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10 Best Wellness Retreats & Resorts in Mexico

Last updated March 17, 2023

Mexico is quickly becoming one of the best and most accessible destinations for wellness retreats around the world. It’s a unique combination of culture, heritage and wellness, stunning locations and five-star service that Mexico does so well. With on-site spas, luxury suites, all-inclusive packages and wellness-focused activity programs designed to transform and nourish. No wonder these 10 properties are some of our favorite wellness retreats in Mexico. 


Grand Velas

The all-inclusive Grand Velas is Mexico’s top-ranked resort, with all of its three locations consistently ranking in the Top 5. Grand Velas goes above and beyond to offer a 5-star all-inclusive experience that won’t make you forget your wellness retreat in Mexico. You’ll be spoiled for choice in any of the resorts you choose.

1. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Head straight to Grand Velas Nayarit Riviera if you’re looking for wellness with a side of adventure.

This hotel was awarded the “Excellent Spa Hotel” award by Conde Nast. If you’re looking to rest the body, rejuvenate the senses and awaken the spirit—make sure to take advantage of this world-class location and spa treatments.

Combined with beautiful ocean views, gourmet dining, luxury ocean-front suites and activities such as bonding beach bonfires, scuba diving opportunities and sailing trips—you’ve got yourself an unforgettable stay. 


2. Grand Velas Riviera Maya

If you prefer white sand beaches and sunrises to sunsets, Grand Velas Riviera Maya might be more for you. Located north of Playa del Carmen in an exclusive beachfront location, you can enjoy the crystalline Caribbean ocean, world-class spa services and a different restaurant each night.

The hotel also offers golfing experiences, girls getaway packages and culinary packages that’ll make your experience even more personalized. 


3. Grand Velas Los Cabos

If Los Cabos is your first choice for location then Grand Velas awaits with fine dining, exceptional spa treatments inspired by nature and the best from a world-class luxury resort.

With modern design and grand spaces all around the property, there’s no shortage of things to do. Activities range from brunching on a luxury yacht in the day to stargazing experiences by night.


4. Casa Velas

Also part of the Grand Velas group—but with a more boutique feel—Casa Velas is one of the most highly rated all-inclusive boutique resorts in Puerto Vallarta. Casa Velas’s all-inclusive packages consist of access to Tau Beach Club, suite service and fitness center access among others.

For the wellness traveler, it’s the wellness suite you want to book. This two-level suite offers a private terrace with dining table, gorgeous jungle views, a private immersion pool in the garden and Jacuzzi in the bathroom as well as an exercise bike in the bedroom. 

The gorgeous, vibrant property also offers a wide range of experiences. Guests can indulge in outdoor yoga classes, golf on their own private course and a tequila tasting. Relax and truly unwind at this one-of-a-kind resort. 


Paradisus

Paradisus Mexico Resorts offer some of the finest all-inclusives in Mexico. If you’re looking for somewhere to put your feet up and get your dose of Vitamin Sea—you’ll definitely want to put these two luxury wellness resorts on your radar.

With a number of wellness retreats in Mexico, our favorites have to be Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos. 

5. Paradisus Los Cabos

For oceanside luxury, the Los Cabos resort offers incredible stays in a stunning setting surrounded by palm-fringed swimming pools and glowing sunsets.

Whether you just want to unwind, explore or play, there’s something here for everyone. The spa is divine and offers a number of skin treatments, massage and aromatherapy.

Restaurants range from local Mexican cuisine to contemporary Asian and Italian. All dietary needs are covered making this a wellness retreat in Mexico not to miss.


6. Paradisus Playa del Carmen

With a luxury property in Playa del Carmen, Paradisus offers the very best in wellness, service and dining experiences.

You can also enhance your experience with The Reserve Upgrade. This premium experience includes a spacious suite, personalized concierge service and access to the private beach club as well as the other services in the all-inclusive package. 


7. Cartesiano Urban Wellness Center

Located in Puebla, a historical small city just 80 miles from Mexico City, this beautiful wellness center provides a number of different programs and experiences to enhance well-being.

The retreats on offer wellness journeys ranging from Circadian Health and Rebalance to Detox and Regeneration. They also offer a number of experiences including Somatic cooking and visual healing. 

Cartesiano is also a leader in the latest wellness technology. Onsite you’ll find MLX iDome for detox therapy, a quartz bed for touch therapy and SPA Wave for you to experience the latest in vibration therapy. All these takes your wellness experience to the next level. 

The property itself is made up of a beautifully modern structure with bright spaces and earthy tones. Two colonial 16th and 17th-century buildings that have been beautifully renovated flank the courtyard.

You’ll also find a pool, fitness center, library and spa at this wellness retreat in Mexico. When it comes to integral wellness there is nothing Cartesiano hasn’t missed. 


8. Dos Casas Hotel & Spa

Nestled in what has been voted as the Best Small City in the World 2020 by Conde Nast Traveller Readers, the UNESCO-listed town of San Miguel de Allende is full of culture, color and heritage. It really is one of the most beautiful small towns in Mexico and belongs on every bucket list. 

Dos Casas Hotel & Spa is a beautiful property right in the heart of the colonial center. Architect and founder Albert Laposse took two 18th-century colonial buildings and combined them together, beautifully bringing together neo-classical, colonial architecture with spectacular modern touches.

Rooms range from the beautiful Design Suite to the Town House—both of which include a 5-course tasting breakfast and customized in-room spa menus. 

You’ll also find a restaurant, bar and rooftop with incredible views of the town and surrounding mountains, a gym, hammam, sauna and a wide range of other wellness activities.

The true highlight here has to be their CBD-infused, stress-relieving massage and Tibetan bowl sound massage that will quickly alter your body and mind into a tranquil state for the rest of your stay. Intrigued?


9. Palmaïa, The House of AïA

Taking wellness travel to another level, is Palmaïa, The House of AïA. A stay at Palmaia is all about awakening and transformation, whether you’re here to start your wellness journey or continue on it.

Upon check-in, you’re assigned a “Nomadic Guide” that will be there to take care of your every need. There are four plant-based restaurants and the food is intricately assembled by Michelin-starred restaurant-trained chefs that keep wellness in mind with every concoction.

Indulge in nature-based spa treatments in the middle of the jungle, private dinners and group activities based on bonding, and finding spiritual and mental balance.

The Palmaia experience is all about finding connection. Finding connection to the earth, to each other and to ourselves. And in this space is where you can truly begin to explore that. This is one of the top must-experience wellness retreats in Playacar, Mexico.


10. Chablé Yucatán

With its roots firmly set in Mayan culture, Chablé, unlike its other Yucatan Peninsula counterparts, is a wellness resort set firmly in the ancient Mayan jungle.

Chablé follows ancient Mayan practices and principles to give you a space that’s rejuvenating, rewarding and a true escape. Tackle the endless list of wellness activities that include four different types of yoga and active mediation to the more energetic, HIIT workouts and conscious indoor cycling. In fact, there’s a whole menu of wellness activities to choose from. 

Their on-site restaurants use the finest local ingredients in a farm-to-table dining experience using food preparation techniques passed down for centuries.

There’s also a beautiful spa, golf course, and private cenote. Chable Yucatan really is the ultimate retreat for those seeking a vacation that combines wellness with cultural experiences beautifully. 


Which wellness retreat in Mexico would you choose for your next vacation? Start planning your trip to Mexico for an experiences that will nourish body and soul.

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