Wellness Tourism in Mexico: Discover the best hotels!

Wellness tourism is the new way to travel. It has become especially popular in the wake of the pandemic and the travel restrictions that have been imposed in various parts of the world. For this reason, travelers are looking for options that connect them with nature or offer other attractions within the facilities.

On this occasion we share with you five hotels in Mexico where you can experience this form of unique experiences.

1. Xinalani, Puerto Vallarta

Xinalani is an exclusive boutique hotel and wellness and retreat center located on a beautiful private beach in the south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Access is by boat only. It features 33 spacious cabins and Eco-chic rooms, nutritious Mexican food with vegan and vegetarian options, outdoor activities such as surfing, yoga and Eco-tours.

Photo: https://xinalaniretreat.com

2. El Santuario, Valle de Bravo

El Santuario Resort located at the shore of Valle de Bravo’s lake has a great view and has been qualified for many years as the best Hotel in Valle de Bravo. Ideal to spend from a romantic weekend to a complete vacation season with the whole family enjoying all the advantages and services such as: sailing, ski, canoeing, tennis, golf, besides it has one of the most important SPA in the country.

El Santuario
Photo: https://www.elsantuario.com

3. Monte Coxala, Ajijic

Monte Coxala is a hotel inspired by the ancestral architecture of Mexico, offers a sacred space for treatments that nurture, care and align your health at all levels filling us with a deep sense of holistic wellness.

They work with natural resources channeling thermal waters in their facilities, which lead to experience the benefits of these natural healing therapies that facilitate and promote the integral well-being of the human being, allowing us to freely balance our physical, mental and spiritual energy.

4. Holistika, Tulum

Holistika Tulum offers a space for those who desire wellness, peace and happiness. This boutique hotel and holistic center is located in the middle of the Mayan jungle. So you can listen to the sound of the various birds that come to rest or feed in the trees of this site that arose to observe and reflect.

Holistika Tulum offers different activities to balance and recollect with your inner self, such as ashtanga yoga classes, vinyasa, acroyoga, detox flow, kundalini, sound therapy, spiritual retreats, among others.

Holistika Tulum
Photo: https://holistikatulum.com/index.html

5. Hostal de la luz, Amatlán

Hostal de la luz is a holistic hotel located in Amatlán, surrounded by the Tepozteco mountain range. It has 46 exclusive rooms designed with bioenergetic Feng Shui techniques and offers activities such as yoga, meditation, labyrinth walking, sound healing and tai-chi, all included in your stay.

 

5 travel trends this 2021

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Nature, domestic and rural travel are the top travel trends this 2021.

Tourism, hard hit in 2020 by COVID-19, awaits recovery, but with the pandemic still with us and changes in travelers’ priorities, new models are emerging that will shape the future of tourism this year.

1. Domestic Travel

Domestic travel is trending in destinations.  People will not want to or will not be able to fly far and will look for destinations closer to where they can travel by car. They will also leave the big cities and prefer the countryside, mountains, and coasts. And less massive destinations will be sought, a great opportunity for emerging or less popular places so far.

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2. Nature tourism

This activity is quite diversified and revolves around contact with nature and its preservation, so it is deeply linked to sustainable tourism. It will gain strength due to the appreciation of nature and green spaces after having been confined at home or in big cities for a long time

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3. Rural tourism

Cottage rentals, camping stays, outdoor activities, and sports will be in high demand. During the pandemic, the alternative of rural and nature tourism has become increasingly popular. Tourists want to travel to small communities, usually rural, in order to experience their lifestyle and culture or, in some cases, to disconnect from the city.

4. Wellness tourism

Wellness tourism is a direct branch of health tourism that aims to achieve physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. For this reason, tourists choose destinations that offer activities related to each area, such as yoga, meditation, or spiritual retreats. This type of tourism is becoming more popular as the concept of mindfulness spreads and as society becomes more aware of the importance of connecting with the planet and with ourselves.

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5. Booking flexibility

With the current pandemic situation and uncertainty, flexibility will be key for many travelers. Airlines know this and many have included insurance and contingency flexibility, as have hotels and hotel chains.

Technologies that will boost tourism 2021

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One of the things that the pandemic accelerated globally was the use and development of technologies that allow travelers to make travel processes more efficient and less touching.

For this reason, tourism will be boosted by technological advances that allow from checking in without physical contact to finding new ways to interact with other people and request, for example, services in hotels, airplanes, or restaurants.

Voice command

The use of intelligent assistants that work through voice commands, such as Google Home or Alexa from Amazon, is becoming more and more widespread. This technology is being used in the accommodation spaces to control different devices, such as the television, the coffee machine, or the curtains, and thus make the stay more pleasant.

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Contactless technology

Contactless systems range from faster payment methods, booking services, scanning restaurant menus, and even checking in or opening rooms without the need for physical keys.

Natural Language Processing

To ensure an unparalleled guest experience, companies will increasingly turn to technologies such as artificial intelligence and Natural Language Processing, which analyze conversations and interactions with users to identify areas of opportunity that allow them to devise better services or operational processes.

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Facial recognition

One of the technologies that are booming is facial recognition. Several airports in the world have chosen to use facial recognition at the boarding gates of planes so that people’s passports and boarding documents do not have to be checked by humans.

Together, these technologies could become an important catalyst to boost tourism and travel this 2021 and offer travelers greater security during their travels.

What sanitary protocol will be taken after Covid-19?

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Airlines, travel companies and the tourism industry as a whole face an unprecedented challenge from the coronavirus pandemic. For it to recover, travelers will need to feel confident that their health is protected, therefore there will be a shift to contactless travel and a new security regime.

In this note we tell you about the hygiene measures that the different providers within the tourism industry will be taking once the countries begin to open borders and people begin to travel again.

1. Flights

IATA specified that they are in favor of implementing security measures such as the mandatory use of masks during the trip (both by passengers and crew), temperature check-ups before and after the flight, a new method of boarding and deboarding from the aircraft to avoid agglomerations and to limit cabin movements.

IATA also advocates for the increase in the frequency of cabin cleaning and simplifying meal service to limit interaction between crew and passengers.

2. Hotels

The hotels will include a 360 quality, safety and hygiene program that addresses all aspects of operation and guest experience, from check in to check out, some of them are:

  • Health procedure upon arrival at a hotel, including body temperature control at a hygiene check station; cleaning the lobby with high-level disinfectant every hour and cleaning of luggage and personal electronic devices.
  • Increased sanitation in all hotel areas, including high human contact areas, such as stairs, elevators, public areas and bathrooms.
  • Express check-out service to minimize contact.

3. Restaurants

Restaurants will include a food and drink protocol where social distancing measures will be implemented, while staff will wear masks and use reinforced hygiene techniques.

4. Meetings and events

Business meeting tourism has been one of the tourist segments most affected by the pandemic caused by Covid-19 and will probably be one of the last to recover.

Some event organizers are already working on conducting online events, while others outline new health protocols for their postponed events, some of the measures to be implemented are:

  • Temperature check-ups.
  • Health kit for participants.
  • Personnel and attendants with face masks.
  • Set-ups at 50% capacity.
  • Microphone and equipment sanitation.
  • Use of digital devices for internal communication of the event.

5. Transportation

Sanitized units, drivers wearing face masks and gloves, who take care of handling doors and luggage. The units will limit their capacity to 50%.