Cabo Welcomes First Holistic Retreat

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa celebrates with special rates and programs

By: Dawna Robertson

On April 15, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa unveiled a fresh concept that has health-conscious travelers buzzing. Located on the Pacific Ocean side of the Baja Peninsula in Cabo San Lucas, the new 140-room/14-suite beachside retreat is the area’s first luxury resort that is totally committed to health and wellness.

With the retreat’s secluded nature, guests are immersed in a self-contained world of natural beauty the desert in one direction and the ocean in the other. All visitors are encouraged to rid themselves of worldly concerns when entering Pacifica, donning instead a peaceful state of mind and plush slippers provided by the resort. All oceanview accommodations are Zen-inspired, minimally dressed with the finest natural materials.

The highlight of the retreat is Pacifica’s full-scale fitness facility and Armonia Spa, maintained under the watchful eye of the resort’s general manager, Dr. Alejandro Santander.

“Armonia Spa is unique because it was created to focus on wellness rituals and to meet the individual needs and goals of guests,” commented Enrique Gandara, corporate director of sales & marketing for Pueblo Bonito Hotels & Resorts. “It's also impeccably maintained by the resort’s general manager, Dr. Alejandro Santander, who is a medical doctor specializing in health, wellness and holistic treatments.”

Armonia Spa features six treatment rooms and a VIP couple’s treatment chamber, a Watsu pool, a Temazcal, signature treatments, and individualized wellness consultations based on the holistic philosophy of treating body, mind and spirit as one. Only natural healing ingredients are used at Armonia, with many derived from the retreat’s prevailing environmental elements of cactus and the sea.

When it comes to refueling, Pacifica’s signature restaurant, Siempre, presents market fresh ingredients highlighted in both the wellness-oriented spa menu and a more indulgent “splurge” menu. In addition, 24-hour room service, the poolside restaurant-bar, and two additional cafes and bars (including a juice bar) are available for palate pleasing.

Pacifica is celebrating its grand debut with special nightly rates of $195 per person through December. Once a room is booked, agents can customize their clients’ visit by choosing from several add-on packages that can be arranged either before or once the guest arrives. The program allows the benefits of a package, yet has the flexibility of add-ons that accommodate an individual’s specific interests and treatment paths.

“The packages offered at Armonia Spa are designed to allow guests to achieve their personal goals, whether it’s pure relaxation or specific therapeutic results,” Gandara said. “This is helpful because it takes the guesswork out of what treatments compliment each other. Guests simply choose the package that most suites their needs.”

The Total Wellness Package includes an Ayurveda Abhyanga massage, Reiki session, Temazcal spiritual cleansing ritual and sacred therapeutic desert hot stone massage for $425 per person. Priced at $333 per person, the Relaxation and Rejuvenation plan includes Boga (beach yoga) session, Temazcal ritual, signature cactus body wrap and Shiroabhyanga massage. An Active Relaxation option covers Boga session, Tai Chi class, Watsu pool therapy session and Temazcal ritual for $242 per person.

The Pueblo Bonito Hotels & Resorts collection includes three properties in Cabo San Lucas Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Pueblo Bonito Rose and Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos; two in Mazatlan Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan and Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay; and the all-inclusive Samba Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta. This year, the company will break ground on Pueblo Bonito Punta Mita, a five-star resort which will be located near Puerto Vallarta.