Elizabeth Portuguez Porras

Wellness Specialist

Elizabeth was born and raised in Costa Rica, the Pura Vida (Pure Life) country, known as the happiest country in the world. Since she was a child, she has known her true passion was to become a professional in the areas of health and wellness. She describes herself as an outgoing person as well as the happiest massage therapist in the world; she has a secret for that: “Whatever you do…do it with LOVE”.

She graduated as a physical therapist and received a degree in cosmetology from a European school. She has learned a number of massage techniques, including Reflexology, Swedish, Shell Massage, Shiatsu, Hot Stones, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Prenatal, and several kinds of body and facial treatments. She started her professional career working for the spa at a Marriott Hotel in 2003.

Elizabeth first joined Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in 2006 aboard the Sea Voyager in Costa Rica and Panama. She also gained experience aboard the same vessel when it operated in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.

Elizabeth now has her own business, a spa and beauty salon, in a well-known resort in Costa Rica. Elizabeth has a variety of options to help you tap into your own notion of wellness, in whatever way you choose. Whether it’s a morning stretch class or a massage treatment, Elizabeth will help you experience wellness at your own pace.

Upcoming Expeditions

  • Nov 24, 2019
  • Dec 01, 2019
  • Dec 08, 2019
  • Jan 05, 2020
  • Jan 12, 2020
  • Jan 19, 2020
  • Jan 26, 2020
  • Feb 02, 2020
  • Mar 23, 2020
  • Nov 21, 2019
  • Dec 05, 2019
  • Jan 02, 2020
  • Jan 16, 2020
  • Jan 30, 2020
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  • Jan 12, 2020
  • Jan 26, 2020
  • Mar 23, 2020

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