If there’s something that the pandemic has taught us, it’s that health is really all that matters. Why not come to Portugal to spend some quality time in the Center of Portugal, where extraordinary thermal baths allow you to take good care of the body and the soul? Good health first, right?
Owing to its geological characteristics, mineral springs abound in this region. The pure waters that rise from the depths of the earth at high temperatures are extremely rich in both chemicals and minerals and are suitable for various therapies. If you add good quality amenities, specialist treatment techniques, and qualified professionals to nature’s offerings, you’ll find these spas an interesting alternative for a few restful days combining healthcare with well-being and leisure.
Take the Luso Thermal Spa, for example, surrounded by the luxurious vegetation of the Buçaco Mountain. This resort comprises classic balneology, a thermal spa and a medical center geared towards cardiac and motor rehabilitation. Nearby, just 15km away, are the Curia Thermal Baths, which occupy some 14 hectares. In addition to the thermal facility and the pump room, it offers many leisure amenities.
Further south, close to Leiria, the Termas de Monte Real hot springs provide a modern bathing facility integrated into a thermal spa resort, and various sports and leisure facilities.
Unhais da Serra, on Estrela Mountain, is the only mountain spa in the country: the Aquadome. Combining health with prophylaxis and well-being, under medical supervision you can enjoy a varied range of treatments, from massage to the gymnasium, and many other techniques. As a complement, there is also a wide offer of outdoor activities in the Natural Park for exercising your body and lifting your spirits.
In the heart of the Naturtejo Geopark, the Monfortinho Thermal Baths are close to the border with Spain, marked by the River Erges. Taking advantage of the waters from the Penha Garcia Mountain, this resort is particularly sought after for skin, digestive and respiratory treatments, but offers other programs as well as activities for the whole family.
In the North, near Nelas, you will find the Caldas da Felgueira Thermal Baths. Located in one of the River Mondego valleys, the tranquility of this spot combines with a variety of cure and well-being rituals, blending perfectly to reset your balance and fight the stress of everyday life.
The São Pedro do Sul Thermal Baths have, in turn, a very long history. Evidence of their use by the Romans about two thousand years ago has been found, and it is also believed that they were attended by Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal, visited them in the 12th century. Currently, they offer last–generation thermal facilities and offer multiple treatments from spa therapy to physiotherapy and thermal wellness.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of opportunities here and there are still other health resorts to discover in the Center of Portugal!