At night, stars sparkle against velvet skies and things become magical. The slight temperature drop is a welcome reminder to enjoy the ‘ahhh’ experience of soaking in a natural hot spring pool.
At the Tabacón Hot Springs, a night soak with friends or a significant other offers one of the most sublime experiences you can have in Costa Rica. Surrounded by rainforest, strategically placed lighting creates a night time fairy tale along the hot spring pools and thermal waterfalls.
Many hot spring resorts in the Arenal/La Fortuna area channel streams of hot spring water into man-made pools. Not so at the Tabacón. Here, pools naturally form along the riverbed of the thermal Tabacón river. Each river pool feeds into the other with a gentle but palpable current.
The pools here vary from large to smaller, more intimate nooks. Although well lit, a small flashlight and a pair of flip-flops are extra insurances to have with you. Once a favored pool has been located, lay your small belongings on the poolside rocks, get in, and relax!