Did you know that Europe's second-largest thermal lake is in Spain? Its waters have properties that help to relax and improve your vital balance. It is in the Region of Aragón, within the Termas Pallarés spa resort. Find out just how easy it is to pamper yourself in Spain.

A hot bath is often the best way to eliminate tension. In Spain there is a thermal lake where bathing will not only relax you, but will also help you to breathe better and tone up and revitalise your body. This natural lake with thermal waters is Europe's second-largest, and is located in northeastern Spain, in the province of Zaragoza (Region of Aragón). The properties of its mineral-rich, medicinal waters make it a unique destination for a holiday focusing on health and well-being.

Swimming in this lake is an incredible sensation you can enjoy at any time of year - the springs that feed it with water flow at a constant temperature of 32º C. Furthermore, it is surrounded by 68,000 square metres of parks and gardens, increasing the harmony of the setting even more. The experience is especially unusual in winter, when steam covers the surface of the lake to produce a magical atmosphere.

To take advantage of these health benefits, head for the village of Alhama de Aragón, 116 kilometres from Zaragoza and 204 kilometres from Madrid. From Madrid, you can get to the town of Calatayud on the Madrid-Zaragoza high-speed train (AVE) in just over an hour, which is only 25 kilometres from Alhama de Aragón. The lake is located inside the installations of Termas Pallarés Spa, a centre that conserves the elegance and distinction of the great spa resorts of the 19th century.

At the spa you will have the chance to try the beneficial properties of its waters, choosing from a wide variety of treatments. You can also enjoy its thermal recreation centre, with interesting, Roman-inspired décor in marble. You can even design a made-to-measure programme, combining therapeutic techniques with beauty treatments.

Between baths, we recommend you set time aside to discover some of the attractions to be found in the area. From a visit to Piedra Monastery, 17 kilometres away, where you can see some stunning gardens and waterfalls, to a round of golf at the nearby Augusta Golf course in Calatayud. Get ready, because a hot bath in Spain will do you a world of good.

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