East Meets West at Cabo San Lucas’ Saltwater Spa

Casa Dorado brings Zen design to the destination’s newest facility

By: Dawna Robertson

On the tail of its January grand opening, Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa has made its contribution to the destination’s burgeoning roster of spa offerings with the debut of its new 7,000-square-foot Saltwater Spa.

Marrying both Eastern and Western spa philosophies, the facility’s distinctive signature services include a Chinese Balls Stimulating Massage and a Bamboo Massage that incorporates genuine bamboo poles and green tree oil.

“The saltwater bath ritual that guests receive with each service is based on the notion that saltwater properties have long been considered highly therapeutic,” said Gloria Reyes, spa director. “Associated with pain relief and rejuvenation of cells, saltwater promotes a healthy exchange of minerals and toxins allowing the body to purge unwanted contaminants.”

Accentuated by a waterfall, pool, Japanese-style bridge and skylighted ceiling, the Saltwater Spa is soothing and Zen in its design. Ten treatment rooms, a cold plunge pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi entice guests to linger after services are complete.

A full menu offers facials, massages, exfoliations and salon services, including manicures, pedicures, waxing and haircuts. Guests can choose to enjoy their massage treatment at the luxury spa, in the privacy of their guestroom or with an ocean view of famous Medano Beach. The spa’s fitness studio offers a high impact floor, state-of-the-art Precor equipment and iPod docking stations.

A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Casa Dorada is offering a special Travel Agent Rate until Dec. 20. Oceanview accommodations are 50 percent off rack rate, which ranges from $272 for a deluxe room to $714 for a two-bedroom suite.

"The best way for agents to tell their clients about Preferred Hotel Casa Dorada is to come and experience it for themselves,” said Thierry Baurez, director of sales and marketing. “The resort's oceanview accommodations with kitchens, the Saltwater Spa and fine dining options make it the perfect place for their clients families, friend getaways and honeymooners alike.”

Casa Dorada features 186 deluxe oceanview rooms and suites, including thirteen penthouse suites facing Cabo’s iconic Land's End Rock. All rooms have marble bathrooms, whirlpool tubs, goose-down comforters, plasma-screen satellite televisions, complimentary wireless Internet and kitchens or kitchenettes.

Ranging from 2,000 to 4,500 square feet, lavish penthouse suites offer multiple bedrooms, kitchens, adjacent makeup areas, furnished terraces and balconies, ocean-facing Jacuzzis and walk-in closets. Upon request, resort chefs will prepare gourmet meals in the penthouse kitchens.

The resort’s 12 Tribes restaurant is inspired by the legendary 12 Tribes of Israel. Executive Chef Fabian Rios has sourced nearly 400 ingredients from 30 countries to craft an irresistible selection of dishes inspired by the cuisines of Spain, Romania, Israel, Yemen, Ethiopia, Russia, Armenia, Georgia, France and more.

Entertainment thrives at B lounge, which also showcases 50 different beers including a custom mango-flavored brew. Fashionable yet comfortable, Casa Dorada also features an air-conditioned beachfront restaurant, private Beach Club and three swimming pools.

Showcasing the excitement of the Baja, the property’s three-night Wild Canyon Adventure Package covers an oceanview junior suite, $50 credit for food and beverages, and two tickets to the Wild Canyon Park from $1,164 plus tax and gratuity. Winter rates are available through May 31 and all rates are commissionable at 10 percent.

Wild Canyon is home to ten monster zip lines, including a half-miler that’s Baja’s longest. Adding to the excitement are a 300-foot-high gondola-based bungee jump and The Dive Bomb pendulum swing. Additional tickets are $85 for adults and $75 for children ages 3-12.

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