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Address: Av. Flavio Gama SN | (Estrada Da Caixa d'Agua), Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 24 3371-2186
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Shambhala is an Asian Day Spa, offering a stress reducing, beauty enhancing...

Shambhala is an Asian Day Spa, offering a stress reducing, beauty enhancing and mind relaxing experience. Every aspect of Shambhala Spa has been designed to soothe - from fragrances in the enriched air and the mood music wafting quietly, to the muted colors of the interior, the natural materials and the fluffiness of freshly laundered towels. You can enjoy your treatments inside our stylish spa, get a relaxing massage in one of the oriental gazebos in our Balinese garden, or just sit and relax and enjoy the view. Shambhala Asian Day Spa is located at 10 minutes walk from the historical center of Paraty, with a beautiful view on the mountains and the Jabaquara bay.

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Best spa...EVER.

Our hotel in Paraty (Casa Turquesa) recommended this place to us. We had the option of either having the massage at the hotel or at the spa itself, and we opted for the spa... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
djbanani
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Sao Paulo, SP

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Our hotel in Paraty (Casa Turquesa) recommended this place to us. We had the option of either having the massage at the hotel or at the spa itself, and we opted for the spa. What a good decision. Asian-inspired, the spa is located on a hill overlooking Paraty Bay and could not be more beautifully designed with stunning views. On... More 

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and the raving review! Our intention is to make you forget the urban jungle as soon as you enter the spa and to surprise you with the oriental traditions in a Brazilian setting. We are looking forward to see you again one day in Paraty! More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Going to a spa in Paraty might not be your first idea to spend the day, but I would definitely recommend it! The therapists were friendly, highly skilled and afterwards we enjoyed a glass of wine, a fruit juice and a fruit salad in the hot tub in the garden with a great view.

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thanks, Antoinette, for your kind words. That's what holidays in Paraty look like: beaches and islands, waterfalls and Atlantic forrest, a romantic dinner in the historical center....and a relaxed late afternoon at the spa to recharge your batteries - a perfect combination of activities and relaxation. We hope to see back soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

The Shambhala Spa is a must-do for everyone! We enjoyed a great message from an excellent team of therapists in a relaxing, carefully designed ambiance. We went back the next day for a yoga class with the family, and felt renewed as a result of it. Great staff!!

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thanks Hans, we have passed your comments on to our therapists! We noticed the enthusiasm of the three of you regarding Talluana's yoga class - we hope you'll find a possibility to continue the yoga once back in Amsterdam. Namastê! More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My friend and I decided to get an hour long massage before we headed back to São Paulo. We didn't have a car so we walked up the hill to the spa, which took about 15 minutes from the historic centre. The spa is lovely & spacious and totally dedicated to its Asian theme. We were offered hibiscus tea upon... More 

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the catching description of your experience at Shambhala, Brit! We passed your comments on to our therapists; it really motivates them to hear how clients take their time to write a review and mention their satisfaction with the treatments they received. We are looking forward to also show you our Lounge - it's surrounded by lush Atlantic... More 

Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went there to have the lulur treatment and this was one of the best spa experience we had. Basically, you have a full body scrub with some coconut salt, then you shower to clean up, then you have an hour of deep massage, and you finish outside in a hot tub with a fruit salad and some the or... More 

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

This is probably the best compliment we can receive, Valerie, thank you! When I met you, you mentioned that you traveled the world for your work and that you were spa-savvy, which puts the bar high. We are very happy to hear that we succeeded in meeting your expectations and managed to convert your husband to become a spa-goer! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband and I indulged in the honeymoon package at the Shambhala spa. It consisted of a body scrub, reflexology, an hour long massage and wine and fruit in a hot tub. The spa smelled like heaven. It was a lovely experience that left us completely relaxed.

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear you both enjoyed your treatments at our spa. 'Shambhala' is the Tibetan holistic view of a 'heaven on earth' and we try to let you sense a bit of this piece, tranquillity and happiness when spending your late afternoon with us. Thanks again for your visit and we hope to see you back soon... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

This is very simply an oasis of calm and relaxation. Walking in the door will give you a great feeling of zen. After spendind over two months backpacking and lugging around a heavy load an hour here was definately a wise decision. The one and only fault and I am nit picking when I say this but the proximity to... More 

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your nice comments, Adrian. Shambhala in Sanskrit means place of piece, tranquility and happiness - we are pleased to hear that our ambience and services could create this experience. Trucks are not allowed here - unfortunately, law enforcement is lacking and we tend to take preventive measures where possible. Happily we were able... More 

Dallas
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was my first ever serious massage, but my wife has had many full body massage treatments in the USA and said that this was the best she has ever had. Our package also included a body scrub and a relaxing time in an outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the ocean (with wine and fruit provided). One of the highlights of our... More 

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear that the massages you and your wife received were the best you ever experienced! The package with the Japanese hot tub (ofurô) was indeed a good choice for this occasion, giving it the romantic touch a honeymoon deserves. Again best wishes for the both of you in this new and exiting phase of your... More 

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Spent a short vacation week in Paraty. Tried to find a nice location for a spa and massage day.. Shambhala Asian Day Spa is pretty much the only thing that can be found there. Only a few pousadas offer massages or some sort of spa treatments.. Shambhala the full package and even though they are the only one's, offer excellent... More 

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon package and returned a few days later for another massage - we have passed your comments on to Zorayda and the team. Our spa also attends in some of the hotels in Paraty (with dedicated treatment rooms) like Literária, Ouro, Sandi, Porto Imperial, Casa Turquesa. So if your intention... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

No words could honestly describe our experience in Shambhala. We went there knowing we're going to have a massage, but we were completly wrong. The Indochina package took us through a whole spiritual and revitalizing experience, with the surprising body musk treatment, a one of a kind massage followed by a hot tub in the green garden. It is heaven!

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Eliya! Shambhala is a Sanskrit term meaning “a place of peace, tranquility and happiness”. In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Shambhala is a kind of 'heaven on earth' for people of all faith. We are very pleased to hear that your spa experience reflected a bit of this meaning! Hope to see you back one day... More 

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