Many travelers know the Canary Islands(, the subtropical archipelago 62 miles off the west coast of Morocco, as a quiet destination to spend a mild winter. But these Spanish islands offer much more than you might imagine: you travel between the desert of Maspalomas and the prehistoric jungle of Garajonay in La Gomera, volcanoes to climb-the Teide in Tenerife is 3718 meters high, black and white beaches in which to lose yourself in an eternal spring-all amid Unesco Biosphere Reserves and Michelin-starred restaurants.

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Due to the thermal inversion generated by trade winds, in summer it never rains and in winter you can count the rainy days on the fingers of one hand, sea breeze charged with salts and negative ions, detoxifies and relaxes; also, Atlantic water contains the 89 elements found in our bodies plus vitamins and microorganisms that They release antimicrobial and hormonal substances, the skin benefits.

Bahia Del Duque - Canary Islands - Photo by Mario Tarantino
Bahia Del Duque – Photo: Mario Tarantino

Canary Islands, everything at your fingertips

Among Tenerife and Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, The Palm, La Gomera e El Hierro, you can enjoy extreme sports, even challenging nature walks, there are more than 2000 varieties of exotic flowers in Gran Canaria, the passage of 26 cetacean species is witnessed, from the blue whale to humpback whales, and all possible land, sea and air sports are practiced.

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Thinking about a winter regeneration period between nature, sports and treatments in spas, in the Canaries becomes an easily achievable possibility.

Wellness and Thalassotherapy Centers

The hallmark of wellness centers on the Canary Islands is that they use natural resources and offer treatments such as thalassotherapy, geotherapy, and aloetherapy, with aloe vera, typical of the Canary Islands, effective as an antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory agent. This therapy consists of a body cleansing with milk and tonic, a scrub, an aloe vera pack, and relaxing massage.

Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Thalasso - Canary Islands
Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Thalasso

Meloneras, ocean view location in the southern part of the island of Gran Canaria, hosts the Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Thalasso (, a new five-star resort with a design inspired by the island’s village architecture, whose entrance is designed like a neoclassical church: the windows overlooking the sea and the palm garden In the central courtyard, they make a frame.

If the exteriors are reminiscent of the past, the spa ‘s interiors are ultra-modern: the Corallium Thalasso Villa del Conde SPA opens into the Ocean View Suites, private rooms with solariums and seawater pools.

Corallium SPA - Canary Islands
Corallium Spa, photo: Alfonso Bravo

A circular pool of seawater at different temperatures overlooking the ocean houses theExperience Thalasso, a full spa circuit with Turkish bath, Finnish sauna and massage, while the gardens feature pavilions with aromatic and salt showers.

Villa del Conde Canary Islands, thalassotherapy
Villa del Conde, indoor treatment room

Among the treatments offered are aloe vera wraps, which involve salts and wrapping with aloe vera gel, followed by a massage with aloe cream to renew and nourish the skin, imparting elasticity and protection.

Three-hour or all-day appointments are offered for thalassotherapy, while more structured programs provide up to seven days between thalassotherapy alternating with Swedish massage, Vichy shower, green tea detox treatment, and lymphatic drainage.

Heavenly spa treatments

Hotel Jardín Tecina - Photo: Haridian Arnay
Hotel Jardín Tecina – Photo: Haridian Arnay

Milk, marine collagen and fragrant oils are the basis of the Cleopatra bath, one of the most popular treatments atHotel Jardin Tecina ‘s Ahemon SPA( located on La Gomera Island, the perfect island for hiking as well, with more than 600 km of trails.

SPA Ahemon Hotel Jardin Tecina, Canary Islands - Photo: Fred Olsen
SPA Ahemon Hotel Jardin Tecina – Photo: Fred Olsen

The hotel is located in Playa de Santiago, in the south of the island, was built on a cliff, has beach access, offers 5 pools, and for enthusiasts, a beautiful botanical garden.

Club Buganvilla offers various treatments: ayurvedic and therapeutic massages, draining wraps, sauna. The best known are the lunar rituals: during
the Crescent Moon sensory experience
the body is caressed with jasmine essence and the palate with white tea. Among other proposals, Mysterious Turkey, a massage during which spices such as saffron and cinnamon are used as the basis for manual manipulation techniques or Apacible Paraiso lasting 50 minutes, a ritual performed with nutmeg seeds, cinnamon, cardamom sesame and almonds for a total relaxation.

Hotel Jardin Tecina, Canary Islands
Hotel Jardin Tecina