6 Thermal Spas You Have to Experience at Least Once in a Lifetime ⇒ A stay at any one of the following harmonious thermal spas in Portugal, allows one to explore the beauty of its surrounding regions, from natural wonders of enormous value to historical monuments as well as a rich and vast local cuisine, centres of leisure and recreation – swimming pools, tennis courts, gardens and parks, cinema and discos, and much more. Taking advantage of the exceptional qualities of natural mineral waters, an ever-increasing number of Spa Resorts, from North to South, offer unique programmes that are complemented by classic treatments.
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This complementary range is essentially designed for people seeking to enjoy simultaneously the recreational, tourist and therapeutic aspects that only Spa Resorts can offer. Also within this range, the therapeutic aspect is important, offering clients the opportunity to restore their bodily, functional and mental balance through showers, baths, massages, saunas, beauty treatments, etc., through short programmes (weekends, weeks). Now, take a look at some of the best deluxe thermal spas in Portugal.
Image Source: Termas de Luso
Termas do Luso are one of the most well-known in Portugal, although each spa has its own specific and exclusive benefits due to the singularity of each thermal waters. Situated on the slopes of the charming Serra do Bussaco in Viseu, Termas do Luso offers visitors a landscape of indescribable beauty. This thermal location is directly served by a Luxury Hotel & SPA.
Address: R. Álvaro Castelões, 3050-230 Luso
Image Source: Vidago Palace
Located in a luxurious thermal hotel, we can find the Vidago Spa which, as the name suggests, is integrated into the Vidago Palace Resort, a seductive 5-star hotel with exquisite details of the Belle Époque. This Hotel has already been awarded the “Best Luxury Spa Destination” at the World Luxury Spa Awards, as well as the “Best Mineral Water and Spa” at the Spa Finder Wellness 365 Readers Choice Awards due, in part, to the quality and elegance of its Spa facilities.
Address: Parque de Vidago, Vidago
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Image Source: Termas de Portugal
The thermal baths of Unhais da Serra, located in the heart of the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela, are integrated into the H2otel Congress & Medical Spa. This location is a seductive health and wellness retreat that, more than any other thermal spa in the country, is specifically geared towards physical and spiritual prevention and rehabilitation.
Address: Avenida das Termas, Unhais da Serra
Image Source: Termas de Monfortinho
The thermal baths of Monfortinho in Castelo Branco have thermal waters coming from the Serra da Penha Garcia. It’s next to the iconic Erges River that we can see the rise of the building that confers thermal personality to this space. It’s one of the oldest water thermal fountains in the country, reaching 36 thousand litres per hour, helping to maintain the originality of a bucolic scenario that surrounds it.
Address: Rua Doutor José Gardete Martins 6, Castelo Branco
Image Source: Termas de Monte Real
The Monte Real Spa in Leira has, as a backdrop, a small village surrounded by lush green landscape and a peaceful environment. This amazing relaxation space was rebuilt in 2009, making it one of the most modern thermal spas in Portugal. This location is among the most famous in Portugal, having been one of the most visited in the Iberian Peninsula from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Address: Rua de Leiria, Monte Real, Leiria
Image Source: Termas de Monchique
In the South of Portugal, we find the iconic Monchique Spa, an elegant place that’s located right in the centre of the beautiful Monchique Mountains. This amazing spa is considered one of the best in Europe for the specific treatment of almost all respiratory diseases. This stunning thermal spa also has the particular advantage of being very close to the beautiful beaches of the Algarve, which makes this haven of relaxation a quiet and amazing find for a relaxing trip.
Address: R. de Caldas de Monchique, Algarve
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