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Favorite Spa in South America

Kurotel Longevity Center and Spa

Rua Nacoes Unidas, Gramado, Brazil

This full-service resort and spa recently celebrated its 25th year of blending Brazilian tradition with European treatments, a combination that has long made staying here a world-class experience. The quiet mountainside sanctuary prides itself as a place for relaxation and rejuvenation, and readers enthusiastically agree: Whether hiking to the lake, partaking in lectures at the outdoor amphitheater, dining on local fare, or pampering the mind and body with a spa treatment, this destination offers a tranquil place to unwind, indulge, and find balance. The spacious spa has 34 treatment rooms where services are delivered. Programs are based on the European kur tradition, which focuses on preventive and rehabilitative medicine. The treatment menu includes such spa standards as massage and skin care as well as programs for smoking cessation, weight loss, and revitalization. The Stress-Control Center solidifies the spa's commitment to a complete mind-body experience. It is here that guests learn one of the most important lessons of all: how to better regulate stress levels, relax the mind, and increase energy.