This is the second article in a four-part series on creating more immersive experiences in the Mexican Caribbean that are equal parts culture and wellness. The first article explored the wellness trends that went beyond copy-and-paste programming in Cancun.
This article will explore why so many wellness enthusiasts flock to Cozumel to feed their sense of adventure and emotional well-being—which often has little to do with spas.
An Outdoorist's Paradise
World-renowned for diving, Cozumel is a largely unspoiled island of jungles and shoreline, surrounded by clear turquoise waters teeming with exotic sea and plant life. The island’s rich tapestry of jungles, lagoons and beaches means your clients can easily combine hiking and snorkeling with yoga and meditation, as well as find themselves in a state of total relaxation at any point on the trip.
Suggest adventure activities, like ATV riding through the jungle, off-roading through Mayan ruins and soaring along ziplines—all available through Amstar DMC—before a visit to one of Cozumel’s world-class spas to encourage a more immersive journey full of physical, mental and spiritual elements. But don’t choose just any spa. Look for one that offers services steeped in ancient Mayan healing rituals or a philosophy with cultural significance.
Among some of the more mindful treatments found at Cozumel’s sumptuous spas are water-healing ceremonies, which involve replenishing guests in either lagoons or hydrotherapy pools; Mezcal lemon-lime body wraps that envelope guests in soothing essential nutrients and provide deep hydration; and massages that incorporate Mayan techniques and indigenous therapeutic ingredients.
Each of the following hotels feature wellness facilities that aren’t centered only on the attainment of better health, but serve as immersive backdrops where guests can find solace, sanctuary and a sense of place.
The key to selling truly immersive wellness travel is to craft itineraries that go well beyond the norm. When you account for the three elements of well-rounded wellness—mind, body and spirit—your planning will appeal to your clients’ five senses and help ensure that transformative travel ensues.