7 YOGA & SPA WELLNESS RETREATS FOR REST & RELAXATION
Pamper yourself in picturesque hot springs. And unwind by the sea in an all-natural, organic paradise.
Whether your idea of rest & relaxation is yoga, beach, hot springs, or spa - we can customize any of our private wellness vacation packages to create the relaxing escape of your dreams. Our travel experts personally visit each destination in order to provide first-hand knowledge and assistance in crafting your Costa Rica wellness retreat. Our packages include in-country transportation, accommodation, and tours to ensure your escape is worry-free.
Hideaway in Costa Rica’s all natural hot springs. Escape to the volcanic-fed hot springs at Arenal Volcano. Explore the playground of Rio Perdido Thermal River. Finally, unwind in Tamarindo surf and sea.
$2095 per adult (May-Jun & Sept-Oct) $2275 per adult (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)
Price valid until: October 31, 2017
San Jose, Arenal Volcano, Tamarindo Beach, Pacuare River
Exquisite gardens and 5-star spas are the perfect combination! Explore some of Costa Rica’s amazing natural wonders, experience a zipline adventure, and then head to Tambor for farm-to-table delights, sandy beaches, and incomparable views.
$2775 per adult (May-Jun & Sept-Oct) $2995 per adult (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)
Price valid until: October 31, 2017
San Jose, Arenal Volcano, Nicoya Peninsula
10 days / 9 nights
Private Relaxing Vacations
What could be better than the opportunity to just let go of all the cares of the real world? A break from the office isn't much of a vacation if you come back still even the slightest bit stressed. Relaxing vacations are hard to come by, but with the help of our experts, even the travel plans don't have to be work! We've visited each of the properties we work with in Costa Rica, just to get the experience we need to help you find your perfect fit. If relaxing into a hot spring isn't your style, Costa Rica has a wide variety of other options - even a week spent on the beach can count as a wellness vacation! Every step of planning your vacation is all about you, and our experts are determined to give you the best experience of Costa Rica they can.
Wellness Vacation Packages
The best thing about working with our agents is that everything goes your way! Our wellness vacation packages are just samples, and if something doesn't fit, we can easily replace it. You deserve a completely customized trip, one that is the perfect relaxing and rejuvenating experience - and we're here to help! With a wellness vacation package, you can combine anything you want - two days experiencing a yoga retreat, then five at the hot springs? Four days on the beach, and then six at the spa? It's all up to you.
Beaches: Sun, Sand, & Surf!
Wellness activities are all well and good, but sometimes you simply need a week at a beach, enjoying the sun, sand, and surf! If that’s wellness for you, Costa Rica will delight! Costa Rica is home to some of the most amazing beaches (white sand, black volcanic sand, or pink crushed seashells!), stunning weather, and some of the best surfing breaks in the world. It is also home to the Blue Flag Ecological Program. Each year, communities around the country nominate their favorite local beach, which are awarded stars based on cleanliness, access to recycling, water quality, and much more. While it’s an amazing way to encourage community outreach, it’s also a great indication of which beaches are the best in the area! Our itineraries feature a variety beach-side hotels and resorts as well as those that are either a minute’s walk from the surf or have a dedicated hourly transfer to and from the nearest beach. Let our Experts know what you prefer when we start planning your perfect getaway!
Most people think of a vacation as a chance to just get out of town for a few days and unwind, but sometimes even an adventurous getaway doesn't completely dissolve stress. Our wellness vacations take advantage of one of the most amazing and unique features of Costa Rica - the therapeutic hot springs! A variety of resorts in the country offer spa vacations and multiple hot springs, meaning you're sure to find one that fits perfectly into your idea of a wellness vacation.
Costa Rica’s volcanoes - of which the country has over 60 - are more than just fascinating natural formations and occasionally frightening displays of the strength of nature, they’re also the reason for one of the most amazing perks the country can offer - hot springs. These natural mineral-laden waters have been used for therapeutic reasons for over 200 years. Whether you believe in their mystical healing powers or not, there’s no denying the comfort of soaking in a hot springs! The pools come in a variety of locations and ambiances - from the family-fun of the multi-story cold and hot pools at The Springs Resort to the intimate Shangri-La Gardens adults-only pools at Tabacon Resort, there’s a perfect fit to be found with a wellness vacation package. Romantic or adventurous, day tour or week-long hot springs extravaganza, Costa Rica Experts is here to help you plan the perfect getaway.
Amazing Spa Retreats
The pampering at a spa is by far the best part of a wellness trip to Costa Rica. In a country renowned for healthy lifestyles and natural hot springs, it sometimes seems as if there’s a spa at every hotel! Our Costa Rica Experts delight in discovering the best of the best in our favorite country, and the spas are no exception. The natural and local ingredients that many of these destinations use in their treatments are divine, such as a volcanic mud wrap or a coffee scrub. Organic and all-natural labels are much more than a trend of the modern times in Costa Rica - they’re an inherent part of a country with an amazing dedication to the Pura Vida.
Costa Rica Experts’ Picks: Favorite Spas
There may be an amazing array of spas in Costa Rica, but our travel experts are picky about their favorites! Here are just a few of their top choices:
The Onda Spa at Andaz Papagayo is definitely one of our top picks! This amazing spa is a total sensory experience - the treatment rooms seem almost to hang amid the forest canopy, and the huge windows and balconies make you feel like the tropics are right in the room with you! Open-air treatments are a delight in Costa Rica.
A visit to Kura Design Villas, home to the incomparable Spa Sha, is not to be missed! Combine your experience with a morning of private yoga instructions, before heading to the spa for a body wrap, facial, or massage. Cocktails, desserts, and music are all available to create the perfect ambiance of romance and relaxation.
El Silencio Lodge is the perfect place to disconnect from the modern world, and time spent at their amazing Esencia Spa certainly achieves that! An open-air yoga deck will make you feel like one with the surrounding forest. This seamless immersion with nature carries over to the spa, with all-natural ingredients and a dedication to retreats from stress.
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