Some of Spain’s most famous hot springs and spas are found along the Camino. Even if few medieval pilgrims would have stopped to relax in the thermal waters at Cestona (Zestoa, in Basque) and enjoy the pine-scented air here, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. In Cantabria, the Balneario Las Caldas de Besaya dates from the beginning of the 19th century, and continues to draw travelers with a variety of water treatments designed to treat digestive and respiratory disorders or simply relax the weary.
Las Caldas de Besaya is practically a young upstart compared to the Balneario Davila in the historic heart of Caldas, Galicia. Davila’s baths were founded in 1780. While the Balneario has existed for more than two centuries and the elegant tile work and stained glass speaks to its long history, the treatments and installations are all state of the art. After the achievement of walking or biking the Camino, you will be ready for some pampering.
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Caldas de Besaya, S/N, 39408 Los Corrales de Buelna, Cantabria, Spain