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:
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, [email protected]
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
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
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
Location: San Rafael de Escazú
Offers: Anusara yoga, yin yoga, prenatal yoga, meditation, wellness therapies
Contact: 2228-1350, www.kapoli.net
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
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
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.
The Spa Escazú
Location: Trejos Montealegre commercial center
Offers: Massages, facials, waxing, special packages
Contact: 2289-7878, 8873-8212, www.thespaescazu.com
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, [email protected]