Tabacon Resort in Arenal, Costa Rica
Note: A portion of our stay was provided by Tabacon Resort. However, all words and photos in this review are mine.
This fall, I was able to go back to Costa Rica for my second time and bring the boys for their first time. I knew for sure I wanted to bring them to Tabacon Resort in La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano. They have their own hot springs resort right across the street – which is included in your stay. People not staying at the hotel can visit with a day pass for $85 USD (which includes a meal) per person… but you can imagine how having free access included is a major plus to staying at Tabacon Resort.
But it’s definitely not the only plus. This five-star hotel does not disappoint. When you arrive, you are greeted by friendly staff and a fruity, refreshing drink. The grounds are lush, just like it should be when you are nestled in a rainforest.
Tabacon has been doing renovations, and our room had a gorgeous modern feel that somehow still fits in with all the flora.
Other amenities included (that frankly I expect, but should be mentioned): air conditioning, WiFi, flat screen TVs, and an in-room safe. There is also a prompt and friendly shuttle service for anywhere on property, or over to the hot springs.
On-resort there is one main restaurant, Los Tucanes. (There is also a buffet restaurant and a pool bar at the hot springs). Los Tucanes has a large breakfast buffet in the mornings, with an overlook of a lovely pool with waterfall – plus a view of the volcano. In the evening, the restaurant is more a formal, sit-down affair. We had incredible service and food – but it wasn’t cheap.
One of the charms of staying in a rainforest is… the forest. So that means lovely flowers, and some critters!
A hummingbird flew right into Bryan’s camera frame after he took a photo of the monkey mama and baby!
Prices per night at Tabacon range from $225-$450 per night depending on room size and time of year. When we visited last year, we got a great deal for going off season.
Tabacon has been (both times) exactly what I expected. A luxurious gem in the middle of Costa Rica. I can’t wait to visit again and again.
You trip looked amazing and so does this resort!
Wow, this place looks amazing. Thanks for the tip. We love Costa Rica but have not been to Arenal yet.
OH WOW! I want to go there right now. We haven’t been to Costa Rica in over 10 years but we’ll definitely put this on our list.
This place looks insane.
Looks truly amazing, on my list of places to visit, thanks for sharing!
See the best scenes in foreign countries without spending much.