When it's cold outside, do you fancy a tea and a blanket? All About Portugal has a better suggestion. Remember the wish list and resolutions you made earlier in the year? Let's talk about the one where you promised to treat yourself better. Isn't that one of your wishes? It should. Do not forget that "mens sana in corporare sano" (a sound mind in a sound body) is the first step to achieve all other goals. Choose one of these winter retreats with an indoor pool and enjoy your time, relax, have a massage, drink a hot drink, and re-energize.
We begin our suggestions in the heart of Alto Minho, more precisely in Vila Nova de Cerveira, at the Minho Hotel. True to Minho's diversity, it combines a modern and minimalist concept with the warmth of rural tourism. The Spa is an authentic wellness centre based on two local icons: honey and wine. Come feel Nature on your skin!
Tempus Hotel & Spa
With a superb view, Tempus Hotel & SPA stands out in the green valley that surrounds Ponte da Barca, with its modern building perfectly combining the contemporary with the rural landscape. The spa benefits equally from the privileged view, which helps ease the worries of everyday life.
The majestic Vidago Palace offers a unique experience, being one of the most impressive and well-preserved palaces of the early twentieth century. Its secular splendour, coupled with elegance and refinement, extends to the Thermal Spa, where well-being and the power of the thermal waters meet. Luxury is the keyword!
Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park
In olden days, Pedras Salgadas was part of the royal holiday trip. Today, at Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park, we easily understand why. Its self-contained Eco Houses merge with the park, providing a heavenly experience of rest and harmony with nature. At the Thermal Spa, renovated by architect Siza Vieira, you can enjoy thermal and aesthetic treatments and discover “the pleasure of living the water”.
Água Hotels Mondim de Basto
At Água Hotels Mondim de Basto, the presence of water is a constant, considering the three small lakes and the Tâmega River that can be seen in the distance. Housed in a 250-hectare area in a mountainous area, it is the ideal retreat for a reinvigorating getaway. Água Viva Spa offers a wide range of treatments, for total relaxation.
Vale do Rio Rural Hotel
The Caima River is the business card of the Vale do Rio Rural Hotel, located in the small village of Palmaz, affectionately nicknamed the “Princess of Caima”. This eco-friendly hotel harnesses various renewable energies, such as hydro, solar, photovoltaic, biomass and biodiesel, demonstrating a deep respect for nature. The Four Elements Spa invites the awakening of the senses.
Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel & Spa
In the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel & Spa is the perfect winter retreat, combining contact with nature and an exquisite service. Lose yourself in the Mountain Spa with its breathtaking panoramic view. Here, at 1500 meters altitude, the air is pure, so… take a deep breath and relax!
H2otel Congress & Medical Spa
In Unhais da Serra, next to the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, is the H2otel Congress & Medical Spa, a cosy mountain hotel that blends perfectly into the landscape, overlooking the Alforfa glacier valley. The spa, transformed into the Mountain SPA Aquadome, is divided into thermal water treatments, a wellness circuit, a physiotherapy centre and a recreational space. In the latter, you can enjoy the most innovative set of dynamic Celtic themed pools.
PuraLã - Wool Valley Hotel & Spa
The name leaves no room for doubt: the PuraLã - Wool Valley Hotel & Spa has been renovated to value the wool industry and its importance in the history of Covilhã and the entire region. The concept is also present at the Natura Club and Spa, where wool is associated with a sensation-generating ritual, made with genuine products. An original concept that is worth experiencing!
Eurostars Oasis Plaza
Right in the centre of Figueira da Foz, by the sea, stands the imposing glazed building of the Eurostars Oasis Plaza, with its fifteen modern floors. The spa and indoor rooftop pool are the cornerstone of the space. If you are one of those people whom the sea soothes, this is the right place for your reinvigorating getaway.
Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça
Renovated from the former Hotel Termas, Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça is today a luxurious haven of tranquillity, a space that blends gracefully with the surrounding Nature. In the exclusive area of Spa & Beyond, immerse yourself in the pure delight of soul and senses, and enjoy the hydrotherapy circuit. The perfect encounter with wellness, health and beauty!
“Alma Alentejana” is the concept of Évora Hotel that, say, fits you like a glove, from the friendliness of the service to the art of eating well. Rooms offer views of the splendid Alentejo plains, gardens or pool. At the Wellness Centre you can enjoy the indoor heated pool with natural light, jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath.
Blue & Green The Lake Spa Resort
The Blue & Green The Lake Spa Resort in Vilamoura is a luxurious five-star resort with outstanding infrastructures such as a natural sandy bottom pool and a private saltwater lake. The Blue & Green Spa is inspired by the Five Continents and the Five Senses, where you can enjoy all the benefits of water.
Terra Nostra Hotel
Situated in Furnas Valley and part of the Terra Nostra Park in São Miguel, the Terra Nostra Garden Hotel is already part of the Azores mystique. Surrounded by thermal springs and spas, this hotel is the embodiment of the spirit of nature. At the TN Welness Place you can try the signature treatments made in the natural jacuzzi and the thermal pool. The perfect place to relieve the stress of modern life!