Keep Your Relationship Hot With A Visit to the World’s Best Hot Springs

Are you and your partner getting tired of the usual routine? Perhaps a romantic getaway is what you need; something to arouse the senses and wake the spirit. Here’s a glimpse of some very special destinations you just have to see. Take a look at these amazing hot spring getaways.

Costa Rica: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Costa Rica is an absolutely beautiful country. The views are stunning and the pace is slow. The hills are tall, lush and green. It’s tropical. Volcano Arenal frequently rumbles in the distance, like a slow rumble of thunder. As night falls, you can hear the howler monkeys calling out from the lofty trees. And when you’re at the hot springs, you’ll hear the soft gurgling of the crystal clear hot water burbling to the surface in an array of pools. The setting is just spectacular.

For this hot springs experience, staying at the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is strongly encouraged. The accommodations here are 5-star quality, and the entrance fee to Tabacon Hot Springs is included in the price of your room, which alone is a $60.00 value. This resort has won numerous awards, too many for this article, and is ranked in the top 5 honeymoon destinations worldwide. National Geographic Magazine ranked this resort as one the world’s top ten eco-spas. You simply can’t miss with this destination; my number 1 pick.

Australia: Peninsula Hot Springs

These hot springs are located hilltop and offer wonderful views of the surrounding hills. Once you enter into the bathing area, you feel as if you’ve been transported into a different world. The sound of the running water soothes the mind and soul as you relax in these soft, warm waters. Centrally located only 90 minutes from Melbourne, these springs are not far from the city, but make you feel as if you are far, far, away.

These mineral springs are said to contain numerous therapeutic benefits including: the alleviation of neuralgia, rheumatoid arthritis, stiffness of the shoulders, muscle soreness, recovery from fatigue, and enhancing fertility.

Iceland: Hveravellir Geothermal Area

This is a breathtaking hot spring and geothermal area, an absolute must see if you’re fortunate enough to visit Iceland. The accommodations on-site are rustic and not very private; however, there are luxury hotels nearby and the springs are completely magnificent.

Both hot and cold water flows at Hveravellir geothermal pool. The water is sparkling and always extraordinarily clean. The medicinal qualities of these waters have been scientifically proven. From the pool, you’ll have magnificent views of the geothermal area, and the Kjalhraun lava field. A stunning and unforgettable experience. There’s only a few things in life that might possibly compare to the experience you’ll have at Hveravellir Hot Springs.

Northern New Zealand: Rotorua Polynesian Spa

Located in the North Island’s thermal region, this Polynesian spa was recently in the 2011 Reader’s Spa Awards and were listed in Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 10 destinations. Take your pick out of the 26 pools you’ll have to choose from. You won’t ever want to leave this paradise. These natural hot springs have been used by the locals since the early 19th century. Additionally, you’ll find mineral pools, hot pools, and even mud baths with therapeutic and relaxing properties all within the vicinity.

Southern New Zealand: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

On the New Zealand’s South Island, lies the gorgeous town of Hanmer Springs. If you want to woo your sweetheart, this romantic getaway offers overnight Valentine’s packages, complete with passes to the hot springs, chocolates, and breakfast too. The resort offers a wide variety of choices, and reasonable prices too, if you take advantage of their special promotions. Indulge yourself in this dreamy environment.

The world class spa experience is the ultimate form of relaxation. The staff specialize in luxurious skin treatments and several types of massage. This is my choice 2 for a couples getaway.

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