In the late 1980s, architect Jaime Mikowski fell in love with a spot of turf at the base of Arenal Volcano, where hot springs bubbled through marshy grassland. In 1997, he converted that love into a landmark, inaugurating the Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort, and in the process turning Arenal into a destination that draws visitors from the world over.
The Tabacón is unlike any other lodging in Costa Rica. Here pristine thermal waters flow into shooting cascades, and then ripple into hidden bathing spots. Over 900 acres of lush tropical flora overhang the country’s largest network of hot springs. Best of all, the hotel’s 103 luxury rooms give private access to this aquatic wonderland, whose mineral content restores even the weariest muscles to life.
The Tabacón includes everything you need for full-on rejuvenation: water, luxury suites, spa, gourmet cuisine. A one-night stay is enough to infect you with Jaime Mikowski’s vision of paradise—forever.
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