Costa Rica offers the perfect combination of rainforest and beach, making it a top destination for family vacationsParents Magazine featured Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort as the ideal resort for parents who want to expose their family to nature, adventure activities, and luxury accommodations, all within an eco-friendly environment which operates under strict policies of sustainability. As a carbon-neutral resort, Tabacon is an educational model for students and offers opportunities for first-hand observation of and participation in the care of the world.

Families with older children will enjoy the many thermal pools and waterfalls which vary in temperature and are spread around the hot springs resort gardens. More than 500 species of plants and flowers are found throughout.

Off-property, there are exciting and fascinating nature tours and soft adventures to enjoy. Choose from hikes along Arenal’s Hanging Bridges, hikes in the rainforest, a visit to the Arenal Volcano National Park, a boat ride and nature safari in the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, and tours on horseback. Or, go for a full adrenaline rush with a canyoning tour, Sky Trek / Tram canopy zip lines, or a Class III + white water rafting experience on the Sarapiqui River. Looking for something more active: jump on a mountain bike, chart a challenging hike in Cerro Chato, or go kayaking or canoeing in the rivers or on Lake Arenal.


Tabacon is a child-friendly resort, an ideal choice for a Costa Rica holiday. The resort offers connecting superior rooms and large suites; and guest services will happily arrange babysitting for a day, a night, or for your entire stay. Our chefs can suggest and prepare a variety of meals or dishes for your children. 

The Arenal Volcano Region is rich in nature and adventure. Over the years, its popularity has established the area as the starting or ending point to any Costa Rica Luxury Vacation. The intriguing mix of activities, hot springs, rainforest and volcano make this a must-visit part of the country. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a destination on its own, and a highlight of any family vacation that features Costa Rica.

Please tell our reservation specialists and guest services staff your needs and interests. We work hard to exceed your expectations, to ensure a perfect family vacation in Costa Rica