In addition to a gym, personal training and fitness classes, the spa experience at Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena 5* is really quite spectacular. The water at the Valbuena Spa comes from a 386 meters-deep aquifer catchment of mineral-medicinal water, which in the 12th century was used by Cistercian monks to irrigate the vineyards that are part of Ribera del Duero today. As a result, you get a true hydrotherapy experience with 25°C waters that are believed to help digestive and metabolic systems, support the liver, weight loss treatments and reduce stress.
There’s also a contrast circuit – a magic experience in the Treasury Chapel, also known as the San Pedro Chapel. Here there’s a sauna, bithermal shower, foot bath, hammam, ice fountain and a relaxation area with tea and fruit. The circuit is a two-hour experience and something to luxuriate in while you’re here. Last, but by no means least, they offer a collection of rituals and treatments and even diet and medical consultations to provide the complete spa experience. Treatments use the Clarins product line, and it may interest you to know that Clarins only works with a limited number of wellness destinations in Spain and this is their only thermal hotel partner.