The era of simply enjoying a feel-good treatment has matured into a broader, holistic wellness approach that merges specialty therapies with options like healthy cuisine and personal training. Always in the spotlight, Los Cabos’ spas regularly garner awards and glowing reviews. Also always striving for distinction, one serene escape may draw upon a global palette of soothing therapies while another emphasizes indigenous products like desert flowers, aloe, clay and herbs.
Mexico’s oldest spa tradition allows individuals to sweat it out simultaneously. And it’s done in the dark. In Los Cabos, you’ll find the temazcal option plus a menu of classic spa treatments in resorts like Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa, ME Cabo, Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa and Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort. The Temazcal is an ancient steam lodge that relies on the healing powers of earth, fire, water and air to balance body, mind and spirit. Within the darkened chamber, participants are immersed in an aromatic steam bath prompting deep relaxation and improved circulation. Since the experience is free of one collective purpose, individuals introduce themselves and state their goals for the ritual.
Los Cabos appeals to sophisticated travelers who crave luxury. It’s no surprise that Las Ventanas al Paraíso – A Rosewood Resort, One&Only Palmilla and The Resort at Pedregal snag AAA Five Diamond status year after year. This elite trio also regularly dazzles as part of Travel+Leisure’s World Best Hotels 2015 Mexico.
Perched within the exclusive Millionaire’s Row, Hacienda Encantada oozes a tranquil tone contrasting the revved-up energy of sister hotel Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa located in Cabo San Lucas’ Marina District. The pair’s all-inclusive Dine Out Privileges program covers unlimited on-site dining, as well as at select Marina Golden Zone waterfront eateries like Baja Lobster Co.
Named one of the top three spas in Mexico and South America by Condé Nast Traveler, Armonia Spa at Pueblo Bonito Pacífica Golf & Spa Resort is a full-service spa that offers a comprehensive menu of wellness-oriented body treatments. Detoxify and invigorate with signature rituals like the Wine Virtues, which uses grape extract to stimulate collagen, eliminate free radicals and protect the skin; body wraps and masks using volcanic mud with rosemary and damiana; and the ancient healing temazcal steam bath.
The Spa at Las Ventanas al Paraíso overlooks the brilliant blue-green Sea of Cortez and sets a high standard as one of Mexico’s most exclusive, award-winning resorts. With a vast menu of holistic rituals, exploring the intrinsic powers of earth, water, fire and air, the serene, indoor/outdoor desert garden setting welcomes with the ancient tones of Tibetan singing bowls — said to begin the healing process even before your treatment begins.
Let’s say you’re simply too relaxed to interrupt the reverie of your private ocean view, even for an afternoon at the spa. Facilities and specialists in Los Cabos still have you covered with mobile services. One of the most respected mobile spa companies in the Baja California peninsula, Suzanne Morel Face & Body Care brings the experience to you with a professionally trained team of massage therapists and cosmetologists. Go ahead and plan for the Mexican spa ritual, which begins with a lovely organic herbal tea and is followed by a therapist-led stretching routine, a hydrating facial exfoliation and a healing massage. Once you’re fully unwound, there’s nothing to do but stay right where you are — ocean view and all.