Resorts & Spas in Mexico

CAPELLA PEDEGRAL (Los Cabos; www.capellacabo.com) and its sister resort Capella Ixtapa, tied for the #1 spa in the 2012 Reader’s Poll of Conde Nast Traveler for Mexico and Central America. Both spas received perfect scores for treatments, staff, and facility categories, repeating their 2011 achievements.
HOTEL IXTAPAN SPA & GOLF RESORT (Ixtapan; www.hotelixtapan.com): In operation since 1939, this classic, traditional spa resort has beautiful grounds, excellent golf and great food. It’s also close to the region’s renowned thermal baths.
MANDARA SPA AT THE ONE & ONLY PALMILLA RESORT (Los Cabos; www.palmilla.oneandonlyresorts.com) is a 22,000 square foot spa that spans six buildings. It’s nestled in the Baja landscape and offers treatments that combine Mexican, Asian and global healing rituals. Head here for rejuvenating facials, customized body wraps and deeply relaxing massages.
SPA CIELO (Los Cabos; www.spa-cielo.com) is a true medical spa, that blends art and science to make patients look & feel better than they ever thought possible, using lasers, microdemabrasion, fillers and other non-invasive techniques.
RANCHO LA PUERTA (Baja Norte; www.rancholapuerta.com): One of Mexico’s best-known spas, Rancho La Puerta is a spa-vacation original, having opened its doors in 1940. A steady stream of guests return for the constantly expanding facilities, spa services, and outdoor opportunities.
MISIÓN DEL SOL RESORT & SPA (Cuernavaca; www.misiondelsol.com): This may be Mexico’s finest spa resort, with every architectural detail designed to soothe body and pamper your senses – from meditation rooms and reflexology showers to magnets under your mattress. This full-service spa, with delicious vegetarian cuisine, is a heavenly base for personal renewal.
PARADISE VILLAGE (Nuevo Vallarta; www.paradisevillage.com): Actively promoting the beneficial properties of indigenous Mexican spa therapies and natural treatments in an affordable but professional spa make this one of the top all-around spas in Mexico, plus there’s golf for the non-spa enthusiast.
LE MÉRIDIEN CANCÚN RESORT & SPA (Cancún; www.meridiencancun.com.mx): The Spa del Mar is a state-of-the-art, 1,400-sq.-m (15,069-sq.-ft.) facility bordering the brilliant Caribbean. It has the most complete spa in the area, with inhalation rooms, saunas, Jacuzzis, cold plunges, Swiss showers, a cascading waterfall whirlpool, and fourteen treatment rooms.
THE TIDES RIVIERA MAYA (north of Playa del Carmen; www.tidesrivieramaya.com): Private, this small, secluded resort offers extraordinary personal service — some villas come with a butler on call — and spa treatments. Rooms are spread throughout the jungle, and there’s a beautiful seaside pool and restaurant.