On our last day at Arenal, La Fortuna, we visited Tabacon Hot Springs. I had been a little concerned that it was going to be much the same as our hotel which had hot springs to swim in. However, Tabacon was on another level.
Tabacon is situated at the bottom of Arenal volcano and should the volcano erupt then it is likely that it would be in the path of the lava. Looking at the volcano from this side you can see the lava path with less growth on it.
The resort is filled with beautiful volcanic pools, however, many of them have the natural volcanic ash as their base. As we didn’t have any neoprene shoes it made for an unusual experience and the boys weren’t so keen on walking in these pools.
Although there were many people at the resort, was was really easy to find a quiet spot where you could choose to take some amazing photos.
The main pool had a swim up bar, and a small waterslide. This was great for big man as none of the other hotels we stayed at in Costa Rica had any slides.
We arrived at around 3 o’clock and whilst we could have arrived earlier, I think it was the right call with the children in tow. If it had just been me and my husband, we would have stayed as long as we could! Towels were included and the changing rooms had lockers which were on the small side.
Included in our trip was a buffet dinner. This was lovely with meat and pasta freshly prepared and a large range on non alcoholic drinks included. What was funny was how little we actually ate. I think that spending the afternoon in the hot springs actually decreases your appetite! Or it may have been that we had just enjoyed a cocktail at the swim up bar with some nuts. The desserts were particularly good.
I really enjoyed out trip to Tabacoon and would recommend a visit especially if the hotel you have in La Fortuna doesn’t have hot springs of it’s own. Children will also enjoy it, but a shorter time there will probably be necessary with younger ones.
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