Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is set in more than 900 acres of a verdant rainforest reserve, this boutique rainforest retreat is tucked away on a winding road that climbs up from the small village of La Fortuna located at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano. There are 103 luxury rooms and suites that look out over the rainforest and gardens. Decor is contemporary and elegant and feature artwork and furnishings from Costa Rican artists. Everything is designed to make the most of the inspiring setting, from the design of the rooms to the thermal springs as the river Tabacon feeds into waterfalls and warm pools lined with soft, black sand and guests staying at Tabacon will enjoy full use of the thermal mineral springs. It’s an ideal base for exploring the Arenal Volcano National wildlife in all its glory, from howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans and coatis. Then finish your day with a swim in Tabacon’s wonderful pool, before enjoying a fabulous meal in one of the hotels restaurants, Ave and Tucanes, specialise in Costa Rican cuisine and creative international fare and The Caña Brava Lobby Bar is a perfect spot for a snack.