- Location : Hotel Punta Islita property
- Prices from : $65-$205
- Hours : 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; reservations required
- Beachside spa services : Available Dec. – Mar.
Embedded in lush tropical gardens on the Hotel Punta Islita grounds, the blissful and intimate Casa Spa provides authentic Costa Rican pampering. Organic herbs, locally grown fruits, spices and flowers are combined with indigenous muds and volcanic stone therapies to create a soothing spa experience for women, men and families.read more close
At the quiet entrance of the spa, two Jacuzzis invite guests to loosen their traveling muscles before treatment, as the fragrance of incense and complimentary hibiscus flower iced tea enlightens their senses. Inside the peaceful waiting room, artisan handiwork and locally crafted wooden decorations hang from the walls and windows.
Casa Spa features five calming chambers — one private, two exclusive for couples treatments, and a salon area for manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing. The spa's rooms glow with natural lighting, and the faint sounds of birds chirping fill the aromatic space. Guests change first into a robe and spa shoes in a candle-lit private bathroom with a vanity, shower, toilet and lockers.
Sweet smells of citrus essential oils and smooth homemade herbal remedies/balms invigorate guests' souls to a place of complete tranquility and relaxation. One of the most popular treatments is a sublime 90-minute Swedish massage, $95.
Massage therapists at the Casa Spa — locals from Punta Islita — begin their craft once guests are comfortable. Swathed completely in the peacefulness of the massage, time almost seems to fade with the smooth, reinvigorating movements. At the end of a session, guests gently return into the real world, changing back into their clothes and enjoying a peaceful remainder of the day in Punta Islita.