Pamper Yourself! Lisbon's Best Spas for Maintaining Health, Beauty and Well-Being

Wellness and pampering are high on the list of many when travelling to new destination. And for those seeking a little rest and relaxation in Portugal, there are some excellent spas in Lisbon that cater for the most discerning of spa goers. A popular day spa facility, Float In Spa, located in the city’s business district, is renowned for its flotation therapy offer and is frequented by locals and visitors alike. For a spot of 5-star healing however, enjoy deserved time out at The Spa, situated in the plush Four Seasons Ritz Hotel. Alternatively, another day spa option is the appealing Elohim Spa in the Portuguese capital’s Rato neighbourhood. The more centrally located Spa at Porto Bay Liberdade offers extended opening hours, useful for busy residents and for those seeking to wind down after a full day sightseeing. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is taken seriously at Real Spa Marina in Cascais, a wonderful out-of-town option for anyone holidaying along the Lisbon Coast. Similarly, the experience at The Retreat, a fashionable boutique spa situated back in the city, has been created and designed in accordance with Feng Shui philosophy, where balance and harmony is paramount. Likewise, the underlining belief at Acqua Area Longevity is the application of advanced aesthetic techniques to relieve stress and discomfort. Enjoying an enviable location in Belém overlooking the river is the understated Bspa, a trendy feel-good hang out that’s next door to a Michelin-starred restaurant. The equally funky Spirito in the Saldanha district has an intriguing menu of therapies, massage and body rituals that will surprise and delight. And for those looking for an afternoon of pure indulgence in the city’s western suburbs, pop over to the excellent City Spa.  

West of Center

This upscale day spa, designed and managed by TopSpas, is one of Lisbon's premier independent urban wellbeing facility. Located in the well-to-do residential Restelo neighbourhood, City Spa features a beautiful warm wood interior, a signature of...  Read More

A 'Mediterranean' spa experience is promised at this celebrated wellbeing destination, set within the plush Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa. Seven suites, one VIP suite and a Vichy room have been set aside for guests to enjoy an innovative range...  Read More

Located at Altis Belém Hotel & Spa, Bspa by Karin Herzog has created an enviable set of spa rituals based on the four elements of nature – Essence of Fire, Essence of Water, Essence of Earth and Essence of Wind. Each is designed to...  Read More

Sete Rios/Benfica

The Aqua Area is one of Lisbon's largest and most comprehensive wellness facilities. Integrated within the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, the spa offers a dynamic range of treatments and beauty therapies based on the application of advanced aesthetic...  Read More

Carefully integrated within the Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, and following the hotel's design principals, the Retreat Spa was created and decorated in accordance with Feng Shui philosophy. In fact, the emphasis here is very much on providing...  Read More

Outside the City

The comprehensive range of face and body wellbeing options provide by the renowned Real Spa Marine are complemented by day treatments that make use of sea water through thalassotherapy. And no wonder, given that the spa is set within the...  Read More

The Spa at Porto Bay Liberdade is housed within one of Lisbon's latest hotels and adds a new and dynamic dimension to the city's choice of wellness and beauty therapy options. At 700m2, facilities embrace the conventional and the exotic,...  Read More

Highly regarded for its range of special Elohim Rituals, packages that include Krisna – a relaxing massage combined with reflexology, and Hina – a body scrub and facial followed by a soothing massage. The emphasis here is on Oriental...  Read More

The Spa at the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel Lisbon is synonymous with style and elegance. The Zen-like sanctuary is staffed by a team of skilled therapists who work with three different ranges of skin care products – E'Spa, Sundari and Sodashi (an...  Read More


Sited in Saldanha, Lisbon's bustling business neighbourhood, this modern and wonderfully understated city centre spa is renowned for its flotation therapy programme designed to combat physical and mental fatigue as well as alleviating stress and...  Read More


Meet Paul Bernhardt

Paul Bernhardt cut his teeth as a press photographer in England before leaving the UK to settle in Portugal, where he has lived for over a decade, and where he started to focus on more...  More About Paul
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