simply must experience Tabacon Hot Springs. It is one of the most beautiful
places you'll ever see. With views of Arenal Volcano, acres of tropical
gardens, a great climate, and the soothing water of the river, most
people consider this to be Paradise on Earth. Tabacon is incredible!
River begins inside Arenal Volcano. The magma heats the water to 101
degrees, which then flows through the base of the volcano down about
3/4 mile to Tabacon Hot Springs. From here the river splits into several
smaller rivers, joining with cool water from a different river to make
dozens of pools of varying temperatures, shapes and sizes. These rivers
meander through acres of verdant tropical gardens, which creates a magical
the main part of the springs is this spectacular waterfall, where you
can sit under the falls and let the hot water massage your neck and
shoulders. Soak in the large main pool with a swim-up bar, or choose
a number of other smaller pools with built-in lounges, little waterfalls,
and cozy tubs hidden in the gardens. Surprisingly, there are very few
mosquitos and insects! Kids and adults alike will love the small waterslide.
The restaurant overlooks the main pool and falls, with views of the
Iskandria Spa offers massages, mud facials, aromatherapy, and many other
services in a private section of the hot springs.
need to spend a couple nights in the Arenal Volcano area to properly
experience Tabacon Hot Springs. You will probably want to come back
each night you are there. The best time to visit the hot springs is
mid-afternoon to evening. The temperature is cool, the water is hot,
and the lava flow is best seen at night!
visit Tabacon at least once in your life. Where else can you watch an
erupting volcano while sitting in a hot springs drinking a Piña
Colada? There is no other place like it on earth!