Less than a mile from the hiking trails in the Mirador el Silencio reserve of Costa Rica’s lush rainforest region, this tropical spa resort with natural hot springs is set at the foot of the stunning Arena volcano whose daily lava dispalys and night time light shows create a spectacular backfrop for the resort. With its volcanic heated hot tubs and spa treatments based on ancient traditions, and performed in open-air bungalows, Tabacón is the dream destination for wellness seekers.
Experience invigorating hydrotherapy and volcanic mud treatments at the Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa. These specialities feature among various massages and skincare treatments, with certified therapists guiding guests to the ultimate relaxation in extraordinary surroundings. Guests are bound to leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
As one of the Leading Hotels of the World, you can expect luxurious accommodation with garden views. Contemporary rooms have an airy atmosphere with dark wood furniture offset with tropical coloured accents, white walls, cool tiled floors and crisp white linen. Some have four-posters draped with tropical netting, and mod cons include flat-screens, minibars and free Wi-Fi, plus tea and coffeemakers. suites feature lounge areas and private terraces; some have extra bedrooms. Bathrooms are all equipped with showers and suites have whirlpool baths.
As a thermal resort the spa is the jewel in the Tabacón’s crown. Served by the volcanic hot mineral springs, that emerge naturally from the earth, the springs form waterfals, streams and pools surrounded by lush tropical gardens – all of which provides a unique spa experience. Wet and dry treatments are all delivered in 11 open-air bungalows with private whirlpools. Try the signature Tabacón massage which includes a vigorous volcanic mud massage, or the traditional Temezcal, a detoxifying ritual performed in a sweat lodge. There is also a fitness studio and a wonderful outdoor pool with a swim-up bar.So it’s not all about being superhealthy…
Ave del Paraiso Restaurant is situated between hot mineral springs and lush tropical gardens. Here you can enjoy a light lunch of salads and sandwiches, and the house speciality of guacamole made right on the table. Nightly themed buffets include Costa Rican dishes, or Mexican, Spanish, Italian, Asian and Indonesian. Los Tucanes serves breakfast daily, with local specialities suchas as Gallo pinto, tamales and sweet plantains, while dinner is a refined affair of such delicacies as grass-fed beef, lamb, caviar and foie gras.
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