Get social in Cartagena's So Spa
As one of Cartagena’s most acclaimed spa hotels, SoSpa at the Santa Clara Hotel in San Diego is an 800 sq m sanctuary for total mind and body wellness.
Balancing locally sourced materials with a distinctly Indo-Asian aesthetic, Cartagena's SoSpa at the colonial Santa Clara hotel in San Diego is an otherworldly excuse to get your body back in balance.
Elegant teaks, bamboo and organic stone comprise a sleek, calming interior that's offset with soothing water features, low ambient candle light, a giant steam room that could host all your friends and almost regal relaxation zone where fresh fruits, teas and other saintly snacks can be enjoyed on reclining loungers post spa fix.
For serious beauty aficionados, spa treatments come courtesy of elite French beauty brand Sisley. They're designed like a restaurant menu so you can enjoy 'beauty aperitifs' or indulge the senses in a series of sublime spa 'courses'. One treat we'd recommend ordering is the bespoke Phytoaromatic Facial; a perfectly tailored fusion facial of toning massage, purifying masks, skin-quenching essential active oils and plenty of hand and head massage pampering in between applications of facial goo.
The result? The closest thing we know to a facelift, only a billion times more blissful.
What's the Damage?
USD$115 pp for 60 minutes
USD$140 pp for 90 minutes
USD$170 pp for Just the two of us (120 minutes, a unique experience as a couple. Includes: hamman, hydrotherapy bath, mini facial and the SoSPA signature body massage)
Get away from the crowds at Karmairi Spa
Fancy a day spa escape out of Cartagena? Look no further than the outskirts of the traditional fishing village of Manzanillo del Mar, just 15 minutes from Cartagena on the Caribbean coastline.
Karmairi Spa forms part of a petite beachfront hotel that takes its name from the indigenous word for 'crab' and offers guests a full menu of sensory spa delights.
Recently included on the list of the 120 best new hotels in the world, Karmairi ticks all the boxes for those wanting to splurge and get away from the party atmosphere in the city centre.
Take the plunge with the spa's delicious Wine Ritual, an anti-oxidant rich treat that incorporates grape seed extracts and skins into a body and skin boosting extravaganza.
It's the healthiest (and beautifying) wine overdose you're ever likely to experience.
After you've relaxed body and mind, enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch on the hotel veranda.
What's the damage?
USD$99 for a beach club day pass which includes lunch, use of facilities and 30 minute massage