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Get beautiful inside and out in Escazú

February 10, 2012

If the secret to a happy life is feeling beautiful on the inside and looking beautiful on the outside, Escazú has plenty to offer to help you achieve both. An array of spas, gymnasiums and other health and wellness offerings dot the western suburb, and if you resolved to get fit this year, it’s still not too late to begin.

Here are just a few places to check out:



Arena Trek

Location: La Paco commercial center, opposite BAC San José, old road to Santa Ana

Offers: Fitness, yoga and Pilates classes, weight loss program, Power Plate equipment, stationary bicycles, treadmills, trampoline, child care, parking

Hours: Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Contact: 2288-2582, 2228-7667, www.arenatrekgym.com



Location: San Rafael de Escazú, Country Plaza commercial center, diagonal to Costa Rica Country Club

Offers: 30-minute workout system for women, nutritionist, parking

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Contact: 2288-2480, www.curves.co.cr

Gym Natural Fitness Escazú

Location: San Antonio de Escazú, 75 m east of church

Offers: Aerobics, dance classes, stationary bicycles, Pilates, weight training, also sells sports equipment, gym bags, boxing gloves, diving gear

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday, 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon

Contact: 2288-0849, naturalfitness.escazu@gmail.com

Multi Spa Escazú

Location: San Rafael de Escazú, Urbanización Trejos Montealegre 450 m east of Vivero Exótica

Offers: Iyengar yoga, Pilates, personal trainers, weight training, stationary bicycles, treadmills, nutritionist, parking

Hours: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Contact: 2289-5051, 2228-5536, escazu.grupomultispa.com

World Gym

Location: 400 m west of La Paco commercial center, old road to Santa Ana

Offers: Aerobics, stationary bicycles, treadmills, weight training, Kinesis fitness system, jiujitsu, yoga, dance, Pilates, swimming pool, cardio area, soccer pitch, cafeteria, children’s area, runners’ club, personal trainers, nutritionist, parking, showers

Hours: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Contact: 2288-4786, 2288-4787, www.worldgymcr.com


Casa de Piedra

Location: 700 m south of northeast corner of San Miguel de Escazú Church, road to San Antonio de Escazú

Offers: Yoga classes, meditation, massage, wellness and physical therapies, nutrition

Contact: 2288-0242, www.casadepiedraescazu.com


Krama Yoga

Location: Guachipelín, Bodega Capri #1, 1 km northeast of Multiplaza circle

Offers: Hot yoga, vinyasa flow, partner and prenatal yoga, yoga for kids, aerial and contemporary dance, trapeze, personal trainer, spa, Krama Yoga store

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Contact: 2215-3535, www.kramayoga.com

Jardín Kapoli

Location: San Rafael de Escazú

Offers: Anusara yoga, yin yoga, prenatal yoga, meditation, wellness therapies

Contact: 2228-1350, www.kapoli.net

Pilates Center

Location: 25 m north of Costa Rica Country Club main entrance

Offers: Pilates Reformer machines, mat Pilates, cardio equipment, showers, parking

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (by appointment)

Contact: 2289-7411, www.pilatescr.com


Turya Yoga

Location: San Rafael de Escazú, near Costa Rica Country Club

Offers: Kripalu yoga, yoga nidra, Soul Surrender Healing and EFT, wellness workshops, private therapies, in English, Spanish and French

Contact: 2289-7524, 8887-8835, www.turya.info



Arco Azul Salón & Spa

Location: Plaza Atlantis, 200 m south of Scotiabank

Offers: Manicure and pedicure, massages, haircuts, facials

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Contact: 2201-8880, 2288-6004

Mio Derma

Location: Road to Guachipelín, across from ampm store

Offers: Massages, facials, body treatments, sugar waxing, beauty salon

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Contact: 2588-0939, escazu@mioderma.com, www.mioderma.com

The Spa Escazú

Location: Trejos Montealegre commercial center

Offers: Massages, facials, waxing, special packages

Contact: 2289-7878, 8873-8212, www.thespaescazu.com

Zen Spa

Location: La Paco commercial center, 2nd floor

Offers: Threading, waxing, facial and body treatments, manicure and pedicure, eyelash extension

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Contact: 2228-7769, 2288-0719, zenspacr@gmail.com

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