Best Spas 2017

In Los Cabos, Play, Play, Play, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta, Stay, Stay, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Let Mexico’s healing hands envelope you at these ultra-luxurious spas known for their extraordinary settings and pampering amenities.


Luna y Mar at The Resort at Pedregal | Cabo San Lucas (pictured above)

Inspired by the moon, sea and Mexican folk healing

  • Eight suites float on the spa’s pool and have direct access to waterfalls while two deluxe couple suites include private hot tubs and direct access to the spa pool
  • Signature treatments include exotic ingredients like chili oil, rose crystals, jasmine and more
  • Take advantage of the aquatic elements at the spa including wet-area grottos, saltwater meditation pools, steam rooms, saunas, ice rooms and whirlpools



The Spa at Las Ventanas | San Jose del Cabo

Inspired by the ancient healers of the Baja

  • Each treatment is linked to one of the four elements—earth, air, fire and water—and include pre-, during- and post-treatment components that incorporate all five senses
  • Unique healing rituals are performed in the Spa Solarium and at dusk, guests can experience the Holistic Twilight Ceremony that features burning candles, crystal bowls playing harmonic tones and an acting shaman who uses sage smoke, prayers and a large eagle feather to drive out negative energy
  • For optimum relaxation, the spa features four freestanding cabanas, outfitted with music systems, oversized jetted tubs and private gardens filled with flowers and succulents



The Spa at Esperanza | Cabo San Lucas

A balanced blend of spa treatments and fitness experiences

  • The spa’s signature water passage helps loosen muscles and stimulate the lymphatic system to prepare the body for the spa treatment and features a warm-spring soaking pool, steam caves and a cool waterfall rinse
  • Choose from 35 complimentary fitness classes per week, from beach bootcamp to Reformer Pilates
  • Lime is used in many of the treatments as its juices and oils help promote fat burning, protect against infection and provide a boost of antioxidants

Happy Hour: Let loose with the popular Margarita Medley, a 60-minute treatment highlighted by a “spagarita,” a Baja lime moisturizing wrap and a lime facial




The Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit | Puerto Vallarta

A complete wellness retreat

  • A 16,500-sq.-ft. spa including separate hydrotherapy facilities for men and women and 20 treatment rooms
  • Any treatment of 50 minutes or more includes the Grand Velas Riviera Maya Hydrothermal Journey, a seven-different-water experience including a sauna,

a whirlpool, a chromotherapy steam room, two plunge lagoons, a Swiss shower, a pressure shower and hydroreflexology

  • Try the new personalized aromatherapy massage that incorporates oils, herbs and plants to revitalize all senses



Banyan Tree Spa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba | Playa del Carmen

A sensual sanctuary of Asian-inspired treatments

  • Unique to this location is the use of Melipona honey from Mayan bees that’s used to detoxify and heal skin, and herbal pouches dipped in warm sesame oil that improves blood circulation and muscular tension
  • Don’t miss The Rainforest, the spa’s unique hydrothermal experience with eight different therapies that mix the best of European spa and hydrothermal therapy with Asian wellness philosophy
  • All sessions include 30 minutes of calm time



AWAY Spa at W Punta de Mita | Punta de Mita

A calming retreat tucked away into the tropical forest

  • Immerse yourself in the surrounding nature at the relaxation deck where the structure is fit to accommodate the roots of the guardian fig tree
  • Treatment beds sit on top of glass floors where guests can peer down at the fishpond below
  • Therapy pools offer hydrotherapy, cold mist, hydro jets, pressure showers and a waterfall with varied temperatures



Sense Spa at Rosewood Mayakoba | Playa del Carmen

Award-winning spa infusing Mayan elements in a sanctuarylike setting

  • Twelve lagoon-side treatment rooms and eight private spa suites built around a cenote welcome guests to a private island that is accessed via Puente del Balneario (“Spa Bridge”)
  • New apothecary-inspired experience, the Kuxtal Sensory Garden Journey guides guests through the four cardinal points and allows them to choose one of 13 indigenous herbs that will serve as the primary ingredient in the treatment which includes a scrub, a wrap and a massage plus a small bottle of the customized oil to take with them
  • In between treatments, sip the resort’s signature green Chaya juice that fights bad cholesterol, keeps kidneys clean and delivers high levels of vitamin C and potassium

Stay Awhile: Guests can book their stay at the Deluxe Island Suite, a 1,544-sq.-ft. suite tucked away on the Spa Island complete with its own treatment cabin, a private plunge pool, an outdoor shower, a master suite and two bathrooms.



Remède Spa at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort | Punta Mita

Soothing retreat of calm remedies and unique treatments

  • Spread over 10,000 square feet is nine treatment rooms, cabana-style relaxation gardens, a sauna, a steam room, a fitness center, a salon, a Jacuzzi and cold plunge pools
  • Only resort spa in Mexico to offer Flotation Therapy, a new treatment featuring a state-of-the-art float pod that creates a zero-gravity experience providing guests with a stress-free environment
  • Flotation Therapy includes 10 feet of Epson salt-infused water heated to match the surface temperature of skin, minimizing senses and aiding in muscle recovery, joint pain relief and more



Eforea Spa at Hilton Los Cabos | Cabo San Lucas

A complete wellness spa-cation

  • Two journeys offered: The Essential Journey, which includes treatments like deep-tissue massages, classic facials and body wraps and The Escape Journey, treatments highlighted by time-tested family remedies utilizing herbs, flowers and plants grown in the spas vertical herb garden
  • The spa uses all-natural ingredients in its treatments including aloe vera, agave and cactus, along with herbs and flowers like thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano, sage, jasmine and damiana (Baja desert flower)
  • Start the day with sunrise yoga on the beach and follow it up with a transformational breathing class with fitness activities in between

Family-Friendly: Eforea Spa features a child-friendly menu that teaches young ones the importance of a healthy mind, body and soul.



One & Only Spa at One & Only Palmilla | San Jose del Cabo

A complete ultra-luxury spa escape

  • A 22,000-sq.-ft. spa with a yoga garden, a beauty salon, a grooming and shave studio, a fitness center, a juice bar and 13 private treatment villas each with its own private courtyard, and many with a plunge pool, a rain shower and swinging day beds
  • Choose from the Only Here menu, a selection of treatments found only at One & Only Palmilla that uses indigenous ingredients, authentic techniques and traditions
  • OBO Salon by Jonathan & George offers guests a variety of hair and nail services, beauty treatments and a look book of styles that reflect the personality of each of the One & Only resorts like Cape Town Classic or Ocean Club Bounce



Apuane Spa at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita | Punta Mita

Recently renovated and inspired by the native Huichol Indians

  • Visit the reception area to stock up on Dr. Hauschka Skin Care and Hydropeptide products, experts in natural and restorative skin care
  • Apuane suite features a secluded courtyard, perfect for a romantic retreat, girl’s getaway and bridal showers
  • Guests can relax in the courtyard with its calming fountain, reflexology pool and shaded palapa or take advantage of the many hydrotherapy amenities


As featured in InMexico magazine 2017.

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