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Tabacon Story

THE SPIRIT OF A TRUE NATURE LOVER LIVES ON!

Our story starts with a nature lover that became a legend in Arenal. Costa Rican born Jaime Mikowski was a trained and board-certified architect that had a knack for creative thinking.

In the late 1980s, Jaime fell in love with a very special land at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, where several unique streams of hot mineral water ran through a marsh. He convinced the local owners to sell him a share of the land and spent the next few months persuading friends to invest with him on a wellness spa concept centered on the idea of a natural encounter.

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Awards & Accolades

Over the years, Tabacon has been recognized by some of the most reputable industry groups and respected publications focused on luxury hospitality and experiential travel. The resort constantly receives accolades based on guest-originated recognition. This is a direct reflection of our commitment to deliver world-class service. Here are highlights of the more recent awards and accolades Tabacon has received:

Slide 2021 Trip Advisor, Traveler’s Choice Awards - Best of the Best 2021
Top 25 Hotels in Costa Rica Top 25 Hotels in Central America
Slide 2020 Condé Nast Traveler – Reader’s Choice Awards
Trip Advisor, Traveler’s Choice Awards Top Resorts in Central America Top 25 Hotels in Costa Rica
Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica
Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Central America
SLH Awards (Small Luxury Hotels)
Highly Commended Stay Small, Stay Considerate Category Best Mineral / Bathing Hot Springs Organic Spa Wellness Travel Awards
Slide 2019 Condé Nast Traveler – Reader’s Choice Awards
Trip Advisor, Traveler’s Choice Awards Top Resorts in Central America Top 25 Hotels in Costa Rica Tastemade Travel Top 5 Hot Springs around the world The Best Spas of Mexico, The Caribbean & Latin American Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe Hotels.com, Loved by Guests Awards Most Wanted Award – Excepcional 9,6
Slide 2018 Trip Advisor, Traveler’s Choice Awards Trip Advisor, Traveler’s Choice Awards Top 25 Hotels in Costa Rica
Top 25 Hotels in Central America
Top 100 Spa Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe -The Best Spas of Mexico, The Caribbean & Latin American Top Resorts in Central America (#8) Condé Nast Traveler – Readers’ Choice Awards 2018
Slide ONGOING Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) Member of Virtuoso Member of Signature Travel Network Member of Traveller Made Member of Travel Leaders Select Five-Star Designation – Costa Rican Institute of Tourism
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How to Get Here

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM...

JUAN SANTAMARÍA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SJO) IN SAN JOSE

Take the Inter-American Highway North to San Ramon. Exit at San Ramon and drive through town. Continue past Los Angeles, Balsa, Bajo Los Rodríguez, Santa Clara, Javillos, El Tanque. Once in La Fortuna, stay on the main street to Arenal Volcano National Park. Continue for 8 miles (13 kms) to Tabacon

DANIEL ODUBER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LIR) IN LIBERIA, GUANACASTE

Drive east to Liberia. Turn right (south) towards Cañas / San José on the Inter-American Highway Turn left in at the Cañas exit and follow the signs to Tilarán. In Tilarán turn left in the main intersection towards Arenal Lake. Continue around the Lake past Arenal Dam. Drive for approximately 15 minutes to Tabacon.

GPS Coordinates - 10°28'43.18″N y 84°44´07.62″ O

Location

Tabacón is located in the northern (region of Costa Rica, at the base of the Majestic Arenal Volcano, 13 Kms northwest of La Fortuna.