Costa del Sol is not only the best place for a luxury holiday by the Mediterranean Sea but also a great choice to pamper body and soul. Accredited health professionals run clinics and centres with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, where you can get the latest therapies and cosmetic procedures as you unwind in this international destination.
With a brilliant 40 year’s history, the Buchinger-Wilhelmi Clinic in Marbella is the leading therapeutic fasting and integrative medicine centre. It offers innovative health care programmes with inspiring experiences in art, music or nature. With more than 250,000 treatments to prove its efficacy, this clinic guides patients to healthy lifestyles to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
Far from the looks and functions of a conventional medical centre, the Molding Clinic, also in Marbella, resembles a five-star hotel. Here patients feel as in a luxury resort, getting revolutionary treatments with next-generation technology. These include non-surgical lifting procedures.
The leadership of the Costa del Sol as an elite travel destination becomes evident in the fact that prestigious hospital groups like Hospiten or Quirón have established themselves here. Their fully equipped clinics are in the avant-garde of the international medical sector. Supervised by highly-qualified specialists, patients and their families get comprehensive assistance, in compliance with the strictest quality standards.
The Costa del Sol’s network of high-end healthcare centres also includes the Xanit International Hospital in Benalmádena and the CHIP Hospital (Complejo Hospitalario Integral Privado) in Málaga City. Xanit has a 650-strong professional team and the latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. As to CHIP, it offers a wide range of services and special staff to assist travellers.
Spas, wellness centres, Arab baths
Only in Marbella and Estepona, there are more than 30 spas and thalasso therapy centres offering the latest beauty and wellness programmes in exclusive, intimate spaces. Using seawater, algae or mud with therapeutic properties, they offer revitalising, restorative treatments for skin and soul.
The wellness centres in Tolox or Carratraca, and the Arab baths in Málaga City orBenalmádena are heirs to the long-standing hot spring traditions of the Costa del Sol, dating back to the Roman thermae as revisited by the Arabs. Málaga’s hammam evokes the essence of Al-Andalus. In its majestic facilities, purification rites are performed to help visitors travel in time in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.