Life on the Costa del Sol in December is sunny, warm and just as exciting as any other town in the build up to Christmas.  The pleasant weather means that you can still enjoy all of the outdoor activities that make Marbella (and the rest of the Costa del Sol) such a tempting winter destination, and the number one hotspot for people buying luxury villas on the Costa del Sol.  You may not know that it is also one of the best places if you fancy treating yourself to a day of pampering, by visiting one of the many Thalasso Spas located in and around Marbella.

So what is a Thalasso Spa Therapy? The treatment takes its name from the Greek words for sea ‘thalasso’ and treatment ‘therapia’.  Unlike a traditional spa where the emphasis is on relaxation and beauty, Thalasso Spa Therapy promotes healing. You can expect professional qualified therapists to use a combination of seawater, marine products and heat treatments to aid rejuvenation, anti-aging, weight loss, relieve stress and to re-energise your mind and body.

Whether you choose to book in for a weekend or a one-off treatment you’ll leave feeling fantastic and ready for anything…including the unavoidable overindulgence during the festive season ahead.

Here are three of the most well-known Thalasso Spas located in Marbella, Estepona and Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol:
Marbella Club Hotel, Marbella

If you only know of one hotel on the Costa del Sol it is most likely to be the celebrity hangout The Marbella Club Hotel located on the famous Golden Mile, just 5 minutes from Puerto Banús. As you would expect with a 5-star hotel it has an excellent luxury beachfront Thalasso Spa with state of the art facilities. Treatments include hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and algotherapy with seaweed and marine wraps used for improving circulation and slimming effects. They also provide lymphatic drainage, pressotherapy and shiatsu.


Thalasso  U Spa – Barcelo Hotel, Estepona

According to the ‘Thalasso U Spa’ website you can ‘submerge yourself in a sea of health and wellbeing’ and it is a childfree zone.  Thalasso U Spa treatments use water taken directly from Mediterranean Sea in order to harness its healing properties, minerals and vitamins. It’s a relatively large operation with several marine hydrotherapy rooms, Thalasso treatment and beauty suites, relaxation rooms, a boutique and fitness centre.

Wellness Centre – Mélia Costa del Sol

If you own a property in Benalmadena or are visiting Torremolinos, the Melia Costa del Sol’s Wellness Centre has the closest and most convenient Thalasso Spa.  And it boasts a fantastic marine spa using filtered sea water taken from 1,000 metres off the coast and containing over 80 essential elements.

They also offer thermal circuits* which includes hydromassage, sauna and steam bath, all types of massages and reflexology and a mini gym.

*Thermal circuit is open Wednesday to Sunday throughout winter.


Tempted? … Go on you know you’re worth it!


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