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in Baja California Sur
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del Arco Beach Resort & Spa, Los Cabos - The Desert Spa|
0.5 Camino Viejo a San José|
Cabo San Lucas
Baja California Sur
In México 01 800 725 6277
Stretching along El Médano Beach - the safest swimming beach
in Cabo San Lucas - Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa opens to the Sea of
Cortez and unobstructed views of the landmark El Arco at Lands End. The
upscale, familyfriendly property lies adjacent to the ultra-luxurious Villa La
Estancia and active Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa in a gated, private
enclave. Cascading waterfalls splashing into pools add to the dramatic view from
the entrance of the property. Three seven-story buildings look out to the sparkling
Sea of Cortez. The Desert Spa is available to guests of Villa La Estancia, Villa
del Arco and Villa del Palmar.
and Programs: The Desert Spa offers guests a vast menu of indulgent
and invigorating treatments. From signature facials and body wraps to relaxing
massages and therapeutic services. Using a line of desert-inspired products created
exclusively for the Desert Spa, therapists wrap, bathe and pamper guests with
extracts of agave, lime, cactus, melon and vanilla. By blending fruit and herb
extracts native to the Baja California area, the Desert Spa's natural body products
have been selectively developed specifically for the restorative and nutritive
powers they possess as well as for the enjoyment of the guests. Desert Touch
(Neck And Back Massage, Relaxing Massage, Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, The
Desert Spa Aromatherapy Massage, The Signature Desert Spa Massage, The Desert
Spa Hot Stone Massage, Couple's Massage), Desert Facials (The Desert Spa
Lemon-Lime facial, Organic Succulent Cactus Facial, Cucumber and Peppermint Oxygenating
Facial, Anti-Aging Desert Fruits and Spice Facial), Desert Moments (Mexican
Tequila Body Wrap, Detoxifying Desert Fruit Body Wrap, After Sun Soothing Mint
and Eucalyptus Treatment, Delicious Melon Body Treatment), Body Exfoliations
(Exotic Fruit Body Polish, Mexican Lime Exfoliation, Sea Of Cortez Body Scrub),
Desert Adventures (Just For Her, Mar de Cortez Discovery Experience, The
Baja California Spa Experience, The Desert Spa Package, His And Hers), Solo Para
Caballeros (The Gentlemen's' Hand Therapy, The Tired Feet Therapy, Men's' Favorite,
The Sportsman Combo), Desert Beauty (Desert Spa Manicure, Desert Spa Pedicure,
Polish Change, French Manicure, Hydrating Hair and Scalp Treatment, Shampoo and
Blow Dry, Haircut Gentlemen, Haircut Women, Waxing).
Treatments and Programs: Couple's Massage - Enjoy your favorite spa
indulgence with your loved one. Each of you will be pampered with your own personal
therapist in the same private environment. Choice of two 50 minutes massages in
one of our couple´s room or two 50 minutes massages plus 50 minutes of downtime
to enjoy the company of your loved one in one of our Desert Spa suites. His And
Hers - The most memorable and relaxing experience for a couple on a vacation,
this special Desert Spa moment is offered in one of our two spa suites. Couples
begin their journey in the aromatic water of a Jacuzzi to receive a neck, shoulder
and scalp massage by two therapists. This is followed by a 50-minute relaxing
massage, with each person enjoying their own therapist. (65 minutes approximately).
Spa Facilities: Designed
in Mexican hacienda style, the 31,000 square-foot, 3 level, Desert Spa complements
its natural setting with earth tones, ample natural light, and the scents and
flavors of Baja. Among its many attributes are generous hydrotherapy centers for
men and women including a spacious Jacuzzi, cold plunge pool, cold pressure showers,
body temperature pool, steam room and sauna.The spa has 17 treatment rooms, two
exclusive VIP suites with private Jacuzzi and shower and a full-service beauty
salon. Within the Desert Spa, a 4,500 sq. ft. fitness center features seven treadmills,
four elliptical bikes, three stationary bikes, 10 strength training stations,
a multi-purpose station, four free weight stations, a Yoga/Pilates studio with
classes, lockers and showers.
Facilities: This new beachfront resort offers 217 deluxe suites. Each
of the one-, two- and three-bedroom suites features stylish contemporary decor
with marble floors, whirlpool tub, walk-in shower and spacious balcony. Deluxe
studio and penthouse suites are also available. Dining on property is at El Faro,
an oyster, sushi and tequila bar serving fresh fish and fine tequilas, La Perla
gourmet restaurant offering an elegant menu of fresh seafood, steaks and international
cuisine presented in a gracious fine dining atmosphere and El Bucanero, a casual
pirate boat themed - and shaped - snack bar and lunch spot anchored
in the middle of the main pool. There are two large outdoor pools feature waterfalls,
spa tubs, childrens areas, and views of the sea and offshore rock formations.
Kayaks, boogie boards, snorkels and motorized personal watercraft are available
at the on-site watersports center (surcharges may apply). Other diversions include
tennis courts and a year-round, award-winning Kids Club. A complimentary activities
program for all ages includes beach and water volleyball, pool games, Spanish
lessons and bartending lessons.
Spas in Mexico
In The Grand Spas of Central Europe, historian David Clay Large follows the grand spa story from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present, focusing especially on the years between the French Revolution and World War II, a period in which the major Central European Kurorte (literally, “cure-towns”) reached their peak of influence and then slipped into decline.
Manitou Springs, CO
September 30 through October 1,
Waterfest will bring together, educators, practitioners, water enthusiasts and local residents for three days to explore the geology, hydrology, health benefits, business, culture and history of mineral water. The recently opened SunWater Spa and Wellness Center offers guests the opportunity to soak in the heated mineral springs water that has made the town a health seekers retreat for more than 150 years.
Presentations and discussions at the Manitou Springs City Hall on Saturday, October 1st
- 10am: Geology & Hydrology: Understanding and Protecting our Mineral Springs Aquifers: vulnerabilities, dangers, and creative approaches
- 11:15am: Culture & History: Explore the history of Manitou Springs and the development of global spa cultures
1:45pm: A New Frontier in Medicine: Balneology and a new system of natural therapeutics, evidence and applications.
3:00pm: Business & Economics: Interactive Roundtable for Mineral Springs Owners & Operators: Challenges & Opportunities for the 21st Century
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