Spa and health tourism is a growing segment in the travel industry worldwide. Data suggest that more travelers are seeking destinations that provide the opportunity to complement the perfect beach or adventure vacation with spa treatments, yoga lessons and relaxation.
Many hotels in Costa Rica have added spas, workout rooms, saunas and yoga studios to their list of services available on site. Many resorts hire the top professional estheticians and physiotherapists to manage and operate their spa facilities, along with personal trainers and yogis.
A few resorts have specialized in health tourism, offering weight loss programs and post-surgical recovery packages. Many others have focused on stress reduction therapies to help relax both mind and body. While many feature these services, only a few resorts have mastered the true sense of offering a world-class spa.
We only list a few hotels and resorts in which we feel supremely confident of the high quality of the spa and yoga professionals who operate the facilities. If you only want to be able to end your day of adventure with a 45 minute Swedish massage, this service is readily available in most hotels outside San Jose. But if you truly yearn for a relaxing spa experience in a unique setting conductive to maximizing results, we suggest you browse the list of hotels in this segment.