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Granada, oasis of hydrotherapy

Granada, oasis of hydrotherapy

Our country has 113 active spas and 102 Thermal Villas in which to enjoy a wide range of balneotherapy, thermo-wellness and wellness services. All this in natural and historical environments, which offer the visitor a wide range of tourist and cultural proposals.

The data comes from the “Map of Thermal and Spa Villas 2016”, a document prepared annually by the technical team of the National Observatory of Thermalism, based in Alhama de Granada, which aims to publicize the Thermal Villas of the national territory that They have waters with medicinal properties. The province of Granada has five facilities, being one of the Spanish territories with the greatest offer: Zújar, Lanjarón, Alicún de las Torres, Graena and Alhama de Granada.

The report shows that the offer is maintained with respect to 2015, with the same number of establishments open to the public. Although there has been the closure of some spas, these closures have been compensated with the opening or reopening of new spaces, given that the fact that some thermal spaces that had been closed for some time have returned to resume their activity.

Since 2012 to date, a total of 8 establishments with mineral-medicinal waters have opened or resumed their activity in our country, such as the Balneario de Zújar (Granada), the Balneario de Ariño (Teruel) and the one of Cortegada (Ourense) . On the other hand, a total of 7 centers with thermal waters stopped their activity. This being the case, the data confirm that, in spite of the economic situation, the thermalism industry has been able to face the situation and maintain the national supply.

The National Observatory of Thermalism has published a diptych to publicize the current offer of the Thermal Villas of Spain. This document includes a detailed list of these establishments, ordered by autonomous communities, as well as their geographical location on a map of Spain. It can be consulted on the website of this institution, www.observatoriotermalismo.org

Precisely, the National Observatory of Thermalism works with the purpose of spreading and encouraging the potential of spas as an engine of development, both economic and social, for the enclaves in which they are located. At present, thermal tourism doubles the number of overnight stays in rural tourism, which makes the Thermal Villas one of the destinations most in demand by visitors.

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