Special Spa Experiences in Los Cabos

Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New — By Chris Sands on July 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Cabo San Lucas has become a world class destination for its healing spa treatments, every bit as much as for big-game fishing and championship golf courses.  In fact, given that all the major resort hotels have opened on-site spas, it is tempting to say that soothing and luxurious spas have become as closely associated with Los Cabos as The Arch and Cabo Wabo Tequila.  There are seemingly as many treatments and massages as there are spas, with therapies focusing on everything from the mineral rich waters of the Sea of Cortes to the phases of the lunar cycle. The spas are a prime attraction, not only for ladies looking for something to do while the men are bagging marlin, but as a romantic activity for couples.  Guys can get their back waxed, or indulge their inner metrosexual with a mani and a pedi, and there is even one major resort, Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, that offers pet massages.

At Casa Dorada’s Saltwater Spa, guests are invited to experience the soothing therapeutic qualities of seawater. The waters of the Sea of Cortes are famed for their rich mineral content and healing powers, and the restorative and revitalizing body treatments at the Saltwater Spa are designed to take advantage of these curative properties. Casa Dorada also offers a large variety of treatments and services, including relaxing massages, purifying facials, mud wraps, manicures, pedicures, cold plunge pools, and a fitness center. They also feature a  complete line of Pevonia Botanica spa care products.

Soothing massage treatment at the Auriga Spa.Photo courtesy of Capella Pedregal.

The Auriga Spa at the uber-luxe Capella Pedregal offers treatments designed to tap into the power of celestial rhythms by harnessing the energies of the lunar cycle, as well as aquatic water therapies, and personalized sound therapies.   Or experience a romantic couples night with candle light,  Champagne, and soothing massages.  Their state of the art fitness center features TechnoGym cardiovascular and resistance training equipment.

The Cabo Spa at Esperanza has been named the #1 spa in Latin America by Travel and Leisure, and is acclaimed for its coastal desert locale and hand-crafted botanical treatments. Spa options include the signature Pasaje de Agua water therapy, massage and body treatments, and the ever popular romantic couples treatments. In addition to the fitness center and yoga studio, the Cabo Spa offers 14 separate treatment rooms, including a spacious soaking pool, a couples suite, and an outdoor shower and a private sunbathing area.

If you want to try a local luxury spa not associated with one of the resorts, try Senza in the tourist corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.  They offer the usual pampering spa services like massages, body treatments, facials, and manicures and pedicures, but they also offer some of the best salon services in Los Cabos, from hair styling to color treatments.  Mar Adentro in Pedregal is also recommended.

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