Defining Wellness at Villa Estrella

By October 26, 2018

Before the recent popularity of wellness offerings at hotels and resorts, Villa Estrella-Costa Rica has been one of the number one all-inclusive villas in Costa Rica focusing on wellness. Guests experience a private resort that customizes and enhances a healthy lifestyle and supports one’s sense of wellbeing.   

And while many hotels and resorts label themselves as wellness-centric for simply having a spa, Villa Estrella exceeds all expectations by completely embracing all of the elements that define a true wellness experience: Rest and relaxation, food and nutrition, nature and cultural experiences, and a variety of fitness and adventure options. 

Wellness tourism is travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being through physical, psychological, or spiritual activities.

At Villa Estrella, guests can experience wellness tourism in the fullest sense of the word.

  1. Rest and Relaxation

A clear and relaxed state of mind is key for wellness. Villa Estrella succeeds in providing guests with R&R in multiple ways. The dedicated massage studio gives guests the ability to unwind with custom spa treatments, and fresh Egyptian thread sheets make for the perfect end to a restful day. Pair that with soothing ocean breezes and balconies for napping and reading, and you’re on track for wellness.

  1. Food and Nutrition

Healthy mind, healthy body. We all know it’s important to eat the right things, and Chef Alberto makes it easy. Not only does he prepare healthy meals and snacks for guests, he teaches guests that eating healthy can taste delicious, a habit many guests take home with them.

  1. Nature Immersion

It’s been proven that time in nature improves our health and happiness, and finding nature is easy at Villa Estrella. Guests can experience sightings and sounds from howler monkeys that live near the villa and come daily to feed on the many flowering trees surrounding the estate. Other nature-focused adventures include a river boat cruise through Palo Verde National Park to spot iguanas, vivid parrots, crocodiles, and white-faced monkeys. A boat ride along the beautiful Papagayo Peninsula shows guests whale migrations, pods of swimming dolphins, and numerous tropical fish.    

  1. Cultural Immersion

In Costa Rica, “Pura Vida” (pure life) is not only a saying, it’s a way of life. Guests can practice living a full, healthy, balanced, and stress-free life by learning to incorporate Pura Vida principles into their daily routines. Not far from the villa is one of the world’s five designated “Blue Zones” – regions of the world where people live much longer than average. Guests at Villa Estrella can meet with “blue zone” centenarians and learn how to incorporate proven healthy habits into their daily lives in order to live a happier, healthier, and longer life.     

  1. Fitness Choices

With a new, state-of-the-art wellness center, guests at Villa Estrella have a variety of fitness options to choose from, including yoga, Pilates, stretching, and meditation. The 60-foot infinity pool is perfect for water aerobics and the surrounding landscape offers access to hiking and nature walks. Just beyond the villa, guests can stand-up paddleboard or surf, find incredible mountain biking trails and even participate in the Playa de Coco Triathlon held in late June. 

Experience all of these wellness components and more during a stay at Villa Estrella – Costa Rica.