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Shambhala Asian Day Spa

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Address: Rua Rita Ribeiro Gama 753 | Caborê, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 24 3371-2186
Today
14:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 14:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Shambhala is an Asian Day Spa, offering a stress reducing, beauty enhancing...

Shambhala is an Asian Day Spa, offering a stress reducing, beauty enhancing and mind relaxing experience. Every aspect of Shambhala Spa has been designed to soothe - from fragrances in the enriched air and the mood music wafting quietly, to the muted colors of the interior, the natural materials and the fluffiness of freshly laundered towels. You can enjoy your treatments inside our stylish spa, get a relaxing massage in one of the oriental gazebos in our Balinese garden, or just sit and relax and enjoy the view. Shambhala Asian Day Spa is located at 10 minutes walk from the historical center of Paraty, with a beautiful view on the mountains and the Jabaquara bay.

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Incredible place

Couldn't agree more with all the other comments here - this was the best spa I've been to in my life and the best massage. I was staying in Paraty after carnival and was in much... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Couldn't agree more with all the other comments here - this was the best spa I've been to in my life and the best massage. I was staying in Paraty after carnival and was in much need of a relaxing evening. The therapists were lovely and knowledgeable, whilst the spa owner was also professional and helpful. They fit us in... More 

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the raving review, we are happy to hear that we made you feel relaxed and re-energized after days of Brazilian Carnaval. We hope you'll come back to Paraty one day, there's still lots to see and do - and of course we'll be there for you for the well deserved finishing touch:) More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Not much to say other than this is quite literally the best spa I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot. The staff / therapists are wonderful. The setting is incredible. My husband and I were on our honeymoon so we booked the honeymoon ritual. It was gorgeous. The massage was intense and relaxing - the body scrub... More 

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Priscila N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Oh well Sarah, what can we say about your review other than, thanks a lot and we are very glad to be part of your good memories!! Hope you both can come back for more one day! Best regards!! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

During my recent visit to the stunning town of Paraty I was lucky enough to be recommend the Shambhala Asian Day Spa by my hotel. It's a piece of heaven on earth, such a stunning place with the loveliest staff members, who all took good care of me. I had a massage, where the girl combined various massage techniques including... More 

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Priscila N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Dear Inga, thank you so much for your kind review. It was our pleasure to be part of your relaxing day. The Shambhala massage allows the therapists to use a combination of different techniques in order to make it special for each person. We hope to see you again some day! More 

London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very good massage (I had shiatsu and my wife had hot stone and they were both excellent) situated just a quick walk out of town (perfect to visit after going to the fort) and in a beautiful and tranquil setting. Excellent value for money as well. Go there!!!

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Priscila N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments Mr. Graham! We are glad to have offered you and your wife a good service. Yes, Paraty offers such beautiful settings and we are surrounded by gorgeous views. A perfect combination for a relaxing moment during your vacations! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I still remember asking my wife "What if we skip the 4x4 trip and go for a spa instead ? Ok, Why not"

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Priscila N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nabile, we are very glad that you skipped your jeep tour to take a day with your wife in our spa. The ritual you chose, Shambhala Lulur, is one of the most popular amongst the couples. It was our pleasure to be part of your holidays in Paraty! More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I travel a lot and had experience thai massage also in thailand but in this place it was definetely more. You should definetely try it. U ll not be regret.

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Priscila N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments Bora! The thai massage technique is indeed a very unique experience and it is recommended for those who love to be stretched out. Cheers! More 

New York City, New York
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

During a recent trip to Paraty, I was able to squeeze in a quick lular treatment at the Spa. My experience was superb. The treatment started with an exfoliating full body sea salt scrub. The unexpected twist was the use of coconut. My skin was glowing. After the scrub, I was given a deep tissue, ayurvedic massage. There is a... More 

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Priscila N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Your comments are very rewarding for us at Shambhala Spa. We try our best to give people that feeling of relaxation and are very happy you had your moment too. The Shambhala Spa is a small treat from our experience in Asia blended with what we have best in Brazil which is our natural surroundings. Thanks for visiting! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Had a couples massage here when visiting Paraty for our 16 yr anniversary and it was AMAZING. The location was lovely and the ambiance of the spa was tranquil and relaxing. Would go back in a heartbeat!

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Shambhala is a Sanskrit term meaning “a place of peace, tranquility and happiness” - we are pleased to hear that we succeeded in transmitting this feeling during the short time you visited us and that we could contribute in this way to your special 16yr anniversary celebration! A good trip back to Canada end we hope to see you back... More 

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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

The most amazing experience for my partner and I - 1.5 hour couples massage followed by a 1 hour hot tub experience with amazing views of the hills, topped off with wine and fruit salad. I cannot recommend this place highly enough, and even worth coming to Paraty just for the day! Such beautiful decor, staff, and atmosphere. The best... More 

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for the raving review, Jacq, good choice as well, the massage and Japanese hot tub in the garden, enjoying the spa from very different angles. It was a pleasure receiving you both at our spa and we hope you'll return to Paraty one day - our team will be waiting for you! More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Our hotel in Paraty (Casa Turquesa) recommended this place to us. We had the option of either having the massage at the hotel or at the spa itself, and we opted for the spa. What a good decision. Asian-inspired, the spa is located on a hill overlooking Paraty Bay and could not be more beautifully designed with stunning views. On... More 

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and the raving review! Our intention is to make you forget the urban jungle as soon as you enter the spa and to surprise you with the oriental traditions in a Brazilian setting. We are looking forward to see you again one day in Paraty! More 

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