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Tatewari Spa

By: Abby Penning
Posted: November 24, 2009, from the December 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
Tatewari's couple's room

Helping celebrate honeymoons or other events, Tatewari Spa’s couple’s treatment room allows clients to enjoy massage, facials and other spa services together.

Editor’s note: Each year, Repêchage holds its annual Spa de Beauté Award of the Year contest to honor industry businesses committed to esthetic excellence. In 2009, Skin Inc. magazine had the honor of judging this award program, and the Spa Snapshot columns in the November 2009, December 2009 and January 2010 issues highlight each of the winning spas. This month’s Spa Snapshot features the winner in the Destination Spa category.

Situated as a tranquil oasis on the sultry shores of Mexico’s western coast, Tatewari Spa at the Villa del Palmar Flamingos resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, centers on refreshing waters, soothing treatments and targeted skin care offerings.

Helping celebrate honeymoons or other events, Tatewari Spa’s couple’s treatment room allows clients to enjoy massage, facials and other spa services together.

The spa, named for an indigenous Mexican spirit, has been open since 2006 and was dubbed “Tatewari” to match the atmosphere it offers its clients. “Tatewari is a deity that is related to the process of healing,” notes the spa’s external consultant Yolanda Amador. “Tatewari is a shaman, a native Indian healer, and that’s where the inspiration comes from.”

“The spa is a mix of Mexican and European decor,” she continues. “All the treatment rooms have wooden and marble elements, making it a little more European in that way, but the artwork is based on the area’s native Indian background.” The spa features 15 treatment rooms and a couple’s suite where menu items such as body services, facials and massage are offered; a full beauty salon that provides nail and hair services; and a barber shop available for men seeking grooming options.