Healthy holidays

Relax and recharge at a wellness retreat in Costa Rica.

In need of a holiday that not only relaxes, but also rejuvenates the mind, body and soul?

Try Costa Rica, which specialises in wellness retreat holidays for those hoping to disconnect and recharge.

Known for its tropical rainforests, wildlife and beaches, Costa Rica has been recognised as one of the happiest countries in the world and is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life.

Where to stay:

Four Seasons Costa Rica

Located in the hillsides of the Peninsula Papagayo overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the resort allows guests to reconnect with nature via adventure -hike a volcano, go surfing or zip line through the trees. If that’s too much adrenaline, enjoy the resort’s holistic-wellness program and reconnect with your senses –just steps away from the beach.

Lapa Rios

Stay on a private 400+hectare nature reserve in one of Central America’s last remaining tropical lowland rainforests. Reconnect with nature and encounter frogs, macaws, monkeys and more than 300 bird species or relax in the luxury of oversized hammocks and find inner peace and place to think away from Wi-Fi.

Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat

Skirting the Poás Volcano is the Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat which specialises in week-long programs for guests to better themselves. Programs include detoxing, stress management, weight control and ancient movement and techniques. Named after the Greek god of health, the resort also boasts an ionized pool, amphitheatre, fitness centre, yoga and meditation pavilion, floatation camera, sauna, Hammam, Vichy and Scottish showers, treatment lodges, relaxation rooms and an organic restaurant.

El Silencio Lodge and Spa

One of the most secluded resorts in the Costa Rican mountains, the El Silencio Lodge and Spa is a luxury eco resort for travellers seeking authentic experiences with nature. Enjoy torch-lit forest dinners featuring farm-to-table ingredients, scenic hikes in the Hummingbird Garden and cloud forest trails. Guests can also relax in tiered suites with floor-to-ceiling glass doors capitalising on the mountain views.

RACQ Travel can help you plan your next holiday. Contact a travel consultant on 1300 096 16