The SPA at AQUA
Nestled in the upper sanctuary of AQUA’s hilltop resort is your private spa villa. We encourage
all of our guests to experience at least one spa treatment during their stay. Many
share that the spa is a highlight, and we know that you will leave refreshed and excited to
return for your next visit! We also want to make you aware of some of the following details
to help you better prepare:
The entrance to our spa villa is located next to the main central descent (marked by the
large bronze gong that leads down to the beach and restaurant). You will need to proceed
past this area and follow signs marked “Spa Villa”. Once you cross over our hanging canopy
bridge, climb approximately 40 steps up to reach your final destination, where majestic
views and a cool ocean breeze reward your efforts.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so that you are able to fill out a brief questionnaire designed
to help us better serve you. The spa questionnaire requests that you list any problem
areas and detail any injuries that you may have. We also ask our guests to use this
form to select the type of pressure they desire for the duration the massage: gentle, medium,
Veronica is from nearby Playa Gigante and has been with AQUA for over 2 years. Veronica’s
favorite treatment to give guests is the Mombacho massage because the dynamic
and rhythmic movements of this massage effectively “Removes the negative
energy and melts stress away from the body”.
When Veronica isn’t delighting her guests at the spa with her magic touch, you might
catch her relaxing at her home with a favorite book in hand or studying for her degree
in tourism management..
Veronica loves the fresh watermelon at AQUA and, when asked, usually recommends
that her guests experience the almendra (almond) scented oil for their massage.
Cuisine at AQUA
AQUA’s “La Bromelia” restaurant is located beachside and is open from 7:30am-
10pm daily. Follow the stairs down from your villa and turn left once you reach the
beach. Although guests are welcome to linger until 10pm, please arrive before 8pm if
you wish to order a hot dish from the kitchen.
Delicious food is central to the wellness mission of our resort and we are pleased to
offer you a variety of healthful foods and drinks. Side salads and/or vegetables come
with the majority of our main dishes. We also delight guests with our exotic fresh
squeezed and low sugar passion fruit, dragon fruit, watermelon, tamarind, and
Locally grown vegetables and hormone free meats are abundant here in Nicaragua
and it is not uncommon to encounter fresh and great tasting fruits and produce in
the markets each morning. AQUA maintains a working relationship with farmers in
the nearby town of Rivas where we source the majority of our food. Also don’t forget
to take a moment to check out our herb garden by reception where we harvest rosemary,
thyme, and lemongrass to accent our cuisine.
La Bromelia serves a mix of American (sandwiches, fajitas, pasta, omelets,), and
“typico” Nicaraguan (churrasco, gallo pinto, curry, ceviche) dishes to suit all tastes.
We are also able to accommodate special vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free dishes
Yoga at AQUA
AQUA Wellness Resort is pleased to offer daily yoga to each of our guests free of charge.
and are suitable for all ages and levels. Even if you have never participated in a yoga
class, we encourage you to take the short walk down to our elevated beachside platform
and give it a try. Our yoga instructors work with a wide variety of guest ability levels
every day and easily adapt to the needs of each group.
At AQUA we believe that yoga and fitness classes are vital components to our mission
and desire for guests to “flow into balance” while renewing their body and spirit. Yoga is
a great way to escape the pressures and stresses of daily life as you find tranquility and
peace of mind. Our classes gently provide an excellent core and flexibility workout,
leaving you feeling rejuvenated, healthy, and strong.
Generally our yoga and other wellness classes are held every morning but we encourage
you to check with the front desk when you arrive in order to confirm the schedule for
the week. Our thatched roof hardwood yoga platform is located just past the restaurant
to the left of our mini-bar. Our yoga area also includes 2 changing rooms/bathrooms
and an outdoor shower available for guest use.