As a society, we hugely underplay the importance of natural environments on happiness. Not just the awe at a beautiful view, but the de-stressing effects. Being in natural spaces, or even just looking out of a window onto a natural scene, somehow soothes us and relieves stress.
Being closer to nature brings more peace and helps with stress and mental health struggles. It’s interesting that such a simple step as spending time by the sea, in a forest etc. brings us so much positive energy and calm.
Experiencing the beauty of nature increases positive emotion – perhaps by inspiring awe, a feeling akin to wonder, with the sense of being part of something bigger than oneself – which then leads to prosocial behaviours.
And that´s not all. Studies also show being in nature and surrounded by beautiful scenery boosts creativity and problem-solving. According to the specialists this is due to the fact that you let the prefrontal cortex recover as soon as you stop your brain from multitasking and go on a walk, without all of the gadgets.
The majority of our wellness destinations are set in beautiful natural surroundings and enjoy stunning views, but this is our TOP 5:
SHA Wellness Clinic:
SHA sits on a beautiful mountainside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and is part of the Sierra Helada Natural Park, one of Spain’s foremost ornithological reserves. The mild and agreeable micro-climate of the area guarantees fantastic temperatures all year around, the area recognised by the World Health Organisation as having one of the World’s best climates, this in itself being an important factor for the maintenance of optimum health. And this good climate guarantees clear and endless views most of the time!
SHA Wellness Clinic: https://www.spa-in-spain.com/hotels-and-spas/hotel/sha-wellness-clinic/
Océano Hotel Health Spa:
Océano Hotel Health Spa has a privileged position right on the water´s edge in northern Tenerife, a world away from the busy southern resorts. All rooms enjoy a magnificent ocean view! The Océano Hotel Health Spa, as the name already implies, is the ideal place for gaining new strength, drawing inspiration from a picturesque landscape and doing your health a good turn by bringing body and soul into harmony.
As a guest of the Océano Hotel Health Spa, you will be staying on a flat spit of land in the midst of the idyllic fishing village of Punta del Hidalgo. This is where the untamed dynamic forces of the sea meet a craggy coastline, flanked by the picturesque silhouette of the Anaga range of mountains.
Outside you can dive into the waters of the Atlantic in the public seawater swimming pool, protected by a wall from the largest of waves and then soak up the sun by relaxing on the roof terrace under the endless skies of Tenerife.
Océano Hotel Health Spa: https://www.spa-in-spain.com/hotels-and-spas/hotel/oceano-hotel-health-spa/
Port Salvi Ayurveda Resort:
Ayurveda Resort Port Salvi in the Costa Brava really has a spectacular location with stunning views over the Mediterranean.
Perched on a cliff with impressive sea views, Port Salvi Ayurveda Hotel offers a beautiful environment with idyllic gardens, centuries-old trees and flowers to enjoy your wellness holiday in mild temperatures throughout the year. It is located at just a short distance from the quaint town of Sant Feliu de Guixols.
Sant Feliu de Guixols has a beautiful sandy town beach backed by a glorious tree lined avenue leading from the rocky headland to the south all the way to the excellent marina. Sant Feliu de Guixols with its privileged seaside location and fresh sea air, is a perfect place for outdoor lovers who can enjoy a spot of walking, running or cycling; there are some excellent routes for ramblers.
Port Salvi Ayurveda Resort: https://www.spa-in-spain.com/hotels-and-spas/hotel/port-salvi-ayurveda-hotel/
Hotel Thalasso El Palasiet has a location to die for at the end of a large bay with spectacular views over the Med. Discover a beach front hotel surrounded by mountains, a setting where you can find serenity for the mind and energy for the body, a location where well-being becomes a reality.
The hotel Termas Marinas El Palasiet is set among the gardens of a classic 19th century villa on the Mediterranean coast of Benicassim. It boasts a privileged setting only 50 meters from the beach and is positioned in a quiet area, surrounded by trees and mountains making its location unique.
Thalasso Hotel El Palasiet: https://www.spa-in-spain.com/hotels-and-spas/hotel/hotel-thalasso-el-palasiet/
Alpino Atlantico Hotel is a small and charming boutique style hotel with a dramatic location, perched on a cliff top in colourful Madeira with breath taking views over the Atlantic Ocean.
The beautiful and colourful Portuguese island of Madeira is a perfect place for a wellbeing break. In the midst of exotic vegetation in a year-round pleasant and mild climate the Alpino Atlantico Hotel offers an oasis of inner calm together with a peaceful atmosphere.
The Alpino Atlantico Hotel is a small and charming boutique style hotel with a beautiful view over the Atlantic Ocean, the resort is situated directly on the sea-front on top of a small cliff.
Alpino Atlantico Hotel: https://www.spa-in-spain.com/hotels-and-spas/hotel/alpino-atlantico-hotel/