Puerto Escondido spas draw on the close connection between its people and nature. An example is the traditional steam bath, known as temazcal.
The name comes from the Nauhatl language. The original pronunciation is temazcalli, combining temas (steam) and calli (house). This ancient technique has been used throughout Mexico’s history as a ritual therapy for both healing and ceremonial purposes. Fortunately, through the oral traditions of indigenous communities, it has survived.
In many Puerto Escondido hotels, the temazcal is common. Specialists perform the massages, hydrotherapy, aroma therapy, and traditional songs that accompany the temazcal. This experience gives guests a profound sense of relaxation and release of stress that can only be found in these pre-Hispanic ritual baths.