The mineral-rich, thermal waters of Tabacón Hot Springs

Tabacón Hot Springs in Arenal/La Fortuna


Relax at Costa Rica's most extensive network of naturally flowing thermal mineral springs, beautifully nestled in Arenal's largest private rainforest reserve. There are five main spring sources to enjoy, all highly mineralized and heated underground by the Arenal Volcano.

Every minute, thousands of gallons of this perfect water naturally emanate, flowing underground and eventually emerging to form the Tabacón River. Part of the adventure is finding the ideal spot, as there are dozens of cascading waterfalls and warm pools along the riverbed, all varying in temperature, water flow, and degree of privacy. Some collections are vast and calm, whereas others are small and afford privacy for those wishing to disappear in a secluded nook.

During your visit, you'll also enjoy a delicious buffet meal in the poolside restaurant! If you'd like to experience one of the most luxurious hotels in Arenal/La Fortuna, you can also opt to spend a night or two at Tabacón Resort.

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Itineraries with Tabacón Hot Springs in Arenal/La Fortuna

Costa Rica Highlights: Arenal & Manuel Antonio National Park - 6 days

This exciting 6-day itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to experience quintessential Costa Rica. You'll take in awe-inspiring views of Arenal volcano, and have an exciting rafting day on the Sarapiqui River before heading to Manuel Antonio to explore the jungle and white sand beaches of this nature lovers paradise.

Costa Rica Adventure & Wildlife Tour - 10 Days

Spend 10 days getting to know the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica's rainforests, with plenty of adrenaline-pumping activities, too. You'll zip-line through the rainforest, hike to waterfalls, and mountain bike on a volcano, with opportunities for kayaking and relaxing in hot springs.

La Fortuna & Monteverde - 6 Days

This 6-day trip is ideal for travelers looking to unwind yet still experience the natural wonders of the country. You'll learn to prepare traditional Costa Rican cuisine and visit a coffee plantation near Arenal, and have the chance to spot monkeys and other wildlife during a night walk in Monteverde. Spend your last full day ziplining and exploring the cloud forest by day, before heading back to San Jose for your flight home.

Coast to Coast Family Adventure - 11 Days

Experience the best Costa Rica has to offer on this family-friendly 11-day adventure. You'll watch sea turtles on the Caribbean beaches of Tortuguero National Park, hike around Arenal Volcano, zip-line through the cloud forest of Monteverde, and finally relax on the remote, Pacific beaches of Guanacaste. Along the way, you'll make your own hot chocolate and coffee from bean to cup, spot monkeys in the wild, swim under a waterfall—and maybe even catch a wave.

Coast to Coast: Beach and Cloud Forest Adventure - 9 Days

Experience both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Costa Rica — and all that's in between — on this 9-day adventure. Starting in the bustling capital of San Jose, you'll make your way to Tortuguero National Park, where you'll watch sea turtles hatch on the beach. Then head inland to the Monteverde Cloud Forest for incredible wildlife and rainforest trails. After two nights in the heart of the jungle, you'll travel to the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Papagayo. Here you'll go snorkeling and surfing, and end your journey with a spectacular sunset cruise around the bay.