Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Volcanic VIP

fromUSD $424*night
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Tabacon Hot Springs, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Volcanic VIP

What it is

A 900-acre jungly paradise where warm thermal waters flow, with 103 guest rooms and a jaw-dropping spa.

What it isn't

Hungry. Two open-air restaurants (and four bars, because #priorities) will have you trying everything from local ceviche to passion fruit white chocolate mousse.

What we think

Imagine stepping in a pristine river and learning it’s not ice-cold, but the temperature of the perfect hot tub. That’s what happens here, in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano, thanks to thermal waters that flow through the lush paradisiacal grounds—with waterfalls that are seemingly tailor-made for extended soaks. Guests have unlimited access to the waters—including a private, adults-only portion aptly named Shangri-La Gardens where butlers dispense tropical cocktails. We love that rooms themselves are just as spa-like and zen, with rainforest showerheads, local “massaging” stone floors and skylights in the bathroom, plus downy beds you’ll want to linger in. Did we mention your stay includes buffet breakfasts and plenty of other perks, including a “plant a tree” adventure?

You're here because

There is a swim-up bar with painkiller cocktails among the resort’s four watering holes, and if that doesn’t say #Vacay, nothing does.

The Moment

Strolling through a verdant rainforest, you feel a little like you’re dreaming. But when you dip your toes in the glass clear river and find it’s 105 degrees, you pinch yourself. This can’t be real—but it is.

Restaurants & Bars

Ave del Paraíso- Costa Rican cuisine and international fare

Los Tucanes Restaurant- a la carte dining international fare


About a three hour drive from San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport (and yes, hotel staffers would be delighted to arrange your transfers).

142, San Carlos
San Carlos, 21007
A, Costa Rica

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