About Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
Nestled at the base of the active Arenal Volcano, Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort is one of Costa Rica's best known hot springs destinations. The property is situated eight miles northwest of the tourism-heavy town of La Fortuna in the northern plains of the country. Constructed with environmental preservation in mind, the resort's facilities are integrated with the lush rainforest and enhanced with colorful tropical gardens. At the hot springs area, just a brief walk from the resort proper, the Grand Spa offers 11 treatment rooms, many of which are open bungalows surrounded by verdant foliage that shelters twittering tropical birds.
Spa guests enjoy free access to the hot springs from early morning until late at night. Thermal pools contain mineral-rich water that has been warmed in the veins of the Arenal Volcano to temperatures of up to 102° F (38.8° C). Exposure to thermal springs has been associated with health benefits ranging from weight loss to pain reduction. Luxury vacationers also come to this tropical haven to enjoy garden and volcano views. The rumble of a small eruption is frequently heard here, as is the chattering of a lively population of howler monkeys.