Destination Discovery: Mexico


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Destination Discovery: Mexico

Spa travelers will meet their match while visiting the geographically accessible Mexico, where a varied array of pristine getaways awaits at every turn, from the white-sand beaches of Cancun on the Yucatán peninsula and the picturesque Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya strip, to popular Acapulco along the Pacific Coast and over the border to Baja. No matter where your travels take you, satisfy body, mind, and spirit by embracing indigenous treatments and age-old traditions of the Mayans and Aztecs (the temazcal is a popular pastime) that provide a touch of mysticism and profound healing.

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Le Blanc Spa Resort – Cancun, Mexico

All inclusive, for adults only, and an AAA Five Diamond winner, Le Blanc Spa Resort sits nestled in an enclave between Nichupte Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone. Enticing elements that make a splash include its all-suite Le Blanc Spa; Zen-like in design with bamboo gardens and aromatic fragrances, it embodies romance and entitlement, fusing Asian and European traditions in a seamless space. Here, a candlelit relaxation lounge, multifunctional, French-inspired suites, an extensive hydrotherapy circuit, and Fish Spa evoke relaxed luxury at its best.

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Auriga Spa at Capella Pedregal – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Along Mexico’s Baja California coast, surrounded by mountain cliffs that drift into the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, resides the mystique of Capella Pedregal. Its ocean-view, Baja-style Auriga Spa takes spa-ing to another level with celestial-inspired signature services based upon the moon’s phases; other treatments to try include water, sound, and indigenous therapies, as well as consultations with a curandera to learn about Mexican folk healing traditions.

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Spa by Blue Diamond at Blue Diamond Riviera Maya – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The adults-only Blue Diamond Riviera Maya offers you and your sweetie swoon-worthy elements that create a romantic getaway, including the 25,000-square-foot Spa by Blue Diamond. Spend time in the janzu pool, hydrotherapy circuit, or temazcal (an à la carte luxury plan includes one session) and indulge in one of the many services that fuse Mayan and Asian traditions like the four-hand harmony massage, sculpt lift facial, and silk wrap.

Read more about The Spa by Blue Diamond at Blue Diamond Riviera Maya.

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best of Mexico spas, Sabila Spa at Villa del Palmar

Sabila Spa at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto – Loreto, Mexico

Sabila, or aloe vera in Spanish, provides a 39,000-square-foot space of healing, enhanced by mountain and ocean views. The spa and wellness center has a “healing through water” philosophy, allowing you to dip into its extensive hydrotherapy areas—hot and warm Jacuzzis, enzyme tubs, a cold plunge pool, eucalyptus-infused steam room, and sauna—though we also recommend scheduling a massage on the beach.

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Kinan Spa at Maroma Resort and Spa – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Kinan Spa at Maroma Resort captivates with its strict devotion to beloved Mayan traditions. Kinan, translated as “the source of the sun” in Mayan, is designed in multiple treatment spaces in reverence to sacred geometry principles once calculated by Mayan astrologists. As well, the signature temazcal ceremony, performed at dusk, complements a menu of locally inspired treatments using natural ingredients.

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Spa Grand Velas at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

It’s been called the “crown jewel” of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, and Spa Grand Velas certainly appears to be a 16,500-square-foot kingdom for wellness. A cold plunge lagoon, steam room, sauna, eucalyptus-infused inhalation room, and hydro-reflexology amenities make up the hydrotherapy circuit, and the Huichol, Air, Water, Earth, Fire, Diamond, and Beauty Ceremonies comprise the treatment menu. As well, the AAA Five-Diamond resort has an on-call spa therapist and a spa butler to draw you one of the many bath rituals.

Read more about Spa Grand Velas at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.

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One&Only Spa at One&Only Palmilla – San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Say hola to One&Only Palmilla, off the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in Los Cabos, and the lengthy (and do we mean lengthy!) list of amenities at its 90,787-square-foot One&Only Spa and wellness center. Beauty options include a salon and Pedi: Mani: Cure by Bastien Gonzalez studio, while exercise facilities encompass a fitness center and oceanfront meditation and yoga palapas. Treatments, performed by ESPA-trained therapists, are taken in private villas with massage pavilions and tropical gardens. There’s also a hydrotherapy circuit.

Read more about One&Only Spa at One&Only Palmilla.

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Spa Marquis at Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa – Mexico City, Mexico

A stop in Mexico City means the chance to stay at Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa and the chance to try its Spa Marquis. A member of the Leading Spas of the World collection, the marble-colonnaded haven features holistic skin-care, massage, body, and bath treatments, and a water therapy area boasts a glass-enclosed pool and removable ceilings above the whirlpool; there is also a fitness center and hair salon.

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Sense, A Rosewood Spa at Rosewood Mayakoba – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Find a little island paradise at Rosewood Mayakoba. Cross the Puente del Balneario bridge that leads to Sense, A Rosewood Spa, on its own private isle, where open interiors provide jungle views and meld water and earth elements to mimic the Riviera Maya. The pampering doesn’t end following one of the Mayan-inspired treatments (which use native plant extracts)—head to the designated men’s and women’s plunge pools, steam grottos, saunas, experience showers, or the outdoor meditation platform, pool, and relaxation deck.

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