Tabacon Grand Spa
The Latin America Travel Company Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tabacon was one of the first hotels in the area and is a longstanding luxury resort with a fantastic reputation. The Tabacon hot springs, which are located a 5 minute drive from the main hotel, were the first hot springs to open in the area and are still the most beautiful. A thermal river flows through exotic tropical gardens, rushes over several waterfalls and forms 19 different natural pools. A network of walkways and wooden bridges wind through the colourful tropical gardens, full of toucans, howler monkeys and other wildlife.
One of Arenal’s original luxury resorts, Tabacon is still one of the best places in the area for a luxury getaway
Next to the springs is the grand spa offering a wide selection of unique treatments using ingredients only found in the local area such as volcanic mud wraps. Although the hot springs are open to the public, there is a private area exclusively for Tabacon hotel guests called the Shangri-la gardens which has amazing views of the volcano. The hotel offers many different room types that all come with luxury amenities such as plush bathrobes and slippers and high quality bed linen. Additional services include a pool with a swim up bar, the Los Tucanes gourmet restaurant and private dining options.