Spending more time on ourselves and our well-being. This should be one of the goals of the new year, because taking better care of ourselves is always possible.
We just have to find a way to build small habits that make us feel good into our daily routines. Besides that, we can give ourselves a great treat: a visit to a spa or wellness resort. It’s one of the most delightful and effective ways to soak up some much-needed wellness!
Winter is an especially good time to look into the spas and wellness resorts on the Costa Brava and in the Girona Pyrenees. We know that water can help us to relax and relieve tension, but the frigid temperatures of winter prevent outdoor bathing. That leaves the bathing areas and spas of centres open all year round. Spa bathing areas are a perfect way to enjoy all the benefits of water, in a pleasant atmosphere designed exclusively for tranquillity and relaxation, which are key to breaking up the monotony of daily life, replenishing your strength and boosting your inner peace.
Apart from the bathing areas, make sure to enquire about the additional treatments offered by these centres. Spa treatments are a gateway to wellness, each with its own special focus. All you have to do is choose the right one for your wants and needs.
Open in winter
At this time of year, many feel the urge to retreat indoors and avoid going out into the cold. Visiting a spa or wellness resort during the winter months is therefore the perfect outing. All you need to do is find some time in your schedule. The spas and resorts open in the winter are just begging us to come and enjoy them, so let’s listen!
Relaxing to the sound of the sea
With excellent facilities and an unbeatable location, the Sallés Cala del Pi Hotel & Spa has become a beacon for those seeking a relaxing and wellness-filled experience on the Costa Brava. Its spa features a Finnish sauna, Turkish baths and a full catalogue of body treatments and massages. Another seaside hotel offering a wide range of wellness services is the Santa Marta Hotel on Santa Cristina beach in Lloret de Mar. Its spa therapies use natural, organic products chosen for their respect for guests’ wellness and the environment. The Swedish sauna, water circuit and massage rooms are just some of the options that await you at its facilities.
Warmth in the mountains
If you’re craving a more high-altitude experience, head to the Resguard dels Vents Rural Hotel & Spa, located 1,000 metres above sea level and offering spectacular views of the Vall de Ribes. It’s the perfect destination for a weekend getaway, where you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding meadows and forests. In addition to its prime location, the hotel offers a wide range of body treatments that are sure to satisfy all who visit.
Without leaving the city, we can also find urban spas with unique and exclusive appeal. The Aqva Roman Baths in Girona Old Town are a prime example. With facilities steeped in over 2,000 years of history, guests can jump back in time and enjoy an ancestral Graeco-Roman tradition: thermal baths, rituals, massages and much more. This urban spa strikes a perfect balance between history and innovation, with water, stone, light and other primary elements taking guests on a purifying and peaceful journey of the senses.
Another option for a wellness experience is the Ciutat de Girona Hotel, which has a heated swimming pool and salt water jacuzzi area. Using 100% natural, top-quality products, it offers a wide range of relaxing treatments designed for its guests’ wellness.
The power of water
You can also combine therapeutic treatments and the tranquillity of the Selva countryside at the Vichy Catalan Spa Resort. With an extensive catalogue of treatments and one-of-a-kind facilities, this thermal spa in Caldes de Malavella is an excellent choice. In addition to the wide array of body treatments, massages and spa experiences, its facilities offer a thermal water circuit. Guests can enjoy a tour of the various pools of carbonated and alkaline waters from the Vichy Catalan spring at a pleasant 36°C. A jacuzzi, underwater jets, thermal water cannons, colour therapy, a bithermal shower, a bucket shower, a footbath, a Finnish sauna and a thermal sauna (hammam) are just some of the options available in this area.
The winter months are perfect for spending time on yourself, pausing to reflect, and pampering your mind and body. There are spas and wellness centres open all year round for just that and much more. Embark on a journey through a whole world of sensations!