Tabacon Hot Springs: Costa Rica’s Thermal Paradise

Thanks to the popular Arenal Volcano, the Tabacon Hot Springs has certainly made its mark in giving tourists the utmost thermal relaxation they’re looking for. With naturally-formed pools and waterfalls spread around the volcano, this is one of the top destinations in the country.

So if you’re around the area and looking for a perfect way to wrap up your day or simply want to feel the warm waters calm your every muscle, the Tabacon Hot Springs should be the right place for you.

The Arenal Area

Tabacon Hot Springs isn’t the only sight flocked my both foreigners and tourists in the area. The Arenal Volcano National Park is a place of outdoor activities, wildlife refuges, hiking trails and the like apart from its center of attraction, the Arenal Volcano.

The Town of Tabacon

Before it became a top attraction for visitors the world over, Tabacon used to be a small village situated at the bottom of the Arenal Peak. Before the tragic eruption of the Arenal Volcano in the year 1968, the people who used to live there only thought it was just a mountain which will remain silent for all the years to come.

A Marriage of Two Worlds

The most beautiful thing about the Tabacon Hot Springs is that it is home to the most magnificent, Nature-made springs, pools and waterfalls of varying temperatures. Preserving its natural feat, the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is one of the world’s most luxurious and comfortable resort. Although man-made and highly commercialized, this world-renowned resort perfectly blended itself with the all-natural warm waters of the Arenal Volcano.

The Springs of Tabacon

There are a total of five springs that have naturally formed in the vicinity, all varying in temperatures. Two of these are the warmest while the other three are just right enough if you feel like balancing your hot soak with a colder one. The temperature of the Tabacon Hot Springs range from 25 degrees Celsius to 50 degrees Celsius.

A fascinating fact about these waters is that they’re made of 97% rain water and 3% magma-based, as these waters are pushed down by the rain and pushed back up because of volcanic activity.

The Health Benefits of Tabacon Hot Springs

Minerals from hot springs are perfect for cosmetology. As the underground waters flow through the magma, the springs absorb the minerals.

The water temperature is the primary cause of dilating the skin which entails better oxygen flow through the body. Because of this process, tissues are able to heal and the muscles calm and relax.

In Tabacon Hot Springs, not only do tourists get to enjoy the warm, relaxing waters of Tabacon, their bodies also benefit out of it.

Although it may be quite of a pricey visit going to Tabacon Hot Springs, it guarantees a world-class thermal and peaceful vacation with the warm waters and natural environment surrounding you. It may not be your first time basking in hot springs but with Tabacon Hot Spring, you might just forget all your other first-time experiences.

Getting to Tabacon

The Tabacon Hot Springs is located in the middle of the rainforest inside the area of the Arenal Volcano National Park. If you’re coming from the airport, take the route passing through San Ramon de Alajuela. It’ll take you up to 3 hours before you get there but it wouldn’t be much of a boring trip as the highway you’re taking gives panoramic and scenic views of the lush flora of Costa Rica.


Place to Stay 

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

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