BODY & SOUL: REJUVENATE & REGENERATE IN RIVIERA NAYARIT
The Region Offers Elegant and Luxurious Destination Spas and Amenities
Riviera Nayarit, MEXICO - Mexico's newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, features world-class spa facilities featuring contemporary treatments and traditional, authentic remedies at an impressive array of resorts which range from the deluxe all-inclusive to the super high-end luxury retreats.
- Grand Velas Spa at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit)
The Grand Velas Spa located in the Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort features a myriad of health and wellness amenities designed to fully pamper its guests including a guided hydrotherapy ritual with an herbal steam and eucalyptus inhalation. The Spa offers 20 treatment rooms offering over 80 spa options such as massage therapy, body scrubs and peelings, body wraps, facials, bath therapy, and hand and feet care in addition to day spa rituals. The Grand Velas Spa also offers a Swiss shower, pressure shower, sauna, whirlpool, cold plunge lagoon and hydro reflexology area. Guests can also enhance their spa session with an assortment of herbal teas or a refreshing chlorophyll drink.
The spa’s distinctive “Huichol Collection” treatments are derived from the ceremonies, rituals and ingredients used by this ancient native Mexican-Indian tribe. Guests can sample the “Tau-Sol Body Scrub” which utilizes natural extracts for a purifying scrub for sensitive skin and the “Metsere Treatment” which is inspired by the Metsere Moon symbol of peace and spirituality. This re-hydrating, softening, and firming facial and body treatment features a full body exfoliation with Pearl Essence Powder. For more information please visit www.grandvelas.com.
- Remède Spa at the St. Regis Resort and Residences (Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit)
For those seeking the unparalleled in pampering, the 10,000, square foot Remède Spa is the consummate place to relax and revitalize. Nine treatment rooms are available for Remède’s large variety of customized beauty and massage services, including two rooms for couples’ treatments, and a Deluxe Spa Suite with a couples’ treatment room and private Jacuzzi. The world class spa also includes a sauna and stream back area with lounges for relaxation. For more information, click here.
- Apuane Spa at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita (Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit)
The name “Apuane” comes from the Huichol language, a word which describes a stream of water often used in the tribe’s healing and spiritual awakening rituals. All Apuane Spa treatments use products which are completely natural with ingredients steeped in nutrient rich plants and the marine and mineral ecology of Mexico. In addition to its numerous existing spa treatments, Apuane is also featuring new treatments like the “Hakali Signature Massage” named after the Huichol word for cactus.
The massage uses two of Mexico’s most ancient ingredients, “Nopal,” an extract from the young stem segments of prickly pear and “Pulque,” from the maguey plant to relax, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance. Apuane also features an exquisite Tamai Spa Garden which is a Zen garden connecting the resort’s Tamai Pool Complex and the spa. Tai Chi and yoga classes are also available in the Tamai Spa Garden.
For a little bit of variety, guests can also opt for the “Spa After Dark” service which allows them to combine romantic gourmet dining and an exotic spa experience. “Spa After Dark” choices include oceanfront massage in the outdoor massage hut with a beachfront picnic of finger foods; Tamai Pool Watsu massage with candlelit dinner in a pool cabana; or sweet-tooth themed body treatments in the guests’ suite followed by a tasty serving of chocolate fondue and champagne. For more information on Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and Apuane Spa please visit http://www.fourseasons.com/puntamita/spa/.
- Tatewari Spa at Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort & Villa La Estancia (Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit)
An intimate spa experience designed in European-Mexican style, the 17,000 square foot, Tatewari Spa serves as the resort’s centerpiece surrounded by the beauty of mountains and magnificent Banderas Bay. With its distinctive architectural design and trained wellness professionals, this healing sanctuary for body, mind and spirit takes a holistic approach through its regional influences, serene ambience and healing treatments.
A rich tradition of the Mexican Indians, Tatewari is a deity related to spiritual growth and a state of extreme peace and relaxation. Hidden away from the modern world for centuries, these special people performed the ancient Tatewari water ritual to heal the Earth and keep nature balanced. Today, the healing tradition lives on in practice and philosophy at the Tatewari Spa to set the perfect mood for each treatment, spa visitors are taken to generous men’s or women’s hydrotherapy centers where they are immersed in a soothing Jacuzzi that promotes healing through the power of water. The senses are then invigorated with a refreshing cold plunge, followed by a deep cleansing in a choice of relaxing sauna or steam rooms. The final touch of this Tatewari reawakening ritual is the cascading shower utilizing falling water and multiple side jets rejuvenate the body and spirit.
