Wellness tourism

woman stretching on mountain top during sunrise

Wellness tourism is travel associated with the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal well-being.

Wellness tourism is a $438.6 billion global market and a rapidly growing niche within the $3.2 trillion global tourism economy.

Costa Rica is well positioned as a wellness tourism destination. Its offering includes:

  • Yoga retreats
  • Hot Springs
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Preventive medicine programs
  • Physical and mental rehabilitation
  • Corporate wellness programs

Among the best regions for wellness tourism:

  • West Central Valley
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
  • Miravalle Volcano
  • Osa Peninsula
  • Guanacaste region
  • Central Pacific coast