On the Pacific Riviera of Panama, less than two hours’ drive from the capital Panama City, is the Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort: a paradise on earth. At the entrance of the resort, stands the majestic Corotú, a tree typical of the region. From its name comes the name of the hotel’s spa, the Corotú Spa. A spa focusing on first class service with a warm welcoming entrance. The Corotú Spa features a hydrotherapy area including a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room set to perfect temperatures, with corresponding guidelines for safe use.
The guest is guided through a journey, as if telling a story. The 90-minute treatment begins with a magnetic exfoliation using volcanic sand from the resort’s beach. This iron-laden sand is then removed with a magnet allowing a relaxing exchange of energy. The treatment continues with a thermal mud wrap with ingredients from the nearby Valle Antón to revitalize the body. To conclude the experience, a hydrating body massage is performed by a professional physiotherapist to moisturize and tone the body and face, incorporating a natural ‘gemstone’, tagua, actually a hard seed from the local palm trees in Panama.
Corotú Spa also offers treatments using Pixbae, the endemic fruit of Panama incorporated into a nourishing and moisturizing wrap using banana leaves. Pixbae infuses the skin with a variety of vitamins and minerals including phosphorus, iron, calcium and magnesium.
By Laurent Dupont