Imagine a paradisiacal landscape framed by tropical beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, majestic waterfalls, and all the wonders of nature everywhere you look. There are many amazing places with these features around the world. So many that it’s even hard to choose only one to visit. It also depends on what kind of experience you’re looking for during your trip. Whether you want to explore an unspoiled natural landscape or reconnect with yourself in a relaxing environment, Costa Rica has myriad options for you. Each option is better than the other and perfect to relax while enjoying stunning ocean views or listening to the sounds of the forest. You can also take yoga classes and enjoy massage sessions. So, before spending an adventurous day hiking or rappelling, treat yourself by staying at a wellness retreat. Check out our roundup of the best wellness retreats in Costa Rica to relax and recharge.
1. W Costa Rica Resort – Playa Conchal (from USD 679)
W Costa Rica Resort is situated amid the mangroves of Guanacaste. It’s a modern oasis and a lively resort, surrounded by the wild nature of Playa Conchal and offering panoramic views. Before the sun goes down, you can enjoy a drink while receiving a pampering treatment from head to toe. Feel the tension melt away with locally inspired treatments provided in the peaceful spa area of the resort. From a detox with massage to fitness and yoga classes, W Costa Rica Resort is the right spot to unwind and recharge.
W Costa Rica Resort – Playa Conchal
Address: Reserva Conchal
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court
2. Parador Resort and Spa (from USD 281)
Parador Resort and Spa in Punta Quepos is surrounded by a wildlife tropical rainforest and offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Due to its proximity to a national park, several species of birds, sloths, and monkeys pass by all the time. Get inspired by the sounds of nature and treat your body and mind to therapeutic wraps, scrubs, yoga classes, and all kinds of massages in a restful retreat. Explore a variety of packages, such as ‘Just You and Me’ for lovers or 'Eco-friendly’ after a day of walking around. The resort even offers a children’s treatment.
Parador Nature Resort and Spa
Address: Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre
3. Dreams Las Mareas All Inclusive (from USD 856)
Dreams Las Mareas is situated on the private beach of El Jobo. It’s a getaway for couples, families, friends, and all travelers looking for a luxurious escape. A stop at the world-class spa of this all-inclusive resort is almost mandatory. Besides refreshing your senses, you can get the most out of your day by relaxing in the hydrotherapy area or indulging in a facial and body treatment. Special packages like ‘Absolute Serenity’ offer a therapeutic deep tissue massage while 'Romance in Paradise’ includes facials and massages.
Dreams Las Mareas All Inclusive
Address: Playa El Jobo, El Jobo La Cruz de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre
4. Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica (from USD 288)
During your vacation in Costa Rica, stay at the wellness retreat called Planet Hollywood in Guanacaste. Inspired by the city of celebrities and movies, you can enjoy themed experiences at this breathtaking beachfront property. Feel like a Hollywood star as you indulge yourself at the spa that has several amazing facilities, including tailored packages. One such package offers a renowned organic and sustainable treatment for your skin (facial, body, and nail). And every product used here is handmade with natural ingredients.
Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Address: Playa Manzanillo Playa Manzanillo Bahia Culebra
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre
5. Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa (from USD 530)
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is the brainchild of nature-lover and architect, Jaime Mikowski. Located at the foot of Arenal Volcano, the resort is close to many hot springs and hidden bathing spots. It’s an invitation to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and the serenity of the natural surroundings by indulging in Tabacón’s signature spa ritual. Whether you choose the open-air resting area or the spa bungalows, the relaxation starts in the hot tub, with thermal mineral water, fresh air and scents of the rainforest. All-natural for a true wellness experience!
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
Address: 13 km oeste del centro de La Fortuna de San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Garden
6. Occidental Tamarindo ALL INCLUSIVE (from USD 222)
Situated next to Las Baulas National Park, Occidental Tamarindo has achieved the five-star Blue Flag status, which attests to the water quality of the beaches around it. Besides the sustainable tourism certification, the resort offers you a chance to relax in a hot tub or sauna, enjoy the healing power of a massage or choose a wellness package at the spa area of the property. Release your body and mind from the cares of the world with endless relaxing treatments or treat yourself to beauty services for special occasions. At all times, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the tropical gardens of Occidental Tamarindo.
Occidental Tamarindo ALL INCLUSIVE
Address: 1.5 km al sur de Playa Tamarindo
Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre Garden Terrace
7. The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa (from USD 569)
This all-inclusive and eco-friendly retreat offers everything that you would need to unwind and fully relax. Their world-class spa invites you to pamper your body, mind, and spirit. All the treatments at The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, set on Playa Conchal, are carried out in a space perfumed with the calming scents of white tea and lavender, reminiscent of a tropical forest. Before starting your treatment, you can enjoy tea, water or a herbal elixir in the Relaxation Room. Then, indulge in a wide variety of massages, body treatments, and skincare services. Or take a complete package for a wholesome experience.
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
Address: Playa Conchal 1Km antes de Playa Brasilito
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna
8. Tulemar Resort (from USD 305)
Another gem in our list of the best wellness retreats in Costa Rica is Tulemar Resort. It’s located in Manuel Antonio, where you can find a private beach area. This award-winning and high-end property features incredible gardens, so you can enjoy the luxury of its accommodations along with the privacy of your own home. It’s like a private paradise! Take advantage of the spa services here to treat yourself to all kinds of massages, wraps, scrubs, and facial treatments. If it’s a family trip, there are options for children as well.
Address: Tulemar Gardens
Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle
9. Fiesta Resort All Inclusive Central Pacific - Costa Rica (from USD 208)
The first in the list of the best wellness retreats in Costa Rica is Fiesta Resort. This all-inclusive beachfront oasis in Puntarenas is the perfect place for those who pursue the beauty of nature and the healing power to recharge. Surrounded by tropical gardens, it has a relaxing spa that provides services like body and facial treatments, nail services, massages, hydrotherapy, and special packages to make you feel like royalty. The Fiesta + Relax Package comprises an all-inclusive accommodation, a relaxing massage, and a hydro-massage in a private spa hot tub.
Fiesta Resort All Inclusive Central Pacific - Costa Rica
Address: El Roble
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre Garden
10. Avatar Eco Lodge (from USD 149)
Following a natural vibe in Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica, is Avatar Eco Lodge. Here things are kept a little rustic to encourage contact with nature and the surrounding wildlife. With wooden walls, high ceilings, and a thatched roof, the ambiance of the resort transports you to a natural refuge in Costa Rica. To fortify the body and mind, you can take yoga classes or pamper yourself with relaxing massages. You can also take advantage of the various beauty services offered here.
Avatar Private Reserve
Address: 5km de San Miguel
Treat yourself by staying at the best wellness retreats in Costa Rica
Whether you’re an eager explorer or a calm nature lover, some places are better than others to find the balance between body and mind. Sometimes, you just need to escape the busy routine and take care of yourself. Now that you know about all the best wellness retreats in Costa Rica, pick your favorite, pack your bags, and enjoy a relaxing vacation!
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