Croatia is quite well known as a country of exceptional beauty and is at the very top of the UNESCO list of water wealth in Europe and the world, having many thermal and spa sites with 103 sources of natural mineral water. Spas usually have natural sources of mineral or thermo-mineral waters with adjacent treatment centers. They are an excellent choice for those who want to bathe, relax, recover, and enjoy healing therapies and luxury accommodations like royalty.
Usually open year-round, wellness opportunities exist all over the country. The woodsy Croatian interior is liberally sprinkled with thermal water springs that were once great favorites of the Romans. Most spas in Croatia include specialized hospitals or institutions for health tourism. Many of the most famous and renowned Croatian thermal springs and spas, which, thanks to the quality of their mineral water, are listed on the European top ten, are in Central Croatia and have plenty of options for the kids. According to their thermal water quality, the hot springs in the municipality of Topusko take third place, while those at Krapinske Toplice take sixth place in Europe. The particularity of Topusko spa is the water that flows within them. The water of volcanic origin is suitable for health treatments and rehabilitation.
Krapinske Toplice is ideal for applying all modern physical medicine and rehabilitation treatments. This thermal center will delight divers since you can dive in a special swimming pool using scuba diving equipment.
One more special is Bizovačke Toplice thermal center; its main feature is its temperature reaching up to 96 °C, thus warmer than any other known thermal water. The water from Bizovac is a remnant of the Pannonian Sea, which explains why it is salty and extremely rich in minerals.
Stubičke Toplice is famous for the cryosauna, a treatment of exposure to extremely low temperatures from -110 °C to -190 °C which positively impacts the skin, boosts the immune system, and also helps with weight loss.
Fans of water adventures will find thrills at the Terme Tuhelj bathing and wellness center. The thermal center is famous for its Water Planet, a bathing facility with more than 5000 m2 of water surface.
Modern Spa and Sports Resort Sveti Martin is a favorite destination for professional and recreational athletes.
And last but not least is the Naftalan thermal center in Ivanić Grad, which is unique in Europe as a natural source of naphthalene curative oil after this thermal center was named. It is the second such site worldwide and the only one in Europe.
Generally, Croatia is one big relaxing zone of over 80 wellness centers across the country and in your quest for health and vitality, you can do so much for your physical and mental health. So, take a deep breath and relax!