Costa Rica's Best Spas Will Have You at 'Hola'

 Costa Rica's spas take rejuvenation seriously. Nestled beneath exploding volcanoes and buried deep within rainforests, these ten best spas are home to giant jaccuzzis bubbling with thermal hot springs and open-air treatment bungalows befit for kings and queens. Splurge on a volcanic mud wrap at the world class Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, soak up the mineral rich hot springs beneath the Arenal Volcano at Tabacon Grand Spa, indulge in a chocolate foot massage made with fresh organic cacao at Pure Jungle Spa, and boost your essential energies through hot stone therapy at Florblanca Resort's Spa Bambu. Each of these spas offers luxurious experiences enhanced by Costa Rica's wealth of natural ingredients in their treatments. Recognized with awards from the likes of Conde Naste and National Geographic, Costa Rica's best spas consistently win high accolades for their exceptionalism and eco-friendly practices; many display the green leaf symbols of sustainability. Yoga enthusiasts will find kindred spirits within Costa Rica's best spas, where practice often takes place to the sights and sounds of the rainforest, which may punctuate the otherwise peaceful ambiance favored by these exclusive sanctuaries; you may even find yourself locking eyes with a howler monkey during your massage.



Spa Bambu at Florblanca Resort is designed by Costa Rican architect Jean Garnier, who created a sanctuary of space that houses this full-service spa. Built primarily of bamboo, circular treatment rooms feature jacuzzis, and a menu of nature...  Read More



When the weather heats up, sometimes there's just nothing like a swimming pool to cool you off, even in Costa Rica, with it's bounty of beaches on both coasts. What's even better, is that Balneario de Aguas Termales Los Patios has 6 pools to...  Read More



The Esencia Spa at El Silencio Lodge invites you to embrace health and wellness deep within the green womb of the Costa Rican rainforest. Here, you'll experience rejuvenation inside and out that comes from this unique place so alive with nature....  Read More



Located at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, this spa at Hotel Arenal Kioro has something for everyone, couples and kids, too. Signature treatments include a chocolate body wraps and a volcanic mud massage. A highlight of a visit to this...  Read More

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If any more prestige and accolades could be lauded on the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort it might be dipped in gold. It's a 102 room luxury hotel located at the base of the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. As one may expect from one of the...  Read More

Pure Jungle Spa
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In a thatched bungalow set just back from the main road across from the fray of Rockin' Js Pure Jungle Spa is the original and best spa in Puerto Viejo, a refreshing oasis offering all-natural pampering with lush organic products in an...  Read More



In the idyllic green Orosi Valley, Churacas Hotsprings Estate offers full day tours of its coffee plantation and includes a dip in its naturally thermal hot springs. Surrounded by mountains, this is an ideal destination to relax and take in "la...  Read More



Soaring wood beamed ceilings and glass windows overlook lush greenery of the expansive 400 hectares of the Savegre Hotel and Natural Reserve. The Del Rio Spa feautres three treatment rooms, each a special place dedicated to relaxation, healing...  Read More



Within the beautiful and lush environs of Manuel Antonio, the expansive Parador Resort and Spa overlooks the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Indulge in a most lavish spa experience that you won't soon forget, or regret- thankfully, this resort and...  Read More



The Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is indeed the crown jewel among the luxurious hotels and spa of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica . Above and beyond the already extraordinary experience one may associate with the Four Seasons...  Read More


Meet Sophia LaMonica

On Sophia's first trip to Costa Rica, she came face to face with white-faced monkeys, gasped at the sight of giant purple crabs, and rode horseback through plunging waterfalls. Costa Rica...  More About Sophia