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Disconnect to Reconnect: Spa and wellness vacations in the Riviera Nayarit

  • Revitalize your Mind, Body, and Soul at the world class spas in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure, where they’ll pamper you with personalized service, the most romantic culinary experiences, and direct contact with nature.

The rapid pace of life nowadays makes it hard to disconnect from the daily routine to get some rest and recharge. So, when you have some downtime, traveling to a different place for some pampering is very much a good option.

We think it’s time to recommend the amazing spas of the Riviera Nayarit—and when we say amazing, believe us, we’re not exaggerating. The destination has world-class facilities that offer everything from traditional and modern treatments to authentic home remedies, not to mention decadent luxuries like massages with chocolate. Some treatments have their roots in antiquity, stemming from cultures like the Huichol, one of the traditional ethnicities of the state of Nayarit.

Most of the spas are located inside luxury properties, all-inclusive hotels, and of course, in retreats tucked away in the jungle or by the sea. There are myriad options for pampering and R&R that can meet all kinds of budgets.

Below we share some of the experiences you can enjoy in the spas of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure:


In harmony with the ocean: The Renova Spa at the Riu Palace Pacífico Nuevo Vallarta offers a selection of more than 10 body massages and specialized therapies. Their signature treatment, the Ocean Harmony service, is a unique romantic experience that takes place right on the beach and is specially geared towards couples. This is luxury at its finest!

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Yoga and meditation: Enjoy massages, yoga, and meditation workshops at the Haramara Retreat wellness sanctuary in Sayulita. Its name is a sacred word in Huichol that means “our mother, the sea.” The retreat offers a variety of yoga and meditation workshops year round, as well as a complete menu of massages, reconstructive treatments, and holistic therapies.

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Golf and spa: If you want to relax but still be active, then you need to check out the Hacienda Spa at the El Tigre Golf Club at the Paradise Village Nuevo Vallarta, where you can mix the latest in rest and relaxation with an invigorating game on the world-class greens. Relax your mind, challenge your body, and allow yourself to be pampered.

Melange World Spa – A Truly Exceptional Wellness Center. Book a destination spa vacation at Melange World Spa, a unique wellness center located at Marival Distinct Nuevo Vallarta. Come experience an extraordinary spa experience, where the world comes to your doorstep with unique wellness treatments from around the globe. Book your Melange World Spa vacation and stay at the Marival Distinct Nuevo Vallarta, a 2020 AAA 4-Diamond Award winning hotel.

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For the senses…

Evening Spa: You need to try the After-Hours evening at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita’s Apuane Spa, which mixes an elegant gourmet meal with an exotic experience to end the day on a completely relaxing note. Don’t leave the spa without trying the Hakali Signature Massage that incorporates elements of the nopal (paddle cactus) and maguey pulque (the milky, slightly sweet fermented sap from the plant).

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Spa and music: Relax while your senses are immersed in music at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta’s Rock Spa®, a sanctuary brimming with serene, positive energy for the body and soul. This spa has 13 treatment rooms designed for couples and individual treatments, including two open air areas.

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Chocolate-flavored pleasures: Looking for pure chocolate treatment masks? Check out the spa at the Hotel Reflect Nuevo Vallarta, which also offers three hydrotherapy treatment rooms and an extensive menu of massages and treatments that include volcanic clay and algae body wraps. They also have an onsite gym, sauna, and steam rooms.

Remède Spa at St Regis Resort offers a 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. For those seeking the unparalleled in pampering, the 10,000, square foot Remède Spa is the consummate place to relax and revitalize in one of their nine private treatment rooms.


Seaside temazcal: The Conrad Spa at the new Conrad Punta de Mita hotel is a true seaside sanctuary, an original concept that includes a temazcal (a type of pre-Hispanic steam room) and seven treatment rooms surrounded by tropical vegetation and connected by leafy tunnels dotted with flowers. You’ll love it!

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Hydrotherapy and spirituality: The Dreams Spa by Pevonia at the Dreams Villamagna hotel offers a sublime atmosphere of pure pleasure that combines hydrotherapy with indigenous treatments, creating a refreshing, invigorating, yet peaceful experience.

Natural serenity: The Jungle Spa at Imanta Resorts Punta de Mita has everything you could wish for to relax your body and soul, with open air treatments in a space surrounded by the jungle. Its holistic treatments are based on ancient Aztec healing rituals, incorporating the healing power of herbs, flowers, and other plants that can be found in the hotel’s natural reserve.

Huichol Rituals…

The herbs of the Wixárika: Book a vacation at the Makawé Spa (which means “owner of the stars and the water) at the Grand Matlali in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a magical place inspired in the four elements, where you’ll find the best treatments inspired in ancient rituals and the herbal traditions of the Huichol, or Wixárika, people.

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The Huichol Collection: The Huichol Collection signature spa treatments at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit are based on the ceremonies, rituals, and ingredients used by the ancient members of local indigenous tribes. Guests can ask for a Tau-Sol Body Scrub that uses natural extracts or the Metsere Treatment with Pearl Essence Powder, inspired by the symbol of the Metsere Moon, which represents peace and spirituality.

New Moon Ritual: At Tatewari, the spa shared by the Villa del Palmar Flamingos and Villa La Estancia Hotels, guests can book personalized treatments according to their state of mind. The standouts are the rituals, including the New Moon Ritual, the Water Ritual, and the Two Moons Ritual, ideal for couples. Visitors can also choose from among 14 suites for personalized treatments or any of the two VIP suites with private Jacuzzis.


Remember, Mexico’s Pacific Treasure will be here when you’re ready to travel.



The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) work together to promote the region with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit through its Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).