Whenever we travel, we’re constantly thinking about how to stay healthy on-the-fly. With Miami Airport wellness everywhere we looked, we had no trouble keeping up our healthy lifestyle when passing through Miami International Airport.
Miami Airport has come a long way from the nasty airport grab-n-go sandwich. There are plenty of ways to keep up your nutritious eating habits here! With lots of local cuban restaurants, fresh seafood and plenty of juice options, you won’t have to go near a wilting pre-made salad ever again. At least, not here.
Check out our top tips for achieving Miami Airport wellness from ceviche bowls to spas, green walls, hydration stations and everything in between.
Miami Airport Wellness: 10 Ways to Get Healthy at Miami Airport
1. Stretch out with some yoga
We’re all about stretching out with some airport yoga. Just the thought of being cramped up on a plane for however many hours makes us want to strike a warrior pose!
Location: Pre-security, Terminal H, 1st floor. Open daily 9am-9pm.
2. Breathe in some fresh air at the green wall
Green walls (or “living” walls) have been proven to help calm the nerves of passengers, provide some fresh air to breathe and help boost overall morale of travellers.
Location: Behind the reception desk.
3. Keep hydrated with the many hydration stations
It’s so important to stay hydrated – especially at the airport. Get your hydration levels up before you board the flight by filling up at one of Miami Airports many water-bottle filling stations.
Location: Throughout the terminals, post-security.
4. Relax in a rocking chair
Long gone are the days when rocking chairs were only meant for old ladies knitting. Yes, that’s right. Rocking chairs have a lot of other benefits to them like helping to ease anxiety, depression, improve your balance and reducing your need for pain medication.
Location: Scattered through the terminals.
5. Grab a nutritious meal at Lorena Garcia Cocina
You may recognize chef Lorena Garcia from her Taco Bell commercials, but fast food burritos notwithstanding, she really has made some good career moves. Her airport outpost, Lorena Garcia Cocina, serves Caribbean jerk chicken, shrimp ceviche and baked breakfast empanadas that come out of the kitchen fast, but not suspiciously fast.
Location: Concourse D, near Gate 57.
6. Relax at the many airport spas
MIA has a few different spas to check out. Jetsetter Spa is located between South Terminal H, 2nd level. Services include manicures, pedicures, massages, and spray tanning. If you’re feeling like getting your nails done, 10 Minute Manicure at South Terminal J, 2nd level, offers manicures, pedicures and massage.
There’s also the Exhale mini-spa located inside the Centurion Lounge. They offer express services such as chair massages and manicures as well as heated neck pillows and herbal teas.
For more, check out our post on how to get pampered in 2 hours or less at the airport.
7. Chill out in the meditation room
Everyone needs time to chill in peace & quiet now and then, right? The Interfaith Chapel at Miami Airport is just the place.
Location: Terminal D, 1st level between Int’l arrivals and carousel 22.
8. Feast on fresh fish at My Ceviche
If you want a fresh and insanely delicious seafood meal, look no further than My Ceviche. They serve a variety of ultra-fresh meals from ceviche burritos and fish tacos to salad and ceviche bowls.
Location: Terminal D29.
9. Stimulate your mind with airport art
Miami Airport wellness doesn’t stop at food, drinks and pampering services. Art can stimulate your mind too and help you relax before a long flight.
Location: You’ll find different art installations all around the airport.
10. Grab a fresh juice for the flight at Jamba Juice
There’s nothing like a freshly squeezed juice to make you feel instantly healthier. This is definitely a snack that you’ll be able to take on the plane, shame-free.
Location: Terminal J