Health and well-being are some of the main goals for travellers choosing Andalusia as a tourist destination. That’s why finding spa services in Malaga, one of the most visited cities in the south of Spain, is becoming increasingly common.
Regardless of whether the holidaymaker is looking for a hotel with a spa in Malaga, a health and relaxation session or other aesthetic and well-being services, the city has a broad offer, both in the capital and on the outskirts, to satisfy the needs of all customers.
With a hire car from Malaga airport, visitors will be able to get to all of the spas in Malaga and its surroundings easily, enjoying the different corners that are home to the best well-being centres in the province.
Hammam Spas in Malaga
If anything characterises Andalusia, it has to be the cultural legacy left by the Arabs during eight centuries of reign. Some examples of architecture still remain from the kingdom of Al Andalus, but also some of their customs. An example are Malaga’s Hammam Spas, a humid alternative to the sauna, with a plethora of benefits for health and well-being.
There is a broad offer of this type of space throughout Spain, but Malaga boasts two specific centres with a large menu of treatments focussed on relaxation and overall well-being. Both are situated in the heart of the city, surrounded by services, shops and some of Malaga’s best restaurants.
Hammam Al Ándalus Malaga
Recreating the ambience of an original Arab baths, at Hammam Al Andalus, they offer well-being services that transcend the physical to bring the customer a complete immersive experience through the stimulation of all of the senses at the hands of their professionals. Everything, from the temperature to the centre’s aromas, are designed to create an experience full of sensations.
On the one hand, they offer unrestricted access to the Arab baths where the customer will find a variable temperature, with springs of hot, cold and luke warm water and a steam room. In addition, you will be able to combine this experience with the specific massages that Hamman Al Andalus Malaga offers with essential oils, hot stones and natural foam soap. The most common services are maintained all year round, although some are seasonal services focussed on the sensations of the different seasons of the year.
Another service they offer is flotation, a two-hour experience of floating in calm waters with soft lighting and aromas that relax the customer to help them to switch off from the stress of everyday life and to reconnect with themselves. This spa is situated in the heart of Malaga and is open all day from 09:00 until 00:00.
El Hammam Open Space & Spa
El Hammam is also situated in Malaga’s historic quarter and is available as a traditional Arab baths with all types of therapies for the customer’s relaxation, offering massages that go beyond the hammam concept, such as sports massages or muscle relaxing massages.
The star services include a golden pass which, in addition to the baths and massage lasting 30 or 60 minutes, includes a private massage room for 1 or 2 people, which features a bathroom with shower, air conditioning, dressing gowns and a bottle of cava, a special experience for couples.
Additionally, customers will be able to add the icing to the cake of their experience by enjoying a Moroccan tea or a glass of cava on one of Malaga’s lesser known terraces with views of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Catedaral de la Encarnación).
Hotels with a spa in Malaga capital
For people looking for accommodation with a spa in Malaga, the city is home to an extensive offer of hotels with this type of service, from those whose establishments revolve around relaxation and well-being to those offering it as an additional service.
Spa at Palacete Malaga
One of the most popular options among this type of establishment is the Spa at Palacete de Malaga, an aparthotel which has a private and elegant spa, offering guests a space focussed on their own well-being. This accommodation is situated in the heart of the city, and visitors will find all types of tourist attractions in the vicinity, including museums Malaga’s Alcazaba or the Roman Theatre (Teatro Romano).
This aparthotel’s spa boasts a heated swimming pool with jets, sequential showers, sauna and massage and beauty treatments room. In terms of the apartments, they are characterised for their modern and elegant style, with a fully equipped kitchen and cosy rooms with high quality finishes. Its offer also includes a studio with a hydromassage bathtub which is ideal for couples.
The Spa at Palacete Málaga also offers special packages which include spa, massage, accommodation and lunch or evening meal at Los Patios de Beatas restaurant and wine bar, in addition to offers to encourage customer loyalty.
Gran Hotel Miramar
The Gran Hotel Miramar is one of the jewels of tourist accommodation in Malaga, it is the only high-end 5-star hotel in the capital. Situated opposite La Malagueta beach, Palacio de Miramar is home to an exclusive spa and wellness centre, the Botanic Spa by Sisley, where you can enjoy a sensory wellness experience.
