Question: Roland, on a recent trip to Loreto, Mexico you got to experience your first spa day and massage. What was it like? Tell me what happened when you arrived at Sabila Spa at Villa Del Palmar and about your experience.
I checked in at the spa, then waited for the person to take me to the massage room. I think he was called a spa valet. I got a 30 minute massage and it was better than most kids would think. After the massage, the spa valet took me to different stations like a cold Jacuzzi, then a shower, a warm Jacuzzi, a different kind of shower, then a hot Jacuzzi, then a Swedish shower which was a normal kind of shower but it felt like rain from the ceiling and from the sides too. Then I did the aloe bath and an Epsom salt bath, the steam room and a sauna.
Question: Was there an order to use the baths, showers, Jacuzzi and steam room?
The valet came in about every five or ten minutes and told me what to do. There was an order to using the different stations.
Question: Did you have a favorite?
I would say the sauna, the steam room and the aloe bath were probably a tie. It’s funny, because it was my first time in a sauna and I had seen a TV show where it showed a person who was showering using a big wooden spoon. It looked the same as the wooden spoon in the sauna, which was sitting in a bowl of water. I thought it was like the shower on TV, and that I was supposed to scoop the water and pour it over my head. When the spa valet walked in, he told me I was supposed to pour the water on the coals. Once, I figured it out, it was a nice experience and it was fun.
The aloe was kind of like soap. They told me that aloe is healing for the skin, so that was nice. It was plain water but instead of bubbles, it was a bunch of unpeeled pieces of aloe that you could open and rub over your skin.
Question: Tell me about another one of your favorite experiences in the spa.
The steam room. It was so hot and very steamy, but it was nice at the same time. There was so much steam and there was also the scent of eucalyptus. The valet gave me a towel that was cold and had the smell of lavender or something like orange or mandarin. I put the towel they gave me over my face and it made it easier to stay in the steam. The only downside was I can only be in there for about five minutes because of the amount of steam.
Question: What was your massage like?
It was very nice. It was a back and shoulder massage and also a little bit of the arms. It worked out my muscles and it was relaxing. I almost fell asleep.
Question: Would you want to get another massage?
Yes. It’s relaxing and nice.
Question: Tell me a little bit about the men’s spa room.
It had a view of the mountains. It was really pretty, but I was paying more attention to the luxury than the view. It was a really nice spa. They also had a workout room there too and it was a lot bigger than most. I did chin ups, pull ups, and an ab workout.
Where was your first spa experience? Please share in the comments below.
A huge thank you to www.villadelpalmarloreto.com for their generous hospitality. Roland was their guest during his stay, but as always, all opinions are his own.
WHEN TO VISIT LORETO, MEXICO
The best time to go to Loreto, Mexico is October through May when temperatures are mostly in the low 80s. The weather is hot and humid from June through September. High season is considered to be January, February and March.
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Traveling To Loreto, Mexico Soon? Here are a few tips:
How to get there: If you fly into Loreto, you’ll arrive at LTO. The airport is about 5 miles south of town. If you are feeling adventurous, you can drive to Loreto from the southern border of the United States and it will take you about 16-20 hours on Highway 1.
Where to stay: There are many places to stay in Loreto, Mexico. There is a wide range of hotels, from budget to luxury. For a luxury hotel that won’t break the bank, I recommend the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, which is currently the #1 hotel on Tripadvisor. You can also check HotelsCombined for the best Eugene Hotel Rates.
What to pack: Winter is very popular in Loreto, Mexico the climate is temperate, relatively dry and full of sunshine. So you may want to pack sunglasses, Summer/Adventure wear for snorkeling. You’ll also want a good pair of water shoes. Don’t forget to bring Sunscreen!
Loreto Mexico Trip Essentials
6 Indispensable Items to Pack for a Mexico Vacation
- Get the Moon Baja: Including Cabo San Lucas (Travel Guide).
- Bring a good quality mirrorless camera for getting those beautiful Loreto, Mexico’s beach landscape shots. I use the Sony Alpha a6000 .
- Summers are nice in Mexico, so make sure to bring Neutrogena Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum Spf 45
- A great cross body travel bag. Cross body bags prevent theft and are much easier to access.
- Don’t forget sunglasses for the beautiful sunny days. A.J. Morgan Unisex Sunglasses are a great choice and very affordable!
- Loreto’s beach is stunning crystal blue, so don’t forget to bring snorkeling gears to explore beauty with all sorts of colorful fish surrounding.
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Alexa Meisler is the editorial director of 52 Perfect Days. Born in Paris, France she has since lived in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. She currently resides in San Diego with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring California and Mexico.
Travel has always been a part of her life; traveling to such places as Morocco, Tangiers and Spain as a young child as well as taking many road trips to Mexico with her grandparents as a young girl. Since then, she has traveled abroad to locations such as Russia, Taiwan and throughout Europe.
Prior to working at 52 Perfect Days she was a freelance travel writer; focusing on family and women’s adventure experiences.