Disconnect from the big city: Wellness in Costa del Sol

Big-city living definitely has its perks, but it also comes with incessant noise, traffic, long hours at the office, housework and other responsibilities that don’t always let us relax. That frenetic pace of life can definitely take a toll! Sometimes, all we need is a relaxing getaway to let us disconnect, get some fresh air and come back renewed, with good energy. Costa del Sol is a great place for a wellness trip. Find out why below.  

Spa hotels in Costa del Sol

If the reason for your getaway is to find a little calm, Costa del Sol’s spa hotels might be just what you’re looking for. When you’re not getting pampered with a massage or a facial, you can stroll through its beautiful gardens, enjoy beautiful views of the beaches or mountains, go sunbathing, take a dip in the pool, eat delicious food or spend time in the Jacuzzi or hydrotherapy circuit. Your mind will surely stop buzzing with the stresses of daily life in no time. Luckily, Costa del Sol is filled with four- and five-star spa hotels! Here are some of our favourites:


Six Sense Spa in Puente Romano

Six Sense Spa at Hotel Puente Romano is truly unique. It is considered one of the best spas in Malaga province and it’s not hard to see why. Not only does it have a luxury design - with oak wood flooring, traditional Andalusian architecture and local stone - it also has a hydrotherapy pool, steam room with herbs, a relaxation area with sea views and a hammam. And all that, in the heart of Marbella’s Milla de Oro.

spa_puente romanoSource: Puente Romano Beach Resort

Villa Padierna Medical Wellness

Are you on the hunt for one of the best spa hotels in Malaga province? Well, you need look no further than the Medical Wellness service at Hotel Anantara Villa Padierna, which offers all sorts of aesthetic medicine and wellness rituals that use ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and mountain herbs. The centre is defined by its thermal circuit, comprising three steam rooms with different essential oils and temperatures. It also has a hammam with sea salt, a Greek sauna, Finnish sauna, a mist treatment room using mineral and medicinal waters, and more.


Finca Cortesín Spa

Stretching an impressive 2,200 sqm, the spa boasts individual areas for facial and body treatments, massages, a fitness centre and a thermal baths including a spectacular snow cave. The spa also features a 25m indoor heated salt-water swimming pool. Personal trainers are available to assist on request.

The Thai Spa features ten individual treatment rooms and one double bed suite, complete with heated floor and à la carte music. Products from the prestigious French brand Biologique Recherche and the ground-breaking vegan Tata Harper, using only 100% natural and non-toxic ingredients are used for all our treatments.


Villa Padierna Thermas Hotel Carratraca

Sitting in Carratraca, in the quiet surroundings of the Sierra de las Nieves mountains, Villa Padierna is one of the most luxurious hotels in Costa del Sol. In short, it’s an 18th-century building with all the conveniences befitting a modern traveller. Along with having the only thermal hydrotherapy circuit in Europe—infusing all massages, beauty treatments and aromatherapy and hydrotherapy rituals with its mineral-medicinal waters—this hotel has a magnificent terrace, a stunning pool, unbeatable mountain views and more.

Villa PadiernaFuente: Villa Padierna

The Westing La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa

La Quinta is one of the most famous hotels in Costa del Sol! Find it in the "Costa del Golf" in the municipality of Benahavís, surrounded by an incredible 27-hole golf course, the Sierra Blanca mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. One of the main draws here is the 1500+ square-meter Heavenly Spa, a full-service, Andalusian-inspired health and wellness center with a gym, a hydrotherapy circuit, a Mediterranean sauna and steam room, a hammam, hydromassage showers, a therapeutic swimming pool and a center just for beauty treatments.

La Bobadilla Royal Hideway Hotel 

This charming hotel fits its name. Just outside of Loja, it’s surrounded by a beautiful natural setting, and has a 700 square-meter spa, an outdoor pool and two tasty restaurants, La Finca and El Cortijo. When summer hits, another restaurant, Mirador, opens up. La Bobadilla Royal Hideaway Hotel is perfect for those travellers who really want to get away and enjoy life.


Arab baths in Málaga

You can’t do a wellness trip to Costa del Sol without experiencing one of its Arabic baths. There are different options scattered around Malaga, like Hammam Al Andalus or the Arabic baths (Ronda), but they all have one thing in common: they put you in a state of total relaxation as soon as you  walk through the door. There, you’ll find hot springs at different temperatures, steam rooms, relaxation areas, massage rooms and more. A day at a hammam is a health and beauty experience like no other.

Hammam Al ÁndalusSource: Hammam Al Ándalus


Other activities that will complement your wellness trip to Costa del Sol

There’s so much about Malaga that will refresh you, mind, body and soul. Take long walks on one of its beautiful beaches, eat Malaga’s delicious local cuisine with your toes in the sand at one of its charming beach bars, enjoy a romantic dinner at one of its exclusive restaurants, tour the coast by sailboat, fly over Malaga in a hot air balloon or see unforgettable sunsets. Despite having so many options, the best way to relax is not to make too many plans. Just go to Costa del Sol and see where the wind takes you.


Need a wellness break to Costa del Sol? Check out the best spas and spa hotels in Costa del Sol and start planning your trip.


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