1. Copacabana Palace Spa
What is it? This historic beachfront hotel still leads the pack for luxury, and its spa is no exception, boasting a sauna, steam room, relaxation area, boutique and five treatment rooms.
Why go? Its signature Belmond Experience is one of the most indulgent treatments in town: a five-hour session that includes an exfoliation, face mask, aromatic bath and even a special healthy meal to conclude. If you’re not chilled after that, there’s no hope. Natural native ingredients such as acai berries and white Amazonian clay take a starring role in the therapies.