The Best Luxury Wellness Retreats In Central America For A Fitness Break

The Best Luxury Wellness Retreats In Central America For A Fitness Break

The seven countries that separate North and South America make up a stunning region filled with diverse landscape and culture. So, with its pristine beaches, mountain ranges and a wide range of climates, Central America is home to a striking seven per cent of the world’s biodiversity. Thus, there are few better places to immerse yourself in nature than here. But these luxury wellness retreats in Central America offer rejuvenating experiences like no other. They draw on a combination of traditional healing philosophies and state-of-the-art approaches to wellbeing. That’s all while offering you space and time to relax and unwind in luxurious surroundings. So, here are the best luxury wellness retreats in Central America to successfully meet your fitness goals.

This article was originally published on May 28, 2020, by Amanda Sheppard and was last updated on July 14, 2022.

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Rancho la Puerta 

This award-winning resort is recognised as one of the best luxury wellness retreats in Central America. But also among the top in the world. Just south of the Mexico-California border, Rancho la Puerta is the go-to destination for active holiday-goers. So it’s perfect for those seeking a healthy escape: hikes, racquet sport, yoga, trail runs. There’s also dance, Pilates and Gyrokinesis®. These are just some of the fitness activities on offer. Programmes are inclusive of food and beverages, use of the resort amenities, and participation in daily group classes, activities and workshops. Plus, it includes a consultation with the wellness concierge. So you can tailor your programme to your goals. 

Prices start from US$4,350 for seven nights | Book now on Compare Retreats

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Tabacon

Founded by Costa Rican architect Jaime Mikowski, Tabacon is an exclusive wellness resort and spa. It focuses on bringing its guests a luxurious experience that connects them to nature. The 42-room property is located on 900-acres of lush vegetation, and its intimate setting makes for the perfect couple’s retreat. Spa treatments draw on local ingredients and wellness philosophies, and the proximity to the Arenal Volcano provides healing thermal experiences unlike any other.

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Punta Caliza

Hailed as one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets, Isla Holbox is a pristine island paradise. Punta Caliza is located on the island’s southern reaches and was constructed using only natural products and materials. It’s also got soft furnishings and artisan products crafted by local artists. Each room boasts a plunge pool connected to a larger canal throughout the hotel, allowing guests to float throughout the property at their leisure. Since it’s not your traditional wellness resort, it focuses mostly on outdoor excursions, which range from whale shark sightings to kayaking and the all-important rest and relaxation on the property’s private stretch of beach.

Accommodation is priced from US$191 per night | puntacaliza.com

Samasati Yoga & Wellness Retreat Central America
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Samasati Yoga & Wellness Retreat

Set among 250-acres of rainforest in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, Samasati is a yoga and wellness resort surrounded by stunning scenery. It offers guests nourishing cuisine made from local produce, restorative spa treatments and luxurious accommodation. Yoga retreats are inclusive of accommodation, meditation, Mysore yoga, vegetarian meals throughout your stay. It also includes transport to and from the beach.

Prices start from US$1,050 | samasati.com

Pura Vida Retreat & Spa
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Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

On eight-acres of high altitude land nearly 5,000 feet above sea level, Pura Vida Retreat & Spa overlooks Costa Rica’s famed coffee farms and plantations. Wholesome, nutritional cuisine caters to all manner of dietary requirements (including vegan and gluten-free). Meanwhile, the healing garden grows a range of medicinal herbs which feature prominently in the food. In addition, the resort boasts a solar-heated swimming pool, hot tub and Watsupool where restorative treatments are delivered.

Prices start from US$210 per night | puravidaspa.com

The Laguna Lodge
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The Laguna Lodge

On the shores of the iconic Lake Titicaca in Guatemala, The Laguna Lodge is an exclusive property that sits on its own nature reserve. Its on-site Hummingbird Spa offers a wide range of treatments. These include hot stone massages, private yoga, Pilates and one-to-one meditation sessions. Packages range in duration and wellness offerings. But they are each inclusive of accommodation for two people, boat service, breakfast, kayaking, canoeing and access to the nature reserve. Packages are also inclusive of porter service throughout your stay.

Price available on request |thelagunalodge.com

Yaan Wellness Central America
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Yaan Wellness

This healing wellness resort is located in Tulum, Mexico. So, it prides itself on its integrative experiences that restore mind, body and soul. Its restorative spa treatments include indigenous healing spa sessions, relaxation time in crystalline water pools, herbal baths and more. Thus, it’s the perfect place to unwind without any external worries and city bustle.

Price available on request | yaanawellness.com

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Amanda Sheppard

The former Art & Culture editor at Time Out Hong Kong magazine, Amanda is a freelance lifestyle writer based in Asia's world city. Amanda grew up in Asia, loves hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and a day well spent outdoors. Her last holiday sunrise trekking along Indonesian volcanic landscapes gave her a taste of the healthy holiday bug, and she’s been on the lookout for her next great adventure ever since.

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