Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

13 km oeste del centro de La Fortuna de San Carlos, Alajuela

  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Hotels with a Kids' Pool
  • The hot springs, pool and waterslide, and kid-friendly swim-up bar are the highlights at Tabacon – this is a great place for school-age kids and teens to spend the day in the water. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy the restaurant and bar that overlook the pool area. Another big perk is that the cost of the hot springs is included in the hotel rate, a big savings for families. The property is expansive and lovely, and rooms have nice patios. There are plenty of interesting activities in the nearby area too.

    • Category: Resort
    • Location: Countryside
    • Standard: Upscale
    • Style: Traditional
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
    • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Cool for Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Waterslide fun for all ages
    • Kid-friendly swim-up bar
    • Beautiful setting
    • Convenient location for area activities

    Families Should Know

    • May not be good for toddlers
    • Rooms basic, but all the action is outside anyway
    • Hot springs may be too hot for some children, and they get crowded
    • Public can access hot springs too – free entry for hotel guests
    • 11 swimming pools, including kids’ pool
    • Fee-based broadband in rooms/WIFI in public areas
    • Babysitting $US 15+ per hour
    • Nearest medical clinic is a 15-minute drive; nearest hospital is a 1-hour drive

    Sports + Activities

    • swimming
    • hiking
    • nature walks
    • whitewater rafting

    Local Excursions

    • Arenal Volcano
    • Arenal Hanging Bridges
    • Peñas Blancas River
    • Caño Negro Refuge


    • rooms and suites
    • air-conditioning
    • TV
    • mini-bar/safe/hair dryer/coffee maker
    • private balcony or terrace
    • daily housekeeping
    • broadband Internet in rooms/WIFI in public areas
    • disabled access
    • 11 swimming pools, including kids’ pool
    • spa
    • fitness studio
    • two restaurants/bars
    • hot springs
    • concierge
    • babysitting on request
    • private parking
    # of peopleStarting at
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room

    Double Room

    Guest Room Highlights

    • Well-appointed
    • Good configuration for sleeping
    • Convenient location on property
    • Pretty patio in a tropical landscape

    Booking Conditions

    • Deposit required
    • Cancellation: <22 days, 1 night forfeit
    • Cancellation during holiday periods varies
    • Two-night minimum stay required
    • Crib and highchair: free
    • Extra person fee: <5 free, 6-11 $US 33 per night, >12 $US 46 per night
    • Babysitting: $US 15+ per hour
    • Check-in is 4p and check-out is Noon