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10 Best Wellness Retreats & Resorts in Mexico in 2021

Last updated June 11, 2021

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 onsite spas, beautiful, luxury suites, all-inclusive packages and wellness-focused activity programs designed to transform and nourish here are some of our favorite wellness retreats in Mexico this year. 

With properties that encourage you to switch off, rejuvenate, rest and even grow spiritually there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider Mexico for your next wellness vacation. 

Grand Velas

Grand Velas is Mexico’s top-ranked resort, with all of its three locations consistently 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 in a hurry. With so many suite, activity and dining options you’ll be spoiled for choice in any one of the resorts you choose. 

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 recently awarded the ‘Excellent Spa Hotel’ award by Conde Nast and 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.

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

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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

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

Grand Velas Los Cabos

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

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

Contact us at bookingsupport@vacayou.com to begin your journey to wellness at any of the Grand Velas properties.

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, a 463 sq foot, two-level suite offering a private terrace with a 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. 

This gorgeous, vibrant property also offers a wide range of experiences that guests can indulge in daily from outdoor yoga classes, golf on their own private course all the way to tequila tasting. Relax, indulge and truly unwind as this one-of-a-kind resort. 

Paradisus

Paradisus Mexico Resorts offer some of the finest all-inclusives in Mexico and if you’re looking for somewhere to put your feet up and get your dose of Vitamin Sea then 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. 

Paradisus Los Cabos

For oceanside desert luxury, the Paradisus offers incredible stays in a stunning setting surrounded by palm-fringed swimming pools and glowing sunsets each night.

Whether you just want to unwind, explore or play, there’s something here for you from the incredible Spa offering a number of skin treatments, massage and aromatherapy to kids activities and golf.

Restaurants range from local Mexican cuisine to contemporary Asian and Italian and cover all dietary needs for those looking for a wellness retreat in Mexico.

Paradisus Playa del Carmen

With two luxury properties in Playa del Carmen, offering the very best in wellness, service and dining experiences, in over 22 different restaurants.

You can also enhance your whole experience with The Reserve Upgrade, which includes a beautifully designed, spacious suite, personalized concierge service and access to the private beach club as well as all the other services the properties’ all-inclusive package offers. 

Choose from Paradisus Resort in Playa del Carmen for the whole family or Paradisus The Reserve La Perla for an Adults-only wellness getaway. 

Cartesiano 360

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 wellbeing.

Cartesiano offers four different retreats from Circadian Health and Rebalance to a specialized mental wellness retreat program that lasts from 4 days to 21 days. They also have a number of different experiences that range from Somatic cooking to visual healing. 

Cartesiano are also the leaders in the latest wellness technology and on-site 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 to take your wellness experience to the next level. 

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

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. Contact us at bookingsupport@vacayou.com to begin your journey.

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 753 sq ft Town House both of which include a 5-course tasting breakfast and customized in-room spa menus. 

On-site you’ll also find their own restaurant, bar and rooftop with incredible views of the town and surrounding mountains, 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? Contact us at bookingsupport@vacayou.com for more detail.

Palmaïa, The House of AïA

Taking wellness travel to another level, Palmaïa, The House of AïA was recently voted one of the Best New Hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure. A stay at Palmaia is all about awakening and transformation, whether you’re here to start your wellness journey or continuing 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 restaurants, all plant-based and the food is intricately assembled together by Michelin-starred restaurant-trained chefs that keep wellness in mind with every concoction.

Indulge yourself 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; to the earth, to each other and to ourselves and in this space is where you can truly begin to explore that. One of the top must-experience wellness retreats in Playacar, Mexico.

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. From an endless list of wellness activities to indulge in from four different types of yoga and active mediation and for the more energetic, HIIT workouts and conscious indoor cycling. In fact, there’s a whole menu of wellness activities to choose from. 

Their numerous on-site restaurants use the finest local ingredients in a farm-to-table dining experience using food preparation techniques passed down for centuries that will nourish and energize you from within.

There’s also a beautiful spa onsite, 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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