SPA/ Natural Spas around the Globe

Hot springs, mud baths, natural pools – they offer unique experience for any weary traveler. Discover Pamukkale, Hamat Gader or bathe with Macaques in Japanese onsen.


Hamat Gader – Relax with Crocodiles

Chris Grad

Hamat Gader is a natural spa in the Golan Heights – it is located near the borders of Israel, Syria and Jordan, on the south east part of the sea of Galilee. The mineral rich spring water is warm and relaxing. History In the Roman times, Hamat Gader was popular as a recreational site. The bath complex's construction began in 2nd century by the Roman legions, garrisoned at Gadara city. It was the second biggest bathhouse in the whole of the Roman Empire. Up to today, Roman ruins still stand a...

Top 7 Natural Spas around the World

Nils Kraus

Immersing your body in bubbly, thermal hot water is not only relaxing, but improves the body's health. There are countries all over the world that are blessed with hot springs that contain healing and curative effects. The knowledge about the benefits of hot natural spas is not recent as even Romans and Incans enjoyed taking dips in the various natural spas. The minerals contained in the water fight against diseases such as asthma, arthritis, acne, muscle pain among others. It's not only health...

Jigokudani Monkey Park: Onsen and Macaques

Theodore Slate

In Nagano Prefecture, Shimotakai District of Japan there lies a park that has a unique attraction not seen anywhere else in the world – it is the natural habitat of the local Japanese Macaque. Jigokudani Monkey Park lies in the valleys of Yokoyu River; it is within the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park. It is here that wild monkeys spend their days bathing in hot spring water oblivious of the stares from tourists. The word Jigokudani means 'hells valley' – a description of the steam generated b...

A Beach to Enjoy Hot Water, Surfing and Spa

Samuel Dorsi

On the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula and the south of Mercury Bay is located a beautiful beach called Hot Water Beach. This beach is world famous and one of the most famous beaches in New Zealand. Close to 130,000 people visit this beach every year including the local tourists as well. The reason for this is its proximity to Auckland which is just 180 km and Whitianga which is 12 km. What is the specialty of this place? As the name suggests, Hot Water Beach is a beach where the wat...