When it comes to luxury, self-care and unwinding in style – few destinations do it as well as Argentina, where numerous hotels, spas and wellness programs have emerged in the last decade, providing travelers with luxury relaxation experiences that leave them feeling rejuvenated and pampered. Whether its taking a break from exploring the urban jungle of Buenos Aires to looking out of your private jacuzzi onto the breathtaking mountain views of Patagonia – you deserve a vacation meant to soothe, heal and leave you feeling relaxed. Prioritize yourself, your well-being and mental and physical health with a spa getaway and wellness retreat in Argentina. We’ve compiled some of the best properties to enjoy a massage, meditate and treat yourself with a little extra care on your South America vacation:
1. Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina
Situated in the heart of Andean wine country in Mendoza, Argentina, Cavas Wine Lodge is a sustainable resort, with solar panels, organic waste processing and recycling facilities on site. Just an hour and a half from Buenos Aires, this wellness retreat is perfect for wine lovers looking for a self-care getaway filled with rest, relaxation, and of course; wine. The hotel offers four-night, five-day yoga packages which give guests an all-inclusive experience to enjoy the hotel’s many amenities and programs. Plus, there are private plunge pools and outdoor fireplaces, nutritious meals, morning and sunset yoga practice, Thai massages, healthy cooking classes, guided hikes, and meditation all with ample time to try the region’s incredible wines.
2. Alvear Palace Spa and Fitness Center,Buenos Aires
For city lovers looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, the newly opened spa and fitness center at Alvear Place is the perfect urban oasis. Designed to curate an intimate atmosphere, guests here can enjoy a variety of herbal, marine, and mineral treatments as well as the full La Prarie product range. To alleviate the stress of a long flight, the spa even offers a ‘beauty express’ treatment including facials and luxury beauty treatments for those with little time to spare as well as an acupressure treatment designed to speed recovery from jet lag. The temperature and humidity from both the sauna and steam baths help to relax, purify the skin and favor the circulatory system.
As with most five-star hotels, the spa staff also take requests and take into consideration guest requirements – so you can expect to enjoy your favorite spa treatments from home, here.
3. Faena Hotel Spa & Hammam, Buenos Aires
For a feel of the East in the West, the Faena Hotel Spa comes complete with a stunning blue–light Zen meditation room, a private Turkish Hammam, a relaxation room and jacuzzi, and a terraced outdoor pool for a view of the city.
Treatments are themed around beauty, style and spirituality, with “therapies for the soul” such as pranic healing to revitalize the body’s energy aura, ayurvedic massages to balance mind and spirit, one–on–one yoga, meditation sessions, aromatherapy, and the ever–popular La Prarie range. In addition to regular private treatments, the spa has a series of offerings that combine its clientele’s desire to be seen and pampered at the same time which include the four-handed reflexology treatment – even personal sunscreen application by the pool. There’s a stunning freshly squeezed juice menu and glamorous locals with spa and gym memberships frequent the Faena Bar on a Saturday night.
4. Entre Cielos, Mendoza
For oenophiles looking to sip where they stay, Entre Cielos is a hotel and vineyard perfect for a getaway to Argentina’s famed wine country. Entre Cielos brings the first traditional Turkish hammam to Latin America.
Inspired by a beloved hammam in the home of the founders, Bern, Switzerland, the 6,500-square-foot facility at the hotel took nine months to build. The self-serve hammam circuit includes pools, a steam room, a mud room, an exfoliation room, and more. The circuit ends in a relaxation room where a table is set with water, juice, and artisan snacks. To foster a private spa feeling, circuit visits are timed by reservation only to minimize guest overlap, so you truly could have this entire world-class spa to yourself. Massages are given by the hotel masseuse, who was well-trained by a Swiss hammam master. Skin treatments are also available, using local products including craft oils from Argentina. This luxe spa, combined with vineyard and mountain views, plus upscale dining and an outdoor pool make for the perfect wellness getaway. The property also organizes tours such as horseback rides, vineyard tours, and outdoor activities such as trekking or river rafting for a side of adventure on your relaxation getaway.
5. Los Cauquenes Resort + Spa + Experiences, Ushuaia
Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world located in the Argentinian Patagonia is often referred to as “The End of The World”. Los Cauquenes Resort + Spa and Experiences plays on this concept with their “End of The World” Spa, which boasts incredible panoramic views of the Beagle Channel and the Martial Mountains. The hotel’s spa, which is also open to non-guests, has four treatment rooms, two have bay views. The treatment menu includes various massages like deep tissue or hot stone, body wraps, exfoliations, facials, and more depending on the season. Treatments can also be personalized by guests, and all hotel guests can submit a request to the hotel for custom spa treatments, to their liking. All guests have access to the gym, equipped with all of the major machines, steppers, stationary bikes, treadmills, weight machines, plus kettlebells and free weights, so sticking to your gym routine on vacation is not a problem. All guests can also use the hotel’s heated indoor pool, the indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, the sauna, and the steam room.
6. The Spa at Hotel Llao Llao, Bariloche
This hotel is in an unbeatable location with sublime panoramic views of the Argentinian Patagonia to be seen from every window. This is a long-running favorite as a spot for a truly relaxing spa vacation in Argentina.
Clients are treated to a high level of personal service with custom–blended essential oils and traditional French treatments. Guests often praise the Llao Llao Mitotheraphy treatment, which uses locally grown rosehip oil to tone and condition facial skin and muscles. The spa has been praised as an oasis for those returning from a long day of trekking the breathtaking, vast trails of Patagonia, returning to the property for a massage and treatment before resting for the day. It is common for guests to continue using the spa’s excellent products after their visits, along with the artisan, custom blended teas served. The hotel even says that many guests continue ordering the products and teas by mail after they leave!
Prioritizing your mental well-being, health and body are more important now than ever before – with a stressful past two years – now is the time to consider taking a wellness retreat and enjoying rest, relaxation, and vital self-care. Based on your personal needs and preferences, Kuoda will plan a custom-made wellness retreat for you – whether you’re looking to enjoy a solo getaway to unwind or commit yourself to a health journey with your friends, family, or partner. Contact us today to learn more about wellness retreats in Argentina