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5 of the best luxury spas in the Americas

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Andaz, Costa Rica
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Andaz

Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

It’s a route less chartered but the Costa Rican coast is becoming a popular stop for superyachts heading for the bucket list destination of the Galápagos via the Panama Canal. The hippest hotel on the coast is undoubtedly the Andaz. Inspired by nature, it features spectacular wooden-slated cocoon structures hidden in the jungle along the coastline. Elevated in the canopy of the rainforest, the spa echoes the natural ethos using local ingredients: sand scrubs, clay and mud wraps, volcanic hot and cold stone massages and sugar cane facials. You can even request music inspired by the jungle sounds, not that you’ll need it if you choose an outdoor treatment room — the resident Howler monkeys provide ample commentary by themselves.

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