New Mayan Corn Massage Offered at Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s Award-Winning Spa

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Corncobs and Honey Incorporated into New Locally-Inspired Massage

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Tracing back to its cultural roots, Mexico’s Grand Velas Riviera Maya is now offering guests its new Bacal Massage, an authentic Mayan treatment utilizing one of the Mayan’s most sacred plants, corn. A one-of-a-kind cultural journey, the Bacal Massage begins with a soothing honey exfoliation that detoxifies the skin, followed by an essential oil massage using Mayan corncobs to apply pressure to the skin in a unique method. The Bacal Massage is part of the Spa’s Journey Though Ancient Mexico collection, which also includes a Coffee + Cocoa Experience, Mayan Jade Facial and Mayan Shawl Massage. The 50-minute treatment costs $236 USD. For more information on spa specials, visit For reservations or more information, please call 877-418-2963 or visit

Voted “Best Spa in the World” by Virtuoso in 2010, The Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is 90,000 square feet, inclusive of separate hydrotherapy facilities for men and women. Included with any treatment 50 minutes or more, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya Hydrothermal Journey is composed of seven different water experiences, including a sauna, color therapy steam, clay room, ice room, experiences showers, polar pool and experience pool with various water elements. The Spas at Velas Resorts have won numerous industry awards, including Most Excellent Spa Hotel by Condé Nast Johansens, Virtuoso’s Best Spa in the World, Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award for Best Spa Hotel, a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice, and Travel + Leisure’s Best Spas, among others.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Set on 205 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only ocean-front, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, wireless Internet access, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila and Nespresso machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour of Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of the disciples of world celebrity chef Arzak, won the AAA Five Diamond Award, the only all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour personal butler concierge, 24/7 insuite service, three swimming pools, two fitness centers, water sports, innovative kids club and teens lounge, Karaoke Bar, Koi piano bar and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square f eet of meeting spaces and outdoor areas for events and has a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, Tripadvisor's 2015 Certificate of Excellence, Best of the Best Spa by Virtuoso, U.S. News and World Report and; which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusive in 2012. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.

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