Resting in a sacred Mayan landscape, NIZUC Spa by ESPA is the perfect place to reconnect with yourself and nature. Its magnificent setting and unsurpassed service provide a destination like no other in the region. Upon entering this oasis dedicated to physical and spiritual well-being you will achieve a state of ultimate relaxation.
If you would wish to renew and purify your body and soul, your first treatment should be the Experience of the 4 Elements, our Mayan-inspired hydrothermal experience.
Ancient Mayans believed in the cycle of life and maintaining the balance of Divine energy through rituals of renewal and prosperity. With our hydrothermal journey, we invite you to experience the wonders of the Maya and to receive balance, wellness, and abundance in our lives. Our Spa Concierge will guide you through the circuit, which is designed to provide balance to your body using different states of water as means for natural healing.
The experience starts in the aromatic Steam Room, where you will discover the figure of Chaac, the ancient Mayan God of rain and water. Here you are offered a selection of ESPA body scrubs containing natural marine elements, algae, and sea salts and renew your skin with essential oils. The Mayans considered these ingredients to be curative due to their ability to remove skin impurities and open airways to eliminate toxins. The average temperature of the steam room is 115° F. The recommended length of time to spend in the steam room is 10 minutes.
Next, refresh and awaken your mind and body in the Invigorating Showers for 1-2 minutes. Cold water is well known to promote blood circulation and vasoconstriction of your skin pores. The Mayas believed that water carried away negative emotions.
Have a rest in the Sauna, where dry heat and scented wood help stimulate your metabolism as your capillaries dilate and blood circulation is activated, improving your immune system. The average temperature in this room is 190° F. The recommended length of time to spend in the sauna is 10 minutes.
Cool down in the Ice Room, which connects you with water in its strongest form and helps to recover muscle tissue resulting in an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. This chamber also has a refreshing cool mist system that represents the air element. According to the Mayans air is the purifying element, achieved through breath. The recommended length of time to spend in the ice room is 5 minutes.
Then it is time for the Vitality Pool, where warm water combined with jets and bubbles improves your blood flow and relieves stress in your muscles. The massaging qualities of the jets improve back muscles and provide spinal relief, as well as reflexology and blood activation in the feet. The recommended length of time to spend in the vitality pool is 15 minutes.
Take a quick dip in the Cold Plunge Pool which is 50°F for 1-2 minutes to reduce inflammation, relax your nervous system, close pores, and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
Relax in the Thermic Loungers while enjoying a scalp massage with nourishing ESPA treatments and soothing lotion pads to relieve and cool the eyes.
Join us at our Outdoor Infinity Pool, surrounded by Ceiba trees, considered by the Maya to be the most sacred symbol of the universe and a means of communication between the three levels of earth. They believed the branches were the path to the heavens, the tree trunk represented the earth, and the roots were the connection to the underworld.
The journey is completed in the Relaxation Lounge, where sumptuous organic teas, tropical fruits, and a selection of refreshments are served.
Our hydrotherapy facilities offer a wide range of elements to detoxify and relax through a guided circuit of hydro massage, contrasting temperatures, and strong and subtle water pressures. These facilities are separated for men and women; however, couples may enjoy the coed exterior spa pool overlooking a view of our serene Spa Meditation Garden. All spa treatments of 50 minutes or more include the Experience of the 4 Elements.
NIZUC Spa by ESPA also offers a fusion of advanced European therapies that are layered with ancient Mayan healing rituals, including the signature Mayan Cacao massage and the NIZUC Renewal treatment. Crafted especially for NIZUC, these special treatments allow our guests the opportunity to indulge in a unique and unforgettable spa experience. Don’t forget to explore the NIZUC Life program offering a range of activities including yoga, breathwork, sound therapy, cross-training, personal training, stretching, salsa dance, and tennis as part of our stay to achieve optimal health and well-being.