For individual therapy sessions, visitors are taken to one of the spa’s 14 indoor treatment suites or two exclusive VIP treatment suites with private Jacuzzi and shower. The facility also features a spa retail shop, full-service beauty salon and fitness studio. Guests can also enjoy beachfront treatments or therapies provided in the privacy of their suite. For more information visit http://www.villagroupresorts.com/spas/tatewari
- Marival Residences and World Spa
This spa offers the very essences of relaxation and renovation from eight distinct cultures of the world which are recreated in an unparalleled environment. Each is isolated in separate quarters complete with the unique characteristics of the spa experience from the region, including: Thailand, Russia, Italy, Japan, Turkey and more. For more information on The Marival Residences & World Spa, please visit: http://www.marivalresidences.com/Discover-Marival/Spa
- Marival Resort & Suites Spa & Beauty Salon (Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit)
After a long day of traveling, some regeneration is in order and the Marival Resort’s Spa and Beauty Salon offers the perfect opportunity for guests to unwind and relax. Among the treatments/services offered include: “Hot Stone Massage” for chronic pains in the back and neck; “Lymphatic Drainage Massage,” a soft gentle massage that eliminates toxins by draining lymphatic tissues; and the “Temaztac Mud Treatment Hydration” which is intended to relax and hydrate the skin with extracts, vanillas and essential oils. For more information on the Marival Resort & Suites Spa & Beauty Salon please visit http://www.marival.com/Resort/Spa
- The SPA at Dreams Villamagna (Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit)
The SPA at Dreams Villamagna surely meets expectations. Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta offers world-class spa services providing the ultimate in pampering with treatments from the traditional to the unusual incorporating native nutrient-rich fruits, flora and techniques. A few highlights include a full spa menu of body treatments and rejuvenating therapies, Swiss showers, saunas, steam rooms, water circuit, relaxation areas, facial treatments, and full service beauty salon. http://www.dreamsresorts.com/drenv/spa-experience.html
- Renova Spa at the Hotel Riu Vallarta & Riu Palace Pacifico (Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit)
The Renova Spa features a selection of body massages and is also equipped with its own beauty salon. One of its signature treatments is the “Ocean Harmony Massage” which is performed on the beach and can be shared by couples who would like to experience a romantic time close to the ocean. For more information the Renova Spa at the Hotel Riu Vallarta please visit www.riu.com.
- Palenque Spa at Paradise Village (Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit)
“Salus per aquam” – meaning health and wellness through fitness and hydrotherapy is the wellness philosophy at the luxurious Palenque Spa at Paradise Village. The spa has over 20,000 square feet of facilities offering an extensive menu of specialized hydrotherapy and body treatments. While you unwind at the Palenque Spa’s therapeutic pools, don’t forget to indulge in the spa’s chlorophyll tea. For more information on the Palenque Spa at Paradise Village please visit www.spapalenque.com.
- Hacienda del Paraisa SPA at El Tigre Golf Course (Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit)
Celebrate life's balance with a winning combination of a golf and spa vacation at the magnificent El Tigre Golf course and Country Club. For the ultimate in true relaxation and escapism, the hotel offers a new dimension to personal leisure, enticing guests to discover the sensual pleasures of a world renowned spa, in addition to world class recreational facilities. http://www.spaparaiso.com/
- Salon & Spa Treatments at the Vallarta Palace (Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit)
Enjoy a panoramic view of the beautiful Banderas Bay while you get your massages, manicures, pedicures, and hair treatments at the Vallarta Palace’s salon and five spa treatment rooms. Vallarta Palace offers basic services to guests for a quick rejuvenation or pampering after a long day. For more information visit www.vallartapalace.com
- Haramara Retreat (Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit)
Haramara a sacred Huichol word for “Grandmother Sea” is located in the surfer chic beach town of Sayulita. The sanctuary of Haramara offers a variety of year-round yoga and meditation workshops along with an ongoing program of massages, restorative treatments and holistic therapies. Enjoy a program of rejuvenation amidst an idyllic retreat offering outstanding serenity, stunning beaches and awe-inspiring scenery. For more information visit http://www.haramararetreat.com/