The Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo’s hammam – a genuine experience of body cleaning from head to feet inspired by Turkish and Moroccan hammam – opened its doors to guests late 2018. Personalized training was provided by ALaTurca sisters, Guniz Gonen-Alkan and Sultan Gonen-Griffin.
“We implement the tools used during both rituals, torba and kessa. We also source from a local organic company which created exclusive soaps based on organic olive oil or coconut, indigenous essential oils and activated charcoal, plus a Costa Rican version of the Moroccan black soap. The experience can be performed for individuals or couples. This is a perfect ritual to start any vacation and prepare skin for sun exposure. It is also an excellent detoxification from city pollution. The essential oils used during the ritual will help to clean the lungs and respiratory system”.
Arnaud Dieutegard, Spa Manager
“Four Seasons Costa Rica’s therapists are gifted with an inspiring conviction. We have no doubt that they will continue to delight their guests in their new and exquisite hammam”
Sultan Gonen-Griffin, ALaTurca Textiles.
By Sara Jones, editor