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One Day Pass


Tabacon hotel guests receive complimentary access to the thermal experience during their stay.However, if you are just visiting the region for the day or if you have decided to stay in a different Hotel in Arenal, you still have the opportunity to spend the day at Costa Rica´s top Hot Springs with our one day pass.

We strongly recommend reserving your day pass ahead of time, when planning your trip.

To insure a more relaxing and exclusive environment, Tabacon has significantly reduced the number of day guests allowed in the resort. Many dates during the peak and high seasons sell-out well ahead of time.




  • Standard Rate: From Jan 07 to Apr 03, 2020 & from Apr 13 to Dec 17, 2020.
  • High Season Rate: From Dec 18 to Jan 06, 2020 & from Apr 04 to Apr 12,2020.
  • Prices per person in US Dollars.
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • Tabacon limits the number of day visitors, thus, it is recommended that you reserve in advance.
  • Day Pass confirmations are subject to availability.
  • Meals are served at Ave Restaurant and include natural beverages.
  • Wearing water shoes is strongly recommended.
  • Constant supervision for children under 16 years old is required.

One Day Pass Reservation Form

Please complete the following form to request your day pass reservation. A confirmation number will be sent back to secure the booking. If you require a last minute day pass reservation, please contact our reservation center by calling our toll free number 1-855-TABACON from USA and Canada or by dialing +506 2479-2099 from the rest of the world.To preserve the peace and natural beauty of our thermal springs, Tabacon Resort limits the number of day visitors, therefore we highly recommend that you make reservations in advance.

Personal Information.

Day Pass

Credit Card Information

Additional Information

Day Pass Reservation, Cancellation and Payment Policies

  • By submitting this form online you authorize Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa (Inversiones Turísticas Arenal) to charge the total amount of your reservation on your credit card 15 days prior your arrival date. For reservations during peak season (Christmas, New Year & Easter Weeks) reservations are charged 45 days prior the arrival date.
  • If there is any type of problem during the credit card transaction process, you will be notified via email. We ask you to reply within the next 24 hours in order to supply us with alternate credit card information. Failure to submit a viable card number will result in the cancellation of the reservation.
  • All prices for day passes include 13% sales tax and 10% service fee on food and beverage.
  • Group reservations are considered to be those consisting of 20 or more visitors.
  • Any cancellation less than 15 days prior to arrival to the resort will result in a full forfeiture of the payment.
  • Group Attrition within 15 days prior to arrival to the resort will result in a full penalization of the payment.
  • Cancellations for reservations for Easter Week or Christmas and New Year Holidays made less than 30 days prior to arrival to the resort will result in a full penalization of the payment.
  • No shows will be penalized with 100% of the payment.
  • Individual reservations (not applicable to groups) will be asked to leave a US$50 refundable deposit for use of lockers and towels. The deposit will be returned at the time of departure.
  • Loss of the locker key will result in a charge of $ 50.00. Failure to return towels will result in a charge of $ 20.00 for each towel.
  • According to Costa Rican Law 9028, Smoke Free Environment of Costa Rica, effective March 2012, smoking in all public places, be it indoors or outdoors, is strictly prohibited. This legislation applies to all areas of the Resort.

Resort Children policies

  • Children under the age of 5 are admitted free of charge when they accompanied by at least one adult
  • The children's entrance rate applies for children ages 6 to 11.
  • The regular, adult entrance rate applies for children 12 and older

Important Information

  • Constant supervision for guests under 6 years old is required
  • Wearing water shoes is strongly recommended
  • We invite you to check out our resort policies and recommendations

Day Pass Reservation Summary

Phone Number:
Date of Arrival:
Day pass Name:
Number of Adults:
Number of Children:
Card Type:
Card Name:
Card Number:
Expiration Date: -
Motive of The Visit:
Do you require parking lot?
Stay in a Hotel in La Fortuna-Arenal?   
Detailed cost:


Resort Policies

Whether you come to Tabacon as a day visitor staying at other Arenal Hotels or you are our guest in one of our luxury hotel rooms enjoying your Costa Rica vacation, there are some suggestion and policies that we kindly ask you to observe. Please take a couple of minutes to review the following, so as to ensure a memorable time in our Thermal Resort.

  • Staying in the natural thermal pools for more than 15 minutes at a time could lead to dehydration, low blood pressure, nausea and fainting, as our body temperature is lower than the water temperature.
  • It is extremely important to be very aware while in the river, as currents vary.
  • For safety reasons we do not recommend that children under the age of 12 enter the waterfall areas.
  • To properly enjoy the pools we recommend wearing bathing suits and comfortable water shoes, as areas can be slippery.
  • We recommend that you wait at least one hour after eating before entering the hot springs.
  • Pregnant women should consult with their doctor about bathing in thermal pools.
  • In case of thunderstorms or rain, please take precautions or ask for instructions.
  • In case of an emergency or volcanic activity, follow the instructions of Tabacon staff members, whom are trained in handling such situations.
  • Diving from, jumping off, or using the slide by more than one person at a time is not permitted.
  • Adults must supervise their children at all times and in all resort areas.
  • Trespassing beyond property limits is strictly prohibited.
  • Food or beverages purchased outside Tabacon, may not be brought into the resort.
  • Glass bottles or containers may not be brought into the property.
  • Running in the common areas and jumping or diving into the pools is not allowed.
  • Guests must exercise caution when walking in the common areas, as the grounds may be wet.
  • Those who have suffered a heart attack or who suffer from hypertension should consult with their physician before using the thermal water facilities.
  • Older adults should remain in the company of a designated family member while at the hot springs.
  • Exercise caution when walking in the rivers as the river stones may be slippery or sharp.
  • Plants or animals may not be removed from the hot springs and garden areas.
  • Photographs are not allowed in The Tabacon Spa area.
  • Personal photography and videos are allowed in the resort. However, no photos or videos may be taken of other guests without their consent.
  • If there is an interest in photographing or filming for advertising, professional, or educational purposes, please contact the marketing department for formal approval and for a guided tour of the facility at:
  • Aerial drone and unmanned aircraft use in the hotel, spa and resort area is not permitted. The use of this equipment require a previous formal approval from the management and it is regulated as per Costa Rican Civil Aviation regulations.
  • The Tabacon Hot Springs are open from 10 am to 10 pm for day visitors and from 8 am to 10 pm for hotel guests.
  • All adults and children must wear the admission bracelet to the hot springs, which indicates to staff that you are a guest of the resort. Trespassing is not tolerated.
  • According to the Law 9028, Costa Rica, Smoke Free Environment, smoking in all public places, be it indoors or outdoors, is strictly prohibited.
  • Shangri-La Gardens is available exclusively to hotel guests, ages 18 and up.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Please check our Sustainability Section for special regulations and recommendations to preserve the environment and to protect our surroundings and cultural heritage during your Costa Rica vacations.