Some resorts are legendary for their incredible views or amazing beaches and pools. Others for their world-class cuisine and luxurious amenities. And, of course, some are known for a little bit of everything. But not many boast the distinction of offering a thermal river, which sounds like something out of a Sci Fi video game. In this case, it is the centerpiece of the Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, which has helped the Arenal Volcano National Park become one of the most popular places to visit in Costa Rica.
The unique offerings, however, are hardly limited to the thermal river, Costa Rica’s largest network of hot springs, 900+ acres of stunning native flora, or the resort’s botanical gardens. Tabacón’s chefs and mixologists have developed a collective culinary experience that showcases the best of regional cuisine, set against the incredible surroundings in two open-air restaurants.
The cocktails are where Tabacón is especially creative, though, as the bar menus combine classic cocktails (Painkiller, Boulevardier, Mai Tai, etc.) and extremely enticing signature drinks, like Agua Ardiente’s Guanabana Colada, Caña Brava’s Japanese Garden and basically the Bosque Bar’s entire gin and tonic menu.
One consistent ingredient across Tabacón’s four bars is cinnamon, and particularly Fireball whisky. While that name alone might conjure images of wild Spring Break parties, this resort makes the most of this spicy spirit. For example, this Cinnamon Rainbow recipe, which is now yours to enjoy.
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa’s Cinnamon Rainbow
- 1.5 oz of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
- 0.5 oz strawberry cacique infusion
- 0.5 oz lemon juice
- 0.25 oz hibiscus syrup
- 2 oz tonic water
How to Make It:
Mix Fireball whisky, strawberry infusion, lemon juice and hibiscus syrup. Add tonic water and decorate it with almond foam, peppermint and pink pepper.