Archena Spa

Escape from routine by immersing yourself in the thermal waters of the Archena Spa. It is a complete thermal complex that will help improve your health, body and mind, in its more than 200,000 square meters. It is located in the province of Murcia, in the beautiful Ricote Valley Natural Area, next to the Segura River. A good place to get lost in mineral-medicinal waters and get carried away between the different treatments that are offered.

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The Archena spa in Murcia

The Archena Spa in Murcia is a large thermal complex, with more than 200,000 square metres, different types of pools and a wide range of treatments, beauty and physiotherapy. It has great national and international prestige for both its thermal baths and the quality of its medical services.

The opening times and prices may change throughout the year, so it is a recommended to check when making your visit. It is always advisable to book in advance.

Opening hours of the Thermal Pool Spa

  • From 1st November to 15th April: from 10am to 9pm.
  • From 16th April to 1st July and from 30th August to 31st October: from 10am to 10pm.
  • During the summer season, from 2nd July to 29th August, the opening hours are extended: from 10am to midnight.

Opening hours of the Balnea Thermal Circuit

  • From 10. 30am to 8pm.

Prices in Archena

Archena Spa prices vary depending on the time of year (low season, high season or holiday season). Thus, general admission to the Thermal Pool Spa for adults is between 12€ and 23€, and for children (under 11 years of age), between 8€ and 13€. Babies from 0 to 2 years of age can enter free of charge.

On the other hand, there are special promotions such as night pass (from 7€ to 15€), family passes (from 9€ to 18€, with a minimum of four members between parents, grandparents and children) and groups (from 8€ to 10€, for a minimum of 25 people).

The two-hour Balnea Thermal Circuit is 25€ from Monday to Friday and €35 on weekends and public holidays. These prices drop to 20€ and 30€ respectively if you stay in the resort's hotel infrastructure. There are also vouchers for €90 (10 tickets) and 5 tickets in Balnea for €100.

Prices do not include bathing equipment. It is mandatory to wear a cap, swimming costume and flip-flops in the entire pool area. You must bring a towel or bathrobe, or hire one on site. It is also advisable to bring a padlock for the lockers in the changing rooms, which can also be purchased at the spa.

Archena Spa pools

In the Archena Spa you can enjoy two different swimming pool areas: Spa Thermal Pools and Balnea Thermal Circuit.

Thermal Pool Spa

It allows you to enjoy relaxing baths surrounded by nature or thermal leisure baths, ideal for activating circulation and relaxing the body. This area has three spaces:

  • Termalium Pool: uses innovative technology with flowing rivers, cervical and lumbar jets, waterfalls, water beds, rest areas, hot and cold water contrasts pool for the enjoyment of users. The water has an average temperature of 32ºC.
  • Active Thermal Pool: it is outdoor and semi-covered, and has different hydrothermal services, such as cervical jets, waterfalls, swan necks, jets, water beds... all with views of the Ricote valley and its mountains.
  • Children's pool: this is a space designed so that the youngest members of the family can also enjoy the thermal waters with jets, slide and games.

Balnea Thermal Circuit

It offers thermal services and an innovative circuit of hot and cold contrasts with saunas, Archena Stove (wet), counter-current pool, natural lemon essence pool, flotation pool, cold water pool, igloo (ice cave at 2 degrees), thermal contrasts, walking corridors (which help circulation in the legs) and rest areas (with hot hammocks and infrared). Here it is also possible to book various treatments separately.

Facilities and services of the spa

  • The Balneario de Archena spa complex is much more than its swimming pools and spa. It has three hotels with all the comforts, as well as having the Quality seal of the Spanish Tourism Quality Institute. These are the Hotel Termas (4 stars), Hotel Levante (4 stars) and Hotel León (3 stars).
  • In total, they have 253 rooms which are fully equipped and have direct access to the thermal baths and thermal gallery with balneotherapy services.
  • There is also a restaurant service and spaces for holding events and celebrations, as well as for company events with capacity for more than 400 people. Archena also offers an extensive range of treatments.

