Holistic healing in the clouds
Colombia offers the perfect combination of historic sights, glorious weather and picture-perfect landscapes, but it’s also a country brimming with wellness retreats and health-driven escapes that reconnect to nature. Galavanta’s portfolio of signature experiences ensures every traveller’s need for relaxation and meditation is met. Whether it’s in a colonial town, by the Caribbean ocean, or in a cloud forest, every wellness whim is satisfied.
Perched on a hill overlooking the Sierra Nevada mountains, Casa Galavanta is a quiet haven surrounded by coffee fields and cloud forests. Enjoy endless nature walks and hiking for those seeking to disconnect with a busy life and reconnect with their inner harmony. Luxury permeates every feature of this beautiful private lodge. Guests can perfect their sun salutation with Yoga sessions, and wind down with specially curated, healthy meals made by the in-house chef. Here life is calm and easy.
The grand colonial city of Cartagena is abundant with wellbeing options. The Aurum spa at Casa San Augustin offers holistic experiences for all the senses. Massages, scrubs, aromatherapy and treatments are all inspired by Colombian traditions, incorporating locally sourced ingredients: Pure gold, coffee, volcanic mud, emerald-inspired exfoliations, horse chestnut and botanical Naturopathica oils and lotions. After looking after the body, relax the mind at peace-inducing yoga retreats in private colonial villas in the old city or in secluded islands off Cartagena.
Isla de Providencia is a wonderfully remote, mountainous Caribbean island with a pace of life ideal for deep relaxation, rest and recuperation. The luxury-style Monasterio del Viento is a place where life feels pure and unrushed. The hotel’s gastronomy ensures delicious, healthy meals are served based on local culinary traditions. Wellness activities on offer include riding at the beach, cookery classes, massages, yoga retreats and ecological walks. And with no Wi-Fi in the house, it truly is secluded paradise personified.