Lanjaron and it's famous thermal spa baths

Fifteen thousand visitors a year visit the Lanjaron Spa Baths. It is hoped to grow by up to 20 percent next year with the addition of a new 4 star hotel adjacent to the baths.

The World Health Organization has recognized Lanjaron as one of the places with the greatest longevity on the planet. It is indeed the quality of its waters - together with the climate, the pure mountain air and the Mediterranean diet - that allows many of its citizens to live for longer than average lives.

The Spa Baths have been the most important mineral-medicinal waters of Andalucia since the 18th century when its healing properties were discovered.

The town hall has an interesting website that provides useful information in both spanish and english.

Below a short film by CanalSur showing the baths and water facilities in the town. More information about the town of Lanjaron in the Alpujarras

Written by:
Richard Hartley

Richard is an avid blogger and the founder of Spanish Highs Sierra Nevada. He is author of the Cicerone Guidebook Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada