Under the Volcano
Picture yourself soaking in a natural thermal mineral spring pool nestled in the middle of a rainforest. You're surrounded by flowering trees and native birds, while the rumbling 4,000-year-old Arenal volcano looms just above you.
Guests visiting the 114-room TabacÃ³n Grand Spa Thermal Resort in northwest Costa Rica not only enjoy the 12 thermal pools and waterfalls, but those having treatments at the resort's Grand Spa also get to enjoy their own private hot springs pool. Eleven open-air couples and singles bungalows are set in the middle of the rainforest complete with Jacuzzis and a winding stone path leading to a private pool. Be sure to schedule their signature Temazcal experience, an ancient native purifying and detoxifying ritual performed in an igloo-like structure heated by hot volcanic rocks, which represent the energy of Mother Earth. This temazcal is unique; it is the first in Costa Rica and the only one in the world under a volcano. While you and the shaman sweat out your toxins and negative thoughts inside, a firekeeper ensures the temperature is sizzling by adding more hot volcanic rocks. Copal, sage, and eucalyptus all help in the purification and detoxification process. Afterward, purify yourself in the temazcal's private hot springs pool. Says Shaman Tonatiuh, â€œWith this experience, you'll connect to your child within and put a smile on your face and in your heart.â€
For more information call (877) 277-8291 or visit www.tabacon.com