Condé Nast Traveler “Top Spas” List Awards Capella Ixtapa and Capella Pedregal as the #1 Spas in Mexico/Central America

Atlanta – Condé Nast Traveler magazine announced its prestigious “Top Spas” list, awarding the top 270 spas around the world. Capella Ixtapa and Capella Pedregal are honored to receive double billing as the #1 spa in Mexico and Central America. Both spas scored a perfect 100 in the treatments, staff and facilities categories, and are two of only six spas on the list to receive a perfect ranking in each category.

In addition, both resorts were also recently honored as among the best in the world in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards.

“We are truly honored that Capella Ixtapa and Capella Pedregal have been recognized in this year’s prestigious ‘Top Spas’ list,” says Peter Schoch, , vice president and director of spa operations for Capella Hotels and Resorts. “Both Capella resorts are considered Mexico’s best kept secrets, and this acknowledgement solidifies the properties as among the best in the world for the ultimate vacation experience.”

To celebrate Capella resorts in Mexico are extending a special spa offer to guests:

The first “Signature Treatment” purchased at full price, allows for the second “Signature Treatment” at a 50% discount.

Booking window - from June the 1st through October 31st 2012.

Based on availability and not valid with any other promotion available

Capella Ixtapa features 59 suites with private infinity plunge pools and commanding and endless ocean views. The signature spa, along with the resort, is sculpted from a rocky cliffside and is a personal paradise of open-air and indoor treatment areas offering a variety of experiences that are naturally, organically and sensuously drawn from the traditions and rituals of this historic culture. Each unique spa experience is one of scents and sensations, created to bring forth total balance—mind and body.

Capella Pedregal features 96 rooms and suites, each with one or two private pools, and is spread across a 24-acre estate, offering spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort’s acclaimed Auriga Spa is home to eight treatment ‘pods’ which float on a private pool surrounded by waterfalls, encouraging guests to swim to their treatment rooms. Each treatment was created by UK-based Organic Pharmacy and reflects the different phases of the moon, and based on the energies of the lunar cycle. Additional amenities include consultations with a Curandera, a local healer who hand-crafts healing tonics from local herbs, as well as complimentary training sessions with Carlos Jaramillo, a renowned trainer to Hollywood stars.


For more information and reservations, please visit or call toll-free at 877-247-6688.


Condé Nast Traveler's 2012 Spa Poll results were derived from our 2011 Readers’ Choice survey, whose questionnaire was available through a secure Web site. Tabulation of the survey’s 28,876 responses was done by Global Market Insite, Inc., of Marlborough, Massachusetts. Spas were rated excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor on three criteria: Spa Facilities, Spa Staff, and Spa Treatments. Those criterion scores, representing the percentage of respondents who rated a spa excellent or very good, were averaged to determine the overall rating for the spa. A minimum number of responses was required for inclusion in these rankings.

Capella Ixtapa caters to the world’s most discerning travelers from a secluded cliffside setting overlooking the rugged natural beauty of Don Juan Beach and the Pacific Ocean. It features 59 expansive suites, world-class dining in four distinct environments, a pampering spa, fitness center, freshwater pool and private beach access. The only luxury resort in proximity to Ixtapa’s two championship golf courses and 600-slip marina, Capella Ixtapa lies within Mexico’s idyllic Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo region, which is blessed by an average of 300 days of sunshine and temperatures in the 80s and 90s. It is a short, 20-minute drive from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport.

Capella Pedregal resort lies on Cabo San Lucas’ most coveted parcel of land – an extraordinary, 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The exclusive haven, comprised of 96 rooms and suites, is just minutes from bustling downtown Cabo, yet seemingly worlds apart thanks to its secluded location within the prestigious Pedregal neighborhood. Capella Pedregal offers unprecedented luxury and an unparalleled level of personalized service. Under the tutelage of Per Se trained Executive Chef Marco Bustamante, Capella Pedregal’s three distinctive dining establishments feature refined, traditional Mexican dishes which evoke a true Baja feel and unparalleled dining environments. The centerpiece of the resort is the 12,000-square foot signature Auriga spa, wellness and fitness facility.

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