Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a five-star carbon neutral resort located in Costa Rica's northern region, at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, in the middle of the tropical rainforest. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Healing Hotels of the World, Tabacón provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The resort’s unique thermal springs emerge from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds surrounded by lush tropical gardens which create an oasis of peace. 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. Tabacón’s new Shangri-La Gardens is a relaxing, romantic oasis for adults.
Certified carbon neutral since May 2009, awarded Luxury Eco Certification (second resort in the world) and the first hotel in the world to receive the Seven Stars and Stripes “Green World Award,” Tabacón is at the forefront of Costa Rica’s sustainability efforts. The resort has been cited as one of the “Best Resorts in Central and South America” in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards.” Similarly, the Grand Spa has been named one of the “Top Hotel Spas in Latin America” by Travel + Leisure, one of the “best spas” by Spa Magazine and Luxury SpaFinder; and one of the world’s top eco-spas by Concierge.com. Highlights include a three-unit Temazcal, the only one in Central and Latin America; 11 outdoor treatment bungalows (with Jacuzzis) and a menu of indigenous treatments including Watsu in outdoor thermal pools and volcanic mud wraps.
Surrounded by the energy of the live Arenal volcano, the resort also offers a new Lifestyle & Wellness program where guests can consult with a nutritionist and spa expert to develop a healthy living plan and assist with weight management and education based on the principles of Ayurveda. The 102-room resort has updated accommodations and swimming pool areas, and an enticing mix of Ayurvedic, Costa Rican and international cuisine. The signature Gala Dinner is served in a private rainforest bungalow with private chef and server. Nearby activities include nature tours, hanging bridges, ziplining, canyoning, and hiking to the volcano.
Year renovated: 2012.
Number of rooms: 103.
Guests are provide with different types of rooms and suites with rich local handicrafts and furnishings, outdoor terrace overlooking tropical landscape, private bathroom with spacious Jacuzzi, separate glass shower, luxurious bathrobe and hair dryer, cable television with DVD player, well stocked mini-bar, coffee maker and wireless internet access.
The Ave del Paraiso restaurant offers unique international dishes including specialties from Costa Rica, Mexico, India and Indonesia, the Los Tucanes Restaurant next to the outdoor Jacuzzi provides tasty local cuisine, while the El Palenque Garden Bar and the Arenal Wet Bar serve attractive sandwich menu and selection of cocktails.
You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs CRC 22.14 per person per night.
Guests are offered to unwind at the beautiful gardens with tropical rain forest and hot springs, and to relax at the Grand Spa with Jacuzzi pool and rest areas offering individual or couples’ treatments, thermal mineral spring water in outside whirlpools and streams, yoga studio and meditation trails.
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