Hammam (Turkish bath)
The Hammam (Hammim), nurse also known as a Turkish bath or hamam, is a sort of steam bath that involves body cleansing and relaxation. They have served an important role in Middle Easter culture as a point of social meeting, hygienic ritual and as tectonic design elements.
The process of taking a Turkish steam bath is a humid variation of a sauna, but is actually more related to the bathing practices of the classic Romans.
The Turkish baths were a continuation of the Roman baths which persisted in Eastern culture and was particularly popularized during the Ottoman Empire. European visitors to these countries delighted in the Turkish baths and took up the practice in their countries, where it also became popularized.
The climate in the Hammam is warmed to one’s taste using a volcanic rock heating furnace. There are two sinks, one with cold water and one with heated water, to be used as one requires for the body cleansing effect. The idea is to gently open the skin’s pores with the humid heat. Afterwards, with the aid of natural-fiber gloves and pomace stones, the skin is gently rubbed and massaged to achieve a complete exfoliation. The skin is rinsed continually with your choice of heated or cold water. A complete rinsing of the skin with cold water completes the ritual.
Afterward we recommend resting in an cool area and optionally, applying a clay bath using the local clay from our grounds. Once covered in the clay, simply allow it to dry in the fresh breeze, perhaps relaxing on a chaise lounge on the terrace. As the clay dries its natural effects will extract all impurities from your skin.
When the clay is completely dry, you may rinse it off using the Hammam’s outdoor shower. This will wash all the clay off your body and if you wish, you may receive a complete bath with the pulp of the Aloe Vera plant which we raise organically in our own garden. The Aloe Vera has a regenerative effect on the skin; when applied after this deep cleansing process and exfoliation, it will provide a supple and rejuvenated texture that is rarely felt. To finish with a golden seal, the ideal final step would be a relaxing massage while enjoying the soft ocean breeze that brushes upper terrace lounge area.
Getting to Kalapiti in the Nicoya Peninsula, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Kalapiti Luxury Vacation Suites is no typical Montezuma vacation rental. Kalapiti is truly a unique experience set in a fantastic natural context of thriving dry tropical forest.
Kalapiti is located on the south of the Nicoya Penisula and is conveniently located between some of the most attractive tourist destinations in Costa Rica. Here you will find incredible world class surfing beaches, discount tropical and lush jungle as well as beautiful rivers with majestic waterfalls. We are located near Montezuma and only minutes from Cobano, and Mal Pais, sovaldi sale Santa Teresa and the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, which was the first national park created in Costa Rica.
You can reach us by land by driving your vehicle or rental car from San Jose to the port town of Puntarenas. There you will take the ferry (Naviera Tambor) to Paquera. From Paquera you will drive to Cobano center and take a left towards Montezuma. After 1 km take a right at the cemetery and continue 5 km. When you reach a crossing take another right towards the town of Las Delicias. There you will pass two little corner stores, then when you pass the soccer field continue 200 meters and there you will see the entrance to Kalapiti on the left hand side.
By air you can fly www.natureair.com (click image at right to see schedules and fares in a new window) or www.flysansa.com. Both airlines will take you to the beach town of Tambor. Enjoy a quick 30-minute flight and see some spectacular scenery by air. From the airport in Tambor you can take a taxi to Kalapiti, about a 30-minute drive. You may also arrange for a car rental from Budget’s office in Tambor.
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It is our pleasure to help you make all your arrangements to arrive to your destination, Kalapiti, a tropical paradise hidden in the jungle. Hope to see you soon!