Imagine hearing nothing but the lapping of waves, the rustle of tree leaves in the breeze, the distance howl of monkeys and harmonized bird songs, or the lightly audible sound of mediation-inducing music while receiving one of the best massages, facials, body wraps, or scrubs of your life. Imagine being enveloped by the smell of locally grown coffee, coconut, papaya, pineapple, and banana. Imagine being in a state of complete relaxation after all of the amazing adventure tours
, nature tours, beach days, and cruising around Costa Rica
that you’ve been doing.
Los Altos de Eros
Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
Los Altos de Eros is a heavenly place to stay or to just come for a spa day. The small boutique bed and breakfast is elevated in the hills behind Tamarindo. The remote and high elevation offers guests vast views of the valley and forest below and of the Pacific Ocean. It is breezy, quiet, secluded, and romantic. The spa, rooms, food, yoga space, pool area, and views are out of this world. While you can opt for individual spa treatments, their speciality is a spa package that includes three treatments of your choice, your own personal spa attendee, and an exquisite lunch complete with wine.
The Springs Resort and Spa
Resort, Love Hotel, Spa Hotel
The Springs Resort and Spa is one of the most romantic hotels in La Fortuna. Every detail of this place is luxurious. You can spend your honeymoon in a cloud-like bed with a perfect view of the Arenal Volcano, sipping perfectly crafted cocktails in a pool with a swim-up bar, melting in relaxation in one of the multiple natural hot springs, getting pampered at the spa, eating at the sushi bar or fine-dining restaurant, and taking day trips to waterfalls and the rainforest. The Sanctuary Spa at the Springs is world-class. There are many different types of body scrubs, wraps, polishes, massages, and treatments that incorporate the botanical and natural elements of Costa Rica, including volcanic clay, coffee, coconut, papaya, and cacao.
The Harmony Hotel
Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel
The Harmony Hotel is the most amazing hotel in Nosara. This boutique hotel is located right across the small dirt street from the beach; they have an exceptional restaurant and bar that serves up locally sourced and organic delights; they are highly committed to the environment and eco-friendly practices; and they have a beautiful yoga space and spa. The spa offers a long list of earth-friendly treatments to quench and heal your sun-kissed skin, ease the tension your muscles and joints are holding onto, and rejuvenate your entire body. You will walk out of the Harmony Center feeling like a totally new person from head to toe.
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort
The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort is located on the exclusive Papagayo Peninsula in northern Guanacaste. This luxury resort has two private beaches, three restaurants, and a nine-room spa. If you are looking for the ultimate relaxation vacation in a breathtakingly stunning setting where everything is convenient, this is the spot for you. The Onda Spa offers guests exquisite views in a peaceful environment. The ingredients used in all of the treatments are locally sourced, and the technicians are highly trained to provide you with the most incredible experience.
Boutique Hotel, Love Hotel, Spa Hotel
Nayara Springs is an adult-only romantic and luxurious boutique hotel located on the fringes of the Arenal Volcano National Park. Your backdrop is of the active volcano and pristine lush rainforest. Each villa has its own private plunge pool fed by natural hot springs. You also have a private garden, an outdoor dual rain shower, and a private host. The villas are elegant and incredibly comfortable. Nayara Springs is one of the top hotels in Costa Rica and in all of Central America. The Nayara Spa is as exceptional as the hotel. You will receive the treatments of your choice in a private open-air pavilion. There are outdoor showers, a sauna, and your own jacuzzi at the spa as well. Indulge in treatments such as a chocolate clay body wrap, volcanic mud mask, or deep tissue massage. They offer packages and a great selection of signature treatments.
Kura Design Villas
Boutique Hotel, Eco Hotel, Love Hotel
Kura Design Villas is an adult-only boutique hotel located up on a private ridge behind the Ballena Marine National Park in Uvita on the Pacific Coast. This luxurious and eco-friendly hotel offers guests beautifully expansive panoramic views of the park and the Pacific Ocean. From the infinity pool, the views indeed seem endless. This is an ideal honeymoon and romantic getaway location. The rooms, restaurant, bar, spa, and property are all divine. The Sha Spa is an open-air sanctuary where you can indulge in a wonderful variety of signature spa treatments. They feature high-end products from the botanical Catalina’s Collection.
Endless relaxation | © James Anderson/Tartar Group
Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat
Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel
Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat is located in El Cacao, Alajuela. The minimum stay is one week, but it is highly recommended that you come for the complete three-week program. Programs are centered around revitalization, relaxation, detoxification, anti-stress, and weight loss. When you join a retreat program here, you will be treated to three organic and bioenergetic meals a day, yoga, pilates, nutrition consulting, cooking classes, and a number of amazing treatments, such as a lymphatic massage with aromatherapy, healing stone massage, body scrub and wrap, and flotation therapy. You can also add on acupuncture, Reiki, neuropathy treatments, and floral remedies. This is the ultimate spa experience.
Welcome to your retreat | © Courtesy of Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat