Indulge in the history of the Baja with Indigenous Spa treatments.
Los Cabos, located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, is home to award-winning hotels, resorts, championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, and world-class sport fishing. With a unique landscape of dramatic desert and white sand beaches, Los Cabos is an exotic escape within easy reach of most US cities.
Travellers to Mexico’s Los Cabos are spoilt for choice when it comes to spas, but they also have the chance to mix pampering with culture, with dozens of spas incorporating native ingredients and traditional Mexican techniques into spa treatments. From Vinotherapy using grapes from local Valle de Guadalupe wine country to a traditional Temazcal steam bath used by the pre- Hispanic Indigenous people of Mexico, here are just some of the spas featuring unique and indigenous treatments:
Vinotherapy – SOMME WineSPA at Fiesta Americana Grand
Mexico’s first and only wine spa offers one-of-a-kind vinotherapy treatments. Treatments use a combination of natural healing and the rejuvenating power of grapes from Baja California’s wine country, Valle de Guadalupe.
Quetzalcoatl Oxygenating Experience – Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa & Casitas Resort
Inspired by the Aztec Serpent Deity, Quetzalcoatl, who represented re-birth and healing, this treatment rejuvenates the skin and body. The treatment begins with a calming eucalyptus footbath followed by a mineral-salt body polish and a derma-purification bath, which detoxifies the skin. Visit www.marquisloscabos.com.
Luna y Mar Spa – The Resort at Pedregal
Luna y Mar, which in Spanish means ‘Moon and Sea’, has a distinctive approach to wellness and beauty. Luna y Mar’s inspiration comes from three central themes – The Moon, The Sea and Mexican Folk Healing or ‘curanderismo’, using traditional rituals, herbs, and healing to address the material, spiritual, and mental realms.
Couple’s Obisdiana Sacred Stone Massage – Pueblo Bonito Pacifica
This treatment was originally used by Indian tribes to rebalance the body’s energy, level body temperature and achieve muscle relaxation. Heated sacred stones are combined with therapeutic massage to achieve a state of harmony.
Temazcal Ritual – Hacienda Encantanda
A traditional steam bath used by the pre-Hispanic Indigenous people of Mexico as an important source of healing. Benefits of the Temazcal steam bath include stress relief, muscle release, detoxification, elimination of negative energy and time for introspective exploration. Guests emerge feeling relaxed and at peace. Visit www.haciendaencantada.com/temazcal