You might want to stay here for the fab hot springs, even if the rooms were dark, dank and dingy—but they’re not. Far from it. Guestrooms are large and well-maintained, with heavy, dark-stained wood furnishings and at least one wall of windows or sliding glass doors. Some have volcano views. Management has a deep commitment to sustainable development and environmental conservation. Plus, staying at the resort—which sits on 353 hectares of prime rainforest, only 7 hectares of which have been built on—gets you unlimited access to the impressive Tabacón hot-spring complex, as well as slightly extended hours and access to a private, hotel-guests-only section of the hot springs dubbed Shangri-La. If you take into account the hefty entrance fee to the springs, this place is practically a bargain.
La Fortuna› Hotel
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
On the main road btw. La Fortuna and Lake Arenal
Our Rating Neighborhood Near the Volcano Phone 855/822-2266 in the U.S. and Canada, 2479-2099 for reservations in San José, 2479-2000 at the resort Prices $430–$520 double, from $650 suite Amenities 2 restaurants; 3 bars; gym; Jacuzzi; pool w/swim-up bar; room service; hot springs and spa facilities across the street; free Wi-Fi Units 102 units Web site Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort Other Rates include breakfast
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