The Best Wellness Destinations in the Mexican Caribbean

In Cancún, Play, Play, Playa del Carmen & Tulum by Suzanne Koch

The wellness scene in the Mexican Caribbean has been rejuvenated with upcoming debuts and unique offerings. Unwind at one of these luxe retreats from quaint Bacalar to bustling Cancun and everywhere in between.

SHA Wellness Clinic

The exclusive holistic and wellness retreat brand is opening its first Mexico location in Playa Mujeres come 2021. Channeling natural therapies and therapeutic nutrition in an upscale setting, the spa will focus on preventative medicine, genetics and anti-aging. The space will be designed by renowned Mexican architects Sordo Madaleno and Alejandro Escudero and feature native greenery with natural, local and organic materials like Mexican ceramics, wickers, indigenous fabrics and marble.


The stunning Cancun spa is debuting products from international wellness brand ESPA. Incorporated in the treatments, the products complement the ancient Mayan techniques used throughout. Each treatment here begins with a NIZUC Thermal Experience, the spa’s signature guided hydrotherapy circuit.

Muluk Spa

Located at Hotel Xcaret, this stunning spa features one-of-a-kind natural rock cave spa cabins for an immersive experience. Named after one of the water signs of the Mayan calendar, treatments here are centered around water and inspired by ancient cultures.

Elixir Spa

Housed in a thatched hut at Rancho Encantada in Bacalar, this spa is primely located for guests to take advantage of the unique surroundings. Post-treatment, guests can explore the Lagoon of Seven Colors.

Yaan Healing Sanctuary

Orquídea Spa

For Holbox visitors, this spa is one of the best on the island. Located at Las Nubes de Holbox, the spa uses only organic local products or ones cultivated onsite in a Ka’anche, a horticultural structure used to grow traditional Mayan herbs like mint and aloe. Try the Mystic Ritual treatment which features jade, gold and silver along with a copal blessing.

Yaan Healing Sanctuary

This Tulum spa features beauty healing, water therapy, crystals and a Hammam in addition to a barefoot luxury vibe for those craving a total healing experience.

Yaan Healing Sanctuary

AZULIK Healing

Reconnect with your body and spirit at this spa, rooted in native elements and techniques. It also features a Beauty Sanctuary that utilizes alchemy found in local flora and sacred stones.

Palmaïa, the House of AÏA

The newest all-inclusive Riviera Maya resort is a haven for holistic healing and natural living. Focusing on sustainable practices through plant-based cuisine, vegan suites and more, it’s a first-of-its-kind. An in-house shaman, sound healing and more unique features make this property a must for those seeking a wellness getaway.

Feature Photo: Muluk Spa

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