Cariguana Spa

Cariguana Spa, El Valle de Anton: Address, Phone Number, Cariguana Spa Reviews: 4.5/5

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Rebeca216
Panama City, Panama1 contribution
Ecxelent place for relax
Apr 2015 • Family
The massage was great, the pool with revitalizing natural water, today was a wonderful day for having been there
Written 26 April 2015
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Jane0516
Oklahoma City, OK38 contributions
treat yourself before heading home
Feb 2015 • Friends
needed to finish out the last 1/2 day of our stay in El Valle - so we came to the spa. Hubby got a 1/2 massage treatment and foot massage. I got the full massage. be sure and bring something to put your hair up - I ended up with oil/lotion in my hair. Very enjoyable before a long plane ride home. My masseuse worked me so hard that I could feel the warmth of her hands - and it was wonderful. Only wish they would give you a luffa (?) sponge or hand wash towl to help scrub off the oil/lotion
Written 23 February 2015
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Deborah C
Wasilla, AK5 contributions
A trip to Paradise
Mar 2014 • Solo
I recently visited Cariguana and after talking with the proprietors, I scheduled two treatments for the next day. I have massage quite often and found the services I received absolutely excellent. Beatrice, the masseuse,was wonderful. Although my Spanish is limited and her English limited, it did not effect the services. Everything and everyone were very professional, extremely clean, relaxing and friendly. I highly recommend Cariguana.
Written 12 March 2014
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Lauren B
Baltimore, Maryland, United States53 contributions
1 Great Massage & 1 Bizarre Massage
Nov 2013 • Couples
My husband & I visited the spa during our stay in El Valle, it was his first trip ever to a spa. We booked time in the thermal pool & an hour massage each. We started in the pool, which was nice and relaxing, but smaller then I had expected, we were the only ones on the pool deck which was nice.

We were separated for our massages, mine was outside under the beautiful flowering vines and he was taken inside. I've had massages at various establishments and my best friend is a masseuse, and what I had at Cariguana was the weirdest one I've ever had. The male masseuse did more poking then needing, and spent too long on my bottom, with more poking, I spend the whole time trying not to laugh and hoping my husband was having a better 1st massage. Luckily he was, he said his was great, relaxing, and everything he thought a massage was supposed to be.

We didn't complain, my spanish is limited and the massages were less expensive then I would have paid at home.
Written 10 November 2013
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FLBARB540
Fort Lauderdale, FL22 contributions
Treat yourselves!
Sep 2013 • Couples
My husband and I had been traveling for ten days in Panama when we arrived in the Anton Valle. I have to admit that in our 60's the bumpy roads, hikes and numerous beds left us quite achy. We came upon Cariguana Spa and decided to check it out. The property is lovely and everything was manicured to perfection. We were looking for good massages and we found them. Panama value wise is not like a third world country. Prices are fair. However, both my husband and I felt like a million dollars afterwards, what's that worth? The staff is very pleasant and accommodating. A large menu of services as well as bike rentals. Definitely worth a visit while in the Valle.
Written 1 October 2013
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Wold
Panama247 contributions
Great Wellness Center & Day Spa
Sep 2013 • Solo
This Wellness Center & Health Spa is located in a beautiful setting of El Valle de Anton. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. The facilities clean.

Dr. Collastra began this Health center as a result of his wellness practice of over 30 years. His specialty is GDV Energy Field Diagnosis, including Cellular Nutritional program, and monitoring stress levels. There are additional Spa services offered to assist with wellness.

Spa might be deceiving if you desire a full service spa or decide to compare your experience with spas around the world. This is a great location for a day trip, enjoy the services and pool, and dine locally for lunch. Bookings for Energy Field Diagnosis, etc., should be made in advance. Enjoy this mini-oasis!
Written 19 September 2013
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Kaushik G
Des Plaines, IL28 contributions
Not worth it
Nov 2012 • Couples
I had visited the spa during thanksgiving of 2012. I have been to various spa's all over the world including more expensive cities like Chicago and LA, as well as spas in cheaper countries like India and Thailand. Considering the fact that this spa is in Panama, I was expecting prices to be much lower. The prices offered here are at par with any upscale spa you will find in the US. However, its not the price that is the problem. Its the what you get! This spa is no where near in class to any US spa that would charge similar prices. In fact I have been to spas in India and Vietnam that charge a fraction of what they charge and have such higher standards.

