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Top 17 Stress-Melting Wellness Resorts in Mexico

Many of us are craving stress relief with a wellness vacation at the top of our must-do soon list. Mexico is home to many breathtaking resorts, from intimate boutique retreats to sprawling luxurious properties that are sure to fit the bill. Head south and enjoy stress-melting spa treatments often based on ancient Mayan therapies, classes like yoga, Pilates, and nutrition, along with a wealth of activities and opportunities for relaxation among spectacular scenery. Any one of these options is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and recharged.

Conrad Punta de Mita - Riviera Nayarit Conrad Punta de Mita
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Conrad Punta de Mita - Riviera Nayarit

The Conrad Punta de Mita is a beautiful beachfront resort nestled among serene natural landscapes and glorious turquoise waters along the Riviera Nayarit. Its biggest feature is that all rooms and suites boast views of the Pacific. Guests can enjoy the total wellness getaway with relaxation, fun activities, and a spa that offers transformative therapies. It has multiple treatment rooms, a sauna, and a whirlpool indoors, while the outdoors offers hydrotherapy and a Temazcal ritual amongst a beautiful display of foliage.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with transformative therapies

  • Outdoor hydrotherapy and Temazcal rituals

  • Suites with oceanfront views

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa - Puerto Vallarta Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
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Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa - Puerto Vallarta

A top resort for a wellness retreat, the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa offers total healing along with jaw-dropping ocean views. This resort offers ocean views, an infinity pool, and a romantic outdoor restaurant. Water-focused spa treatments feature a rebirth therapy session in a pool of warm water with meditation at Ohtli Spa. The spa offers contemporary techniques with ancient healing traditions and treatments that are designed to melt your stress away, including relaxing couples’ massages, facials, aromatherapy, and more. Activities are centered around water, like standup paddleboarding, kayaking excursions, and seasonal whale watching.

Key Amenities:

  • Infinity pool

  • Spa with water-focused treatments

  • Standup paddleboarding and kayak excursions

Sanará Resort - Tulum Sanará
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Sanará Resort - Tulum

One of the best resorts in Tulum, Sanara offers an eco-retreat with its name translating to “you will heal” in Spanish. There’s a state-of-the-art yoga studio and a spectacular Wellness Center focused on traditional Mayan healing principles. Mayan therapies are provided by local experts whose families have been practicing the remedies for centuries. Just a few of the other options include Breathe Massages, Reiki, hot stone massage, and Clay and Mud detox therapy. Guests can also enjoy weekly sound healing sessions, a delicious gluten-free, vegan-friendly menu that includes mushroom coffee and lots of adaptogen drinks, and much more.

Key Amenities:

  • Eco-retreat with vegan-friendly menu

  • Yoga studio and wellness center

  • Mayan therapies by local experts

One&Only Mandarina - Monteon One&Only Mandarina
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One&Only Mandarina - Monteon

Located along the Riviera Nayarit, the One&Only Mandarina is a resort that provides privacy and seclusion among emerald-covered cliffs, lush rainforest, and soft white sands edging the Pacific. Enjoy the fresh air, the sounds of the waves and the birds, mindfulness, yoga classes, and treatments at the lavish One&Only Spa, inspired by both progressive and ancient healing practices. There are miles of scenic hiking and biking trails, along with swimming pools where you can float while suspended on the cliffside or swim over volcanic rocks.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with ancient healing practices

  • Yoga classes and mindfulness retreats

  • Hiking and pools over volcanic rocks

Grand Velas Riviera Maya - Playa del Carmen Grand Velas Riviera Maya
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Grand Velas Riviera Maya - Playa del Carmen

Grand Velas is a world-renowned resort on the Riviera Maya that’s home to one of Mexico’s top spas. The Grand Velas Spa offers 40 treatment rooms and a wide range of treatment offerings aimed to soothe muscles, eliminate toxins, promote balance, and reduce the signs of aging, including ancient healing rituals. There’s an exclusive beach, gorgeous pools, and activities like diving, kayak tours, golf, and yoga. It’s a great choice for anyone seeking a wellness-inspired vacation with many luxurious amenities.

Key Amenities:

  • Holistic spa with ancient healing rituals

  • Exclusive beach and pools

  • Suites with private terraces and plunge pools

Zoetry Paraiso de La Bonita - Puerto Morelos Zoëtry Paraiso De La Bonita Riviera Maya
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Zoetry Paraiso de La Bonita - Puerto Morelos

Another ideal full-service resort option with all the usual luxury perks, Zoetry Paraiso de La Bonita is located along the Riviera Maya and hosts a wellness center providing Thalassotherapy, native Mayan treatments, Temazcal ceremonies and so much more. A top adults-only resort in Mexico, guests can take yoga, meditation, Pilates, Tai Chi, and nutrition classes, along with acupuncture and Chinese medicine classes.

