Ever feel like you need more calm in your life, or the world is moving too fast and you want to slow things down? From time to time, we all need to take some time out to relax and find balance, and one of the best ways to do so is by taking a spa and wellness retreat. South America, with its lush tropical rain forests, serene deserts, and beautiful beaches, has some of the best spas and wellness retreats in the world.
Casa Grande Hotel Resort & Spa – GUARUJA, BRAZIL
At Spasissimo Spa at the Casa Grande Hotel, you can achieve balance, de-stress and detox. Their program includes a personalized diet plan, yoga, pilates, watsu, meditation, acupuncture, physical, and respiratory exercises. The spa alone really lives up to the hotel’s 5-Star rating. Some of its amenities include a heated pool, wet relaxation area, sea view gym, massage room, and dining area.
UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa – PORTO SEGURO, BRAZIL
Called “The Ultimate Romantic Gettaway Spa ” by Vogue, USA, the spa at UXUA Casa Hotel in Brazil is truly one-of-a-kind. All their spa products are hand-made using natural, native ingredients like virgin coconut oil, shea butter, Brazil nuts, fresh palm oil, and dark cocoa grown in the spa’s own gardens. Must-try therapies include After-Sun Skin Repair, Reflexology with Almescar, Bahian Hot Stone Massage, and the Almescar and Bahian Cacao Facials.
The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel & Spa – SANTIAGO, CHILE
The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel offers the perfect retreat away from the city, the Singular Wellness Spa. Here you can revitalize your body and mind with their spa services 7 days a week. They offer Thai massage, hot stone massage, reflexology, facials, hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage massage, and more.
Ponta Dos Ganchos – SANTA CATARINA, BRAZIL
Guests at Ponta Dos Ganchos get to experience its Wellbeing Centre, one of the most unique spas in Brazil. Just one reason not to miss out on this place is the relaxing atmosphere: an idyllic garden, views of the ocean, the sound of birds in the treetops, and waves breaking on the shore. They offer a number of body care treatments and many different types of massage including detox, relaxing, hot stones, and deep tissue massage.
Las Balsas – NEUQUEN, ARGENTINA
What makes Las Balsas a must-visit spa retreat is not just their great spa services – the atmosphere at this mountain retreat provides an unparalleled scenic view of Nahuel Huapí lake, snow-capped mountains, and mystical forests – you just instantly relax here. Their specialties include the “Balsas” massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, acupressure and lymphatic drainage massage.
Belmond Las Casitas – AREQUIPA, PERU
Nestled in Peru’s Colca Canyon sits Samay Spa at the Belmond Las Casitas Hotel. Here you can indulge in relaxing and detoxifying treatments using indigenous ingredients like coffee beans and coca leaves and enjoy amenities like their fireside soaking pool, outdoor heated pool, steam room, and relaxation lounge.
Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, CHILE
Tierra Atacama Hotel’s Uma Spa is another spa and wellness retreat in South America we highly recommend. Treatments incorporate ingredients that are naturally found in the region, such as sheep’s milk, honey and clay, Also, enough cannot be said about the spa’s beautiful surroundings: tall sea oats, jagged mountains, and the Atacama Desert.