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Subject: health spas Spanish
Category: Sports and Recreation > Training
Asked by: pattimay-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 14 Nov 2002 07:26 PST
Expires: 14 Dec 2002 07:26 PST
Question ID: 107617
I am trying to find the contact for Spanish speaking destination
health spas in theCaribbean and Mexico or inexpensive 2-4 wks programs
in the US. One of my clients is an obese male sr. citizenwho needs
weight reduction and life style changes.  Thank you ppoggi,

Request for Question Clarification by crabcakes-ga on 14 Nov 2002 07:39 PST
Hello pattimay,
Will your client require that the spa staff speak Spanish, or does he
speak at least some Spanish?
Thank you, crabcakes
Subject: Re: health spas Spanish
Answered By: crabcakes-ga on 14 Nov 2002 12:08 PST

I have complied a list of spas for you. Some are more focused on
weight loss than others, and most of the weight loss spas/programs in
the US do NOT have Spanish speaking personnel.  The people I spoke
with emphasized that any educational services would be in English, and
your client might miss the benefits of any classes if he was not
conversant in English. Some places may have some Spanish speaking
staff, but only one spa told me they definitely would assign a Spanish
speaking consultant/counselor to your client, and that would be Canyon
Ranch, first on the list below. (I have placed an **  after the spa
names that appear focused on weight loss and nutrition )


Canyon Ranch **
8600 E. Rockcliff Road
 Tucson, Arizona 85750
800-742-6494 Information and Reservations
520-749-9000 Worldwide
520-749-7755 Fax
e-mail on this page:

 “Your time at Canyon Ranch can be whatever you'd like it to be.
Choose from a variety of classes, workshops and consultations where
you can focus on health issues, combating stress, weight management or
a variety of other wellness concerns.”

I phoned Canyon Ranch and spoke to Wendy, who told me each visitor is
assigned to a  counselor/consultant, some of whom speak Spanish.
Should your client select this spa, simply let them know when booking
that you’ll need the assistance of Spanish speaking staff.

Tucson, Arizona site of Canyon Ranch has a “Life Enhancement Program”:

Escondido, California** 
Golden Door Reservations
Post Office Box 463077 
Escondido,CA 92064-3077 USA
Phone: (760) 744-5777 
U.S. Toll Free: (800) 424-0777
From overseas: dial the international access code 
and 1-760-744-5777 
Fax: (760) 471-2393 

 Structure House**
 If  your client spoke enough English, I would recommend Structure
House, affiliated with Duke University, in Durham , NC. About 10 years
ago, I actually worked with some of the clients at this weight loss
program, and can vouch for its effectiveness. I called Structure House
today, and while they have other clients and perhaps a few staff who
speak Spanish, clients would need to be conversant in English to fully
benefit.  Apart from diet and exercise programs, there is a
considerable amount of re-education  and classes which would be in

Rancho La Puerta**

Rancho La Puerta Reservations
Post Office Box 463057
Escondido, CA 92046

800-443-7565 (U.S. toll free)
760-744-4222 (Worldwide) 
Fax: 760-744-5007 
Mary-Elizabeth Gifford, Rancho La Puerta Director of Communications
Telephone: 202-362-7736 
P.O. Box 463057
Escondido, CA 92046-3057

The following spas are all linked from Spa Getaways, with
1-800-321-4622 being the phone for all of them. No  postal addresses
nor e-mail addresses were found on the websites.

Villa Bejar, Lake Tequesquitengo, (45 minutes south of Cuernavaca) ,
and  Spa Guinot  in the city of Cuernavaca  “you can choose from a
"spa" menu (low calorie) or a "regular" menu (just plain good). There
is a regular program of scheduled activities like: Yoga, Morning
Walks, Aerobics, Yoga/Exercise Classes,  and Water Sports.  You won't
have time to get bored, but if you are a Greta Garbo type of person
who "just wants to be left alone," no one will bug you to
1-800-321-4622. Rates and other information are on the link below:

Ixtapan Spa, Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico. Featuring Roman baths and 20
private whirlpools.  “For those who want a lot of regimented exercise,
this is the place! They have mountain biking, morning jogs, and
aerobics.  There are tennis courts and a golf course on site.”

Rates and packages:

Luz en Yucatan, Merida, Mexico **
” Luz does not advertise itself as a "SPA", but rather as an urban
retreat offering a controlled diet, an exercise regime, and behavior
modification techniques.” Rates and an e-mail link are on this page as

Maya Tulum
USA Contact:
Phone: 888-515-4580 or 770-483-0238
Fax: 770-785-9260
PO Box 1496
Conyers, GA 30012
Mexico Contact:
Phone/Fax: 011-52-984-87-78638
Km. 7 Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila
P.O. Box 99 Tulum, Q. Roo,
Mexico 77780
Same site as above, but in Spanish:

Premiere Hotel and Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (This spa appears to
be less weight loss oriented, although it was listed under weight-loss
spas on the Spa Getaway page)
From Texas, USA, 409-763-1908
 “Our spa reviewer recommends this luxury spa very, very highly,
"Elegant, pampering, and on the beach," sums it up. “

Ceiba Del Mar in Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Ceiba Del Mar Hotel & Spa 
• Address: 
Riviera Maya, Cancun
Costera Norte Lote 01 SM. 10 Mza. 26
Puerto Morelos, Q.R. 
Mexico 77580
• Phone: 
52 (988) 872 80 60
• Llamada sin costo Mexico: 01 800 426 9772
• Toll Free: 1 877 545 62 21
• Fax: 52 (998) 872 80 61
• Email: 
• Web Site:
In English 
In Spanish

About the fitness facilities

Avandaro Resort, 2 hours from Mexico City has medical and fitness
consultants for an extra fee:

Hosteria Las Quintas** , Cuernavaca, Mexico 
Reservation Service at 1-800-321-4622.  From Mexico or Europe, please
call 409-763-1908


Puerto Rico
Ann Wigmore Institute, a Natural, new-age type of healing spa
Tel. (787) 868-6307
or  868-0591

SPA & HOLISTIC CENTER  La Limonera Farm , 90 minutes from Caracas, in
San Francisco de Asis. “Resort Type: Health Spas Activities: Fitness
and Beauty, Horseback Riding, Wildlife and Nature
Cost: $251 + Size: 6-19 Rooms Languages: English, Spanish Restaurant:
Yes Conference Facility: No Kids Allowed:Yes ”
Telefax: +58+243+246.7571 / 2523
No other contact information or address on site.
English site (Not great English, mind you)

Spanish site:

Costa Rica

Pura Vida Spa**
“At Pura Vida we believe "the good life" is a healthy state of body,
mind and spirit. Our focus is on yoga, meditation, movement and
conscious living. Personal consultations and a variety of classes are
available. “. Anti-aging seminars are also offered.

Villas Pura Vida Retreat Center
Apartado 1112, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
700 metros al sur de salon Apolo 15
Pavas de Carrizal, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 392-8099   Fax: (506) 483-0041
International Code: 011

US contact for Pura Vida:
R & R Resorts
PO Box 1496
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: 770-483-0238
Toll Free: 1-888-767-7375

Finally, this site offers to locate precisely the spa you want by
filling out their form!
According to this site (Middle of the page) treatment for obesity may
be tax-deductible in the US.

I sincerely hope at least one of the above will meet your client’s
needs. If any portion of my answer is unclear, please request an
Answer Clarification, allowing me to clarify anything for you, before
you rate this answer.

Buena Suerte,
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