Visitors who come to New Mexico looking to immense themselves in wellness activities will find that the state’s deep roots in Native American traditions and beautiful natural terrain help make the experience even more gratifying.
Below are four top health and wellness experiences.
- Soak in the natural, mineral-rich water from the Riverbend Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences. The springs have long been considered sacred by tribes in New Mexico and their relaxing and rejuvenating abilities melt stress away and recharge the mind and body. This location is located right along the Rio Grande, providing the perfect ambiance and beautiful views. riverbendhotsprings.com
- Enjoy nature up above at the Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos. The breathtaking experience allows for a view of the stars greater than almost any other state. The site protects over 33,000 acres of gorgeous rugged canyon and mesa country, and was home to Ancestral Pueblo people hundreds of years ago. newmexico.org/darkskies/other-sites/
- With two locations in Santa Fe and Taos, the Ojo Spa Resorts offer an extensive spa menu feature as well as all-day access to communal pools or the option of a private soaking session. Soaking is an ancient ritual that, to this day, continues to be a revered healing practice. Every pool flows with pure mineral water straight from their hot springs and naturally rich in iron, lithia, arsenic, and soda. ojosparesorts.com
- Explore primitive hot springs in Jemez Springs, which is about an hour from both Santa Fe and Albuquerque. A popular tourist destination known for its natural mineral hot springs, you’ll find a variety of hot springs in this charming town. Some of the hot springs are on public land and accessible with a hie; others are in day spas. jemezsprings.org