Massages at the Archena spa

The Archena Spa offers three types of treatments for body care and relaxation:

List of treatments

  • General or local mud. Clay plasters are applied with medicinal mineral water at a temperature of 44-45 degrees. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Archena massage. With a duration of 25 minutes, it is performed under showers of medicinal mineral water with thermal mud. It generates deep relaxation and rest.
  • Thermal or hydromassage bath. It lasts 15 minutes and the bath, with air bubbles in the water, has a temperature of 37-39 degrees. It has analgesic, relaxing and vasodilator properties.
  • Wet Stove. The user is in a room with high relative humidity and temperature not exceeding 42 degrees. It provides great physical and mental relaxation.
  • Thermarchena. Small recreational thermal circuit, with water at 37 degrees, corridor with thermal contrast showers, ice and two cabins for manual frictions.
  • Assisted aquatic relaxation. Passive mobilisation to achieve a state of relaxation.
  • Respiratory treatment. Indicated for conditions such as chronic bronchitis and asthmatic bronchitis, pharyngitis, etc. The mucous membrane of the respiratory system is brought into contact with the thermal water.


  • Citric vitamin C bath. Lasts 60 minutes, ideal for smoothing the skin and eliminating dead cells.
  • Chakra Stone Massage. With volcanic stones, indicated for tensions and contractures. Lasts 90 minutes.
  • Chocolate Massage. Lasts 90 minutes and is an effective anti-wrinkle, anti-depressant and anti-anxiety treatment.
  • Peeling Mare. Detoxifies the epidermis and moisturises with salts from the Mar Menor.
  • In addition, different facial treatments are offered such as Termalium Oxygen, Hydration and Collagen Veil, Inhibit or Skin Cleansing with Peeling.


The professionals at the Archena Spa also offer physiotherapy services, including: spinal treatment, joint treatment, circulatory treatment, laser therapy and neuromuscular bandaging.

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What is the Archena spa?

The Archena spa is a large thermal complex with more than 200,000 square metres of space, including swimming pools and other services (such as hotels, restaurants and open spaces). It is in the heart of the Ricote Valley Natural Park, in the province of Murcia.

It has great prestige for the variety of its thermal baths and for the reputation of its medical services, as well as for its wide range of massage, beauty and physiotherapy services.

How to get a deal for the Archena spa?

The best way to enjoy the facilities of the Archena spa at the best price is to book a package that includes access to the thermal baths and the hotel. Booking both services together is cheaper than booking them separately. Also, services at the thermal centre itself have special discounts if you are staying at the hotel.

Can children enter the spa?

Yes, children under the age of 11 pay a special rate for admission to the Archena spa and babies from 0 to 2 years old can enter free of charge; children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There is an area specially designed for the youngest members of the family: the children's pool, in the Espacio Termalium. It has jets, a slide and games, where they will combine wellness with fun.


Where is the Archena spa?

The Archena spa is located in one of the most beautiful places in the province of Murcia, in the heart of the Ricote Valley Natural Park, next to the Segura River. It is very well located: 24 kilometres from the city of Murcia, 40 kilometres from Murcia-Corvera airport and 80 kilometres from Alicante airport. The A-30 Murcia motorway runs very close to the complex.

What are the opening hours of the Spa?

The opening hours of the Archena spa change throughout the year. The Thermal Pool Spa opens from 10am to 9pm from 1 November to 15 April; from 10am to 10pm, from 16 April to 1 July, and from 30 August to 31 October; from 10am to midnight from 2 July to 29 August. In addition, the Balnea Thermal Circuit is open from 10.30 am to 8 pm. The opening times may be subject to change, we recommend that you check when booking.

What to visit near the Archena spa?

La Manga and the Mar Menor are 100 kilometres from the Archena complex, about an hour's drive away. It is a good excursion to get to know one of the tourist icons of the coast of Murcia.

Other suggestions closer to the spa are: the Salto de la Novia waterfall and the Ojós reservoir, as well as taking a stroll through the picturesque villages of the Ricote Valley, such as Abarán, Blanca or Cieza. The Ruta de los Miradores (Viewpoint Route) offers fantastic panoramic views of the area.