The Mexican Spa

Story and photos by John Lamkin

“SPA TREATMENTS” read the hand-lettered sign, which seemed perfectly normal…until I remembered I was in a prison, in Mexico!

Prisoner in Courtyard with Pet Coatamundi, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Prisoner in Courtyard with Pet Coatamundi


Outside, a tarp strung between the large trees was flapping in the breeze. Beneath were chairs for chair massage and pedicures. Inside the wooden shack I found one massage table and three therapists – one man, one woman and one of unidentifiable sex. This primitive spa “palace” was in the middle of the courtyard of a prison located in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico, just a half an hour north of the Belize border. Read more at Global Writes.

 

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