When it’s cold, wet and windy outside there’s arguably no better time to pamper yourself at a spa.
Everyone has heard of Ragdale Hall and Champneys in the UK, while celebs such as Madonna and Marc Anthony reportedly flock to the Dead Sea to slather on the region’s famous black mud – in their quest for perfect pores and eternally youthful looks. But when talking health tourism, hands up how many of us think of Romania?
Chances are the answer is few, if any. Yet despite being famed for its Dracula thing, Romania should perhaps be known for its health tourism – astonishingly over one third of Europe’s mineral and thermal springs are located in Romania.
And the Romanian government, it seems, has finally woken up to the fact that their country not only could but should be on the health tourism map. The government is making funds available for promotion in addition to selecting and licensing those health resorts that offer treatment conditions complying with EU and international standards.
Most of Romania’s spas and health resorts are within easy reach of Romania’s main international airports in Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Sibiu, TG Mures and Timisoara and offer natural mineral and thermal springs, thermal lakes and naturally therapuetic mud. What’s more, these year round resorts also offer easy access to skiing, walking, architectural and historical sightseeing of castles, churches, monasteries, medieval towns and villages and unspoilt rural countryside.
So if you’re searching for a spa in which to indulge yourself and beat the January blues, a Romanian health resort could well be the way to go…
To find out more about Romania’s many spas and health resorts, visit www.romaniatourism.com