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  • Address: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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Tabacon Hot Springs Tours

Tumbling waterfalls, luxury spa and dining options, and the dramatic backdrop of Arenal Volcano set Tabacon Hot Springs apart from Costa Rica’s many thermal springs. Numerous pools dotting the Tabacon River create a completely natural hot spring experience on a private rain forest reserve, perfect for a day of pure relaxation. 

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 of pura 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.  

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. 

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. 

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.

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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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose, San Jose, null
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

4.5 star rating: Recommended 75 Reviews

Don’t miss out on one of Costa Rica’s most popular activities — an Arenal Volcano and Tabacón hot springs tour! The day trip from San Jose includes a ...  Read more

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Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

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Combination Tour with Hanging Bridges Waterfall Volcano Hike and Hot Springs, La Fortuna, Hiking & ... 
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Experience a great combination of outdoor activities including Arenal hanging bridges, La Fortuna waterfall, Arenal volcano and choices of Tabacón hot ...  Read more

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