Tabacon Hot Springs
Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon Hot Springs

21007 Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007

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 Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
Afternoon Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
$59.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Beautiful hike, great guide
We went on a very hot day and selected the easiest level. Augustine was a fantastic guide and took the time to show us the local flora and fauna on the trail. He spotted a toucan, a sloth, a wild turkey, and other small animals on the trail. Very informative. The view of Arenal was incredible and Augustine provided us with a great history of the volcano and area. The hot springs were a nice end to the hike.
Shams_A, Mar 2024

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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