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    The Finest Wellness Retreats You Can Visit in Latin America

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    As the majority of these countries are situated near the equator, they enjoy warm temperatures all year round, creating the perfect weather for travel. Travelers venturing to Latin America, the Caribbean, and South America have the opportunity to retreat to the numerous beaches in the region and unwind, while rejuvenating their mind and body at a variety of top-notch wellness retreats. Each retreat is uniquely crafted with exclusive treatments and activities aimed at providing the ultimate relaxation and revitalization experience. Here are 14 exceptional wellness retreats that are sure to impress you.

    Las Catalinas

    Commencing in March 2023, Las Catalinas, the emerging beach town on the Guanacaste coast of Costa Rica, will be launching their Re-Balance Retreats tailored for restoring the mind, body, and soul. These retreats cater to travelers looking to hit the reset button by focusing on their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being and offering a pathway to a healthier lifestyle. From morning yoga sessions overlooking the ocean at Santarena Hotel’s rooftop to engaging in a sound healing journey at Center of Joy and participating in guided meditations, visualizations, and discussions, this retreat includes a host of other wellness-centered activities. If the retreat doesn’t suit your plans, guests can choose to create their own itinerary and reside in a secure environment that fosters a connection with nature and the surroundings, promoting physical activity and outdoor adventures. Guests can enjoy private training sessions at CORE by Chakfitness outdoor gym, indulge in massage and facials at WAKE Day Spa, rent mountain bikes, kayaks, and SUPs at Pura Vida Ride, explore the extensive trail system by hiking or running, and discover the burgeoning wellness scene in the area.

    Nayara Resorts

    The new wellness program at Nayara Resorts draws inspiration from the four elements—fire, water, earth, and air—and is designed to help guests establish a connection with each individual element. Situated in Costa Rica, the three resorts (Nayara Tented Camp, Nayara Springs, and Nayara Gardens) offer an ideal tranquil setting for guests to focus on their physical and spiritual well-being. The all-inclusive retreat can be experienced over a three- or five-night stay with prices starting at $3,500 per room for three nights based on double occupancy. The resorts are a two-and-a-half-hour drive from San Jose or Liberia and provide guests with an opportunity to escape and kickstart a healthier lifestyle through activities such as yoga, meditation, sound therapy, spa treatments, Ayurvedic-inspired meals, and detox juices.

    Playa Viva

    Playa Viva, a luxurious eco-resort located near Zihuatanejo, offers guests an outdoor experience, with 99% of the property being open-air. Guests can enjoy sleeping in treehouses overlooking the ocean, engaging in beachside yoga classes, and indulging in a variety of massage services. Additionally, guests can savor the freshest fruits and vegetables from Playa Viva’s own farm. The property collaborates with local operators who organize excursions to explore the breathtaking natural surroundings, fostering meaningful personal interactions with both locals and the environment. Nestled amongst lush green palms and set on a mile of pristine beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, this all-inclusive stay provides guests with transportation to and from ZIH airport, three gourmet meals per day, and ocean-side morning yoga. Playa Viva introduces new yoga and wellness offerings, including the resort’s first AIR ®aerial yoga retreat, retreats with renowned yogi and activist Seane Corn, Mindful Movement, Rest and Restore retreats, Qigong, Yoga and Art Therapy sessions, and more. Room rates range from $265 to $620 per night, and Playa Viva takes pride in being one of the first regenerative resorts, recently earning their B Corp certification.

    Rancho La Puerta

    Embracing well-being since 1940, Rancho La Puerta is a fitness resort and spa offering a luxurious wellness experience. Whether guests opt for a full weekly Saturday-to-Saturday stay or choose a partial stay of three or four nights, they are guaranteed a unique rejuvenating experience amidst the resort’s sprawling 4,000 private acres. With over 80 fitness classes to choose from, including TRX, yoga, Pilates, Watsu, and advanced hiking trails, as well as spa treatments and therapeutic sessions, guests are sure to find activities that center their health and promote healing. The experience starts at $4,450 and includes round-trip transportation from San Diego Airport, meals, access to resort amenities, group classes, and customizable wellness programs. The Ranch offers specialty weeks year-round, featuring guest speakers, performers, and workshop leaders to inspire guests and send them home with a renewed sense of well-being.

