3 Ways to Linger Longer in Rio

Copacabana Palace Spa RioNow that the Rio Olympics have come to a close, I feel like something is missing from my daily routine. Over the last two weeks, I looked forward to watching the nonstop, thrilling competition every day, and catching up on my favorite sports was certainly a highlight of each evening. The athletes have flown back to their home countries, but the city of Rio de Janeiro has plenty of enticing spas to keep spa-goers pampered and coming back. Copacabana Palace Spa at Belmond Copacabana is one of them. Housed in an Art Deco masterpiece of a hotel, it provides a contemporary, elegant space for indulgence with five individual treatment rooms, two couples’ suites, a fitness room, a hair salon, a sauna, a steam bath, and a relaxation area just steps from the hopping Copacabana Beach. The treatment menu features a variety of services using an exclusive line of organic products made from pure, refined Brazilian ingredients Formulas rely on açaí and guaraná fruits, white clay from the Amazon, and essential oils enhance spa-goers sense of well being. Facials are also available using the well-known European line Biologique Recherche. Convincing guests to stay inside can be a challenge with the prime beach location, but these signature spa experiences are a winning combination.

  • Spa Experience special and its pure luxurious relaxation is hard to beat. It includes accommodations, daily Brazilian breakfast, one shiatsu massage per room and a 50 percent discount on a second massage, and a bottle of sparkling wine as a greeting.
  • After exploring the Rio nightlife, guests can reboot with the Detox ($143, 1 hour 40 minutes) body treatment, which includes a full-body exfoliation with guaraná fruits and a stimulating massage. 
  • For a taste of the Amazon without the rainforest trek, spa-goers will gravitate toward the Amazonia ($120, 1 hour 35 minutes) body treatment, which incorporates Amazonian clay, guaraná extracts, and more to purify skin all over. 

For more ways local spas help visitors relax in Rio, check out why we're all talking about cupping and gold medal-worthy spa experiences in Rio de Janeiro.