7 Best Costa Rica Day Spas & Retreats

If your idea of the perfect vacation involves a coffee scrub or lava rock massage, our Costa Rica spa selections have you covered! Costa Rica is rapidly becoming a worldwide luxury spa destination. The organic all-natural trends of today are not a novelty in Costa Rica. In a country that places a huge emphasis on the natural environment and sustainability, wholesome natural spa ingredients are a given. Pamper your body in the purest spas on earth, where the sky, rainforest, and pristine horizon meet the coastline. In an oasis of beauty and tranquility, you’ll delight in a volcanic mud wrap while you relax, recharge, and rejuvenate.

There are a lot of Costa Rica spa options for the traveler focused on relaxation and well-being. Choose a mega-resort for high-class accommodations and the pampering that you deserve on your vacation! Interested a unique spa experience? We would suggest a resort with natural hot springs on the grounds. No matter what you choose, you’ll return home from Costa Rica feeling like a completely new you. Here are some of our Experts’ top Costa Rica spa picks:

Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort

Set in a private bungalow surrounded by the rainforest, enjoy your reflexology massage. Afterward, enjoy the bungalow’s private Jacuzzi for post-massage milk bath and other relaxing treatments. For a more personal experience, enhance the moment with your choice of wine, fruit, and aromatherapy. The spa at Tabacon Resort is a worldwide winning spa that harnesses the energy of the nearby Arenal Volcano to energize the mind while relaxing and purifying it.

Four Seasons Resort Spa

The spa at the Four Seasons Resort on the Papagayo Peninsula takes into account the active lifestyle that Costa Rica seems to encourage!  Working hard means you deserve a relaxing time, whether with a therapeutic deep tissue massage or their signature organic Costa Rican coffee scrub. Overlooking Playa Virador on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, the Spa at Four Seasons Papagayo is inspired by nature, with all the views to create a truly soothing experience.

Andaz Papagayo Resort Open-Air Treatment Pavilions

The Onda Spa at the new Andaz Papagayo Resort takes pampering to another level. Experience the tranquility of signature treatments in some of the most beautiful spa rooms in the country. This is more than just a spa – it’s an entire sensory experience! The nine spa rooms are nestled in the forest canopy, immersing guests in the local flora and fauna. You’ll feel refreshed and energized after a day spent at the Onda Spa – ready to continue exploring Costa Rica!

The Springs Thermal Resort & Spa

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The Springs Resort hot springs

The Springs Resort at Arenal Volcano displays a serious commitment to providing all guests with the treatments they need to relax and revitalize mind, body, and soul. Besides their massages, facials, body wraps, etc, The Springs Resort has eighteen free-form landscaped hot springs, with environments ranging from waterfalls to tranquil forest springs. Their dedication is not just to the body, but to creating the perfect pools for any mood.

Arenal Nayara Hotels’ Open-Air Treatment Pavilions

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Nayara Outdoor Treatment Pavillion

The Nayara Spa at Arenal Volcano is shared by the two award-winning sister properties: Nayara Springs ResortHotel Arenal Nayara. The spa focuses on catering to both beauty and relaxation, allowing the body and mind to achieve harmony with nature. Nayara Spa focuses on natural ingredients to relieve tension and stress. Enjoy a unique treatment or massage in one of their stunning outdoor treatment bungalows.

Esencia Spa at El Silencio Lodge

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El Silencio yoga deck

At the Esencia Spa at El Silencio Lodge, the sounds of flowing water and whispering breezes will bring you back into harmony. Near the spa are the al fresco Yoga Deck and the Conical Room, which is designed to channel the forest’s life energy. El Silencio is the perfect retreat for travelers who want to disconnect from the modern world.  Designed to provide a seamless immersion into the natural environment, El Silencio Lodge embraces the elements of Costa Rica’s traditional rural farms and countryside homes, with an eye towards being a retreat from stress.

Spa Sha at Kura Design Villas

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View from Spa Sha of Kura Design Villas

With its serene setting and amazing sea view, the Spa Sha at Kura Design Villas offers a variety of wellness and beauty treatments, including body wraps, scrubs, massages, facials, and deep tub soaking. Private yoga classes are also available. Kura is luxury travel at its finest, where every moment is about the guests. Enjoy the pool lounge, bar, and sky lounge, as well as some of the most amazing views in this area of Costa Rica.

*Incorporate any of these spas into a Wellness Vacation.

Costa Rica Spa FAQ:

No, most resort spas will let you book a spa treatment even if you are not staying on property. However, we do suggest you confirm at the time of booking.
Whatever is comfortable! Many spas have common spaces where clients can swim and enjoy steam rooms or other amenities. In which case, you may want to bring a swim suit and change of clothes in order to use the amenities. Ask reception at the time of booking for any included amenities in your experience and come as early as you can to take advantage of them!
You should be able to book your your spa experience two-three days in advance or when you arrive at the hotel. The earlier, the better – especially in peak travel season (December – May).