Enhance your health and mood with tropical treasures.
Picture if the delightful cup of coffee, the freshly manufactured piña colada, the exotic fragrance of wild orchids, or the prosperous rainforest chocolate could be portion of your spa encounter. By that includes these, and several other elements, within different wellness, leisure and elegance treatment options, the spa pampering that you will receive right here will give you a exclusive, private connection to the regional surroundings right here in lush Costa Rica. A lot of of the items can be acquired to just take residence with you so you can rejuvenate when back again home as well, while being reminded of your unique journey to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is 1 of the most biologically diverse and intensive locations on the complete world. Every single location has its possess microclimates with specific representative flora and fauna to dazzle you. It is incredible how numerous things grow and prosper below, providing an incredible array of fruits, nuts, spices and oils which finish up in hand-created natural and organic spa products. Many spas provide a holistic or integral provider of global quality, in a warm and personalised way attribute of the Costa Rican individuals. Include the wondrous source of normal, local elements these kinds of as coffee, brown sugar, coconut, papaya, mango, sea salt, organic and natural rainforest chocolate and the outcome is magical a little taste of the treasures in retailer for you below. These local gems in the in a position hands of soothing neighborhood practitioners will set you into relaxed bliss, leaving you thinking about your time here lengthy soon after you leave. What a way to boost your journey- this is Pura Vida!
One particular of my favourite locations is Resort Punta Islita in the Nicoya Peninsula, residence to the Casa Spa which artfully incorporates herbalist wisdom from the nearby Chorotega tribe into their treatment options. Punta Islita’s own natural yard offers the substances for several of the spa’s treatment options. In accordance to Dorelia Mulca, director of the Casa Spa, the current craze is to return to our origins, the place excellent benefit is put on the natural. “We should not forget that the ancestral indigenous shamans would heal with herbs and rituals,” she points out. Select from an array of fantastic treatment options for him or her, households, athletes, children, teenagers even special treatments for women that are expecting. The Punta Islita Ritual massage is amazing, showcasing heated river stones, organic oil-infused compress ball, and a Guaro Cacique (local Costa Rican sugar cane spirits) drizzle. The Guanacaste Traditions entire body therapy and therapeutic massage utilizes papaya, mango, banana and pineapple which smells and feels great, and leaves your pores and skin super clean. The Cappuccino Massage with almond oil and chocolate or the Eco-friendly Espresso Choose-Me-Up (detoxifying with natural espresso beans) are to die for. There are so many to pick from utilizing ingredients these kinds of as cucumber, mint, aloe, orange, honey, volcanic mud, avocado, sesame oil, rosemary, vanilla, honeysuckle, golden algae the list goes on! Dorelia has accomplished a terrific job. The hotel is also spectacular and has a fantastic mix of nature, artwork and community in a beautiful environment. Check out the local church and faculty created with the design and style and funding of the architect and his spouse Ronald Zurcher. The infinity pool at the prime of the vacation resort is great, but you can also appreciate a pool reduced at the seaside, and dine there also to the seems of the sea.
One more excellent location is the Neidín Spa at Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa in the basin of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the Inland Volcano spot. In Bribri indigenous dialect, the term neidín signifies tiny nest or stage of relaxation to get better lost power. Thanks to remarkable views, superb support, and prime top quality therapies, you are unable to help but leave the spa with a perception of full luxurious and properly-becoming. Tocando El Cielo is a great pampering and contains a grape pulp wrap, followed by an orange and honey polish, a “wave” massage (two therapists and four arms), an exotic herb and flower tub and a glass of sparkling wine to complete delicious! The Chocolate Fantasy is the supreme beginning with the chocolate and sugar glow, adopted by the sweet chocolate physique wrap and finishing with a super fragrant mint and chocolate bathtub. This is the nicest lodge in Arenal, with stunning views of the volcano. Never miss out on the trails bordering the house that are gorgeous with the species of fauna marked for you.
