Gift yourself some self-love and maybe some biohacking in Medellin’s top spas, wellness and rejuvenation centers
The body-beautiful paisas certainly know how to take good care of themselves and even if the locals don’t want to put in the hard yards to stay in shape, or don’t always treat their bodies like a temple they definitely know where to go to find a shortcut to feeling and looking good again. Many of the best spas in Medellin cater to those looking for both rest, relaxation and rejuvenation so whether that is a chocolate massage, a coffee enema, hydrotherapy or IV drips charged with collagen, vitamin c, botox injections or a cleansing facial, the city’s wellness centers are a box of life hacks that can send you home after your Medellin vacay looking younger and fresher than ever.
If father time hasn’t been kind and you’re in the market for some even more drastic interventions, the city’s surgeons have had plenty of experience putting people back together again, so it’s no surprise that Medellin is one of the world’s top destinations for nip and tuck tourism. There’s some serious geographical arbitrage to be had for visitors from the US in need of plastic surgery, more serious operations for health problems, dental work, hair weaves or even ground-breaking stem cell treatment.
So whether you’re in town to tear it up and need help putting yourself back together again post-party, or you treat your body like a temple and want to reward yourself with an indulgent visit to the city’s most opulent spas, reach out to one of Casacol’s concierges to organise a spa day in Medellin to remember.
If you’re just looking for some help staying fit during your stay in Medellin, check out our guide to where to exercise in Medellin,
CTA: Contact a Concierge
Dra Lucia Castro Anti-Aging Clinic
You can’t miss this purple anti-aging clinic in Poblado. Beyond the terrible name and the gaudy mirror glass lies a four-storey temple dedicated to your every indulgence and the healthy pursuit of human optimization. There’s a long menu of fantastic spa treatments that will leave you feeling recharged and rejuvenated. The multiple pools of the Mexican-style Cenote is a special place to reinvigorate aching limbs and revive weary spirits and the quirky massage rooms are fun even if they feel like an amorous trip to one of Medellin’s thematic love motels. There’s botox, collagen and chocolate massages on tap and machines that will tonify even the flabbiest of gym-shy midriffs and glutes.
Mon – Sat: 8:00am-8:00pm
T. +57 323 512 2296
Web: Dr Lucia Castro Anti-Aging Clinic
Cra. 34 #11b-10, Poblado, Medellín
Nirvana Spa Colombia
There’s a very good reason that some of the best hotels in Medellin and the Medellin Country Club have all chosen this heavenly spa operator to take care of their upscale guests and exclusive members. You really are in good hands when you treat yourself to one of Nirvana Spa’s trademark therapeutic treatments. Enjoy a massage with volcanic rocks or the sensual Llanero odyssey, a four hour immersion in Hotel Diez, that includes hydrotherapy, herbal wraps, a nutritious mud bath, energizing crystal treatment, facial and a warm wax massage. As well as relaxation treatments there are specialist Pilates instructors and other invigorating activities like Thai KickBoxing.
Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Sun: 10:00am – 5:00pm
T. +57 320 692 5008
Web: Nirvana Spa Colombia
Hotel Atton / Novotel El Tesoro
Cra 25a #1a Sur 45 Piso 1, El Poblado, Medellín
Hotel Park 10
Cra 36B #11-12, El Poblado Medellín
Cra. 34 #34-11, El Poblado, Medellin
Atman Yoga Foundation
For mental and physical wellbeing, nothing beats yoga to help put your mind and body into balance. Whether you are a regular practitioner comfortable throwing a handstand scorpion or the formidable face pose, or if you’re just starting out on your journey to peace and happiness through yoga, Atman Yoga Foundation, is your yoga family in Medellin. Work on your flexibility and strength with some of the most hospitable people on earth. As well as organizing very special weekend gatherings in the Jardin Botanico, a spectacular place to work on your asana, they coordinate overnight yoga retreats in Altman’s leafy Vanadurga ashram near San Rafael, three hours drive from Medellin.
T. +57 305 475 5851
Web: Atman Yoga Foundation
Promising to take years off your life and to ease some of the wear and tear of a misspent youth, beaten up celebrities, ex-MMA fighters, sportsmen and millionaires with a Peter Pan complex have all made the trip down to Medellin for stem cell treatment with BioXcellerator. If something’s been bugging you for years and you’re ready to give it a shot, the revolutionary treatment has yielded some miraculous results at a fraction of the cost of similar treatments in the USA.
Mon – Sat: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sun: 9:00am – 6:00pm
T. +57 323 512 2296
Torre Medica, Cra 25a #1a Sur-45, Ste. 733
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