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Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, La Fortuna, La Fortuna

The Basics

Adventure-weary travelers flock to Tabacon Hot Springs for a welcome change of pace from endless action. Spend the day soaking in volcanically heated waters—taking breaks to swim up to the waterfront bar or fly down the thermal water slide—for a true taste ofpura vida. Though it is possible to stay at an on-site resort for unlimited hot spring access, most visitors opt for full-day or half-day passes with upgrades including meals, spa packages, and specialty experiences such as a nighttime soak under the moonlight. Many Arenal area tours, such as those from San Jose, include a visit to the hot springs as well—an ideal way to unwind after an action-packed volcano hike or rain forest tour.

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Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
USD59.00 per adult
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Tour guide was great. He...
Tour guide was great. He really tried his best to find us some animals to observe. The tour was very cool. We went up one way and came down a different way, which gave us the full experience.
Meki_G, Jan. 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in La Fortuna

star-5
Amazing afternoon with Eric!
Felicia_J, Jan. 2023
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
I had an amazing experience with Eric hiking through the jungle and viewing the Vulcanóloga. He told me about the history and the nature of that magical place and showed me many different animals, such as sloth, snake and birds. Perfect ending with a visit to the hot springs to relax. Lovely!
star-5
Thank you for à good...
Aasa_H, Dec. 2022
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
Thank you for à good experience! We saw many different animals and the guides where very nolaygable.
star-5
Awesome, one of a kind hike
Michelle_S, Dec. 2022
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
This was a great tour. Our guide was friendly and very know of the area. I would recommend this to anyone interested in having a great hike up to the base of the volcano
star-4
Upside Hot Springs, Downside Volcano
Joseph_K, Mar. 2020
Arenal Volcano With Tabacón Hot Springs From San José
At the end of the day, we are rating this 4-stars because we had a fabulous, awesome time at the Tobocan Hot Springs - the highlight of the day. Gorgeous scenery. The springs are wonderful and relaxing. The spa is extremely affordable, especially relative to prices back home in the USA. We had plenty of time to enjoy the springs for a good 3 hours. Dinner was authentic, delicious. The drinks were memorable, served in fruit. Wonderful! The timing at the Volcano observation "deck" was lack luster. It was short. Like 15 minutes short, at most, perhaps. Now, I'll admit with reading so many different options, I thought we'd experience more "AT" the volcano - there is an Arenal National Park. We didn't get near the national park; I had no idea it was an observation area. Maybe that's on me, ok. However, this seemed rushed. Maybe it was because we had an Hour for lunch - too much time. Maybe it's because we stopped to see "World Largest Ox Cart" in Sarchi (unplanned?, or at least not expected on the itinerary). The tour guide was nice. Could easily understand him. We stopped at a souvenir shop "off the beaten path," as the expression goes and found a couple good deals. Know that after shopping in/around San Jose Costa Rica, found the exact items we wanted to take home for a much more economical deal.
star-5
Great short trip with Davi
Lily_N, Dec. 2022
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
Awesome info and knowledgeable tour guide. He is kind and caring for the group. He let us taken time and waited for a slowest person
star-5
Junior was an excellent...
Denise_M, Nov. 2022
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
Junior was an excellent tour guide - we saw so much wildlife and he helped us get the best pictures. He went at our speed as I was recovering from surgery. Loved this tour.
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Our guide David was exceptional. His knowledge of the environment made the trip.
Simon_C, Sep. 2022
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
We encountered a Viper, Toucans and other birds as well as a Sloth. Guide David did an exceptional job.
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Ask for David T
Brittany_G, Aug. 2022
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
David T was a great guide! Very friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. Passionate about snakes and birds and all the great flora and fauna in the area. It poured rain the whole tour but we still had a great time and would absolutely recommend this tour and David T in particular!
star-4
Hiking
Carrie_F, Jul. 2022
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
Great views of volcano at hike. Hot springs afterwards felt wonderful Guide very knowledgeable. We spotted a toucan
star-5
Excellent!
Galina_P, Jul. 2022
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
I loved everything about the tour. The tour guide was kind and informative. The tour was so rich in information and experience!
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Let's do it again!
Karen_R, Apr. 2022
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
Wes and Juan were terrific guides. Knowledgeable in so many aspects of our experience while helping us appreciate the nature of this tour. The tour was challenging in some aspects but they were always helpful in assisting us to comfortably navigate to the top of the trail that we could "legally" climb to. The tour ended with a dip in the hot springs and we all enjoyed the warmth of the springs with some good spirits.
star-5
Great tour for the family
Teresa_L, Mar. 2022
Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
We had a great time. The shuttle picked us up promptly from our departure site. Our tour guide, Emanuel, was amazing. As we explored the nature trail around the volcano, he was very attentive and helped find interesting rocks for my daughter who has a collection. He also spotted amazing wildlife and explained the history of the volcano. The springs were a bit crowded, but the kids enjoyed it.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Entrance includes a towel and sunscreen.

  • The number of guests is limited for a more enjoyable experience; book ahead.

  • Tabacon Grand Spa services can be booked as part of an entrance package or separately.

  • Pack or wear your swimsuit; changing areas are available on-site.

  • Though out of range for most budget travelers, Tabacon Hot Springs is a worthwhile splurge.

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How to Get There

Though it feels remote, Tabacon Hot Springs is located just off a main highway (Route 142) and is an easy drive from La Fortuna or San Jose. Many also visit as part of a day tour of the Arenal area, thanks to the location of the private rain forest reserve between Arenal Volcano and Arenal Volcano National Park.

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When to Get There

Tabacon Hot Springs is open all year but is most enjoyable during the dry season from late November through mid-April. Enjoy the maximum recharge from the mineral-rich waters by visiting after an adventure-packed day.

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A Pool for All

The diversity of pools at Tabacon is one of its greatest draws. Pools range from 72–105°F (22–40°C) and offer big spaces perfect for playing and socializing as well as more secluded nooks. There is also a cool-water pool on-site.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What else should I know about attractions in La Fortuna?
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As well as visiting the Tabacon Hot Springs , check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: