When you need a battery recharge in the Puerto Rican capital, there are some truly star spas 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.