Meet Skarlette Castro, Spa Manager at Capella Ixtapa

El Capricho spa at Capella Ixtapa is a very special place.  The aromas upon your entrance enchant you immediately, and the spa treatments accompanied by the sound of the waves and the ocean views are truly unique.  Our newly appointed Spa Manager, Skarlette Castro, shares with me her fresh insight into the spa and summer tips for healthy skin.

Skarlette of Capella Ixtapa
You have recently arrived to Capella Ixtapa Skarlette, what are your first impressions of the resort?
Yes, I just joined the team in May, and I love it!  Capella Ixtapa is very romantic and intimate, with a personalized service, which I think makes it a magical place.

What do you like most about Ixtapa Zihuatanejo so far?
I love the warmth of the people, the local traditions with natural regional products, the arts and crafts, the landscape, the beaches and I am excited every day to learn and experience more things about this beautiful place.

And what do you think of your new home, El Capricho Spa?
I love our concept, which is based on the flowers of the regions – jamaica, rose, gardenia, orange flower and bougainvillea, and on the Aztec culture, in which it was believed that Citlaxochitl flower – or sky flower – represents the spirit of love.  El Capricho is a very romantic spa where couples can experience this spirit.

Is there a particular treatment you recommend to guests during the summer?
It is very important to keep the skin healthy, nurtured and hydrated during summer.  Besides drinking a lot of water and using solar protection, I recommend our regional wraps at the beginning of each service in order to achieve better results, help the skin’s health and to preserve the glowing summer look.  You can choose between melissa (our signature aroma), papaya and mango, flowers of the region, cocoa and coffee and aloe with nopal wraps.

Before coming to Capella Ixtapa, you worked for 3 years at Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas.  Can you share with us your experience at Capella Pedregal, and in what way will this help you with your position at Capella Ixtapa? 
I loved working with the wonderful Auriga spa team, which was like a big family.  My greatest satisfaction was to be able to contribute to the development and growth of each of the team members, and I am grateful because together with them I grew and learned as well!  Working with Auriga spa team at Capella Pedregal gives me motivation and energy to give my best to my new team here at El Capricho spa at Capella Ixtapa!

If you would like to learn more about El Capricho Spa at Capella Ixtapa, please visit: http://www.capellahotels.com/ixtapa/spa-en.html

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