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Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat

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El Cacao | 750 mts Norte del Hotel Las Orquídeas, camino a San Pedro de Poas, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From San Jose you get there in about 40-45 minutes ( Uber available) or you can just ask the hotel to arrange a taxi or a car for you. The place is really beautiful and completely silent : at some point it seemed like I was the only one on the property. The sound of the water and the birds... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We had a lovely time during our stay at Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat. The location is convenient- it is close to the San Jose airport (approximately 20 minutes in our rental car). The property is beautiful; it overlooks a coffee and sugar cane plantation and the views are just wonderful.The staff was amazingly sweet and courteous. They had welcome... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I will start with the positive aspects about this place. The Spa and its services are totally recommended as you feel you are in heaven with the massage and at the Spa. The concept of the hotel, based on Greek mythology, makes of the place a unique one (at least in Costa Rica) in which the rooms are nicely kept... More 

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sussex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We stayed here as a stopover on the way to drop family at the airport. As a wellness centre I'm sure its great. But as a hotel (I found it advertised on Hotels.com) its slightly lacking. We found that there were few staff (never did find anybody to carry the bags to our rooms) and that reception closed very early... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I admit that I did not take advantage of this property. We booked it as an overnight/layover spot on our way thru San Jose en route to the Nicoya Peninsula. This is not the kind of place that you stay for a brief stop-over, it's far too lush and relaxing with a great spa, pool and food. It deserves a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Our stay at the Hotel was unique. Being on our Honeymoon we wanted to chill and enjoy Costa Rica . The Hotel we booked was great ,but I felt it was more so for a spiritual retreat. The front desk staff was great. The staff while.only consisting of maybe 3-4 people were pretty amazing. They took great care of and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two days at the end of my travelling. The grounds are very impressive and the staff very professional, always attentive and making sure you are comfortable and have enough water etc. the property is constantly being cleaned and the grounds maintained. There are a number of spa treatments you can get (at an extra cost of course).... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The hotel is beautiful and has excellent views. Unfortunately the attention to detail is low, since we noticed poor room maintenance. The dinner was overpriced and understaffed. The staff was thoughtful. The place looks good, but needs more care.

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Asclepios is a true gem for everyone that seeks to rejuvenate, relax and charge batteries. The rooms a gorgeous. We stayed in Eros with a bathtub as romantic detail. The facilities are great with Hamman, relaxation and yoga room, beautiful gardens to explore, a gorgeous pool area and a fantastic restaurant which is also open to the public and offers... More 

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Asclepios has important positive aspects which make it a very good place to visit. It has that advantage that it is really close to cities like Alajuela or San Jose but at the same time it is in a secluded area which I understood used to be a farm so, as you can imagine, it is surrounded by nature and... More 

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  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Asclepios (honoring the Greek God of Health) is located in Alajuela, Costa Rica and offers its guests 12 rooms which evoke the most important medical traditions of the world, together with a regulated ionized swimming pool, amphitheatre, fitness center, exercise pavilion, sauna, hammam, nature paths, 6 treatment lodges, a relaxation room and a Conference room.We are located on the edge of a tropical forest with views of the surrounding sugar cane and coffee plantations, mountains and volcanoes.We work with a team of selected holistic practitioners and highly skilled spa therapists. We have put together a great understanding and passion for physical, emotional and spiritual health resulting in great wellbeing.Asclepios also seeks to educate in environmental appreciation and conservation. It is built in siding and brick, two sustainable materials. We use thermal solar collectors and take advantage of natural ventilation and natural lighting. Wild life has been preserved and our primary and secondary forests have been untouched. Our quest is to restore the person’s whole being to its natural state of balance, by correcting such diverse factors as improper diet, sedentary lifestyle, lack of a correct oxygenation, negative thought patterns and their emotional impact, and the lack of rest or restorative sleep, among others.We do this by five Special Wellness Programs that include Detoxification and Revitalization Programs, Stress and Weight Management and the Spa Experience Program.A la carte: Naturopathy, Meditation, Pranayamas, Acupuntura, Floral Therapy, Vichy and Scottish Showers; Kneipp, Shiatsu, Shirodhara, Yoga, Reiki, Tai chi…And, as health also includes your palate: bioenergetic gastronomy, where you can rediscover the original flavors of vegetables, fruits and fish. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat

Address: El Cacao | 750 mts Norte del Hotel Las Orquídeas, camino a San Pedro de Poas, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $182 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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