Key Amenities:

  • Wellness center with Mayan treatments

  • Yoga, meditation, Pilates and Tai Chi

  • Acupuncture and Chinese medicine classes

Amansala Yoga & Wellness Resort - Tulum Amansala
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Amansala Yoga & Wellness Resort - Tulum

Amansala offers a budget-friendly wellness stay on a pristine white sandy beach in Tulum. Guests can join Beach n Bliss and Bikini Bootcamp, which includes daily yoga, massages, healthy, delicious meals, and the “must-sees” of Tulum. Want to find gratitude for the “little things?” The Restore and REnew program may be ideal, focused on nature therapy, movement, mindfulness, community, and ceremony. It includes a farm-to-table restaurant with a waterfront terrace, spa, yoga studios, a beachfront pool, and loaner bikes for exploring too.

Key Amenities:

  • Programs with yoga and healthy meals

  • Beachfront pool

  • Spa with beach club

Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas
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Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas

If you’re seeking a blissful setting in a more remote and secluded area, the Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas is ideal. If you want to enjoy more action, it offers a complimentary shuttle to downtown Cabo, about a 15-minute drive away. Ocean views can be enjoyed from every suite, many of which are more like apartments and include full kitchens. Even if you prepare some of your meals, don’t miss Arnica, the fine dining restaurant with a talented chef that can create personalized dishes based on your preferences and requirements, such as gluten-free. Special wine-tasting experiences and cooking and mixology classes are available too. The property is a haven for wellness and relaxation, complete with private beachfront cabanas and a lavish oceanside spa that combines the elements of nature with massage, body, and facial treatments. There’s an excellent fitness center, classes like yoga and aqua aerobics, and a huge saltwater lagoon-style pool with a sandy bottom for swimming, paddle boarding, and kayaking.

Key Amenities:

  • Exceptional fine dining + a luxurious oceanside spa

  • Saltwater lagoon pool with sandy bottom + Private beachfront cabanas

  • One of the best golf courses in Mexico on-site

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende Aerial view of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
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Rosewood San Miguel de Allende

Nestled in the heart of San Miguel de Allende, this Rosewood property is a 5-star haven for activities and relaxation, with everything from Cacao Ceremonies designed for inner healing to Lavanda workshops where you’ll learn all about lavender and how to take advantage of its restorative properties. There’s a fitness center offering a variety of classes, three pools to lounge around, and a luxurious spa. The Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar is an ideal place for a refreshing drink with magnificent city views, while the highly acclaimed 1826 Restaurant serves authentic Mexican fare. Rooms come with amenities designed to relax, including bathrooms with soaking tubs and fireplaces. Balconies or terraces are included too.

Key Amenities:

  • Unique classes and workshops

  • Three pools

  • Luxurious spa

NIZUC Resort & Spa - Cancun NIZUC Resort & Spa
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NIZUC Resort & Spa - Cancun

Ideal for couples seeking a romantic wellness stay, NIZUC is tucked among protected mangroves facing an uncrowded white sandy beach with the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef just offshore providing outstanding snorkeling. Kayaking and paddleboarding are available too. Afterward, you might head to the on-site ESPA spa to unwind with one of the signature Mayan treatments. There are multiple on-site eateries, plus private dining is offered on the pier or the beach. Ceviche-making classes are available too. Rooms include pool villas that come with private tropical gardens, infinity pools with waterfalls, freestanding deep soaking tubs, and outdoor showers.

Key Amenities:

  • White sandy beach with snorkeling

  • ESPA spa with Mayan treatments

  • Multiple on-site restaurants + private dining options

Haramara Retreat - Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit Haramara Retreat
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Haramara Retreat - Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit

Offering a luxurious yoga retreat on 12 oceanfront acres, Haramara sits on a quiet private beach and has no electricity other than in the restaurant and yoga studio, providing the perfect place for a break from those high-tech gadgets. Accommodation is in private, stand-alone thatched huts immersed in the jungle with only gauze curtains and mosquito nets to keep out bugs and critters. Its aim is for detoxification and relaxation, with an open-air spa, yoga and meditation classes,  and walking trails. But if you do want to get back to the “real world,” the small seaside town of Sayulita is just a short drive away.

Key Amenities:

  • Minimal electricity

  • Private beach with thatched huts

  • Open-air spa, yoga and meditation classes

Chablé Yucatán - Chochola Chable Yucatán
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Chablé Yucatán - Chochola

A five-star wellness resort in the lush Mayan jungle, Chablé Yucatán follows ancient Mayan principles and practices to ensure guests enjoy a rewarding, relaxing, and rejuvenating escape. It offers a long list of wellness options, from active meditation and four types of yoga to conscious indoor cycling and challenging HIIT workouts. Enjoy temazcal sessions and pampering in the spa, which includes floatation therapy and stress-relieving massage. There’s a golf course on-site, and dining is top-notch, with the Mayan kitchen serving dishes with ingredients from the property’s gardens and orchards. All accommodations include fabulous outdoor living spaces with private terraces and pools.

