What is Caldea?

Caldea is Europe's largest health spa located in the mountains and offers you  6'000 square meters of inside and outside lagoons, saunas, jacuzzis, a grapefruit pool, an Aztecian pool, Indo-Roman baths, cascades, bubble beds, warm marble slates, and much much more.

Imagine a place where everything is light and space,  where you can forget fatigue, stress and routine... a new and unique spa where, throughout the year,  you will find peace and calm in the beneficial effects of thermal water.  A haven to retreat to, dedicated to rest, getting back in shape, health and beauty.

Caldea uses the water which emerges from the thermal source in Escaldes-Engordany at 68º C to create a harmonious interrelation between the body and water in futuristic surroundings. In ancient Catalan, the word 'caldea' means tonifying and warm.  In Roman times, the word 'calidae', from which the name of the town of Escaldes in Andorra originates, designated a warm water source.  Two thousand years later, Caldea offers you a new form of well-being  and enjoyment, an encounter with water in all its possible forms, from steam to ice, from Japan to Finland...

The interior lagoon (photo: Enric Madrenas)

Who can go to Caldea?
Everybody is welcome at Caldea:

In the Wellness (with access to the main spa): for those that want to follow a relaxation or beauty programme in Caldea's VIP area from 1 to 15 days with treatments such as massages, peelings, aerobaths and beauty treatments. You have a choice between modules with predetermined treatments or "a la carte" programmes where you choose which treatments you would like.  Duration: 5 continuos hours per day.

In the Main Spa (without access to the Wellness): this area is meant for those that just want to relax for a few hours in warm thermal water with perhaps a massage in order to forget tiredness, stress and muscular pains.  Duration: 3 continuos hours per day.

If you want to take advantage of all of Caldea's installations, we suggest going to the Wellness, even for one day.  The maximum capacity of the main spa is 500 persons which is reached on week-ends, during holidays and in winter as of 16:00.  In the Wellness Caldea only accepts up to 25 persons in order to guarantee relaxation and well-being, even when the Main Spa is busy.

The Indo-Roman baths (photo: agency Nuts)

Although the main element of the spa is thermal water, Caldea is not a medical centre and you don't have to have a medical check-up before being admitted.  Visitors do not come to Caldea for health reasons but to relax and to get back in shape.  This means that one does not find the sometimes depressing atmosphere which is sometimes felt in other thermal spas where people go in order to get cured.  Caldea is rather a modern aquatic paradise for people that just want to benefit from the properties of thermal water without following a medical program prescribed by a doctor.

Water composition:
the thermal water at Caldea is sulphurous, rich in sodium, silica, sulphur (extracted for your comfort), trace elements and is as unctuous as thermal plankton.  The water found at Escaldes is amongst the hottest in the Pyrenees (68º).  Used in its natural form, it has an antalgic, skin healing effect, relieves lung congestion and is anti-allergic.  The water temperature at Caldea varies from 14º to 36º C  depending on the pools, the maximum water depth is 1m30.

grapefruit pool, Caldea, Andorra

There isn't a hotel at Caldea.  However, we offer 7 hotels from 2 ** to  4 **** as well as holiday apartments which you can reserve along with your Caldea programme on this web site.

Where is Caldea?


In relation to the world

In relation to Spain

In relation to France


Andorra-la-Vella and Escaldes

The Principality of Andorra is a small country located in the heart of the Pyrenees, between France and Spain.  Only 468 square kilometres in size, Andorra nevertheless offers incredible natural treasures as well as a wide variety of activities, one of which being Caldea.

Andorra la Vella, Andorra's capital, and Escaldes, where Caldea is located, were once two villages which now have formed one town.  Andorra is at a 3 hour drive from Barcelona, Toulouse or Perpignan.

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