Once again this year, Conde Nast Traveler had their readers poll results on top spa hotels and resorts around the world. South America was missing in action completely and only two Mexican resorts were included in the list! There are so many 5-diamond Mexico resorts with sprawling spas, it seems incredible that only two have enough name recognition to make it in. Still, congrats to the Le Blanc hotel group, which received recognition for both its Los Cabos and Cancun locations.
Travel + Leisure’s Top 25 Resort Hotels in Mexico” list, published in September 2021 had a lot more heft and included lots of the top spa resorts we have reviewed right here on Luxury Latin America.
These magazine reader polls are subject to lots of ballot-stuffing of course. PR firms and hotel chains buy a lot of staffer subscriptions so they can put in their votes. (That partly explains why you see so many perfect scores of 100 at the top.)
But hey, in a bit of circular cause and effect, the most famous places do have the resources to keep facilities and staffers top-notch and with such a high reputation at stake, they’re going to go out of their way to make you happy. After winning these awards, the great ones tend to stay great.
List or no list, we think there are some incredible luxury spa resorts in Mexico that you need to get to know. Here are some of the best Mexican spa resorts in the country’s top vacation destinations: Los Cabos, the Riviera Maya, and the Riviera Nayarit.
Spa Resorts In Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo
Any list of the top resorts in Mexico is going to be dominated by a few perennial winners from the Los Cabos region. The two cities and the corridor between there host a steady stream of Hollywood celebrities, Silicon Valley billionaires, and captains of industry from both Mexico and the USA. When they need to wind down and relieve some stress, the spas at these luxury hotels don’t disappoint.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection
Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos
Chileno Bay Resort
Las Ventanas al Paraiso Los Cabos (Rosewood)
Montage Los Cabos
Spa Resorts In Cancun and the Riviera Maya
Mexico’s most popular resort area is a hotel-jammed stretch of beachfront extending from Isla Mujeres all the way down to Tulum. There are a few top spa resorts in Cancun proper, several in the Mayakoba development near Playa del Carmen, and scattered around the Riviera Maya.
Here are a few top spa resorts in Cancun and south of there that frequently show up on lists of the top spas in North America:
Puerto Vallarta , Punta Mita, & Riviera Nayarit Spa Hotels
The Four Seasons and St. Regis Resorts in Punta Mita both have extensive spas with a long list of treatments and plenty of space to spread out and relax. Either could keep you occupied for days of rubdowns, scrubs, and facials. The W Punta de Mita spa is starting to get some recognition for its outdoor hydrotherapy circuit surrounded by nature. The one at the Conrad Punta de Mita will be a real showpiece once the extensive garden vegetation grows in and creates a bountiful space of shady plants.