Mexico spa resort trips are on the rise, and why not? The purpose of any spa trip is to replenish, re balance and revive, and what better place to do this than in beautiful Mexico. A luxury spa experience can be part of a Mexico vacation and enjoyed at a hotel or resort, or it can be the whole point of the vacation and enjoyed at a Mexico spa destination. Mexico offers plenty of both kinds of spa experiences.
In the last few years, many Mexico higher-end resorts and hotels have gone to great lengths to create inviting and relaxing spas for their guests. These spas may be just one of a hotel’s many amenities, but they are an added perk that can make a Mexico vacation that much more pleasurable. Typical spa services include facials, beauty treatments (manicures and pedicures) and massages, and some higher-priced hotels and resorts offer aromatherapy, yoga, Tai Chi, seaweed wraps and meditation. Some luxury spas in Mexico also usually have sauna rooms, whirlpools and swimming pools. And although many think of spa resorts as just for women, men are welcome, too!
Mexico spas know as 'destination spas' are a little different and provide a total spa experience. Indulgent? Yes! Destination spas are worry-free and cater to their guests’ every need. Some are completely calm and relaxing places while others provide lots of activities and have evening get-togethers. Whereas Mexico resort spas are one of a hotel’s numerous amenities, destination spas are for those vacationers that want to forget the outside world and focus on just one thing, renewal and rejuvenation. Accommodations are included in the price, as are meals, which are usually prepared by chefs intent on creating delicious but healthy dishes.
Some Mexican destination spas cater to specific needs, as well. Sports spas often provide playing facilities, primarily tennis and golf, as well as lessons to improve guests’ skills. Diet or weight loss spas cater to those seeking exercise and a healthier relationship with food. Holistic spas work to bring balance and harmony to the spirit, mind and body through yoga, acupuncture and meditation.
Mexican spas come in a variety of price ranges. Hotel and resort spa experiences may be included in the all-inclusive price or have a la carte pricing. When it comes to destination spas, price tells a lot. Budget destination spas run around $95 USD per night, per person and offer clean but basic accommodations. Services may be limited. Medium priced spas in Mexico are around $150 USD per night, per person and usually have good facilities and a good selection of services. Top of the line spas are around $200 USD per night, per person and offer luxurious accommodations, experienced, professional staff, top facilities and many services. Meals at the best Mexico spas are often prepared by gourmet chefs.
More and more Mexico vacationers are requesting luxury spa vacations, experiences that promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellness through diet, meditation, exercise and body treatments. Rather than going to Mexico just to walk on a beach or tour the ruins with the masses, spa vacations at popular resorts leave health-conscious visitors with replenishment of body and soul, even after arriving home and unpacking the bags.
Destination Spas are devoted exclusively to fitness, reduction in stress, nutrition and overall wellness. These usually are all-inclusive and include treatments, lodging and meals.
Day Spas offer beauty and wellness programs that last a few hours with no overnight stay.
Resort and Hotel Spas come with a-la-carte services and let you mingle with other hotel guests.
Most spa vacations are quite affordable, often much less than their U.S. counterparts, and offer first-class facilities and trained staff. Spas are found throughout the country, but you'll find the highest concentration in and around Mexico City, thanks to its numerous thermal springs.
The Mexican people have been frequenting hot spas since before they were Mexicans. The Aztecs, Mixtecs, Huichols and every other group of native people knew of the medicinal properties of the hot springs that dot what is now Mexico. As you enjoy the pleasures of a spa vacation, you may be sharing your experience with the spirits of these ancient peoples!
Popular examples of spas in Mexico are: Dreams Cancun, Sandals and Riu Hotel