Las Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada in Almeria
The South of Spain is a land of incredible natural beauty and diversity, intermingled with the best of manmade luxury. In fact, Mother Nature’s offerings of health and well being in the area are most sought after. Among them are the thermal waters and the numerous springs of the Alpujarra mountains.
A mere thirty minutes from the coast of Granada and Almeria, the Alpujarras offer a unique combination of beaches and mountains that can rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. The peaks of the mountain range are the birth place of the waters of Las Alpujarras. Famed to be the cure for several nagging ailments, the mineral rich natural concoction that flows down these ranges contains magnesium, bicarbonates, phosphates, iron and calcium. Together, these minerals help to relieve many skin afflictions, musculoskeletal issues and even gastric concerns.
The mountain range is vast, traversing through Almeria and Granada and is home to several natural springs and spas which have been prepped up for public use. So, all you need to do is travel for half an hour to enjoy the medicinal benefits of this natural elixir.If you are looking for detailled information about Almeria and the natural beauty of the province do not forget to stop by any of the tourist offices in city or the province.
Another spot that is usually bustling with tourists seeking therapeutic help, the spa center of Lanjarón has five separate thermal water springs. This combined with the stunning natural decadence of the area and the pleasant weather is a treat for he senses. As an added bonus, travelers also get the opportunity to visit a 13th century Moorish structure, the Hondillo neighborhood which is a striking example of Alpujarras architecture and the el Salado park while in the city.
The best way to visit the remote villages of the Alpujarras is to Almeria, as public transport may not alays be the best solution. However, if you are not too keen on leaving the familiar bounds of the city of Almeria, you could always enjoy the spas and the hot springs at the San Nicolás Spa Resort in Alhama de Almería. The mineral rich waters here are known to bubble up to 47 degrees. This not only helps to revitalize the skin but also helps to sort out digestive complaints. While you are at it, you can also enjoy the remnants of the old Moorish baths in the town.