Costa Rica

Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in Costa Rica

Local currency

Costa Rican Colón (CRC)

time zone

GMT-6

Best months to visit

Set close the equator, Costa Rica’s season split between wet and dry months of the year. The height of tourism can be seen during the dry season, from December to April. Heavy rainfall occurs daily during October and November.

Step into La Pura Vida among the tropical rainforests, volcanic national parks and palm-fringed beaches of Costa Rica. With a dedication to becoming carbon-positive, Costa Rica has become an eco-pioneering nation, and one of the world’s best destinations for a wellness holiday. We bring tap into the power of nature with wild swimming in waterfalls, surf lessons and wildlife spotting jungle treks with naturalists. Awaken the soul with luxury yoga retreats by the beaches of Nicoya Peninsula with master yogis and discover the healing qualities of plants with a botanist and blend them into spa treatments. For a taste of adventure, experience sea kayaking and snorkelling in Guanacaste and thrilling white water rafting along the Pacuare River, heading deep into the jungle to a luxury eco-lodge. Take a nature-immersive journey for the mind, body and soul with a once-in-a-lifetime retreat or adventure holiday in Costa Rica.

Top places to visit in Costa Rica for health & wellness

Arenal Volcano National Park

Arenal Volcano National Park

Bajos del Toro

Bajos del Toro

Guanacaste

Guanacaste

With the volcano taking centre stage at this postcard perfect destination, Arenal Volcano National Park is an adventurers dream. Discover the rich biodiversity and wildlife with naturalists and botanists leading the way. Zipwire through the jungle canopies and dive into Lake Arenal after embarking on a rewarding wildlife trek, in search of three-toed sloths.

Whilst guidebooks often note Monteverde Cloud Forest, the cloud forests of Bajos del Toro are lesser-known and equally spectacular. With gushing waterfalls and a maze of hanging bridges stretching through the cloud-blanketed forest canopies, Bajos del Toro boasts nature and adventure in one – it’s almost too good to share.

From the jawdropping coastlines and colourful reefs of Papagayo Peninsula to the geothermal springs and gorges in the dry forests, which dramatically contrast against the neighbouring tropical rainforests, Guanacaste is on our ultimate wellness destinations in Costa Rica.

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Wildlife spotting and rainforest trekking in Arenal

Wildlife spotting and rainforest trekking in Arenal

Experience lesser-trodden paths on the abundant scenic trails dotted around Arenal Volcano National Park, soaking up the impressive geology and following the old lava trails that run through the forests. Watch out for white faced capuchins and coatis along the way, as well as vibrant Keel-billed Toucans, with our private guide making sure you don’t miss a thing.

Snorkelling in Peninsula Papagayo's coral reefs

Snorkelling in Peninsula Papagayo's coral reefs

Peninsula Papagayo is home to some of Costa Rica’s best coral reefs, perfect for all levels of ability to paddle out to witness the kaleidoscope of colour beneath the shallows. At Kasiiya Papagayo, snorkelling and non-motorised watersports are just off the coastline - or take it up a notch with a day out on the boat with an marine biologist.

Wild swimming in hidden waterfalls and thermal springs

Wild swimming in hidden waterfalls and thermal springs

We all like to get off the beaten track during an adventure holiday. The impressive circuit of hidden waterfalls and geothermal springs surrounding El Silencio Lodge and Spa are so beautifully tucked away for refreshing morning dips away from the rest of the world.