by Kelly Elder
Healing spas provide relaxation and provide a number of health benefits to people. The spa industry is a multi-million dollar enterprise and there are calming spas all over the world. Some spas are completely natural, allowing people to come and go to the natural healing waters at any time of day or night. Other natural healing spas include structured amenities to make the healing waters comfortable and luxurious. Here are some of the best natural spas from around the world.
Landmannalaugar and Hveravellir, Iceland
This beautiful spa features natural milky waters. It is perfect for visiting in the summer months and is easy to access. You can take a hike up to the natural springs to soothe your achy muscles. The geothermal waters feed into several local brooks. It’s free to dip in the natural springs, but you can also camp here for about $18.50 a night.
Head over to Hveravellir, Iceland to enjoy a natural reserve bracketed by two large glaciers. You can dip in many of the small streams to enjoy a warm bath, or soothe your muscles in the larger hot pools.
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
Another great unique spring is Hot Water Beach in New Zealand. This is popular with many tourists and locals as it is a large shoreline of hot springs to enjoy. The best time to enjoy the hot spring is within two hours of low tide, as you can make a nice hole in the ground to enjoy your personal hot water spring.
Glenwood Hot Springs, Colorado
Glenwood Hot Springs is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Colorado, US. The mineral-infused waters are sent into the world’s largest hot springs pool. The different pools feature a variety of heat options ranging from 90 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The minerals soothe muscles and joints, and the hot water helps nourish the body as well. You can visit year-round, making it a great option for people skiing at Sunlight Mountain Resort between Vail and Aspen. Prices range from $15.25 to $20.25 based on the day you go, and how crowded the pool is.
Ahalanui Park Hot Springs, Hawaii
These unique hot springs are heated by volcanoes and reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The waters are clean and beautiful enough for you to snorkel in. This hot spring is remote compared to some of the other hot springs out there, but the beauty of it is worth the trek to get there.
For a lot of enjoyment, you want to take a visit to the historical hot springs in Pamukkale, Turkey. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where people have been coming for thousands of years to enjoy the warm waters. The Travertine pools are generally crowded, so you don’t want to head here if you are expecting solitude. They are nicknamed “cotton castle” because of the terraces made from carbonate minerals. Some people choose to only soak their feet while others will dive into the pools and rest their sore muscles for several minutes.
About the Author
Kelly Elder is a live-in nanny and outdoorsy adventurer. If you’re more of an indoor adventurer, Kelly recommends new spa chairs for sale to pamper yourself any time you want.