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The rooftop infinity pool at the Higuerón Hotel.
The rooftop infinity pool at the Higuerón Hotel. / CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON

The Directory: Health and fitness staycation essentials in Andalucía

  • Take yourself on an active and healthy break locally this autumn

Six Senses Spa Marbella

A relaxing sea-view oasis with hydrotherapy pool, cold plunge pool, herbal steam room, sauna, hammam and nurturing, private treatment rooms.

Relax aching muscles and calm your mind with the new CBD oil therapies available at Six Senses Spa Marbella. Choose also from a menu of Mediterranean inspired treatments offered by skilled wellness experts.

Puente Romano Beach Resort

Built in the style of a Andalusian beachside village, this ‘Leading Hotel of the World’ offers Health & Fitness breaks hosted with professional coaches. Guests looking to maximise privacy and social distancing will appreciate the private villas, and the guest rooms and suites distributed among the sub-tropical gardens with independent access, without the need to pass through a busy hotel foyer.

Puente Romano is also home to probably the most exclusive health and fitness training facility on the coast, with cutting-edge design, new Technogym equipment, and studios for spinning, pilates, yoga and boxing.

Puente Romano Health & Fitness also has an on-site clinic managed by Executive Health, providing comprehensive health diagnostics and expert advice on nutrition. This includes advanced body screening, providing information on heart and digestive health.

Residents can also have access to the facilities through membership of the Owners Club.

Tenis Club de Puente Romano

Spain’s longest zipline is in Comares.

Spain’s longest zipline is in Comares. / VIVEAVENTURA.ES

One of Spain’s most iconic clubs, with eight clay courts, two plexipave courts, four padel courts, as well as a fitness centre. Personalised programmes with world-class coaches. If you’re making a day of it there’s the new Lagom! café restaurant (from the creators of Rachel’s Eco Love) offering healthy, organic Mediterranean dishes as well as smoothies bursting with superfoods.

Vive Aventura

Discover a fresh perspective of the region’s natural attractions while enjoying adventure activities with professional guide Leo of Viva Aventura.

Experience the great outdoors, from a rewarding climb to the top of la Cruz de Juanar or La Concha; to the adrenaline pumping fun of Spain’s longest zipline, in Comares.

Hammam Al Ándalus

An evocative and stylish modern day interpretation of Andalusian Arab baths in Malaga city, offering massages, rituals, and spa experiences.

Racquet Club Villa Padierna.

Racquet Club Villa Padierna. / SUR

Racquet Club Villa Padierna

Padel is undoubtedly Spain’s most popular racquet sport and Villa Padierna Racquet Club promises top class facilities, classes, and a well-established community of players.

Vivir by V

This new destination Health & Fitness retreat is opening on 1 November in the hilltop village of Vejer de la Frontera. Based at the 13-room boutique Hotel V, the programme promises life changing results through fitness, nutrition, and restorative treatments.

Picturesque Vejer offers a calming location close to Atlantic beaches as well as mountain hiking.

Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton

Upscale Fuengirola hotel with wellness breaks themed around golf and fitness at the extensive Higueron Sport Club, and therapies at its Nagomi spa.

Grand Hotel Miramar

Malaga city’s Grand Dame spa hotel, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, offers themed getaways including a Two-Day Detox Ritual with specially prepared meals and spa treatments.