If the hustle and bustle of the vast metropolis that is Mexico City gets too much, take a step back and head to a spa to unwind. Many of the more upmarket neighbourhoods, particularly pricey Polanco, have a wide selection to choose from and more often than not they’re located in hotels. Here’s our guide to the eight best spas in Mexico City.
Alternatively, you could stop by Habita, which is situated in the Polanco instalment of the notoriously cool and fabulously upmarket Habita Group hotel chain. The minimalist exterior, interior and architectural style of the hotel continues into the spa itself; long white walls, frosted glass and an overwhelming ambience of calm and tranquillity rule. Choose from facials, massages or exfoliating skin care treatments.
Small but perfectly formed is Aurora Spa, situated in Las Alcobas Hotel. Each of the quirky sounding treatments at Aurora are inspired by the ancient cultures which once dominated Mexico and they really do make it stand out from the spa crowd in Mexico City. Ingredients such as agave and rompope (eggnog) are blended with their carefully chosen aromatherapy oils to make sure the experience is both utterly Mexican and delightfully relaxing.