Key Amenities:

  • Temazcal sessions, yoga, and meditation

  • Spa with floatation therapy

  • Dining uses ingredients from the property’s orchards and gardens

Casa Calibra: Boutique Wellness Hotel - Puerto Escondido Casa Calibra: Boutique Wellness Hotel
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Casa Calibra: Boutique Wellness Hotel - Puerto Escondido

Set within a beautiful, custom-designed villa, Casa Calibra offers all-inclusive, curated wellness experiences in the state of Oaxaca. An adults-only wellness hotel, it’s the perfect place to unwind while taking advantage of one of the world’s most popular surfing and yoga destinations. It includes a panoramic yoga room where you can practice your poses while watching a glorious sunset, along with a pool that features a waterfall to relax under. Enjoy pampering massages in the custom massage room, taking a dip in the cold plunge pool, and soaking in the sauna too. The state-of-the-art gym makes it easy to keep up with your workouts while enjoying an ocean view. Rooms include ocean-view options and all come with a daily nutritious, chef-prepared breakfast.

Key Amenities:

  • Swimming pool with a waterfall

  • Sauna, cold plunge pool + massage room

  • State-of-the-art gym with an ocean view

Hostal de la Luz Spa & Holistic Resort - Amatlan, Tepoztlan Hostal de la Luz Spa & Holistic Resort
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Hostal de la Luz Spa & Holistic Resort - Amatlan, Tepoztlan

Surrounded by the Tepozteco Mountains in Amatlán, Hostal de la Luz Spa & Holistic Resort was named by the Dalai Lama  as a “place of world peace.” Relax, recharge and enhance wellness through a variety of healing activities like yoga, meditation, sound healing, and tai-chi, all of which are included in your stay. Take part in purification baths, Temazcal or relax with any one of a full range of spa treatments. It’s easy to find your own slice of peaceful paradise for quiet contemplation and meditation too. The suites all come with their own meditation spaces as well, and many have private terraces for enjoying the lush views.

Key Amenities:

  • Purification baths and Temazcal rituals

  • Yoga, tai chi and sound healing included

  • Suites with private terraces and meditation spaces

Villa Santa Cruz - Todos Santos, Baja California Sur Villa Santa Cruz
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Villa Santa Cruz - Todos Santos, Baja California Sur

Villa Santa Cruz sits on a secluded 20-acre beachfront property just north of Todos Santos, where the often empty sands stretch for miles, perfect for peaceful strolls. A boutique hotel, there is a main villa and private stand-alone beach-view bungalows. It’s the ideal destination for those who want to focus on wellness and relaxation, with the setting ideal for a blissful disconnect. Guests can enjoy everything from private yoga sessions on the beach to evening candlelit sessions on the Roof Terrace. There are a variety of massage options and many spots perfect for meditation.

Key Amenities:

  • Villa and beach-view bungalows

  • Private yoga sessions

  • Sound bath and cacao ceremonies

Rancho La Puerta - Tecate, Baja California Norte Rancho La Puerta
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Rancho La Puerta - Tecate, Baja California Norte

Rancho La Puerto has long been considered one of the world’s top destination spas, located just across the U.S. border in the tiny town of Tecate. When it opened almost 80 years ago, guests paid $17.50 to pitch their tent and dine in the Tres Estrellas kitchen garden. Today, the kitchen garden serves as a cookery school where you can learn to make dishes like jalapeño frittata with courgette flowers and goat’s cheese. There are running trails and a wealth of activities like tennis and pickleball, along with yoga, barre, and reformer Pilates classes in studios that overlook the vineyards. The array of spa treatments includes massages using herb-infused oils and reflexology.

Key Amenities:

  • Kitchen garden with cookery school

  • Herb-infused oil spa treatments and reflexology

  • Yoga, barre and reformer Pilates classes

Paradero Todos Santos - Baja California Sur Paradero Todos Santos
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Paradero Todos Santos - Baja California Sur

Providing a respite from the tourist crowds in Cabo, less than an hour north, Paradero Todos Santos has a focus on authentic encounters and wellness. It sits on a five-acre property that includes a 100,000-square-foot botanical garden where guests can take a hands-on farming tutorial. There are trails on-site for biking or jogging, with 80 percent of the grounds landscaped but undeveloped. The spa offers treatments rooted in ancient Mexican healing traditions centered on water-based therapies. The Ojo de Agua Spa/ Wellness Center is a below-ground spa inspired by a secret watering hole in Todos Santos that features authentic Temazcal and sound healing ceremonies, as well as massages and chakra balancing treatments.

Key Amenities:

  • Botanical garden with farming tutorial

  • Ancient Mexican healing traditions

  • Below-ground spa with secret watering hole

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