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Asclepios Wellness & Spa

El Cacao, Alajuela, Costa Rica


  • Rooms : 18.0
  • Service : 17.5
  • Public Spaces : 18.0

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If your idea of a Costa Rican getaway involves a zip line and bottomless mojitos by the poolside, this might be a bit of a curveball. This isn’t the typical beach resort, where overindulgence is a rule: Asclepios is a green refuge, situated almost in the shadow of Alajuela’s Poás volcano, a wellness and healing retreat featuring medical spa treatments, organic lunches, and eco-friendly construction. More Deepak Chopra than Tara Reid.

But really it’s more Asklēpiós than Chopra anyway, named as it is for the Greek god of healing. The star attraction is the Wellness Center, a solar-powered structure constructed with sustainable materials, and its immediate surroundings, which include a yoga and meditation pavilion, ionized swimming pool, treatment lodges, a striking hammam and Vichy shower, a relaxation room, and an organic eatery supported by the on-site farm.

Visitors aren’t encouraged to spend much time in their rooms (or online, for that matter, though there are two computers for guest use), but guest rooms are nonetheless wonderfully inviting. Peaceful, all white, and filled with natural light, they look out over rolling hills and lush foliage. Despite their simple appearance, the rooms offer a pleasantly quirky mix of décor: a funky engraved silver mirror in the bathroom, a claw-foot bathtub, a single potted orchid on a bedside table.

Asclepios isn’t about style, at the end of the day, but spiritual rejuvenation; it’s a place to try out Capoeira, or acupuncture, or lesser-known treatments like the Kneipp baths, a hydrotherapy technique invented by a Bavarian priest. A few days of that — and a few dinners of ginger-glazed tofu and mango slices — and you’re practically guaranteed to leave Costa Rica with a healthy glow.

Please note: Asclepios Wellness & Spa can only accommodate guests over the age of 12.

How to get there:

Asclepios is located 20 min from the International Juan Santamaria Airport. Transfers to/from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) are approximately $25 each way, per person and can be arranged through the property. Please contact for assistance with airport transfers.

  • Asclepios Wellness & Spa
  • El Cacao
  • Alajuela, Costa Rica

Hotel amenities and services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Yoga

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