Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, has unveiled new wellness programming just in time for 2022 travels.
For starters, guests can experience an ancient ceremony right on-site at the hotel’s new temazcal. An important Mayan practice, the temazcal is a traditional sweat lodge used for cleansing rituals and its health and therapeutic benefits. The darkness and warmth of a temazcal are set to represent the womb of Mother Earth.
During the hour-long ceremony, a temazcalero, or shaman, leads guests through the power of the four elements—water, fire, air, and earth—to purify the mind, body, and spirit. The temazcalero uses music, steam, and herbs to transport guests through a sensorial, visceral experience, where participants emerge feeling inspired and transformed.
Guests can book the temazcal, held Fridays at 4 p.m., local time. The resort also offers the “Hacienda Mexican Ritual” package, a 120-minute service offering the temazcal experience and a full-body relaxing massage.
The hotel’s fitness center has also been renovated and expanded with new equipment. Fitness-conscious guests can enjoy a good workout with the newly added machines from Technogym, besides a Skillrow rowing machine and Excite Live Synchro elliptical. At Hacienda Encantada’s adjacent sister resort, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences, guests can receive complimentary access to Milagro Wellness Spa. Guests booking a stay through June 30 will also have complimentary access to the spa.
According to a recent American Express trend report, 60 percent of consumers are looking to book a wellness-focused trip, and over 75 percent would like to spend more on travel for well-being.