If wellness is on the mind, especially as the New Year approaches, few resorts anywhere in the world offer an experience quite like Tabacón Thermal Resort in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Renowned for its legendary hot springs and thermal waterfalls, this property is set within more than 900 acres of magnificent rain forest, making it one of the best possible bases for adventure. But now, with the addition of 14 adults-only rooms and suites, this is now more than ever the perfect choice for a romantic escape.
Eight Honeymoon Suites and six Rainforest Rooms were designed by Costa Rican architect Adriana Cruz to not only set the mood, but also pay tribute to the lush surroundings and leave the smallest footprint. Guests will find comfort and calmness in locally sourced furniture and accents, including native stone and décor from a Costa Rican watercolor artist. Of course, the biggest focal point from the expanded terraces of the suites will be the Arenal Volcano, but there’s no such thing as a bad view here.
The additions that will have guests arguably the most excited are the four suites with private plunge pools. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with the other option—freestanding bathtubs on the marble terrace—but being able to slip into these warm pools, which are fed by the natural springs, will be almost as good as a dip in the thermal river itself. Just far more intimate.
Tabacón’s 18 pools combine to form the country’s largest network of naturally occurring hot springs, and guests have long visited for the thermal experience’s soothing effects. And if that’s not enough, The Spa at Tabacón incorporates the spring water and various local ingredients into personalized therapies and holistic treatments that will help guests forget why they needed a vacation in the first place.