Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon hot springs

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 Hot Springs

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.

Boys at Tabacon Hot springs

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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Tabacon hot springs in La Fortuna Costa Rica

24 Replies to “Tabacon Hot Springs”

  1. What an amazingly gorgeous place!!! I would love to visit Costa Rica one day and these hot springs! #CountryKids

  2. That looks absolutely STUNNING! Definitely a place to add to my bucket list!! Thanks for linking up to #CapturingMoments x

  3. That place looks amazing and I can imagine how lovely and warm it was. Oh I’m so envious especially in a wet Autumn day like today! #countrykids

    1. Sometimes too warm! But the good thing was it didn’t matter if it rained!
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  4. It does look like an experience. Beautiful place. #CountryKids
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    1. Really was – dreaming of going back x
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  5. Sounds amazing, something so different to experience #CountryKids
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  6. Wow looks like an amazing place to spend a lazy day.

    Costa Rica is my most wanted place to visit as well, one day 🙂
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    1. It is a great place, so beautiful and so many things to do – just make sure you spend as little time as possible in San Jose as there is nothing there.

  7. Wow what a stunning place! I would love to visit here it just looks so beautiful #hmcapturingmoments

    1. Yes, I would like to go back!

  8. I’ve just read all of your Costa Rica posts as it’s a country I’d love to visit one day. My partner’s dad went a few years back and loved it too, although he’s an avid bird watcher so I can imagine how he spent his days! #countrykids

    1. It is an amazing place. I would love to go back when the boys are teenagers so we could do the adrenaline side of it!

  9. Looks gorgeous! Love it! I would love to go to a place like that. I am a bit tired of London at the moment hahaha. #HMcapturingments

  10. Yes – at least the boys can say they don’t like walking on volcanic ash 🙂
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  11. This looks amazing, how lucky you are to have this experience. Mich x #HMcapturingmoments
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  12. Wow, that looks absolutely amazing and such an incredible experience. Sitting here feeling chilly on an Autumnal evening and I really wish I was there!


  13. Looks so idyllic. Looks like so much fun but relaxing too. Way to go, must have been an outstanding vacation. Stopping by from #CountryKids

    1. It was fantastic x

  14. I live in a tropical country and we have so many hot springs! Warm water just heals you isnt it? I woiuld love to be there especially today as its cold and wet and gloomy here! #countrykids
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  15. What a wonderful experience for you all to have enjoyed, the pools must’ve been awesome to swim in. I can imagine the base of the pools being very different to walking in sandy pools with the ash at the base, it’s a shame the boys weren’t very keen on it though. I bet Big Man loved the fact that you found somewhere with a water slide for him to really make the most of.

    Thanks for linking up with me and sharing on #CountryKids.
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  16. It looks simply incredible. It is not somewhere I have considered visiting, but it looks completely amazing. #HMcapturingmoments
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    1. It is a lovely place to visit if you like wildlife or if you are an adrenaline junkie

  17. Oh wow! Now that’s somewhere I’ve never thought of visiting before.I’ve always fancied swimming in volcanic water but somewhere like Iceland or Italy.Although your boys didn’t enjoy the feeling of the floor much, I’m sure they will look back with fond memories
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