Taking care of both your mind and body is so important to your overall well-being. Why not take a wellness trip to Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun? Though the Grand Opening of the resort is slated for October 2021, phases 1 & 2 of the resort are fully finished and guests have access to all the resort facilities at its sister resort, Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa, which is right next door. This list of the best wellness activities in Cancun is sure to inspire you to plan a visit!
1. Pampering at the Village Spa
Treat yourself to healing and holistic pampering at Villa del Palmar’s Village Spa. This enticing oasis is nestled amongst lush palm trees and surrounded by whispering exotic birdsong. Find rejuvenating body treatments like the hydrating mud wrap, which is made from marine salts, pomegranate, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and collagen peptides for the ultimate hydration and exfoliation experience.
Choose from other spa menu options as well to enjoy a warm stone massage, an ancient reflexology massage, or a water recovery facial. Don’t miss out on the premium rituals, which include an immersive experience and nutrient-rich facials at this luxury spa.
2. Fun Activities
There is no end to the exciting activities the team at Villa del Palmar have planned for you! Everything from snorkeling and kayak tours, to a lovers’ photo shoot and dancing lessons. Dance classes include salsa, merengue, and bachata lessons which are located on the pool deck. – Comfortable shoes are recommended! To help start your vacation days off on the right foot, guided stretching sessions are held at 9:00 am multiple times a week on the pier, overlooking the stunning Caribbean Sea. Yoga classes are also offered at the pier, with yoga mats provided.
For the kids and the kids-at-heart, there is a floating Aqua Park at the beach! What could be more fun than an afternoon of bouncing around on this inflatable adventure under the invigorating sun? Check out the full list of resort activities here.
3. Fitness Facilities
Another great way to stay feeling your best on vacation is to visit the gym at Villa del Palmar Cancun. Their gym offers treadmills, stationary bikes, free weights, and ellipticals. There is also a yoga room as well as two other large rooms to stretch or warm up in.
Going for a dip in the pool is also a great way to get some exercise – and it will barely even feel like work! Garza Blanca Cancun has five heated outdoor swimming pools, and Villa del Palmar has an additional five, including the waterfall bridge pool. Squeeze in a few laps around the main pool, where there is plenty of room for everyone to soak up the sunshine.
4. Gourmet Restaurants
A crucial part of ensuring health and wellness is making sure your body is nourished with delicious and healthy food. The unlimited gourmet dining at Garza Blanca Cancun features Blanca Blue; a fine-dining experience with a view of the white sand beach and crystal-clear ocean waters. Blanca Blue’s expertly crafted menu will take your tastebuds on a journey through different regions of Mexico with Pre-Hispanic dishes as well as Grandmother’s Specialties. Dive into Chicken Confit, bursting with flavor from the squash seed puree and roasted cambray potatoes. Or maybe you’re in the mood for their delicious Baja Fish Tacos. If you’re looking for a healthy snack to enjoy, try out the Fruit Platter, full of delectable choices such as fresh pineapple, watermelon, papaya, and house granola. Blanca Blue is also open for breakfast – the perfect way to start any day at the resort.
Garza Blanca’s guests also have access to all of Villa del Palmar Cancun´s restaurants! Enjoy choices from different cuisines including Italian, Mexican, and Japanese. Stop by the Palmita Market & Deli as well, to pick up some groceries or a cup of fresh-brewed Starbucks coffee.
5. Running Routes
For unbeatable wellness activities in Cancun, try running! Malecon Tajamar is a beautiful boardwalk and is a perfect spot to breathe in the salty ocean air while enjoying a 2 mile run. It is also a great spot to bring a yoga mat or take some time to meditate. Be on the lookout though, you may make a new crocodile friend!
Kabah´s Urban Park is another great place for runners to enjoy some exercise. The curvy trail is about 1.5 miles long and runs through the jungle area full of monkeys, as well as other preserved plant and animal species. There is also a small public gym located at the entrance of Kabah Park where you can do a warm-up workout.
Lastly, a run on the beach is something vacationing runners must experience before leaving Mexico. Playa Delfines and Playa Marlin are great places to do so. Make sure to go early in the morning, since these beaches are quite popular.
6. Golf Courses in Cancun
Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten the golfers in the crowd! The stunning Gran Coyote Golf Riviera Maya boasts 18 holes and was designed by Nick Price. Price was inspired to create a golf course that took the surrounding nature into consideration. Environmental consultants, biologists, and wildlife consultants were all called in to help plan this project.
Riviera Cancun Golf Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is located a mere 5 minutes away from the Cancun International Airport. This course features a clubhouse, practice area, equipment rentals, and views of the gorgeous turquoise Caribbean Sea. To top it all off, there is a liquor bar to enjoy on the 19th hole!
7. Wellness Activities at the Resort
Villa del Palmar has so many different fitness classes to offer at their all-inclusive resort. Aqua fitness classes are offered in the main pool twice a week for free! This workout is not as strenuous as a regular workout on land would be, but the natural resistance of the water provides extra muscle toning benefits. These lessons can be adapted to suit your personal level of fitness and are therefore appropriate for any age or physical ability.
Beach volleyball is another one of the best wellness activities in Cancun. It’s so much fun you’ll forget you’re also getting exercise! Show up to the beach volleyball court at 3:00pm on the scheduled day (offered 4 times a week) in your bathing suit by yourself or with friends. A member of the Activities Team will connect you with your teammates and show you a few game-winning techniques!
There are so many ways to nurture your well-being on your trip to Cancun. Whether you choose to do so by relaxing at the spa or by going on an adventure-filled kayaking tour, you will find something that piques your interest due to the plethora of options offered. No matter what you decide on, the sunshine here and wellness activities in Cancun will surely restore you and leave you excited to return. Visit Garza Blanca Cancun and enjoy all of these wonderful ways to take care of your mind, body, and spirit this vacation.