The Best Spas in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Treat yourself to some relaxation at these San Juan spas
Treat yourself to some relaxation at these San Juan spas | Courtesy of Caribe Hilton / Expedia.com
Mariette Williams

When you need a battery recharge in the Puerto Rican capital, there are some truly star spas in San Juan to revive your post-partying limbs. Are you going to take it lying down? Of course you are.

The Puerto Rican capital likes to live it up, but it also knows you’re here to relax and recharge. Which explains the wide choice of spas in the city – depending where you book you’ll find newer treatments (hydrotherapy, oxygen bars, LED light therapy) as well as the traditional massages, manicures and pedicures. Whether you’ve come to Puerto Rico specifically to flop in a pamper-zone, or merely need an afternoon’s rejuvenation, we know the best spas in San Juan – and if you want to overnight here, you can book your stay with Culture Trip.

1. The Spa at Condado Vanderbilt

Independent Hotel, Luxury

A person awaits a massage in the indoor spa at Condado Vanderbilt
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The Spa at Condado Vanderbilt – one of the top-rated spas in San Juan – majors in face and body treatments, couples sessions and body wraps. The rooms are therapy in themselves, all calming grey marble walls and floors, and the steam room, as well as the dry and wet sauna, have legions of fans. This spa is one of the luxury Condado Vanderbilt hotel’s main draws, and among its special treatments is the Hammam Ritual, an experience that borrows from an ancient purification ritual – featuring dry exfoliation and a moisturizing bubble shower.

2. Nouvelle D'Spa

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The indoor pool area at Nouvelle DSpa has mood lighting and stone interior
© Nouvelle D'Spa

Nouvelle D’Spa has three island outposts – visit this one, in the Mall of San Juan, for classic services, including facials, massages, manicures and pedicures. If you don’t feel beach-confident, there’s also a full waxing and laser hair-removal menu. Bonus points are in order for the very attentive staff, who will ply you with tea while you wait. Top tip: among the signature packages, Renew and Recharge (massage, aromatherapy, exfoliation) is a hit.

4. Cloud Spa

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Mood lighting surrounds the Cloud Spa with wooden interiors
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The tagline here is “Where heaven meets earth, water meets wellness, and rest meets rejuvenation.” They’ve got a point – the lobby is celestial, brightly lit with soothing blue walls, and the spa services are divided into three sections: rest, rejuvenate and restore. The rest services include a Heaven on Earth massage with a full-body wrap and your choice of Swedish or deep tissue massage. Rejuvenate services include three types of facials, and the unique “rebirthing” waterology experience falls under the restore services.

5. Anam Spa

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Ever heard of a dual-purpose spa and cocktail lounge? That’s the deal here, on Calle del Cristo in Old San Juan. The spa radiates character, all black and white marble floors, earth-colored walls and vivid hanging lanterns. Services range from manicures and pedicures to facials and body waxing. Arrive fashionably late and you can slide into after-hours cocktails with the locals, getting your nails buffed as you sip on a mojito from the bar, or order some tasty pho.

6. Euforia

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We’re always drawn to this upscale stand-alone spa in Condado – it calls itself a Beauty Cafe, which means freshen-ups for men and women and, crucially, cappuccinos, bakery bites, juices, wine and champagne. The snazzy purple-and-white interior radiates fresh appeal, and there are seemingly limitless manicure and pedicure treatments – try a jelly pedicure, soaking your feet in wonderful warm, wobbly stuff, rich in natural oils and plant extracts.

7. Corpo Bello Spa

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Just beyond Old San Juan, Corpo Bello Spa is the place for expert skin treatments – laser hair removal, for instance, and laser facials. The spa is also a hit with its thermal whirlpool tub and sauna. Massages push the boat out with special numbers including a three-hour couples massage, destined to leave you and your partner like putty. Short on time? Book the 2-hour mini day spa – you’ll get a massage, hydrating facial, whirlpool-tub soak and a glass of champagne.

8. Zen Spa Oceano at Caribe Hilton

Resort, Luxury

A plush massage bed awaits at Zen Spa Oceano at Caribe Hilton
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The Zen Spa Oceano is the big pull at the upscale Caribe Hilton resort in San Juan, with a spa menu big on familiar services – with an added twist. Take the Perfect Duo: it’s a combination aromatherapy Swedish and Shiatsu massage. Or how about a body wrap called Paprika Twist that uses the localized spice to treat cellulite? Earth tones typify the decor, with splashes of emerald and gold – and of course, it doesn’t hurt that the spa occupies an iconic San Juan hotel.

9. Ozone Aqua Massage & Aromatherapy Lounge

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Ozone Aqua Massage and Aromatherapy Lounge, in Old San Juan, rings the changes with specialties including an aqua massage that’ll have you sliding into an aqua bed: all the benefits of aqua-massage without getting wet. The other breath of fresh air is the oxygen bar. Pull up a chair and inhale O2 infused with various scents – or create your own combination of rejuvenating aromas. A great way to laze away an afternoon in Old San Juan.

10. Zen Spa Retreat at Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino

Casino Hotel, Spa Hotel

The reception area at Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino is both modern and calming in its design
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It’s the size of this spa that blows you away – almost 7,000sqft of pampering possibilities, sprawling within the luxury Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino. As its name tells you, Zen Spa Retreat is about relaxation and sensual oblivion, in surroundings that blend Eastern and tropical elements with warm lighting and subdued terracotta tones. Among the treatments – massages, pedicures and facials – the lengthy Zen Stone Therapy menu steals the show. That and the tea room to hydrate and relax in, before and after services.

Looking to stay overnight? Check into the best spa hotels in Puerto Rico for a truly restful getaway. You won’t want to miss out on the best restaurants in San Juan after your relaxing spa day, or stop at one of the many breakfast and brunch spots for an early bite. The city has plenty of must-visit attractions and luxury all-inclusive hotel options for your stay, bookable now via Culture Trip.

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