Experience the best of the rainforest in the heart of Costa Rica
Natural hot springs, stunning surroundings, a tropical climate and five star accommodation… it can only be the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, in the heart of Costa Rica.
Nestled amid the dramatic volcanic landscape of the Arenal valley, the Tabacon Grand Spa resort is a little oasis of luxury in one of the most beautiful natural environments in Central America.
Imagine waking up in a four-poster bed, with the exotic sounds of the rainforest just outside your window. After dining in one of the resort’s high-end restaurants, you simply wander over to the natural thermal baths for a relaxing soak before your first spa treatment of the day.
*Image: Bedroom in Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
The celebrated Tabacon Signature Massage starts with 15-20 minutes of gentle stretching, before the expert massage therapists use natural volcanic mud to detoxify and revitalise your whole body.
For honeymooners, don’t miss the couple’s massage that takes place in an outdoor bungalow, complete with a private Jacuzzi. While you enjoy a moisturizing face mask and a hot mud mask on your feet, your therapist will gently chant a traditional love song to you in the local language of Maleku.
For families, there are a host of fun features (including a water slide!) to keep the kids busy while you switch off and recharge.
This award-winning spa is considered to be one of the best in Central America, cementing Costa Rica’s status among discerning holiday-makers as the ‘new Mexico’.
*Image: Tabacon Grand Spa Treatment Areas
Famed for its endless white beaches, crystal clear waters and a stunning volcanic landscape, perhaps its biggest selling point is that it has yet to be discovered by the tourist trade, making visitors feel like they have stumbled across somewhere truly special.
The Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort truly makes the most of its surroundings, organising rainforest treks, golf tournaments, white water rafting, and waterfall rappelling to its guests.
Everything in the spa is eco-friendly, and naturally occurring products are used wherever possible. Of course, it helps that the spa’s surroundings just happen to include mineral rich volcanic mud, thermal spring baths, coconut groves and coffee plantations.
Soaking in the warm rock pools, under the shadow of the imposing Arenal Volcano, sipping a fresh fruit cocktail while toucans chatter in the trees above… you won’t want to be anywhere else.