When Hurricane Odile touched down in Los Cabos in September 2014, it left a lot of devastation it left in its wake – an estimated US$1 billion worth of damage, in fact. For a resort town like Los Cabos, located on the Baja Peninsula, the possibility that the hurricane damage would keep the tourists vital to the local economy away was a frightening prospect. Fortunately, though, the community pulled together for an incredibly quick clean-up operation.
Over eight months later most of the resorts are ready to open for the summer. The recovery process has been a rebirth of sorts for a lot of businesses in Los Cabos. At the spas, this has led to a renewal of the desire to offer an authentic Mexican experience that utilizes indigenous ingredients. So, in honour of Cinco De Mayo, we present to you four examples of popular Los Cabos spa treatments now available. Consider this your #PeacefulPicoftheMonth of May!
Originally used by Indian tribes to rebalance the body’s energy, level body temperature and achieve muscle relaxation. Sacred stones are combined with therapeutic massage to achieve a state of harmony.
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.
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.
Mexico’s first and only wine spa offers a one-of-a-kind vinotherapy treatments. Vinotherapy is a combination of natural healing and the rejuvenating power of grapes from Baja California’s wine country, Valle de Guadalupe.