Thermal Hot Springs In Spain

Why would anyone be looking for Thermal Hot Springs In Spain?  Well, it isn’t always hot in sunny Spain and there are some great benefits to soaking in a thermal bath or covering yourself with the naturally warm mud.  Let’s review some locations near Almuñecar for a day trip. While other options may be good for a weekend getaway.

Why would anyone be looking for Thermal Hot Springs In Spain? Let's review some locations near the Costa Tropical for a day trip. Read more on

Thermal Hot Springs In Spain

There are a few natural hot springs in Spain and some thermal baths.  You will find many benefits from the minerals and heat of these special waters.

  • improvement in joint and muscle pain
  • better range of movement
  • reduction in inflammation, spasms, and cramps
  • stimulation of blood flow


Thermal Hot Springs Near the Costa Tropical

Thermal Baths and natural pools at Alhama de Granada

After you have explored the town and had some lunch, you may want to make your way to the thermal baths, located just on the outskirts of town.  There are free public baths along the river but be warned they aren’t always kept litter-free.  You can just stop and take a quick dip if you are continuing on to the reservoir on the same day, or stay a bit longer at the spa hotel for the night.

Balneario Alhama de Granada hotel



La Balneario de Lanjarón is a hotel and spa, offering several thermal baths and treatments with the special thermal mineral water. Lanjarón is located just 30 minutes away from the Almuñecar in Las Alpujarras.
Read more about it.



The Zújar thermal pool in the Negratín reservoir in the Granada Province.  This is a natural hot spring and there is no cost for the experience.  You may read more about it here.


Balneario Zújar

This Spa establishment offers thermal baths and various spa treatments. It is a great getaway to relax and pamper yourself. The offer indoor and outdoor pools as well as a Roman bath and a Turkish bath.  Zujar is about 90 minute to 2 hours to the northeast of the Costa Tropical. Visit their site



Thermal Baths & Hot Springs a bit further out

Lo Pagan Mud Baths!

Lo Pagan Mud Baths are located in San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia.  it is about a 3.5 to 4-hour drive from Almuñecar.  This is located in one of the only saltwater lakes in Spain and is in the Mar Menor.  This shallow warm water is lined with oooey gooey silky mud in the Mar Menor mud bath.  You scoop up the mud and cover your body with it.  Allow it to dry and then hop back in to rinse in off.  Read more about the Lo Pagan Mud Baths

Mar Menor Lo Pagan Mud Baths


Other resources and lists of hot springs in Spain

Hot springs in the Granada Province.

Natural Springs off the tourist track.

Here are some hot springs listed by province.

Thermal baths in Spain

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and has experienced the world with her family. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view her travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at

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