The seven countries that separate North and South America make up a stunning region filled with diverse landscape and culture. With 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—there are few better places to immerse yourself in nature than here. These luxury wellness retreats in Central America offer rejuvenating experiences that draw on a combination of traditional healing philosophies and state of the art approaches to wellbeing while offering you space and time to relax and unwind in luxurious surroundings.
Rancho la Puerta
This award-winning resort has been recognised not only as one of the best luxury wellness retreats in Central America, but one of the top in the world. Just south of the Mexico-California border, Rancho la Puerta is the go-to destination for active holiday-goers seeking a healthy escape: hikes, racquet sport, yoga, trail runs, dance, Pilates and Gyrokinesis® 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, as well as a consultation with the wellness concierge to tailor your programme to your goals.
Prices start from US$4,350 for seven nights | Book now on Compare Retreats
Founded by Costa Rican architect Jaime Mikowski, Tabacon is an exclusive wellness resort and spa focused 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.
Accommodation is priced from US$340 per night | tabacon.com
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, with 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. 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
Set among 250-acres of rainforest in Puerto Viejo, CostaRica, 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 (which run up to seven nights in length) are inclusive of accommodation, meditation, Mysore yoga, vegetarian meals throughout your stay and transport to and from the beach.
Prices start from US$1,050 | samasati.com
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), and the healing garden grows a range of medicinal herbs which feature prominently in the food. The resort boasts a solar-heated swimming pool, hot tub and Watsupool where restorative treatments are delivered. Seven-night Mind, Body and Spirit retreats are inclusive of accommodation, all meals throughout your stay, two daily yoga sessions and a whole-day ‘eco-adventure’ taking place in the surrounding countryside.
Prices start from US$210 per night | puravidaspa.com
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, including hot stone massages, private yoga and Pilates and one-to-one meditation sessions. Packages range in duration and wellness offerings but are each inclusive of accommodation for two people, a private boat to bring you to and from the Lodge from Panajachel, breakfast and room service, kayaking, canoeing and access to the nature reserve. Packages are also inclusive of porter service throughout your stay.
Price available on request |thelagunalodge.com
This healing wellness resort is located in Tulum, Mexico, and 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. The three-day Spa Cleanse package is inclusive of your choice of juice cleanse, daily yoga class, two colonic sessions, one body scrub or clay treatment and a Sobada Maya (therapeutic massage).
Price available on request | yaanawellness.com