    Prana del Mar Retreat & Wellness Center

    Located on five picturesque acres near the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Prana del Mar Retreat & Wellness Center offers an idyllic setting for relaxation, rejuvenation, and exploration. This resort, completely off-grid and solar-powered, is surrounded by mountains, ocean, and desert, creating a tranquil oasis for guests. Each week, the resort hosts a different international teacher to lead sessions on yoga, meditation, breathwork, and mindfulness, as well as activities ranging from surfing and horseback riding to whale-watching. Retreat packages vary depending on the teacher but typically include two class sessions daily, accommodations for five to seven nights, all meals, round-trip airport transfers, and taxes. Prices range from $2,200 to $2,600 for a shared room and $2,800 to $3,500 for a private room. To view upcoming retreats at Prana del Mar, visit their website for more details.

    MycoMeditations

    As one of the premier psychedelic retreat experiences globally, MycoMeditations offers guests a safe environment to explore the healing powers of psilocybin during their week-long retreats. Situated in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, this transformational experience is designed for individuals seeking profound healing and assistance with issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, or past trauma. Psilocybin mushrooms have shown promise in aiding healing, and the retreat provides guests with three psilocybin sessions combined with group therapy, comfortable accommodations, three daily meals, and relaxing massages. The retreat team, comprising facilitators, licensed therapists, social workers, nurses, and psychiatrists, delivers tailored treatment to each guest, with prices starting at $4,300 per person for double occupancy and $5,550 for single occupancy.

    Golden Rock Dive & Nature Resort

    Golden Rock Dive & Nature Resort is a newly established boutique resort tucked away on the hidden gem of St. Eustatius. As the first and only upscale resort on the island, Golden Rock unveils the undiscovered secrets of the island, offering a unique experience for guests. Set against the backdrop of a captivating dormant volcano, guests can choose from 77 rooms, suites, villas, or lodges, all boasting ocean views, and designed with comfort and luxury in mind. The resort’s Wellness Director, Fi De Wit, has curated a selection of wellness programs aimed at relieving stress and recentering travelers amid the stunning natural surroundings. While at the resort, guests can participate in cliffside yoga sessions overlooking the serene Caribbean waters in the mornings and engage in stargazing with renowned astronomer Jaap Vreeling in the evenings. Additionally, guests can join guided breathwork classes, rejuvenating hikes up The Quill (the island’s dormant volcano), and immersive forest bathing experiences in its verdant center. Golden Rock Dive & Nature Resort offers full moon release rituals with yoga and shamanic drumming, among other activities to enhance the well-being of guests.

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    Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf

    Enhance your Caribbean escape at Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf with their Long Stay Offer ‘LE CARL GUSTAF’. Nestled on a hillside overlooking the island between the Caribbean sea and land, this hotel provides guests staying a minimum of six nights with the opportunity to fully immerse themselves.The island of St. Barth’s offers exclusive services at the luxurious Spa Diane Barrière, providing an extensive spa menu with advanced wellness treatments. Guests can enjoy amenities like a free diagnostic Skin Instant Lab by Biologique Recherche, yoga or Pilates classes, access to the fitness center, sunbeds for relaxation by the water, and more.

    In Puerto Vallarta, Beyond Yoga Retreat is an all-inclusive resort and spa that hosts week-long retreats featuring various yoga practices and wellness workshops like meditation, mindfulness, Pranayama, and Chakras. Guests can partake in nature excursions to places like Los Arcos National Marine Park and Quimixto Waterfall. Vegan meals, private plunge pools, and complimentary massages are also offered, with rates ranging from $1,299 to $3,599 per person.

    In the Sacred Valley of Peru, Willka T’ika is a luxury retreat center dedicated to Andean traditions and sustainability. Guests can join all-inclusive retreats or personal retreats to immerse themselves in the energy of the Andes through experiences like visiting ancient Incan ruins and partaking in Andean rituals. Prices start at $180 per night.

    Montevalle, a new wellness resort in Baja California, offers detoxification retreats in the heart of Mexican wine country. Guests can choose from various plans that include therapies like intravenous infusions, Biomagnetic therapy, and wine therapy, with prices starting at $250.

    BodyHoliday, a luxury resort in Saint Lucia, provides a range of wellness activities from archery to scuba diving and Ayurvedic treatments. They offer programs throughout the year, like the upcoming sleep retreat and ‘Octoba Yoga’ Retreat, with rates starting at $799/night for two people.

    COMO Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos is a luxury escape with private beach houses and villas. The wellness center offers daily yoga and meditation sessions, along with healthful cuisine. Rates start at $1,900 per night.

    Amansala in Tulum, Mexico, offers all-inclusive retreats including daily yoga, Pilates, dance classes, spa treatments, and healthy meals. Guests can choose between the Restore and Renew or Bikini Bootcamp programs to rejuvenate their mind and body, with prices starting at $3,484.80 for a six-day stay.

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