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Hot Springs

Tabacon Hot Springs

 

Rates

90.00$ P/P with dinner

 

There are many naturally occurring hot springs around the world, many affiliated with volcanic activity. In Costa Rica, there are hot springs of different temperatures, flow volumes and mineral content that can be found in the regions around the Arenal, Irazu, Miravalles and Rincon de la Vieja Volcanos, and others in the Orosi Valley or near Ciudad Quesada in San Carlos.

But the perfect combination of volume, temperature and mineral content (low sulfur content to prevent strong odors) that is present in Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is unique in Costa Rica and worldwide. Hot springs are considered a natural expression of Earth’s inherent energy. Geologically, Tabacon Resort’s thermal natural springs are 97% rain-based and 3% magma-based. Rainwater enters the earth through fissures on the surface and is then heated by magma found in the earth’s core. Once heated, the waters rise to surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth’s rocky stratus.

There are three thermal springs that naturally surface and flow in the property at 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). Total volume generated by the three springs is 80 liters per second (approximately 20 galons / second). In total, there are five different springs that exist throughout the property, with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). There are two main branches to the thermal river that flow through the gardens, and one cold river spring that flows down from the rainforest. Two more springs are captured for cold water consumption for guest use in the resort.  Tabacon was the first Hot Springs resort open to the public in the Arenal Volcano Region, and is still the top rated, most acclaimed and publicized luxury Hot Springs and Spa resort in Costa Rica.

Many hot springs resorts in the Arenal Volcano Region and around the world drill for underground wells and depend on pumps and mechanical systems to fill their pools. Others re-circulate the water and re-heat with gas or other energy means. Tabacon is COMPLETELY natural. Water flows by gravity throughout the property, forming in-river pools, waterfalls, and cascades and filling in the pools throughout the resort. An eco-friendly and carbon neutral resort, Tabacon places a big emphasis on turning the guest experience a close encounter with nature.  These characteristics make the Tabacon Hot Springs the first to open to the public and the best known luxury hot springs resort in Costa Rica.

As the underground Tabacon River flows through the magma in the volcano, the springs absorb minerals. Hot springs provide many benefits stemming from various chemical, physical and biological effects, the most notable is relaxing tense and tired muscles. Hydrotherapy in Tabacon is included in the resort rates.  Other medical benefits from visiting hot springs include:

The chemical effects are related to the minerals and other substances in the water, which are transferred to the skin and bloodstream through osmosis.

The physical effects are due in large part to the water temperature, which helps dilate the skin, thus improving oxygen flow in the tissues that are being treated. The heat also encourages the flow of natural sedating substances in the body, encouraging muscle relaxation. Altogether, these effects create of a sense of wellbeing.

The biological effects are produced by the hydrothermal flora and fauna, integrating micro and macro organisms in a complex union. This effect is called “biogleas” and is composed of thousand of different species which strengthen the skin’s defense systems, helping it to repair itself from external attacks such as aging.

 

Eco Termales

 

Rates

66.00$ P/P with dinner

44.00$ P/P only hot prings

 

At Costa Rica´s EcoTermales Hot springs, we know that there is no better way to unwind after a long day than visiting the hot springs and treating your body to its naturally replenishing effects. Our family owned and operated natural hot springs are heated right from the heart of the Arenal Volcano. This exclusive hidden gem combines the health and wellness benefits of the soothing hot springs with the incredible peace and relaxation of the surrounding rainforests of the La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano area, to provide a private, relaxing oasis during your vacation. A must do on any Costa Rican vacation itinerary.

We guarantee your visit to our corner of paradise will be unforgettable from the moment you arrive. Each of our guests will experience the pleasure and relaxation of submerging themselves into the energy which naturally springs up on our property, amidst the stunning primary rainforest. The natural volcanic hot springs have created 5 elegant and romantic pools with temperatures ranging from 99° to 106° F (37° to 41° C) in addition to one fresh water waterfall and pool; all forming part of our exotic natural therapeutic spa.

We limit our admission to no more than 100 guests in each of our 3 daily time slots, in order to ensure each has the opportunity to find complete relaxation and inner peace, renewing both your mind and body. Great for a romantic get-away.

In addition we offer 100’s of yards of paved and lit trails through the rainforest, which are great for romantic walks with that special someone, nature observation, and some incredible photo opportunities. You can also enjoy incredibly fresh cocktails, juices, and other beverages in our poolside bar, and ask for your entrance to include lunch or dinner in our authentic, home-style Costa Rican restaurant to have the chance to savor our chef´s version of the typical dish of the Arenal, Costa Rica area, upscaled with some incredible meats. Dessert and coffee are also included. Or sit in our luxurious lounge aside the peaceful natural pond with beautiful aquatic plants, and home to frogs and caiman, while sipping your favorite cocktail.

EcoTermales Hot Springs is the only hot spring property in La Fortuna where the water naturally springs up right on site. For your complete health and wellness, we maintain high standards of maintenance and cleanliness. We completely drain and scrub each pool daily, and let nature fill it back up again just in time for our 10 am opening. Our facilities also include spacious and elegant restrooms and changing rooms, lockers, and a towel rental service.

Treat yourself to this wellness paradise immersed in the primary rainforest – one of the most beautiful and exclusive properties in the La Fortuna / Arenal area, and rejuvenate your body and soul. Reserve today to assure your space.

Ask us about planning your wedding, reception, birthday, anniversary, or corporate activity in our exclusive event room for an event unlike any other.

 

Paradise Hot Springs

 

RATES

48.00$ P/P with Dinner

32.00$ P/P Only Hot Springs

 

Immerse yourself in warm pools

Take a dip in “Palma Real” and “Los Papiros” thermal pools and let the warmth and the waterfalls soothe and relax your entire body; or if you prefer, enjoy the confort and hydro massage that provides “Ginger Jacuzzi”, or our newest attraction: “Oasis Jacuzzi”

Hot water that comes from the underground layers of the Earth is called thermal water. A hot spring is created when the underground water is heated by the crust, by geothermal means. Temperature within the Earth increases with depth; it increases 3°C every 100 m (37.4°F every 328 ft) descended. Sometimes water is heated when comes into contact with hot rocks because of the normal increase of temperature of the crust; in other cases, when active volcano zones are present water may be heated when it comes into contact with molten rock or magma.