The spa is located in a place called Cariguana, which is up in the mountains. The place is beautiful. The spa is housed in a posh bungalow. the surroundings are peaceful and beautiful, and in general going to Cariguana is worth it. The staff at the spa are also very nice, pleasant and helpful. However, for the price we paid, the massage was 'ok' at best. The dip in the mountain spring pool however was fun. In general, I was expecting to be visually stunned by the interiors, and i most certainly was not.

I would possibly rank this as a very average spa, something slightly better than what you get at a strip mall in the US. For what you pay, it is not worth it. However, the trip to the spa, and the township in general in gorgeous.
Written 10 September 2013
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We welcome your comments, but we would have liked recieve it almost a year ago when you came, taking into account that this is an opinion channel for travelers help. We agree with you that the prices we have are different from Asia, North America and other continents, however, allowed us to make an inquiry about prices for services that you paid compared to the supply in the country of Panama . Taking into account the services that you received, we can inform you that we maintain the rates because we consider competitive rates compared to other high class SPA in Panama: Relaxing Massage 1 hour $ 51 USD Body Scrub $ 42.50 USD You bought a BioHealth package for $ 107 USD which included 1 hour Relaxing Massage, Body Scrub, thermal pool at 86 ° F. Then you added other services with other rates (facial and mask of Chromatic clays - 1h by $60 USD). Despite our affordable prices, from January 2013, the BioHealth package costs $ 100 USD. In Panama Country, in others upmarket spa with professional services and treatments, a relaxing massage costs $ 70 USD or more. The roundtrip transportation that we offer from Panama city-El Valle de Anton-Panama City costs $ 130 USD around 3 hours each way. Prices for the same fate as some regular tourism companies offer in Panama are between $ 180 and 260 USD Thank you for having recognized the good service you received and how nice the place, and we wanted to clarify that based on rates offered in the Country of Panama, our prices are competitive and affordable compared to other establishments of upmarket SPA within Panamanian territory.
Written 11 September 2013
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Javier R
Panama City, Panama1 contribution
Highly recommended
Jun 2013 • Couples
My girlfriend and I both had massages done there & they were excelent. We came out rested & rejuvenated. I also received a special chiropractic massage on my left knee that took away a problem that head been nagging me for over a week ! Next time we visit El Valle we will be going back to Cariguana without a doubt.
Written 15 June 2013
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Thank you very much for your comments. We are at your service and will be happy to serve you again.
Written 22 June 2013
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Lehel L
San Diego, CA1 contribution
One with nature and our souls
Apr 2013 • Couples
Barbie (my sweet wife) and I decided to visit the Valle yesterday. It was a wonderful drive from our home-away-home, Rio Mar (San Carlos, Panama). It was a lazy one-our to drive trough beautiful landscape to get into the belly of the beast. Yes, the Valle is actually inside the crater of an ancient volcano. We read about the Spa and it was easy to find. Once you drive through the open and inviting gate you find yourself in another dimension, A reddish round platform decorated with strangely connected concentric circles sets the mood as you step inside. And from this point it is heaven all the way... Mike, who speaks good English, and his crew received us as long expected guests. Mind you, we had no reservation. We just walked in and asked for attention. And we got it... After a couple of relaxing cup of tea and freshly squeeze juices we were ready for the massage. And what a treat it was. Our massage beds were next to each other in that magical garden filled wit the sounds of tropical birds and a waterfall. It was an hour of physical and spiritual enjoyment. Later we were relaxing in a wonderful little pool getting some additional massage under the waterfall. And yes, this coming Monday we will be back.
Written 12 April 2013
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Doug9662
New York City, NY43 contributions
Very nice spa
Feb 2013 • Couples
My wife and I stopped here last minute and they were able to take use. This spa was very clean and nice. we soaked in the thermal spring for an hour than had a hour long body massage and it was great.I would goback here next time. but would call ahead first.
Written 10 March 2013
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