Inspired by Arab baths, but with the modern and elegant touch of a 5-star hotel, this spa is distributed across two floors, the first dedicated to hydrotherapy, with a heated pool featuring different jets, a Finnish sauna, hammam, ice fountain and a circuit of sensations showers. The second floor is home to other more exclusive services, such as private rooms, private sauna and Turkish bath and a hot stone room for individual wraps.
Among the services it offers, we can find all types of massages, with the personalised holistic massage being worthy of note. Additionally, it also features facial treatments using natural products from the famous cosmetics brand Sisley, in addition to exclusive individual or couple experiences, which will mentally take the customer to the East, to India or an island paradise.
Hotel MS Maestranza
Next to the Bull Ring (Plaza de Toros) and at the foot of Malaga’s Alcazaba, Hotel MS Maestranza is one of the simplest in terms of its offer, although it has outstanding views of the city. Its rooftop is home to a small spa called ‘relax area’ with a sauna, Turkish bath, massage booth and jacuzzi with panoramic views.
It has a simple menu of services, with 15, 30 or 50 minute massages focussed on relaxation, including couples massages, hot stone massages and foot reflexology, all requiring advanced booking. The hotel also has a gym and solarium terrace, one of the best places to relax while admiring the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle (Castillo de Gibralfaro). Except for the gym and the solarium, the rest of the facilities can only be used between 16:30 and 21:30.
Rural hotels with spa near to Malaga
On the outskirts of the city of Malaga, you can also find an extensive offer of spas at rural hotels offering the visitor the chance to switch off from everything in the heart of nature, away from the hustle and bustle to reconnect with themselves.
La Cala Golf Hotel Spa in Mijas
Immersed in the heart of nature and surrounded by vegetation, La Cala Golf Hotel Spa in Mijas features a relaxing spa which combines glass walls, music and relaxing aromas which create an immersive experience of complete relaxation for the customer. This spa boasts a varied hydrotherapy circuit with a tepidarium, a herbal steam bath, dry sauna, contrast bath, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis and terraces where you can relax in the sun.
Its menu of services features all types of Andalusi-inspired massages and treatments, also including other beauty treatments such as manicures, hair removal or hairdressing. The spa packages stand out which include couples or individual experiences with hydrotherapy circuit, massage, private hammam, sports massages and three course meal in its Clubhouse Restaurant.
Finca Cortesín in Casares
With a wellness centre stretching more than 2000 metres squared, Finca Cortesín in Casares is also one of the largest hotels in Andalusia. This hotel offers a relaxing and luxury setting where you can retreat to escape the stress of everyday life.
Its services include a Turkish bath, jacuzzis, solarium, saltwater pool, thermal areas, massage booths and a spectacular ice cave. In addition to oriental-inspired beauty and wellness treatments, this centre also offers yoga or pilates exercise programmes in facilities with a heated floor and where customers can choose the music. It also features a personal trainer programme, gym, tennis club and hairdressing and beauty services.
For its facial and body treatments, Finca Cortesín uses premium quality natural products, such as those from French brand Biologique Recherche or the American vegan cosmetics firm Tata Harper.
Hotel Fuente del Sol in Antequera
This rural four-star hotel has a private spa with views of Malaga’s mountains which will enable the customer to enjoy stunning sunsets while relaxing in a natural setting. Hotel Fuente del Sol has a spa service focussed on hydrotherapy, using water as a tool for balance between mind, body and spirit.
The private session lasts for one and a half hours and needs to be booked 24 hours in advance, whether for two or more people. Its facilities include jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, indoor pool and Scottish showers which alternate hot and cold water. To complete the experience, customers will be able to enjoy a relaxing 30 or 60 minute massage at affordable prices, in addition to horse riding or a meal in its restaurant, Balcón del Sol.
Map of hotels and spa centres in Malaga
The offer of spas in Malaga is diverse and also spread out, which is why this map shows you where the different hotels and spa centres are located so you can plan your trip in the best way possible.