The latest destination by Grupo Islita of Lodge Punta Islita is El Silencio Lodge & Spa nestled inside the cloud forest of Los Bajos del Toro. Located just an hour and a fifty percent absent from San Jose in the inland central volcanic region, treatment options at The Wellness Spa are just as organic as the sounds of nature bordering it. It gives a menu designed to rejuvenate the head, physique and spirit. Tips: El Silencio Purifying Revival Massage in the cone place. This is an aromatherapy therapeutic massage therapy employing very hot oil compress ball with herbs like thyme, oregano and mint meant to boost rest. The cone-formed room was particularly developed to capture good energy from the forest that surrounds it, with the intent of improving the performance of the therapies. Also supplied are offers that blend wraps, exfoliating therapies, facials and aromatherapy employing a lot more fabulous substances: lime, honey, volcanic clay, coconut, carrot, and so on. The hotel’s organic orchard on residence materials fruits and greens to be utilized in the therapies. For partners the Meditation Duet is incredible. It commences with an natural and organic herbal therapeutic massage, followed by the brown sugar, vanilla and coconut physique polish accompanied by natural and organic wild blackberries and sparkling wine, this kind of bliss! You can hike in splendor, pay a visit to nearby cover zip-traces, river rafting excursions and horseback riding. This spot is heaven in the cloud forest.
Following is the location with my favourite see in all of the Quepos area: Resort El Parador Boutique Vacation resort & Spa. Positioned on the Central Pacific Coastline in a location of wonderful splendor, El Parador features gorgeous, panoramic ocean views. This gem is close to the Manuel Antonio Nationwide Park in which you can hike through the park to pristine white sand seashores, viewing a myriad of wildlife along the way. Again at the hotel, the Pacífica Spa provides all types of natural therapies, which includes special day packages. Highlights incorporate sand exfoliation, aloe vera aid wrap (if you have had as well much sunshine), and the papaya and honey facial. The ginger-orange physique mask is invigorating and super aromatic. The ylang-ylang milk tub is especially relaxing. For guys the Normally for Him is superb which involves a comforting exfoliating cappuccino tub, a volcanic mud wrap with a hydrotherapeutic therapeutic massage, a facial and a very hot stone massage. Also supplied are yoga classes and a special spot created for couple’s massages with a spectacular ocean check out. All spa website visitors receive a plate of fruits. The spa also has its own line of items.
One more option in close proximity to Manuel Antonio Nationwide Park is the only 5 star hotel in the spot: Gaia Lodge & Reserve that includes the Terra Spa. The encompassing forest reserve is a best backdrop for the spa with wonderful appears and sensations. This resort is really modern and elegant with cleanse lengthy strains and excellent light. Terra Spa provides an array of treatments and therapies that use organic and natural natural items, a lot of of which are qualified and made by locals that also adhere to the sustainable idea adopted by the hotel. Terra Tuning is a single of the most common and holistic deals. This 4 hour splurge involves a sauna session, Reiki chakra balancing, Thai massage, and organic and natural facial treatment method utilizing all regional hand-manufactured merchandise. The natural and organic facial is named the Arco Iris and contains Papaya Exfoliation Polish, Citrus Cleansing Lemon Meringue Mask, and Mango Desire Hydrating Product. Part of the facial is a sumptuous acupressure scalp and foot massage. Also available is the “Vichy Rain Shower,” which is made up of a hydrotherapeutic therapeutic massage of a heat rain shower in the tropical forest exactly where you choose your sought after temperature and which is recommended to follow with an exfoliation. Elegance and sophistication in the rainforest!
Last but not the very least is one more all-time favored, Xandari Vacation resort & Spa. Located in tropical paradise some one,200 meters previously mentioned sea level and boasting a beautiful look at of the Central Valley, the Xandari Spa is located at only twenty minutes absent from Juan Santamaría Global Airport in Alajuela. This is amazing on your way in and out of San Jose touring internationally, you can do wonderful working day excursions or fifty percent-day outings extremely effortlessly from Xandari to Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Tour, Sarchi, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Sarapiqui, Reventazon, or Pacuare River Rafting, Villa Blanca Cover Tour and a lot of other individuals. One particular of the Xandari Spa’s fantastic function is that each and every spa therapy offers you your possess palm-thatched jalapa with its personal Jacuzzi. There you may possibly expertise the experience of head, entire body and soul melting into nature in full privacy. One of the large treats is Xandari Heaven, which entails 3 hours of satisfaction in your private jalapa: Jacuzzi jets, adopted by an aromatherapy treatments for your hair, exfoliation for your total body and a delicate or deep massage of your decision. Some of the key particular treatments that emphasis on neighborhood ingredients contain: Selva de Osa mud wrap using a hundred% normal sediment from the Osa Peninsula, Espresso and Macademia Buff to polish and hydrate your pores and skin, or Papaya Human body Polish. The views, services, architecture, art all come collectively for a exclusive and special Costa Rica expertise only twenty minutes from San Jose’s International Airport. People of us that dwell below in the central valley can escape to Xandari in minutes and really feel we are a world away with all the facilities you could ever hope for.