The best spa resorts in Costa Rica

Tabacon Grand Spa Resort, photo by Graeme Churchard on Flickr

Most people go to Costa Rica in search of adventure, which is easy to find in the midst of all the cloud forests, national parks, volcanoes and beaches, but what about people who just want to relax? After a long and tiring romp around Arenal Volcano or Manuel Antonio National Park every tourist deserves to kick back and relax. If you’re looking for the ultimate pampering experience, then there’s nothing better than spending some time at the spa. Whether you’re after some energizing treatments, mineral water baths with health benefits or just lay on your stomach and daydream while someone is working out the knots in you muscles, the best spa resorts in Costa Rica have what it takes to make you relax.

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, Arenal Volcano National Park

photo by Jennifer Morrow

The area around Arenal Volcano is one of the most exciting and breath-taking places in Costa Rica, and a treasure trove for adventurers who want to hike, zip-line over the cloud forest, spy on the wildlife or just admire the beauty of nature. But exploring the volcano is no mean feat, and it can take a toll on your body, and Tabacon Grand Spa is the best place to take care of your tired muscles. Tabacon is a five-star luxury resort, with three natural hot springs and a variety of natural spa treatments on the menu.

Pura Vida Wellness Retreat & Spa, Alajuela

Pura Vida will take you away to another world where there’s nothing more important than creating harmony between your body and your soul. This luxury spa resort has a variety of treatments and wellness programs, some more common (like the Thai massage, aromatherapy, reiki or hot stone treatments), while others are more unusual, like the myoskeletal release or the bio-energetic healing.

The Spa at Four Seasons Costa Rica, Guanacaste

photo by Steven Depolo

The Four Seasons Hotel is a worldwide leader when it comes to excellence and luxury, and the hotel in Guanacaste is not different. Four Seasons has one of the best spa resorts in Costa Rica, where you can forget everything about the stress of everyday life. You will be treated to light massages and pressure massages, facials and other healing treatments in an elegant and relaxing ambiance.

Casa Spa, Hotel Punta Islita, Guanacaste

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Punta Islita strikes the perfect balance between nature and man-made luxury, and it prides itself on its welcoming and friendly atmosphere. This is the perfect place for families who want to relax together, and enjoy massages, hot stone treatments or a few delicious and healthy fruit cocktails in a jacuzzi.

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