Top Spas and Treatments to Spoil Anyone
Tamarindo and the surrounding areas are known for the white beaches, surf, and nature. But sometimes you just need to break away from the waves and enjoy a little pampering. Thankfully, the Gold Coast boasts some of the most luxe spas in Costa Rica. Who doesn’t want a truly indulgent experience, whether you live or vacation here?
Here are our favorite pampering spots and notes on which services make each one stand out.
Luxury Spa de Eros at Los Altos de Eros
Nestled upon the hills of Cañafístula overlooking the lush jungle and the Pacific Ocean, the Luxury Spa at Los Altos de Eros (LADE) provides one of the most memorable spa experiences you will find in Costa Rica. Just a few minutes from Tamarindo, the welcome area offers a heated hydro-therapy pool with chaise lounges to relax on while enjoying the magnificent view and a glass of wine.
Perfect for small groups, the five open-air treatment rooms share the same view. We can’t get enough of this beautiful space that literally feels like you are in heaven. For a heavenly treatment, enjoy the Spa Day Package that includes three luxury treatments plus a chef-prepared lunch using local ingredients.
What to book: A rare find in Costa Rica, LADE Spa offers an Indonesian soaking tub filled to the rim with your choice of options ranging from chocolate to fruits and flowers. We also suggest the Sunset Couples Massage and Dinner. You will have the spa all to yourself with lots of time to enjoy each other, whether in the hydro-therapy pool or the private dining table overlooking the lush jungle.
Onda Spa at Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo
Housed at the Andaz Costa Rica Resort in Papagayo Peninsula, the Onda Spa provides a luxuriant and eco-friendly experience that is unlike no other in the Gold Coast. Whether you are visiting the hotel or stepping off the boat at the local Marina Papagayo, Onda Spa is a must-do. To start, the air-conditioned therapy rooms come with private outdoor showers and a private balcony with peninsula views. The waiting area has the best view in the house overlooking everything the resort has to offer.
Channeling the Chorotegan ancestors, otherwise known as the first Guanacastecans, Onda’s treatments are customized using locally sourced products and treatments that aim to restore balance and wellbeing for each guest. Onda provides a long list of treatments for anyone to feel indulgent and refreshed.
What to book: Chorotegan Jewels Package – using indigenous Chorotegan ingredients like purple corn, volcanic hot stones, and aloe vera, this 1.5-hour treatment is an experience from head to toe including massage, scrub, facial and scalp massage. Book it up there now!
AWAY Spa at W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal
We can’t get enough of this iconic hotel or its spa. The AWAY Spa at W Hotel offers decadence like no other complete with a champagne bar. With a long list of treatments from blow-outs to full-body AHA peels, the spa serves up more treatments than any other and will pamper you like no other. More time to spare? Enjoy sunbathing and relaxing out by the plunge pools or sweat away the stress in their comfy steam room.
What to book: Get on the spa’s exclusive email list to be in the know about their events, like their monthly Bubbles & Beauty event that includes discounted services and champagne. The DETOX massage, body, or facial will purify and restore you..
The following spas all offer something different, but we wanted to point out some of their most visit-worthy treatments.
Revive Wellness Center at Langosta Beach Club
From fitness classes to non-surgical anti-aging and cosmetic procedures, Revive Wellness Center at Langosta Beach Club packs in so many treatment options. Two that stand out are their Lymphatic Drainage Massage and their Maternity Massage. For anyone who has any lymphatic issues or treatments, or is pregnant, these two treatments are a must.
Wake Day Spa in Las Catalinas
It is no secret we love the space at Las Catalinas. It is secluded and feels like you are in another part of the world, and that is no different when you arrive at Wake Day Spa in Las Catalinas. We love their combination packages like the Salt & Stone Massage (hot stones using Himilayan salt = soft skin and restored muscles) and the Duo Scrub and Wrap that will make you glow for days.
Cala Luna Spa
Everywhere you turn at Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas you find something new. At the spa, you can experience many different world-inspired treatments in their one-of-a-kind outdoor bungalow or in your room or villa. They know how to treat you when you need it most, with their thirty-minute Migraine and Headache Relief treatment using acupressure, Vogler points, and aromatherapy. Their AromaTouch treatment incorporates essential oils, hot stones, meridians, and visceral contact points to balance the nervous system. Truly an uplifting experience.
Spa at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
For us jetsetters, the Four Seasons brand is always a go-to for pampering. The Spa at Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica is no different. Here you will find a rare Turkish hammam bath, Abhyanga massage, guided meditation classes, and more. They also offer healthy cooking classes, Reiki, and children and teen treatments.