50 Top Wellness Destinations: South & Central America

“Traveling for your health can combine feeling good with great destinations.

Just as more travelers are visiting foreign lands for affordable medical procedures, the popularity of “wellness destinations”—spas and other retreats where you can nurture your physical, mental, or spiritual well-being—is also growing. Traveler investigated hundreds of wellness destinations worldwide. We looked for spas that reflect the local culture, that offer authentic treatments, and that are set in attractive destinations. We avoided chain spas, preferring one-of-a-kind facilities. Our list includes ten spas in North America, ten in South and Central America, ten in Europe, ten in Asia, five in Africa, and five in Oceania.”  National Geographic Traveler,

The Spa at Chaa Creek is the top wellness destination in Belize, Central America. Set above Belize’s Macal River in the midst of a private 365-acre nature reserve with a panoramic view of the Maya Mountains and lush Caribbean rainforest, the Spa at Chaa Creek offers a tranquil and extraordinary sensory experience that promotes harmony between inner and outer self.  

Our specialized therapists will help you choose from a variety of personalized treatments designed to enhance individual beauty while promoting health and a sense of wellbeing.

Your spa experience will take on greater dimensions as you enjoy Chaa Creek’s activities such as swimming and canoeing, horseback riding and hiking. Naturalist guides will help put you in tune with your surroundings to ensure a truly unique, invigorating rainforest experience.

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