Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
This is Paradise, in Costa Rica


The Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort.

Situated at the very base of the Arenal Volcano - one of Costa Rica's seven natural wonders - this 5-Star hideaway - all 740 acres of it, was named by SpaFinder.com...

"One of the top 10 spring spas, on earth."

Built on and around a free-flowing, thermal spring water river - one that originates, deep within the earth's surface...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
Paradise is Tabacon

People from all over the world, visit each year - the chance to reconnect with body, with soul..

And with nature.

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Recapping yet another unique experience, here on the Rich Coast - please click on the following links, and you'll be taken further on down the page, to continue reading...


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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Approaching the town of La Fortuna - the Arenal Volcano was in full view now - towering high above, in the west.

And how exciting this was, knowing we were almost there - and that right at its very base...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Arenal Volcano
The Arenal Volcano

Was one of the most pristine natural spring spas, of anywhere on earth.

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Just a little ways further now - taking highway 142, out toward the lake...

And there on the right - was the first of two entrances to the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, the second...

Even closer to the volcano, and with access of course, to the springs.

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Walking through the grounds at Tabacon, it was eye candy.

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Mom and Dad
Just Arrived, at Tabacon

Built on and around, some of the most rich and fertile soil, of anywhere in the country...

Dense, lush vegetation - and this is so significant...

Was everywhere!

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Saturated in essential minerals - a surplus of iron, magnesium, potassium, and other important ingredients...

Life just EXPLODES here...

Resultant, from the gradual breakdown over time -- of volcanic ash, and magma.

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Habitat around the volcano - and yes, throughout the property at Tabacon, is perfect - for a number of different creatures...

Tabacon Buddha
An Explosion of Life, at the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

And it's not uncommon to spot mammal - those like howler monkeys, and coatis...

Birds like hummingbirds and toucans...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Check In
Checking In

And a number of other kinds - including appearances by emerald green basilisks...

Something we encountered on several occasions - they love to bask, alongside the springs.

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After checking in at the front desk - together we made our way across the property.

Along the way, we passed a large swimming pool - one surrounded by beautiful tropical plants, lounge chairs at one end - and a waterfall, pouring in from the side...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Pool
The Pool Next to Los Tucanes, at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

And right next to it...

The acclaimed Los Tucanes Restaurant (breakfast here is amazing!) - one the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences awarded, a 5-Star Diamond rating.

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Los Tucanes Restaurant
Breakfast at Los Tucanes Restaurant

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Well eventually...

(No, we couldn't help, but make a few more stops here and there, taking it all in) :-)...

We arrived at the room.

And stepping inside - WOW...

The place was just gorgeous!

To show you what I mean, please have a look at the following photos - capturing the space, from a few different angles:

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First look, a beautiful king-sized bed - and over in the far corner - a study area, complete with your very own laptop computer...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Bed
Inside Our Room, at the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Switching directions - here's a view of the living and dining area, complete with a wall-mounted, flat-screen TV...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort TV
Another Angle - Dining Area, Couch, and TV

And one more view - looking back toward the entrance, you can get a sense for just how much space there is...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Room
A Ton of Space, in Our Room at the Tabacon Resort

Tons of it!

Favorite part by far though, would have to be the jacuzzi in the bathroom (far right - yellow light) - the shower centered, directly above.

Yet another, really nice touch.

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So there we were.

Just arrived at the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort - and baffled with how nice everything was already, without even so much as a glimpse yet...

Of the hot springs.




The Hot Springs

Ready for the main event - next...

We hopped on a free shuttle, one that makes frequent trips, back and forth between the two main areas...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Hot Springs
A Sign, the Grand Spa - Was Close

Of the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort.

Tabacon Ave del Paraiso
Ave del Paraiso Delights

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Through the front door, and directly ahead...

The Ave del Paraiso (Birds of Paradise) Restaurant, another top-notch dining experience here...

Was busy as ever -- guests wining and dining on the terrace, overlooking the hot springs, the jungle, and the volcano beyond.

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Over to the right - stairs led down, and back outside...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Pool
We'll Be Coming Back...

To a large open area, complete with a nice big swimming pool - and yes, even more complete, with a bar at its far end.

