Recently we went to San Gregorio Spa, this quaint place is not far from the city (about 30 kms), going towards El Salvador on km 25 you turn left for about another 5 kms. It has an outstanding view of the Lago de Amatitlán and the Volcan the Agua.
We went to have breakfast there (they open for breakfast Thursday - Sunday), but the real treat is staying there for a Spa experience.
These type of retreats are a new way Guatemala is promoting itself to the world. The Wellness and Medical Tourism is growing in Guatemala and attracting people that want to visit the country but also have the opportunity to be pampered and experience, at affordable prices, the benefits of Spa therapies such as: anti stress therapy where organic, herbalist, and natural medicines are used, implementing also the use of not conventional therapies as: sulfured thermal water, sulfured mud, fragrance therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, natural herbs music therapy, among others.