Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa

Ideal for: Couples that want the excitement and beauty of being located in a rain forest at the base of a Volcano.

103 Rooms


Family Friendly

Resort Summary

Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa is situated at the base of the Arenal Volcano surrounded by stunning flora and fauna. The resort consists of 900 acres of lush topical reserve and is home to Costa Rica’s largest network of natural hot springs. 


Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa strive to bring the outdoors into your room by showcasing their lush landscape, while a balance between architecture and nature is respected. Their newly inspired room designs assimilate local Costa Rican artisans  and culture by including their artwork and furnishings. These visual details are complemented by their high hospitality standards and authentic service philosophy.
This Green-Certified Luxury resort will bring great pleasure to your soul while the thermal springs will bring great relaxation to your body. Cascading waterfalls, streams & pools that emerge from the volcanic earth provide warm mineral spring waters throughout the resort. All hotel guests receive unlimited access to the thermal experience and exclusive access to the Shangri-La Gardens for their duration.


Exploring their Shangri-La Gardens will delight your senses with beautiful flora & fauna. Inside these gardens, you will find the Grand Spa, an adults-only hideaway. Spa treatments are conducted in open-air bungalows with private jacuzzis.

The two open-air, full-service restaurants specialize in Costa Rican & world-class cuisine inspired by local fares. The region’s top chefs blend flavors that create new gastronomic experiences masterfully. They evoke the most popular local culinary concepts that also utilizes regional ingredients. Tabacon Signature Service is a private Gala Dinner featuring a customized menu prepared by the chef in a romantic, candlelit, open‐air rainforest bungalow.

Guests can also enjoy drinks & snacks al fresco at the Arenal Pool Bar and Shangri-La Gardens Bar. Of course, the resort offers room service 24-hours a day! Not to mention, The Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa offers a childrens menu along with Vegetarian, Vegan, Kosher and they will also accomodate special dietary needs. Their chefs are happy to modify the dishes and have ample experience with extra-healthy and delicious options for those on a wellness vacation.

There are lots of activities to do in this region such as rafting, canoeing, kayaking, zip-lining, horse-back riding, ATV tours, hiking, coffee plantation tours, to name a few.

Weddings at

Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa

Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa caters to modern couples with remarkable spaces and outstanding food. Also, the wild beauty & the natural vibe, makes Tabacon a unique & memorable wedding destination resort. No beach, but the trade-off is viewing the active Arenal Volcano from this resort.

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal is a 2-hour & 23-minute drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR) or 2 hours & 35 mins from San Jose International Airport (SJO).