Health & Wellness in Cabo

The Fitness Center at the Desert Spa

The 4,500 square foot fitness center features seven treadmills, four elliptical bikes, three stationary bikes, 10 strength training stations, a multi-purpose station, four free weight stations, a yoga/pilates studio with private and semi private classes available, lockers and showers. Fitness Center use is complimentary for all Villa del Arco timeshare owners and its hotel guests. Guests of other hotels can use the fitness center at no charge on the same day of their spa or salon service at the Desert Spa.

Fitness Center hours of operation are Monday to Sunday from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm The Desert Spa is open Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.

The Desert Spa

Situated on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the Desert Spa basks under a bright blue sky surrounded by the Sea of Cortez and the mountains. This remarkable setting creates the ideal environment for a memorable spa experience.

Our 31,000 square foot spa and fitness center offers a host of indulgences to refresh the mind, body and soul. Guests can enjoy massages, body wraps, facials, hydrotherapy, couples’ experiences and a full service beauty salon, as well as a la carte services and special spa packages.

Hours of Operation: 8am to 8pm Monday through Sunday.

Staying Healthy

Visitors to Los Cabos and Mexico need to remember that tap water is not for drinking! The only drinking water comes from sealed “purified water” bottles that you will find in all the hotels and restaurants in the tourist areas. Ice served in beverages at most dining establishments and resorts is also made from purified water.

In the hot desert, it’s necessary to drink lots of plain water to stay hydrated. Aim for at least two liters a day – and more if you’re out in the sun and being active – to keep in top form. Do not hesitate to ask for a glass of purified water "Agua Purificada" or a bottled water (“botella de agua”) wherever you have your meals. Stick to fruits and vegetables that can be peeled or disinfected in bactericide soak. As an extra precaution, avoid salad that has not been properly washed.

Don’t underestimate the power of the hot Cabo sun. Wear sunscreen with SPF 30+ and stay covered up during the hottest times of the day, between 10 am and 4 pm. Remember to reapply sunscreen often, especially if swimming in the ocean or pool, or sweating. A sunhat and UVB protected sun glasses are also important. If you do get burned, apply aloe lotion and drink plenty of fluids.

Another common mistake made by many travelers is to overindulge, in both food and drink. If you consume alcoholic beverages in the arid climate of Los Cabos, don’t forget to rehydrate accordingly. A smart rule of thumb is to drink a glass of water for every alcoholic drink to minimize dehydration. Despite precautions, if “Montezuma’s revenge” does strike, it’s a good idea to carry Imodium tablets to ease discomfort and prevent further dehydration.