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Spas in New Mexico are as interesting as the state itself, with historic hot springs, luxury inns, resorts, and even a destination spa near Santa Fe. The state is rich in sunshine and natural beauty, while the living Native American culture infuses it with a deep sense of place. New Mexico spas tend to cluster around Santa Fe, the historic town that is the state's cultural center. See our picks for the best spas in the area below.
Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort
Some of the most interesting innovations at Ojo Santa Fe are the Puppy Patch where guests can play with future service dogs and a breezy outdoor chicken coop where you can sit with the hen. Other activities include yoga, pilates, and disc golf. Along with spa treatments and private outdoor baths, try a one-on-one health and wellness session with one of the resort's mentors.
Ten Thousand Waves, Santa Fe
Inspired by the great Japanese hot springs resorts, Ten Thousand Waves is just ten minutes from Santa Fe, but feels a world away. Enjoy your time in the private outdoor cedar tubs set among piñons and junipers, or hop into the co-ed Grand Bath, where only swimsuit bottoms are required. (Women may prefer the retreat to their own communal bath). There is massage and bodywork for excellent skin care, and a casual restaurant specializing in Japanese small plate dining called Izanami. Most people come here for the day, but there are 14 luxurious overnight suites designed in a soothing Japanese style.
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe
Four Seasons stands for a high level of quality and service, which you'll find at this 65-room jewel-box hotel. The spa featuring regionally inspired treatments, includes an altitude-adjustment massage that helps your body adapt to Santa Fe’s elevation (over 7,000 feet). You can even get spiritual add-ons like smudging and chakra-balancing). There are daily yoga classes, Pilates instruction and a free morning desert hike. It also has an adventure partner that plans custom itineraries for hiking, mountain biking and cultural tours to historic sites like Georgia O’Keefe’s Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu.
La Posada de Santa Fe
La Posada is located on six lush acres just two blocks from the historic Plaza in downtown Santa Fe. The historic adobe hotel has 157-rooms, many with kiva fireplaces and patios. The 4,500 square foot Avanyu Spa has eight treatment rooms and a roof-top terrace with cabanas for outdoor treatments. Indigenous treatments include a stimulating chocolate-chile body wrap and a remineralizing adobe mud wrap.
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
This pueblo-style resort between Albuquerque and Santa Fe has 350 rooms and fabulous views of the Sandia Mountains. It offers golf, horseback riding, and tennis, and native-inspired spa treatments. They also offer signature massages, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy and Reflexology, an ancient Egyptian practice where pressure is applied to specific points on the feet and hands to improve function of the central nervous system.