Visitors to Murcia’s popular Costa Cálida resort areas can unwind and enjoy a revitalising experience at two of Spain’s finest luxury spas. A report by holiday rentals website Holidu ranked the Archena spa at number one (with a perfect score of 10 out of 10) and Thalasia in eighth position of a total of 122 spas reviewed throughout Spain.
Noting that autumn is the perfect time of the year to disconnect and relax in a natural setting of thermal pools, waterfalls, jacuzzis and steam baths, while also looking after our health and well-being, Holidu showcased 10 hidden gems throughout Spain, including Archena and Thalasia in Murcia and other spas in Huesca, Cantabria, Girona, Zaragoza, Madrid, Soria, Valladolid and Navarra.
Located in the Ricote Valley area, just 15 minutes from Murcia city, the Balneario Archena is steeped in history, with its origins dating to the fifth century BC, a period during which the Iberians populating the area highly valued the recuperative qualities of its natural springs.
“This magnificent thermal complex, extending over more than 10,000 square metres, is suitable for everyone. Its pools, thermal baths and spa circuits, mineral-rich and medicinal waters and extraordinary professionals create the perfect destination for those who simply want relaxation and tranquility.”
The concept at Thalasia, in a frontline coastal setting next to the Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar nature park, is slightly different. “The spa uses sea water from the Mediterranean for treatments and massages, and in its pools and aquatic circuits, making it the ideal place to help eradicate stress and improve your health, with a host of additional services that will make you feel like royalty during your stay.”
Spain’s Top 10 Best Spas
- Balneario de Archena (Murcia)
- Balneario de Panticosa (Huesca)
- Balneario de Puente Viesgo (Cantabria)
- Balneario de Vichy Catalán (Girona)
- Balneario de Alhama de Aragón (Zaragoza)
- Termas de Griñón (Madrid)
- Castilla Termal Burgo de Osma (Soria)
- Thalasia (Costa Cálida, Murcia)
- Castilla Termal Balneario de Olmedo (Valladolid).
- Balneario de Elgorriaga (Navarra)