Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon Hot Springs

Set amidst a rainforest near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the Tabacón Hot Springs are a fantastic place to unwind. Tabacón was one of the first hot springs resorts in the Arenal region.

Featured in:Hot Springs, Leisure
4 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Inquire for Transportation
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

There are five different springs at Tabacón. Temperatures within the springs range from 77 °F (25 °C) to 122 °F (50 °C). A thermal river (heated by the volcano) flows in two main channels throughout the resort. Pulled by gravity, the river pools in some places and trips over waterfalls in others. There is a cold river that winds through the property as well, offering up cooler pools that contrast nicely with the hot springs.

Within the main area is a swim-up bar and waterslide. Guests can enjoy an ice-cold cocktail while soaking in the steaming water and then get their blood flowing by plunging down the slide. The pools in the lower section have a secluded ambiance and serve up fantastic views of the Arenal Volcano. All the pools are surrounded by gardens.

In addition to the hot springs, Tabacón has a spa that offers a variety of treatments, including full-body massages, exfoliations, and volcanic mud wraps. There are also Ayurvedic treatments such as Shirodhara (which involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead) and Watsu underwater massages.

Tabacón is an eco-friendly and carbon-neutral resort.

What to Bring

Camera, bathing suit, and sandals.

What's included

Entrance fee. Lockers and towels are available for rent.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.

Traveler Comments



I tried to talk Lester Ruiz out of scheduling a full day here. All 6 of us were extremely grateful that we took his advice and spent the day here. Our adult kids loved it as did we. Even the dinner buffet was great.

- MARC L, JAN 2019

This place is like the garden of Eden. It is the place to go if in need of some R&R and great food. The property is gorgeous with all of the lush flora and fauna. The hot spring water rushing through the property is amazon?! It’s like a mammoth Jacuzzi!! All natural though!!! LOVE this place and will be back. The buffet is a must!

- WENDY B, MAY 2018
Set amidst a rainforest near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the Tabacón Hot Springs are a fantastic place to unwind.Tabacon Hot Springs69
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