This traditional indigenous steam bath promises to reboot your immune system, banish stress and purify your skin and mind. Consume a concoction of fruit juice, slather your nude body in aloe juice and creep into a dark, hot den where the stones radiate a heat so hot it snatches your breath.
Sweat through air thick with eucalyptus, mugwart and rosemary, laze on a mat of leaves and melt away the grease and grime of the daily grind. Once you’re well stewed, the temazcalera who runs the show whips branches of herbs through the air, fanning the heat, before lashing your back, then dousing your whipped hide in tea and massaging the tender flesh. Emerge pruned and squinting, as if indeed reborn. Lie swathed in a bundle of cotton sheets until the sweating subsides.
Taxis and buses are the best ways to get around in Oaxaca, but since the city is small you may find it easy to walk.
Accomodation is US$100 to $160 per person per night but keep some extra for treatments and dining.
That depends how much heat you can handle!
Although the resort offers many indulgent distractions, Oaxaca is full of sights, so get out there and explore.