While a trip to Mexico City means a busy schedule filled with visits to museums, dining at restaurants helmed by renowned chefs and roaming trendy neighborhoods, you don’t need to forgo pampering while on vacation. R&R after a long day immersed in CDMX’s (a local abbreviation for Ciudad de Mexico, or Mexico City) hectic streets might be closer than you think — as close, in fact, as your hotel spa.
Find your bliss at these three tranquil hotel spas in Mexico City.
Remède Spa at The St. Regis Mexico City
Climbing out of the elevator on the 15th floor of The St. Regis Mexico City, the first thing that will grab your attention are the arresting views of Paseo de la Reforma, one of the city’s main avenues. And while you’ll find incredible vistas at many spots in this high-rise, the floor-to-ceiling ones from the Jacuzzi adjacent to the spa will impress even the most seasoned traveler.
Made up of seven cabins and a suite, “Sol y Luna,” Remède Spa offers personalized treatments and massages, as well as facials, manicures and pedicures. To achieve the ultimate relaxation after a day of exploring the museums and historic attractions along Reforma, book a hot stone massage. Your muscles will feel restored after a 60-minute session in which your therapist will apply just the right amount of deep-tissue pressure and combine hot stones to relieve any soreness.
Back in your room, you’ll find Laboratoire Remède toiletries in your shower to extend the feeling of being pampered well beyond the spa experience. Make sure you pick up some body wash to take home with you at the small boutique inside the spa at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel.
Aurora Spa at Las Alcobas, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City
Located on one of the city’s most exclusive avenues, Presidente Masaryk, Las Alcobas is a 35-room boutique hotel characterized by an intimate atmosphere that you’ll find especially appealing if you’re after a home-away-from-home experience. Everything is a stone’s throw away from Four-Star Las Alcobas, making it the ideal launching pad to get better acquainted with the upscale Polanco neighborhood and its environs.
The intimate two-cabin Aurora Spa is a wellness haven with everything you need to feel reinvigorated after a day wandering the city on foot. Choose between a 60- or 90-minute massage, a body exfoliation or a wrap that combines age-old healing techniques with indigenous ingredients like cocoa butter, avocado cream and coffee scrubs. Or opt to have the best of all worlds by booking the Mayan Healing Ritual, which offers the most complete experience.
Feel Urban Spa by Live Aqua Urban Resort Mexico
This urban resort in the affluent Bosques de las Lomas neighborhood aims to provide you with a whole sensory experience, from the aromatherapy you’ll find on every floor as soon as you step foot out of the elevator to the pampering options at its luxurious spa — a true retreat that will restore your balance after a day out in the urban jungle.
And while you might think you know plenty of spas the world over, hydrotherapy is the name of the game at Feel Urban Spa by Live Aqua. Start by sweating it all out at the sauna, follow with a steam bath, lounge in the cascade-shower-filled Jacuzzi — which is the size of a small pool — until you start to get a little wrinkly and end your water session with a pressure shower. But there’s more: While you can book the hydrotherapy circuit on its own, it’s included whenever you book a massage or treatment off the menu, so make sure you have a few spare hours to indulge.