The Best Spas and Wellness Centres in Guatemala

Facial treatment | Courtesy of Glasgow's Gin Spa
Facial treatment | Courtesy of Glasgow's Gin Spa
Everyone likes to pamper themselves on occasion, and a spa day is a great way to do so. Here are some of the best places to relax and unwind in Guatemala.

La Reunion

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This golf course and spa resort is set in spectacular surroundings about 30 minutes from Antigua. Play a round on the slopes of the volcano and then retire to the spa for a massage, or book an in-room treatment. It’s the perfect combination of facilities, and the service is topnotch.
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Le Petit Spa

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Rejuvenate with a relaxing massage
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If you’re in Guatemala City, the best spa to visit is Le Petit Spa. It’s in Zone 10, close to Oakland Mall and most of the business hotels, and you can get a huge number of treatments, from simple massages to ultrasound sessions designed to reduce body fat.
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Santa Teresita Hotel and Spa

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Situated 45 minutes’ drive from Antigua and Guatemala City, Santa Teresita is a great place to stop off at the end of your trip to Guatemala. You can enjoy a full range of treatments and bathe in the thermal waters from the nearby Pacaya volcano before you head off to the airport for your flight, or stay overnight for even more relaxation.
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San Marcos Holistic Cottage

Over on the shores of Lake Atitlan, the small village of San Marcos has become known as a popular spot for wellness retreats. There is a distinct hippy feel to the village, and the Holistic Cottage is a top choice for relaxation. You can get reiki, kinesiology and creative energy work as well as massages, or study any of these disciplines with instructors.

San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala

Shen

Head to Antigua Guatemala to visit this renowned spa and massage centre. Reflexology is a focus, and there are other massages on offer as well as body peels and caffeine therapy. Shen is a day facility, so you’ll have to book accommodation elsewhere in Antigua.

Spa Intercontinental Guatemala

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The luxury Intercontinental Hotel in Guatemala City is found in the heart of Zone 10, and boasts a spa as well as its many other amenities. Here you can enjoy hydrotherapy, massages, sauna and steam baths. It’s not as specialised as some others on this list, but it’s a great luxury option.
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