Last weekend, one of the highlights of our stay at La Cantera Resort & Spa was our time spent at the Loma de Vida Spa. The first thing we noticed was that the spa feels separate from the rest of the resort while still being so close. Resort spas often feel like they are just another area of an hotel, but to get to Loma de Vida you leave the hotel and walk through a garden and under the road. There were butterflies and native plants along the path and you could hear water splashing and calming music in the distance. As we walked under the tunnel the music got louder and we reached the water falls before reaching the doors to the spa. We loved this lead up as it seemed like to get us in the mindset to relax and enjoy the spa.
After checking in and being offered a drink, we were shown around the spa and given a quick tour to get us acquainted with the area. After changing, we met in the gathering area where we were able to relax, sip on some tea and wait for our massage.
Our massages took place in one of the Sky Lofts that are available for reservation. Inside were two massage tables and an indoor shower with wall to wall windows looking out on the Texas hill country and into the city. On the private deck there was also a large soaking tub they filled and added relaxing essential oils. We had our massage in the morning after a foggy night. It did not feel like San Antonio being surrounded by fog and rolling hills. After the massages and some relaxation time on the deck, we went to lunch at Signature.
We quickly returned to the spa after lunch (booking one treatment will get you in for the day). First we made our way be to the locker rooms where there are separate mens and women’s solariums. There we enjoyed the saline bath, steam room with essential oils and the Himalayan salt sauna which had an entire wall of salt bricks.
After some time separate in the solariums we went outside to enjoy the infinity pool and hot tub. The pool was heated to a very comfortable temperature and the staff visited us several times to see if we needed anything. You can also get served from the juice bar at the pool.
Now I have to admit, I have never had or understood a spa day before. I thought to have a spa day you would get service after service in order to enjoy the day. After spending a full day at the Loma de Vida spa, I can not wait for my next spa day!
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Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.