Tabacon Hot springs are natural geothermal pools that
are fed by the Tabacon River, which begins deep in the Arenal volcano. There,
the water is heated to 101 degrees, after which it flows
3 quarters of the mile to the natural pools of the Tabacon
This is where the river splits up and joins with another
river. Pools of varying sizes and temperatures make this
a tropical playground for you to explore. Exotic plants
add to the lush environment. A heated waterfall is near
the mouth of the river, and you can sit under it and let
the water massage your body. A swim up bar at the pool
add to the luxurious feeling of being here.
Aside from the soothing pools, a world-class resort and
spa has sprung up here. The Tabacon
Resort Costa Rica is the best place to unwind after
taking one of many guided Costa
Rica tours. Lake Arenal, La Fortuna, and the Monteverde
Cloud Forest are all places within a few hours drive
of here. Although there are a number of other lodging
options, you will find yourself drawn back to the Costa
Rica Tabacon resort at the end of every day you spend
in this area.
Next to the hot springs, in the main lodge, all of the
rooms face the volcano. Visitors just arriving will be
thrilled at the loud booms and the accompanying lava and
steam, running to their windows to witness the glowing
red streaks in the night. Early evening and the nighttime
is the best time to soak in the Tabacon hot springs. You are quite literally in the middle of
nowhere, so wade over to one of the four bars and order
a Pina Coloda.
Enjoy your tropical drink here at this Costa Rica Tabacon
Resort, and strike up a conversation with one of the visitors.
At all time of year tourists come here, although if you
come in the dry season you are sure to get clear views
of the Arenal volcano, un-obscured by rain clouds.