Tabacón Hot Springs#10 in Best Things To Do in Costa Rica
If you trek to Arenal Volcano to witness its looming presence for yourself, save time to bathe in the Tabacón's luxurious thermal springs. With its serene flowing waterfalls, tropical foliage and mineral-rich natural springs, it's no wonder the Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort costs a pretty penny. But its distinguished springs and spa treatments will leave you swooning. Visitors call it relaxing and beautiful, with great facilities. A handy tip from past travelers: Bring water shoes to protect your feet as you walk from one pool to another.
The springs are 97 percent rainwater and 3 percent magma. And next to the thermal baths, you'll find Tabacón's top-notch Grand Spa, which boasts volcanic mud wraps, coconut and coffee exfoliations and meditation trails. Though past guests bemoaned the presence of tourist bus crowds, many still said this is a "must-do," especially if you're looking for a relaxing afternoon.
You can reach the Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort by car from La Fortuna at the base of Arenal Volcano National Park. A day pass to the hot springs with one meal provided costs $85 per adult. Prices increase during peak season. Reservations should be made months in advance, particularly if you're planning to visit during peak tourist season. To save some coin, consider purchasing a morning or night pass, which start at $70. For more information, check out Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort's official website.
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