A poll reveals 45% of global consumers are looking for relaxation and wellbeing in their next travel destination. The global wellness tourism market is projecting a compound annual growth rate of 12.42% between 2023 and 2030.
With the global wellness tourism market projecting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.42% between 2023 and 2030, resorts are seeking to secure their share of the sector’s $814.6 billion opportunity with avid golfers in the pursuit of wellbeing.
With 45% of global consumers looking for relaxation and wellbeing in their next travel destination – the second most potent motivator, surpassed only by the need for escapism, according to a 2022 YouGov poll, Costa Brava in Spain’s north-eastern corner is already attracting discerning golfers wanting to improve their mental and physical health, with restorative and rejuvenating travel experiences.
Located between the foothills of the Pyrenees to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the east, Costa Brava marries the realms of golf and wellness, boasting a collection of golf courses and luxury hotels, alongside rejuvenating wellness amenities that go beyond the traditional golfing holiday.
Camiral Golf & Wellness, Spain’s No.1 golf resort, boasts two championship courses complemented by extensive practice facilities and a state-of-the-art Wellness Centre, where golfers can indulge in the latest technology-led treatments—from oxygen chambers to invigorating Cryotherapy akin to those found at specialist clinics and elite athletic facilities—alongside more traditional therapies, including holistic massages, vitamin infusions, nutrition plans and personalized detox programs, for a fully-personalized healing escape.
Peralada Resort combinines tradition with modernity. The 5-star resort features an 18-hole course where views of the surrounding vineyards and the imposing Pyrenees Mountain range provide guests with nature’s tonic for stress relief. Golfers aiming to elevate their emotional wellbeing can savor the pleasures of vinotherapy at Hotel Peralada Wine Spa, where unique wine-infused treatments and grape seed oil massages harness the healing properties of wine grapes.
At Torremirona Golf & Spa Resort, golfers opting for the Alt Empordà fairways can benefit from a stay at the 4-star Torremirona Relais Hotel where the Dubhé Spa offers wellness experiences above and beyond traditional spa treatments that combine jacuzzi, sauna, hammams, massages and bi-thermal showers with therapies that ensure a perfect golf and wellbeing stay.
In addition to the region’s golf resorts, Costa Brava boasts a number of luxury hotels with wellness-focused amenities that cater to those seeking rejuvenation and complete relaxation.
As one of the leading hotels in the region, Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa in Girona, Spain boasts the 600m2 MasSpa, a sophisticated space integrated with the environment. Designed for holistic care, it features its own heated pool, treatment rooms, dry sauna and hammam, water circuit, fitness area and designated rooms for activities such as yoga, meditation or Pilates.
The Hotel Santa Marta is situated along the Lloret de Mar coastline. Hotel Santa Marta offers a luxury wellness spa with heated and cold-water pools, sauna, Turkish bath, chromatherapy showers, jacuzzi, a Swedish sauna and massage rooms with professionals specializing in various therapeutic disciplines using only natural and organic products.
Perched on the Cap Roig cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the 4-star Park Hotel San Jorge hotel offers a unique wellness retreat amidst nature’s beauty. Its essSpa, features an infinity pool with panoramic sea views, state-of-the-art fitness center and an array of pampering treatments that blend wellness, art, nature and sensory experiences with a wide variety of therapeutic rituals.
Beyond golf and wellness, travelers can embrace an active approach to exploring Costa Brava by discovering the region’s unique cultural heritage and wealth of outdoor activities such as hiking, trail running and cycling amid eight natural parks and 300 days of sunshine per year.