Healing Holidays

Based in London, Healing Holidays is Europe’s leading spa and wellness expert. Our team has travelled, researched and reviewed products extensively and only give recommendations based on first-hand experience. We are constantly on the lookout for the best – from cure-all destination spas to the latest magical clinic or secret holistic retreat – and consistently add fabulous finds to our collection. With more than 10 years’ experience, we pride ourselves on offering a tailor-made service that guarantees the best rates and value for money, and we offer a full price guarantee on all featured spas. Many spas exclusively contract with Healing Holidays, so you can be sure of the best rooms, with access to the best therapists and practitioners.

Why Healing Holidays

Award winning: We are extremely proud to have won the World’s Best Spa & Wellness Tour Operator, as well as the UK’s Favourite Specialist Tour Operator, high praise indeed.

Expert knowledge: Our founder Frances is a true trailblazer, and has long-standing relationships with the world’s top spa and wellness experts. Our team has personally visited every single spa on our books.

Impartial advice: We’re an unbiased filter and never accept payment to be featured on our website. We’re proud to only recommend spas that we think are the best, and that are right for you.

Our Pura Vida Pledge

Healing Holidays makes a huge effort to work with wellness retreats that participate in Costa Rica’s Certification For Sustainable Tourism Programme.

Healing Holidays top tips for Costa Rica

Take a sunrise Yoga class in the rainforest or on one of Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches. 

Try a body scrub using Costa Rican coffee for healthy and glowing skin. 

Increase your fitness levels with a hike in the rainforest. 

Try a volcanic mud bath or body wrap to help you look and feel younger. 


Travel with Healing Holidays

The Retreat Costa Rica

Experience the unique healing energy of the Costa Rican rainforest at The Retreat Costa Rica. At the heart of The Retreat Costa Rica is the Vida Mia Healing Centre & Spa. Here you can enjoy the likes of dosha-balancing massages performed by their in-house Ayurvedic doctor, detoxifying lymphatic drainage massages and a range of pampering beauty treatments using all-natural products, including Costa Rican coffee, that will help to heal and nourish your mind, body and soul.

Food plays a very important part in the wellness philosophy with all the ingredients for the healthy and delicious dishes sourced from their own garden or from the local farmer’s market.

When not undergoing treatments at the Spa, guests can experience daily yoga, enjoy the property’s various amenities, which include a fitness centre and swimming pool, or discover the stunning natural beauty of the local area on daily hikes.

Asclepios Wellness and Spa

Located on the edge of a tropical forest with views of the surrounding sugar cane and coffee plantations, mountains and volcanoes sits Asclepios Wellness and Spa.

Founded by Naturopath Marisa Jiménez, this retreat aims to restore a person’s mind, body and soul to its natural state of balance, by correcting issues such as an unbalanced diet, negative thought-patterns and a lack of restorative sleep. All of Asclepios’ treatments are carried out using natural products based on the power of aromatherapy so guests can relax and feel pampered. They have a group of therapists who are highly-skilled and who specialise in different fields of holistic health, so guests are able to choose from Shiatsu, Thai massage, Reiki & Naturopathy.

Aside from the Spa, guests can join the daily fitness classes, enjoy the property’s various amenities, which include a gym, yoga pavilion and meditation room, or explore the natural wonders of the local area. 

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