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Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat

El Cacao de Alajuela, Costa Rica

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Why Stay At Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat

For those in search of relaxation and rejuvenation, this upscale wellness haven in Costa Rica's Central Valley delivers the perfect escape.

The Scoop

Named after the Greek god of health, Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat more than lives up to its name: it's a serene getaway that provides plenty of spa services, and its guests are well within reach of Costa Rica's Central Valley adventures. Nestled amid 12,500 acres of rainforest just outside the bustling city of Alajuela, the resort maintains 12 solar-powered rooms and a holistic spa, which offers treatments that range from Reiki and Tai Chi to Swedish massages and life coaching. The food is another trump card: the resort's light-filled restaurant serves ingredients sourced from the on-site organic garden.

Insider Tips

Bring walking shoes to explore the sugarcane fields, coffee plantations, and more than 10 national parks surrounding the resort.

For visitors looking for a total immersion experience, Asclepios offers all-inclusive weeklong programs focused on themes such as detox and stress management.

Preferred Airport

Arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) which is approximately 10 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 20 minutes of travel time.

El Cacao de Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Hotel Features

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Property Amenities
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun Deck
  • Wellness Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Treatments
  • Therapeutic Treatments
  • Meditation Pavilion
  • Life Coaching
  • Nutrition Coaching
  • Organic Farm
In-Room Amenities
  • Individually Decorated
  • En-suite Bathrooms
Dining & Nightlife
  • Organic Restaurant
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Why We Love El Cacao de Alajuela

Known for its active volcanoes and lush rainforests, Costa Rica's Central Valley is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. The nearest adventure lies just 25 miles north in Poás Volcano National Park, where you'll find hiking trails, forest canopy tours, and orchid and butterfly farms.

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Best Day Trip: Two hours north of Alajuela, the 30,000-acre Arenal Volcano National Park features the country's most active volcano (with ongoing lava flows), 5.5 miles of hiking paths, thermal springs, and plenty of tropical wildlife.
Outside La Fortuna.
506-2479-8811
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Admission $10.

Outdoor Excursion: Get to know one of Costa Rica's most important crops on the Espíritu Santo Coffee Tour, which takes visitors through a 640-acre plantation and reveals how beans are grown, picked, roasted, and of course, tasted.
Outside Naranjo.
506-2450-3838
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Tours from $10.

Where to Eat: On the slopes of Poás Volcano, family-run Chubascos serves authentic Tico specialties such as fried plantains and handmade tortillas stuffed with shredded beef and black beans.
Volcán Poás National Park.
506-2482-2280
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Lunch for two $20.

Where to Drink: Yaco's Bar is the perfect yang to the resort's yin—a rustic nightlife spot in Carrillos with plenty of tropical cocktails, live music, dancing, and karaoke.
Carrillos, Poás de Alajuela.
506-2458-4551
Drinks for two $10.

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July 14, 2012
Fiesta of the Virgin of the Sea
Parades, concerts, and fireworks signal in this annual regatta on Nicoya Bay that honors the patron saint of Puntarenas.
Various venues in Puntarenas.

Late July 2012
Fiesta de Los Mangos
Alajuela celebrates its heritage as the "city of mangos" with a weeklong festival that includes craft fairs and mango-based drinks.
Various venues in Alajuela.

September 14-15, 2012
Independence Day
The capital city of San José plays host to a lantern-lit parade and marching bands.
Multiple venues in San José.

October 13, 2012
Corn Festival /Fiesta del Maiz
The Corn Queen is crowned at the annual contest in Upala, which comprises colorful costumes, arts and crafts, and traditional food.
Various venues in Upala.

Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat

El Cacao de Alajuela, Costa Rica

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