Tabacon Hot Springs
Beauty defined.

Still, as tempting as it was to dive in...

We just couldn't wait to get to experience the hot springs!

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Few steps further, other side of the main building - and there it was...

A-maze, of natural beauty.

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A branching of thermal spring water rivers - meandering through the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort...

It's a place you could easily - and eagerly... and we did!...

Get lost in.

Secret nooks and crannies, each one - offering something different and unique from the other.

Take this waterfall, for example - seen as you first walk in...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Waterfall
Sat Here... for HOURS!

Sitting directly beneath it, perfectly hot water pouring down from above...

Incredible.

Or how about this japanese garden-esque scene, crystal-clear ponds...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Japanese
Japanese Garden-Esque

Inhabited by koi fish, and a number of aquatic plants.

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One thing we really loved - were the various buddha statues, quaintly positioned throughout the spa...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Buddha
Adding to the Magic

Even further adding, to the magic at Tabacon.

And yes of course...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort River
Green. Everywhere.

Even more...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Costa Rica
More of the Magic

Of all that's wonderful, at the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort.

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Mom
Does it Get Any Better?

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Thinking back - to say that we lost track of time, here...

Would be quite the understatement.

Here at Tabacon, time simply freezes.

Or perhaps better put...

It evaporates. :-)

And yes, it's exactly what you might expect - one of the top places of its kind, on the planet.

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Something else - that simply cannot go unmentioned...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Shangrila
This Way Please, to Shangri La...

Are the Shangri La Gardens, a heavenly place here at Tabacon...

Adults only.

Sectioned away from the main spa - yet still, with full access to the springs, secluded areas - completely private...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Shangrila
Come. Relax. Enjoy.

It offers couples an truly intimate experience - pockets of pillow-laden lounge chairs, outdoor beds, and sofas...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Pool Bar
We're Back!

Along with some conveniently mini bars.

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And yes, speaking of bars...

Capping off one of the most incredibly relaxing times ever...

Turns out, we did jump into the pool after all - wrapping up the evening with some great company, food, and drinks.

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Of course, it didn't stop here.

Loving every second here at the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, in addition to the hot springs, there are a number of other activities to enjoy...



Activities

Smack in the middle, of one of the most sought-out ecotourist destinations in all of Central America - it's a given...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Yoga
Yoga Classes are Offered at Tabacon

It isn't difficult, finding ways to spend your time.

And without even leaving the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort - in addition to the hot springs...

You can take part in a number of different activities.

For example...

  • Drop in to one of 11 bungalows, spread throughout the rainforest/hot springs to enjoy some beauty treatment - orange scrub, volcanic mud therapy, or even just to relax in the jacuzzi.

  • Join a Huey Temazcal Aahuatlan ritual ceremony, an opportunity to connect with the four elements - a ceremony guided by an on-site shaman.

    And then of course, heading away from the resort...

  • Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Rafting
    We Saw SO MUCH WILDLIFE, on this Rafting Safari Trip!

  • All sorts of things to see and do await - those like visiting the Arenal Observatory, taking a ride on the zip lines...

    Or going on a rafting safari - the chance to see all sorts of wildlife, known to inhabit the Arenal region.


The hard part?

Deciding. :-)




Contact

What an awesome experience this was.

And wow, how excited I am to recommend this to you, DEFINITELY visit the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort by the Arenal Volcano, in Alajuela province, Costa Rica.

Nothing left to do now, but book it!

  • +1 (877) 277-8291

    And - if you're already here in Costa Rica, you can call the resort at one of the following numbers...

  • +1 (506) 2519-1999 (General Line)

  • +1 (506) 2479-2000 (Hotel Direct Line)



Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Bird Bath
Something to Remember

A little more reflection, and wow - again - I have to say...

The Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, is a place we most definitely...

Want to return again to, someday.

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Thank you for reading.

I really hoped you enjoyed this page.

As always, please visit again...

There's quite a bit more to come, here at ThisisCostaRica.com, more so too on the Arenal Volcano region, along with some extra-special spots around the lake.

Look forward to sharing more experiences like this with you, soon.

Pura Vida!