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Fodor's Puerto Vallarta, 5th Edition
Gran Velas Spa
Gran Velas Spa Review
The spa at Nuevo Vallarta's most elegant all-inclusive resort has dramatic architectural lines and plenty of marble, stone, teak, and tile. The 16,500-square-foot facility has 20 treatment rooms and ample steam, sauna, and whirlpools. Lounge in the comfortable chaises near the "plunge lagoon" (with warm and cold pools) between or after treatments. Highlights of the extensive treatment menu are the chocolate, gold, or avocado wrap; Thai massage; cinnamon-sage foot scrub, and the challenging buttocks sculpt-lift. There's even a kids' spa menu. Adjoining the spa is an impressive fitness facility. Body Treatments: reflexology; massage (18 types); shiatsu; Vichy shower; exfoliation; wraps, scrubs, baths, and body treatments (32 types). Beauty Treatments: facials (ages 12 and above); manicure/pedicure; hair care; waxing; makeup. Prices: body treatments $80–$200; facials $135–$311; manicure/pedicure $25–$100; hair care $35–$110; waxing $23–$63; makeup $85. Packages: Happy Bride, Just for Men, and Detox Ritual packages, plus 10% discount for three or more treatments; otherwise, no packages.
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