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Spa resorts in Malaga you shouldn’t miss

The spa resorts in Malaga are an ideal option to enjoy a relaxing day in order to rest or unwind from your daily routine. The offering of spa resorts as well as other spaces like hotel spas or Arab baths is highly varied across the province. That’s why we set out some of the best choices to spend a relaxing time in Malaga here.

Spa resorts in the province of Malaga

Balneario de Carratraca

One of the oldest spa resorts anywhere in the province of Malaga is to be found in the town of Carratraca. Its mineral and medicinal waters come from a natural spring located in an exceptional natural site. For some years now, this Malaga spa resort has been run by the Hotel Villa Padierna Thermas, where you can enjoy all the luxury this five-star establishment has to offer and its extensive range of therapeutic and beauty treatments.
The area also offers many other activities you can do, like hiking along footpaths, visiting the town or simply enjoying its gastronomy. We suggest you complete your stay by visiting the Caminito del Rey trail, which is just a few kilometres away from the town.

Address: Avenida Antonio Rioboó 11, 29551 Carratraca, Malaga.
Telephone number: +34 952 48 95 42.


Balneario de Tolox

The Balneario de Tolox spa resort is located in the Nieves mountain range, about half an hour away from the province’s capital. This Malaga spa resort is known throughout the world for its treatments based on inhaling water vapour from the natural spring above which it is situated.

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As in the case above, the Balneario de Tolox spa resort was inaugurated in 1870. It was, however, completely refurbished in 2012 and converted into an ideal place to spend a relaxing weekend, though at a more affordable price than above-mentioned spa.

Address: Extramuros s/n, Tolox.
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Telephone number: (+34) 679 429 454. E-mail:

Spa resorts near Malaga

Spa resorts in Granada

The Balneario de Alhama de Granada and the Balneario de Lanjarón spa resorts are about an hour away from the city of Malaga in towns bearing the same names, both of which are located in the Sierra Nevada and Alpujarras National Park in the province of Granada.
They offer innovative, state-of-the art therapeutic treatments which are suitable for any age or malady, making them ideal choices for spa resorts located near Malaga.

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Alternatives to spa resorts in Malaga

Spas in Malaga

Aside from the spa resorts in Malaga, the Costa del Sol is full of luxury hotels which offer spas as a service. The extensive offering, however, is overwhelming, which is why we only set out the best spas in Malaga for you here:

Gran Hotel Miramar

This five-star hotel, which has been recently refurbished, can be found just a few metres from Malagueta Beach. After relaxing in its spa, you can enjoy its terrace with sea views.

Address: Paseo de Reding 22-24.
Telephone number: 952 603 000

Hotel MS Maestranza

Though it may perhaps be one of Malaga’s more modest spas when compared to others, it is equipped with a sauna, massages, a Turkish bath and a jacuzzi. You can also rest on its solarium terrace with great views of the centre of Malaga. Address: Avenida Cánovas del Castillo 1, 29016 Malaga.

Telephone number: (+34) 952 21 336 10.

Spas in Marbella, Malaga:

Thalasso Spa at the Hotel Marbella Club

As in the case of the Gran Hotel Elba Estepona, this hotel is equipped with a thalasso or seawater spa, which is one of the world’s most renowned seawater spas. It can therefore be a great alternative to the Malaga spa resorts we described above.

Gran Hotel Benahavís

This four-star hotel’s spa specialises in chromotherapy and aromatherapy programmes, though it offers more than forty different treatments. Its spa is equipped with six cubicles for humid and dry treatments, pedicure, manicure and beauty treatments, along with Roman baths, a Finnish sauna and a dream shower with chromotherapy or aromatherapy programmes.

Address: Huerta de Rufino s/n, Benahavís, Malaga, 29679, Spain.
Telephone number: 951054290.

Spas in Estepona, Malaga:

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona Thalasso Spa

This hotel specialising in seawater and marine mud treatments is highly regarded around the world and located in one of the best areas of Estepona.

Address: Urb. Arena Beach, Carretera Estepona - Cádiz, Km 151, 29680 Estepona, Malaga.
Telephone number: (0034) 952 809 200.

Spa Albayt Resort

Apart its magnificent spa, this hotel can be a good choice for people wishing to enjoy a family holiday, since it is comprised of large apartments.

Address: Urb. Costa Galera, CN-340.
Telephone number: (+34) 952 804 702

Spas in Benalmádena and Torremolinos, Malaga

Holiday World Hotels

There is a theme spa at each of their hotels decorated in keeping with the hotel. Many of them also have children’s areas.

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Spa Amaragua

Located in La Carihuela, this hotel is just a few metres from the beach and is equipped with a modern, well-decorated spa.

Arabs Baths in Malaga

Other classic relaxation spaces, especially in Andalusia, are the Arab baths, which are another fantastic alternative to Malaga’s spa resorts. The most well-known is unquestionably the Hammam Al Ándalus, which is located just a few metres from the Thyssen museum in Malaga. You will be able to enjoy a circuit in it which lasts about an hour and a half in an extraordinary setting.
Other more economic options include the Hammam Almanzor in Mijas or the H2O in Benalmadena.

Hammam Al Ándalus

Address: C/ Plaza de los Mártires 5, Malaga.
Telephone number: 902 333 334

Hammam Almanzor

Address: C/ Acebuche 7 - Local 1, "Cala Hills" Mijas-Costa, Malaga, Spain, 29650
Telephone number: 625446175

H20 Baños Árabes

Address: Avenida del Mar 2, 29360 Torremolinos
Telephone number: 951 07 04 19


Though the initial idea of this article was to inform you about the best spa resorts in Malaga, we have finally set out other alternatives as well. Whatever your decision may be, however, don’t worry because its impossible do go wrong with any of these choices.
Remember that if you want to complement your visit to a spa resort in Malaga, we give you some ideas about what to do in Malaga, inform you about typical Malaga feasts, or which monuments to visit in Malaga in our Malaga Guide. Don’t miss out on anything!