After a number of days vacationing in Barcelona or the Costa Brava seaside resorts head west to the village of Santa Coloma de Farners for a household day on the Magma Thermal Leisure Heart in Catalonia, 20km south of Girona.
Positioned on the base of a significant mountain climbing space lies a protracted two story constructing, smooth in structure each in and out and immaculately clear and pristine. Opened in 2002, the thermal leisure space's grand house is very large with it's two story glass home windows overlooking a grassy meadow, chestnut, oak and occasional beech timber, and the Guilleries mountains. Visiting the thermal waters gives a calming and playful break from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona and has one thing for everybody from infants to seniors.
The leisure heart, 870 sq. meters of thermal water floor and 45,000 sq. meters of backyard, features a central spa with a temperature of 36C with a counter present river, pressurized water cascades, hydromassage benches, bubble basin and hydromassage beds all specified by a Spiral-like pool 1.5 meters deep. Set above the central spa are two hydromassage jacuzzis for eight folks with a temperature of 35C. Set under is a toddler's playground set in a pool 5 meters extensive and 30 cm deep in addition to a 4 lane 25 meter swimming pool at 28C.
For the evenly temperate local weather a water passage leads exterior to a big chilly water out of doors swimming pool and heat water spa with jet sprays and mushroom cascades. If this isn’t sufficient anybody over 16 can benefit from the 20 individual steam baths, Finnish sauna, eucalyptus steam room, contrasting showers, ice pit and heated mattress relaxation space.
Whereas your partner is downstairs swimming with the youngsters, meander to the higher flooring the place the Magma Spa membership is positioned and indulge your self in an anti-wrinkle facial or particular black pearl powder facial. Manicures, pedicures, peels, hair removals, and an assortment of massages are all obtainable at cheap spa costs. Then change and let your partner take pleasure in the advantages of the recent stone remedy therapeutic massage or designer women and men therapies. In the meantime the youngsters shall be turning into fish swimming the river, tickling themselves on the hydromassage benches and bouncing from one cascade to a different.
A small snack bar is accessible in addition to lunch buffet restaurant serving Catalonian specialties for 18 Euro, 1 to 4pm or dinner buffet Friday-Sunday from eight: 30-10: 30. The important thing nevertheless is to e-book your entry into the spa earlier than or after lunch as swimsuits should not permitted within the restaurant.
At first look studying the rules of the spa and following the strict orders of the locker room attendant makes you are feeling like a college youngster. Nevertheless, as soon as you might be inside you understand their strict self-discipline of no sneakers, calm voices, no consuming or consuming, and entry showers retains the place wanting prefer it was constructed yesterday. Upon getting into the reception space you might be given an digital bracelet which accounts to your time spent and is magnetized to open and shut your locker. The Magma spa limits the variety of folks to enter so it by no means sees crowds and expenses for a 3 hour block of time (not together with spa providers) at 27 Euro in excessive season. Every hour after is a further 24 Euro, dissuing folks from staying longer.
Passing by way of an digital turnstile you enter the altering rooms and safe a slender personal e-book with two doorways; One to go in and one to exit of. Slipping into our bathing fits we giggle on the sanitized technique they’ve created for getting into the spa. Instantly upon exiting our sales space we enter into the locker and bathe room lined with double story orange lockers, sinks, open showers and personal rest room stalls. Promptly an attendant wearing nursing whites greets you, reminds you in case you have flip-flops on that no sneakers are allowed, and exhibits you which of them locker to make use of and the right way to use the magnetic bracelet to make sure it’s safe. Returning to her squeezing of the already pristine flooring she factors us to the glass enclosed entry bathe resulting in the central spa space. By no means fairly having understood the logic of getting to bathe earlier than you enter a pool, we place our renovated tub towels on the dry shelf and run by way of the showers barely getting our shoulders moist.
Immersing ourselves within the thermal water we soak into oblivion listening to a wide range of music from Italian Opera to straightforward listening piped in by way of the state-of-the-art sound system. Like little penguins we transfer in a pack attempting out the hydromassage benches, the water cascades and the wave like jacuzzi. Each fifteen minutes the cascades cease and part of the massive basin turns right into a flowing river through which you flip over in your again and float away your worries. As twilight seems within the sky, the spa's temper lightening within the swimming pools creates an impact of floating in house, soothing the soul much more.
After a swim within the lap pool take a tour of the hamman (dry steam), moist steam, and various showers, wrap your self in a towel and lounge on the swing chairs going through the gardens and mountains within the distance. It's time to immerse your self in an excellent e-book or simply shut your eyes and really feel the winter solar shine by way of the glass home windows warming your face. What a greater place to be than inside a contemporary spa on a fall or winter's day in Catalonia.
Costs and Reservations;
Ebook a spa or magnificence remedy and buffet lunch or dinner by calling Magma Reserving line at +34 972843535 and likewise ask for entry to the Thermal Spa space. Charges run from 24 Euro in off-season to 27 Euro in excessive season for a three hour move, Kids and seniors are barely decrease at 19.20 Euro. Particular charges and a number of entry and season passes can be bought. Reservations are really helpful due to its restricted capability. Bookings for the Thermal Leisure Space solely will be made through the ServiCaixa system, +34 903 33 22 11 or a journey company. Magma is open all yr from 11 am to 10pm through the week and 11pm on weekends, however closed on Tuesdays and different designated closing days all year long.
Staying Close by:
Throughout the street from the Magma Thermal Spa is the Balneari Termes Orion Resort and Restaurant, and is the supply of the thermal waters. A prestigious institution of 70 rooms with up to date amenities set in a historic constructing surrounded by pure woods and gardens is an ideal alternative for a peaceable keep. This Resort presents an in depth program of personalised thermal cures underneath medical supervision. This resort additionally has a small spa and swimming pools and entry is supplied to the Magma Spa at a reduction.