Wellness vacations have grown in rapid popularity.¬†They’re trips that are taken for the purpose of relaxing. They also promote physical or spiritual healing. Some of the many features of wellness travel include healthier meals, fitness activities, meditation, outdoor adventure and weight loss. There are many destinations around the world that provide the amenities that attract wellness travelers.


Vista Celestial-Uvita, Costa Rica


The small, rural community of Uvita is tucked away in the jungle-covered mountains overlooking the Pacific coast. Howler monkeys and tropical birds are among the native residents that make the lush landscape their home. Vista Celestial offers guests the chance to enjoy a rejuvenating stay in one of their five villas. The unique location provides the opportunity to become well-acquainted with the facility staff while becoming one with nature. Meals commonly consist of fish, fresh fruit and vegetables. Personal yoga instructors offer classes on the raised deck to help alleviate stress and tension.


Be Tulum-Tulum, Mexico


Tropical trees and lush ground cover separate cobbled pathways around the property of the idyllic location. Rustic suites feature handmade furnishings to create an environmentally friendly retreat. Enjoy a scenic bike ride. Explore the underwater world while snorkeling. Venture to the Yaan Wellness Center and indulge in refreshing water therapy sessions or an herbal bath. Have your energy realigned or unwind with a massage.


Red Mountain Resort-St. George, Utah


Outdoorsy types enjoy staying in one of the luxurious rooms while partaking in hikes at either Bryce Canyon National Park or the Zion National Park, which are in close proximity. The resort also has many different scheduled activities that include cardio classes, horseback riding, Tai chi and yoga. Guests might prefer arriving for a self-care, weight loss or yoga retreat that extends anywhere from three to seven days. The property also has four pools and a fitness center. The surrounding area boasts the spectacular Na Pali coast, trails leading to cascading waterfalls and amazing landscape. Enjoy world-class meals made from locally harvested ingredients.


EVEN Hotel-New York, New York


As with many hotels, the EVEN has a fitness center. However, what makes the facility unique is the array of fitness equipment found in each guest room. The equipment includes an exercise ball, a foam roller, resistance bands and a yoga mat. In the privacy of your room, watch specially made fitness videos on YouTube. The facility’s Cork & Kale restaurant offers a variety of healthy options that are easily tailored to fit dietary needs.