The destination’s spas put the “Ahhhh” in Acapulco
A visit to one of the many spas in Acapulco can leave you feeling and looking your best during your vacation. In addition to classic treatments and therapies, spa aficionados will also find up-to-the-minute new treatments, as well as practices dating back to the ancient Maya. The most convenient way to book a spa treatment is to make a reservation at your hotel. Below are some of the resorts and hotels in Acapulco known for the high quality of their onsite spas.
One of Acapulco’s newest resorts is Banyan Tree Cabo Marques, in the Diamond Zone. There you’ll find the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, which is built around a tropical garden concept. Spa therapists at Banyan Tree use a high-touch, low-tech approach that celebrates human touch coupled with the use of natural herbs, spices and aromatic oils. The exotic treatments are inspired by Asian traditions that have been passed through the hands of many generations.
The famed Willow Stream Spa is part of The Fairmont Acapulco Princess resort. The palapa (thatched roof) Willow Stream Spa has 17 treatment rooms, with multi-use and hydrotherapy rooms and couples massage suites. There’s also Jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, lounge areas, a boutique and beauty salon and a dedicated fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment. Guests at the nearby The Fairmont Pierre Marques can also use the Willow Stream Spa. Shuttles between the two resorts are available all day long.
The Grand Mayan Acapulco Resort has the on-property Brio Spa & Fitness Center. There’s a lot on offer, including relaxing massage, facial or body treatments and energizing sauna, Jacuzzi or cold plunge tubs. You can buff up in the modern workout facilities comprising a gym, yoga room, spinning and Pilate’s classes. In addition to familiar treatments like Swedish massage, you can indulge yourself with indigenous therapies such as the Seaweed-Algae Body Treatment, utilizing nutritious prickly pear and aloe vera exfoliating gel with a seaweed wrap; or a Tropical Body Treatment consisting of an exfoliating foam gel of tamarind pulp and a mango body pack.
The view of Acapulco Bay from the iconic Las Brisas property could itself qualify as a spa treatment all its own. Even so, the resort has a beauty salon and a small health spa for massage, body treatments, and facials. A steam room and sauna are also available at the resort’s air-conditioned fitness center.
There are plenty of first-rate hotels in the Golden Zone with world-class spas. The Hotel Emporio Acapulco has the Oriental Spa, with practitioners specializing in Asian-based spa therapies. The spacious spa facilities offer Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and rooms for facials.
The Alory Spa at Grand Hotel Acapulco in the Golden Zone has modern facilities, including six treatment rooms for massages, facials, exfoliation and wrap. The spa also has a sauna, steam room pressure shower and Jacuzzi.
The Quinta Real Acapulco is set right on Punta Diamante beach, in the Diamond Zone. The resort’s Diseño Facial Spa features hydrating treatments, holistic message, shiatsu massage, herbal wraps, anti-stress treatments, hydro massage with herbs, reductive massage and deep cleansing facials.
The Diamond Zone’s Spa Miguett at Camino Real Acapulco offers a wide range of body and facial treatments. It also has Jacuzzi, steam room, beauty salon and gym. The resort is tucked into the mountainside with scenic views overlooking the bay of Puerto Marques.
One of the hippest new hotels is Hotel Boca Chica in the Traditional Zone. The 30-room, six suite hotel is a retro masterpiece. The hotel’s spa area features several massage cabanas and a therapy area where a team of trained experts offer a range of body and facial treatments. There’s also a fully-equipped gym.