso Restaurant.
The Arenal Wet (Swim up) Bar in Tabacon can be considered the resort's center for social activities. It is one of the favorite spots to interact with other resort guests and exchange Costa Rica travel tips. While Spanish and English are the typical languages overheard at the main pool and bar, it is not uncommon to meet guests visiting from Germany, Italy, France, Israel and other countries.
The Arenal Region, with its splendid and famous volcano, its National Park and the Arenal Lake, has become a unique and exciting destination for nature lovers and explorers.
Adventurous guests at Tabacón can choose from a wide selection of excursions and experience the thrills of adventure and ecological activities in the Arenal area. The different tours in the region include amazing white water rafting; canyoning; exciting canopy tours; rainforest sky trek and hiking to the Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall.
Beside the outstanding tropical gardens and forest at Tabacón’s hot springs, our guests can enjoy an extraordinary experience by taking local excursions to wildlife refuges and private reserves, where you can observe the rainforest.
Tours such as hikes to the volcano; float trips on canoe; bird watching; and the perennial favorite, the Arenal sky tram and the hanging bridges; are some of the nature activities to discover for an exceptional and memor
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