The Tabacon experience at the Arenal Volcano centers on the hot thermal springs, pools and the Grand Spa. The main sunbathing and swimming area features five pools with temperatures ranging from 25 to 38 degrees C (77 to 102 F), the main one with a swim-up bar and thermal water slide. The pools on the lower section offer a more secluded ambiance with spectacular volcano and rainforest views, and they are also within the main service area of the Arenal Swim-Up Bar.
Tabacon features four additional pools, a cold-water one set in the rainforest, two specifically for our Grand Spa guests, and a third as a cold alternative between the hot springs in the tropical gardens. These pools are strategically located along the walking trails of the gardens and provide a nice relaxing break from the explorations of the flowers and plants, and the surprisingly regular wildlife sightings.
Swimming in the hot thermal springs of Tabacon goes well beyond the pools. There are three cascading thermal waterfalls, with the main one adjacent to the entrance of the Grand Spa. Tabacon Thermal Springs offer an intimate and adventurous escape for couples. These waterfalls are guest favorites, providing relaxation and natural hydrotherapy for sore or tight back and neck muscles.
The inviting gardens at Tabacon hot springs resort offer numerous larger and smaller in-river pools with varying temperatures, water flows and privacy levels. Some are located near the main waterfall and upstream forming the "ladder of relaxation." Others are close to the Shangri-La Gardens and are ideal for couples seeking an intimate moment in the gardens surrounded by the tropical rainforest. Bar and snack services are available in these pools and are catered by the Shangri-La Gardens staff.
The natural thermal and cold natural pools at Tabacon are unique in the Arenal Volcano region and unparalleled in the world. Guests enjoy their medical and therapeutic properties, adventure seekers find them soothing and relaxing after a day outdoors, children find them fun and inviting, and couples find them mystical and romantic. Spiritually oriented guests find that the springs provide clarity and the perfect ambiance for meditation. Whatever your motivation, we are confident that you will find the thermal pools at Tabacón to give you an unforgettable natural and eco-friendly experience.
We invite you to swim and dip in all our pools, waterfalls and natural springs. We invite you to tell us your favorite spot and share your discoveries with other guests as you explore the wondrous world of the Tabacon Hot Springs resort.