We suggest that you relax and think about dedicating a moment to your personal well-being through this tour of eight exclusive hotels, spas and spas that offer an unlimited repertoire of luxury treatments with extra virgin olive oil. Did you know that in ancient times EVOO was already used for its healing, restorative or anti-inflammatory properties for relaxation and beauty sessions? Thousands of years later, it is still in fashion. You sign up?
In this first part we will focus on hotels and Spas located on the Iberian Peninsula:
Located in the town of Torrenueva (Ciudad Real), the Hotel La Caminera opens its doors to us, a haven of peace, tradition and avant-garde that promotes conscious and rural tourism, while still offering a modern and luxurious enclave taking advantage of its strong connection with the centenary olive trees of this environment and their oils, which become the essence of the treatments and sublime experiences at Elaiwa Spa by L'Occitane. This space provides a holistic and intimate experience based on the connection with the land and the union of Mediterranean roots with the character of La Mancha. It is a merger between the well-known French brand L'Occitane-Famous for the good use of natural and high-quality ingredients- and the figure of the Olive Oil Spa Sommelier, based on the theory of the five elements of traditional Chinese medicine and the powerful benefits that aromatherapy offers. Through a previous oil tasting of the different varieties produced on the farm, arberquina, picual and cornicabra, the Olive Oil Spa Sommelier designs a personalized treatment -massages, body exfoliations, facial treatments ... - based on the preferences and needs of each customer, and with the magic of EVOO as the protagonist. And what about its gastronomy? This hotel houses the Retama Restaurant, directed by the chef from Toledo, Javier Aranda, an artist of the kitchen that pays tribute to the cuisine of La Mancha and the products of the land. offering in each bite and each sip a new story eager to be told. Are you ready to dive into it?
Known since Roman times, the waters of the San Andrés spring stand out for their flavor and therapeutic properties. Officially declared as a spa in 1853 and located in a place of unusual beauty, surrounded by pine trees and olive groves, the San Andrés Spa offers visitors extensive facilities with more than 45,000 square meters where you can enjoy a quiet and relaxed atmosphere , ideal for resting, and discovering olive oil, the star product of olive therapy, a treatment that includes a body wrap with this product, as well as a body exfoliation that brings the benefits of EVOO to our skin, in addition to producing an effect anti-aging, invigorating and relaxing. It also has a large restaurant room that allows you to taste the typical delicacies of this land: Shepherd's migas, rags, salmorejo, gazpacho, broad bean stew with aubergines… The spa is located in the beautiful town of Canena, where its imposing 16th century Renaissance castle-palace also stands out. Quality waters and personalized therapies to feel like a true Caesar.
If you are a lover of good food, wine and EVOO, a traveler in search of adventure and discovery or simply enjoy the luxury of artisanal, you are in the right place. Founded in 1366, Hacienda Zorita was initially a hospitable house and, later, the estate of the Dominican Order. Now, after more than a decade of renovations, its owners dedicate their time and enthusiasm to returning this place to its former glory, restoring its original splendor from 700 years ago. With exquisite exteriors, hidden corners and private pools, the waters of the Tormes River, a tributary of the Duero, flow below the Casa Grande. Inside it, we find the restaurant Zorita's Kitchen, famous for its farm-to-table philosophy; The Wine Bar; the Z Lounge, with its interesting menu of wines and movies; and the relaxing The Wine & Olive Spa, which offers cutting-edge techniques in wine therapy and olive therapy including, among other treatments, the Skin-Olive Ritual , a sensory journey that connects you with the aromas and flavors of the most authentic and natural Duero Valley; one p Eeling body with olive leaves to remove dead cells and the benefits of oleuropein or antioxidants and anti - inflammatory polyphenols are also present in the AOVE; or a relaxing massage with olive oil. All carefully tailored to pamper you and leave you wanting more.
Located within the walls of this beautiful Portuguese city, Évora Olive Hotel is the starting point for an unforgettable journey through this UNESCO World Heritage site, where the enchantment of the Portuguese Alentejo surprises you when you least expect it and the hospitality of those who live there envelops you in its warm mantle. The connection of this hotel with olive oil is irretrievably discovered through the contemporary line of its spaces and the diverse architectural environments, where the key elements of the production process are discreetly and elegantly revealed to its guests in the form of decoration. Everything has been thought out in detail and reflects the identity of the Alentejo capital. The hotel -which was born with the aim of providing a personalized service in a unique environment,Pátio das Oliveiras , a field adjacent to the hotel where olive trees of the most characteristic varieties of Alentejo are housed -galega vulgar, maçanilha de Tavira, galega grada de Serpa, redondil, blanqueta, carrasquenha and azeiteira-. Days of pure relaxation and well-being made in Portugal.