Destination for a relaxing getaway

Sometimes, subjects unleash the imagination. Anyone can refuse to, from time to time, fall into the temptation of imagining an entire week doing nothing else than reading under the sun in a paradise beach, with a fresh pineapple plate and a cocktail waiting for you. In the background, chill out music and the murmur of the waves. Without children, without boss, feeling like doing absolutely nothing. That is called, sometimes, happiness.

In our search for happiness, we have found a series of perfect places for shooting our own film, a handful of exquisite destinations, ideal for taking a break, thinking of nothing and enjoying every moment on the seashore.


The first recommendation is to book a spa hotel in Chiclana. This privileged municipality is the access door to the most idyllic beaches in the south of Spain. Just 20 km away from La Tacita de Plata, right in Costa de la Luz, it goes throughout sand areas such as Sancti Petri beach and La Barrosa, surrounded by pleasant pine groves, natural parks, cliffs and the typical lively ambience of this Andalusian coast.


The moon island. A trip to another world. The perfect place for escaping from it all and never coming back.­ Lanzarote is a dream island, ideal for a week of dolce far niente on the banks of the Atlantic. The small Chinijo archipelago with its amazing pristine island called La Graciosa and its white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters: Corralejo, Teguise and the spotless Yaiza… If you are really looking for a relaxing getaway, the best option is to choose an All Inclusive hotel in  Lanzarote or an Adults Only hotel in Corralejo.

Cala Barca (Majorca)

One of the quietest and more hidden sites in Majorca, where you can go unnoticed and spend an entire week enjoying the Mediterranean among pine groves, sand and turquoise waters. Cala Barca Trencada is a small beach next to Mondragó Natural Park, in the eastern coast of Majorca, located one step away from the beautiful fishing village in Porto Petro. It combines peace and services, and leisure areas are at just 4 minutes drive and 25 minutes walk.  If you have the possibility, book a hotel in Cala Barca: relax is guaranteed.

El Rompido

One of the most striking natural treasures in Costa de la Luz, in Huelva. El Rompido hides a sand strip which gets into the Atlantic, very close to the mouth of Río Piedras and its marshes, especially ideal for resting far from the madding crowd. Pristine beach not very visited by tourists, even in summer high season. Perfect for a relaxing romantic getaway: there are several Adults Only hotels in El Rompido, at affordable price, with all types of special services for couples.

A wellness hotel in the bay of Palma?

Not many years ago, it would have been a very difficult task, but today the difficulty strives in choosing between all the hotels available.

The wellness culture is increasingly imposing itself in the most tourist destinations, as is the case with Palma de Mallorca. In the last 5 years, the capital of the Balearics has seen how the offer of spa centres and hotels with wellness areas has proliferated in an ongoing effort to differentiate themselves and offer their clients that extra that they expect during their holidays in the Mediterranean.

Beach of Cala Estancia

Beach of Cala Estancia

The wellness areas are also a good claim for all those hotels that have made a commitment to tourism throughout the year and want to eradicate the deep seasonality of the tourists travelling to Majorca, and in general, to the Balearic Islands.

Hotel chains and large tourism groups, such as Tryp, NH, Melia or Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, have developed their own concepts of wellness, as is the case of the Thai Zen SPAce that one can find in some hotels in Playa de Muro by Iberostar, or in Son Antem, very close to Palma, in one of the most surprising luxury hotels in Majorca.

Others, like the hotel chain Garden Hotels, is strongly committed to it and have made the spa concept in one of their key proposals of their new range of added values. The Garden Spa, a programme of health and wellness that can be enjoyed at their Playa Garden hotel, in Playa de Muro, as well as other accommodations of the chain like the adults only hotel in El Rompido, Huelva or their hotels in Almeria.

Wellness hotel in Playa de Palma

Wellness hotel in Playa de Palma

Marina hotels has been one of the last main chains of hotels in Majorca to join the fashion for wellness that reports a substantial income. With the intention of making use of the winter to carry out the construction, the adults only hotel in Cala Estancia, Marina Luz hotel, it will inaugurate in January a wellness area with sauna, fitness, jacuzzi, massage and views to the bay of Palma.

The hotel’s management intends to promote a highly specialised line of work that has been implemented in recent years with great success: turn this charming hotel in Palma into a reference for business travellers and couples to the islands capital.

For now, the Marina Luz has positioned itself as one of the most interesting hotels in this area of the coast of Palma and close to the airport, during the low season. Tourists that are interested in art, business travellers, congresses and incentives, young couples for a romantic escapade or senior holidays are the profiles of people that can be found in this hotel.

With the opening of the new wellness area, the aim is to reach a wider public and to offer those who choose to spend their Christmas holidays on the island a more adapted service to present time. In this regard, access to the relax area will be free for all guests of the hotel.

The Thai Zen SPAce at the Iberostar Gaviotas Park

When choosing a hotel, the facilities and services offered by the hotel have a growing influence among travellers. The conversion factor fluctuates towards the smaller details that make a difference in an accommodation, rather than the traditional aspects relating to rooms or even, the destination. The large amount of competition nowadays, in destinations such as the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands or the south of Spain, make them determining factors.

The hotel industry in Spain is and has been a pioneer in many aspects, something that they have managed to export in their expansions throughout other areas of great tourist interest, such as the North of Africa or the Caribbean. One of those great advances has been the determination to offer services orientated to health and wellbeing tourism.

Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park

Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park

Wellness area, spa centres, beauty treatments, relaxing rooms… All these services were initially extremely demanded by the clients of luxury hotels but, with time, have become almost a necessity for those hotels that want to offer their clients an experience beyond accommodation.

One of those spaces created to offer that extra quality to their guests is the Thai Zen SPAce at Iberostar hotels. Most concretely, in this post we will evaluate the Thai Zen SPAce of a beach hotel in Fuerteventura, the Iberostar Gaviotas Park Hotel, that combines the services of a hotel for couples with the best details of a hotel for families in Playa Jandia.

Hotel con spa fuerteventura


The spa centre is only accessible for over 16 year olds and offers Jacuzzi, a thermal circuit, saunas, aromatic showers, feet pealing… A complete centre regarding installations and professional service, something very unique as in many hotels it is frequent for these type of wellness services not to find specialised staff.

Nonetheless, the element that makes the difference in this spa is its massage menu and therapeutic treatments, based on ancestral well being techniques that originated in Asia. A combination of actions that aim to relax body and mind and offer clients a unique experience.

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