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

The best urban spa in Lisbon, and one of the finest in Portugal, is Float In Spa, located in Saldanha. Ideal for visitors who prefer not to use a hotel spa facility, Float In is renowned for its flotation therapy offer. However, it goes without saying that some excellent spas exist in the city's four and five-star hotels. Open to non-hotel residents, these upscale wellness centres offer the visitor a chance to relax and indulge in a range of pampering and feel-good remedies, from beauty and skin-care treatments to wellbeing therapies, massages and body rituals, for him and her. One of the newest spas can be found near Lisbon's main avenue, the Spa at Porto Bay Liberdade. Extended opening hours makes this a popular after work option for busy residents and tired sightseers. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is taken seriously at Real Spa Marina in Cascais, where the signature treatment is thalassotherapy. Back in Lisbon city centre, the underlining philosophy at Acqua Area Longevity is the application of advanced aesthetic medicine techniques. Style and elegance are the hallmarks of The Spa, located near Marquês de Pombal. Likewise, over at Belém it’s all about minimalism and modernity at Bspa. At Saldanha, Spirito treatments are closely linked to ancestral beauty secrets and at The Retreat, the spa has been created and designed in accordance with Feng Shui philosophy. Tucked away in the city’s downtown district is the SPA, easily the most unusual looking of Lisbon’s spas with its organic-looking ‘fig tree’ interior. Back in Cascais, Zensations overlooks the ocean and the seafront views are very much part of the spa experience.

Outside the City

The Day Spa Zensations is the spa and wellness centre managed by the Hotel Cascais Miragem near Cascais. Affording a marvellous seafront location on the outskirts of the resort town, the hotel's spa offers no less than seven intimately appointed...  Read More

Without doubt the most eye-catching wellness facility found anywhere in Lisbon, the Spa, housed within one of the city's newest hotels, the Beautique Hotels Figueira, mirrors the fantastic interior design concept that characterises this quirky...  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

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

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

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

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


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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