The hotel, spa, and the entire hotel staff are great. Just came back from a 3 day stay in La Fortuna after several days of work in San Jose. We decided to drive the 3 hours and it did not disappoint. Beautiful scenic drive with plenty of roadside shops to get a soda or a coffee. I would recommend a GPS as it could be tricky through some of the towns.
The Tabacon’s landscape is beautiful with lush vegetation all around. The lunch restaurant at the spa was great. Food and drinks were very tasty. The same can be said about the breakfast buffet at the main restaurant in the hotel. Now to dinner: we were somewhat disappointed with the execution of the meal. The duck tasted like rubber and the steak was completely overcooked. I know better not to eat duck if it is not considered local food, but I just could not resist after seeing it on the menu. Again, I would like to state that wait staff, hostess, and the presentation of the food was excellent. So, we ended up eating in La Fortuna.
We will go back to the resort, but avoid the dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa Rica. This five-star carbon neutral resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Tabacon provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerge from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Explore Shangri-La Gardens an hotel guests and adults-only hideaway, delight your senses with world- class cuisine inspired by local fares or surprise that special person with a gala dinner in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the gardens is the resort's Grand Spa, member of The Leading Spas of the World which combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience, where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows all of them with private jacuzzi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Tabacon Grand Hotel Thermal
- Tabacon Grand Resort Thermal
- Tabacon Resort
- Tabacon Hot Springs
- Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos