San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
For those craving an ultimate winter escape, there’s no retreat like the tranquil backdrop of nature at Hotel Matilda’s Spa en Vivo outdoor “living spa.” An extension of the award-winning Spa Matilda, this new hilltop facility channels the restorative energy of the breathtaking countryside into massages, body treatments and fitness classes alike.
To pamper yourself au naturel, indulge in a body wrap and scrub of hand-blended apothecary potions, or loosen up with therapeutic stretches during an underwater aquatic massage. Become a whole new person after melting in the thermal waters of just-right warmth and detoxing in a temazcal sweat-lodge. Traveling with your significant other or best friends? Opt for a customized couple or group menu with a tailored selection of thermal baths, spa treatments and refreshments.
Fitness-minded vacationers will delight in the offerings of the Yoga Pavillion, where classics like yoga and Pilates classes are offered alongside the centuries-old practice of Qi Gong. Those who want to take this chance to truly shape up can enroll in a rigorous total-body boot camp that encompasses calisthenics, cardio training and strength building.
In an entirely no-stress experience, Hotel Matilda arranges a private transfer between its artsy boutique accommodations to the secluded spa, just minutes away from colonial San Miguel de Allende. To take full advantage of your foray into the lush countryside, request a bespoke itinerary serving up the likes of horseback rides, hot-air balloon trips and specialty dining.