You can partake of the spa and hot springs as an overnight guest at the swish resort (it's on Hwy. 142 between the town of La Fortuna and Lake Arenal, tel. 877-277-8291 in the U.S. or Canada, or 506-2519-1940 directly), or you can purchase a day pass to swim and relax in the springs. Tabacon's clientele is largely straight couples from North America and Europe, but the resort is very welcoming toward gay and lesbian visitors. And even if you don't stay on property, it's really a must to visit the springs if you're traveling to this popular part of the country, which is on the border of the Guanacaste and Alajuela provinces.