Scenic Spas Getaways in Central & South America
Spa-goers around the world trek to spa properties in Latin America for the amazing food, championship golf courses and wellness experiences set in some of the most exquisite ecological landscapes on the planet. From Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Peru – the extraordinary SpaFinder spas in these countries let visitors immerse themselves in the natural splendor of the region. With majestic views of its ecological landscape – volcanoes, the tropical rain forests, hot springs, Caribbean beachfront and more – check out the HOT SPOTS & DEALS IN LATIN AMERICA below.
Located amongst hydrangea blooms in Gramado in Southern Brazil, the Kurotel Longevity Center and Spa offers guests a peaceful mountainside sanctuary. The full-service getaway, opened by a physician and his wife in 1982, offers treatment programs inspired by the European Kur tradition, which focuses on preventative and rehabilitative medicine.
The Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara is set along Colombia’s northern coast in the vibrant city of Cartagena de Indias, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the Caribbean Sea as its backdrop. Originally a 17th-century Clarissas monastery, the hotel, located in the heart of the old colonial walled city, offers charming opulence while remaining faithful to its historic setting. The former chapel, nuns’ dining room, and convent have been transformed into inviting meeting areas, restaurants, and lounges.
Surrounded by lakes and dense parkland, the Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Golf-Spa stretches 32,000 square meters in the vast Argentine Patagonia, along the southern tip of South America. Nestled upon a hill within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, the resort offers majestic views of its ecological landscape from its meeting facilities, guest accommodations, and swimming pool.
The Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort is located in the placid Uruguayan countryside, in the city of Colonia del Sacramento. Its approximately 100 rooms and suites have views of the hillside, which includes the 72-par championship golf course designed by Emilio Serra, or the waters of the Rio de la Plata. After playing a round of golf, guests can relax on the nearby beach or head to the Real Spa, which includes a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, and a massage room.
Located on a hilltop surrounded by the breathtaking Uvita Mountains, Rancho Pacifico is a small luxury resort and spa in south-Pacific Costa Rica designed around the concept of fully immersing oneself in the natural splendor of the region-meals are often taken al fresco, treatments take place in the TreeHouse treatment center or in the private gardens located at guests’ villas (some of which also feature spring-fed pools), and miles of trails through verdant rainforest are the setting for outdoor exercise.
Nestled at the base of the active Arenal Volcano, Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort is one of Costa Rica’s best known hot springs destinations. The property is situated eight miles northwest of the tourism-heavy town of La Fortuna in the northern plains of the country. Constructed with environmental preservation in mind, the resort’s facilities are integrated with the lush rainforest and enhanced with colorful tropical gardens.
The beachfront Sibö Rainforest Spa & Retreat at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, located one hour and forty five minutes from the San José International Airport, is surrounded by more than 1,000 acres of brilliant tropical rain forest in the coastal town of Playa Herradura, known for its black-sand beaches and turquoise waters. With an on-site casino and a 250-slip marina, the Spanish colonial-style resort has garnered accolades such as Travel & Leisure’s “World’s Best” award.
Tucked in the grassy foothills of the colonial town of Escazú, with dramatic vistas of Costa Rica’s volcanic mountain ranges, the Hotel Boutique Beacon Escazú fosters comfort and seclusion. The hotel’s design reflects the old-colonial architecture of the town with a modern twist, in a lush, tropical setting.
Five minutes from the bustle of central San José, the Real InterContinental Hotel & Club Tower Costa Rica has 372 guest rooms and 20 meeting venues, offering a range of amenities for both vacationers and business travelers. Located in the city’s booming Escazu area, the contemporary hotel includes the 98-room Club InterContinental Tower, comprising a private lobby, lounge, opulent presidential suite, and spacious urban spa, with 12 treatment rooms, three palapas, and a selection of pampering packages.
Set on a stretch of secluded, unspoiled beach along Costa Rica’s northwestern coast, the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa is part of a 4,000-acre resort and residential community, offering pristine beaches on the Pacific Ocean, a full-service spa, and spacious accommodations, each with a private balcony or terrace.
Set in the heart of the city’s affluent waterfront precinct, Puerto Madero, the Faena Hotel + Universe combines a sense of history with the vitality of modern Buenos Aires. Housed in a former granary, the five-star hotel is steps from the heart of the city, the Plaza de Mayo, and the San Telmo colonial district.
Located in La Barra, the Hotel Mantra Resort Spa & Casino sits on a hilltop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, just steps from the beach. The Mediterranean-style property embraces serenity and comfort, making it a luxurious refuge in an idyllic natural setting. The on-site casino offers 2,500 square meters of gaming activity, as well as tennis, golf, and water sports. At the on-site Balance Spa, guests can indulge in treatments inspired by Ayurvedic rituals.
The powerful waterfalls and vibrant rainforest of Argentina’s Iguazú National Park make up the breathtaking natural backdrop for the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa. From any one of the hotel’s 180 spacious guest rooms, visitors can look out over the dark green Argentinean rainforest or, alternatively, the rising spray of the frenetic Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Gorge) waterfall. Near the Brazilian and Paraguayan borders, the resort is the only hotel located within the park boundaries and therefore within convenient walking distance of the 275 water…
Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness, housed in an 17th-century restored hacienda along the shores of a gentle river, lies amid the Urubamba Valley, lush land dotted with archaeological sites and villages where the Incans held influence centuries ago.