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Spain Hotels

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Belmond La Residencia
Son Canals, Mallorca
First of all, this Belmond is on the Northwest coast of Mallorca. If that's not incentive enough to get on a plane, you can tour the coastline in one of the resident boats, hike, or ride Vespas around the island. Home to one of Spain's largest sculpture gardens, the arts are really the focal point of the resort. There are cooking classes for foodies, but the main draw are the workshops in sculpture, painting, and ceramics, taught by artists in residence.
The Ashram
Mallorca, Spain
The only advice we have to those seeking to push themselves through the original back-to-basics boot camp? Stick it out. The seven days of crazy-long hikes, intense workouts, and a cleansing, vegetarian diet will be hard work, but it will also whip you into shape. Not for the faint of heart (or the fussy), this no-frills, no-excuses program is no less grueling (or cushy) than at its original location in Calabasas, California—but the fact that it's in Mallorca definitely makes it more palatable.
SHA Wellness Clinic
Calle de Verderol, 5, 03581 El Albir, Alicante
Design hotel vibes and the dramatic landscapes of Spain's Costa Blanca are almost enough to distract you from the fact that you're detoxing. Two-, four-, seven-, or 14-day programs designed to put you on the road to optimal health and well-being are based on basics (clean eating, lots of water, rest, exercise). You can take wellness to another level with a range of therapies including electrocardiograms, full medical evaluations, osetopathy, ozone and serotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine, and psychology and psychotherapy sessions.
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
38-40 Passeig de Gràcia, Dreta de l'Eixample
Every bit as incredible as you'd want a Mandarin Oriental hotel to be, the chain's Barcelona location is in the center of the city, on the architecturally historic and shopping-centric Passeig de Gràcia. The 360-degree views of the city from the hotel's rooftop pool and Terrat restaurant are stunning, and some of the suites have pretty amazing views, too (i.e., looking out onto Gaudí's Casa Batlló). If you have time for a pampering session at the Mandarin's spa while you're there—worth it. (And the hotel can arrange babysitting services for you, should you need, as long as you let them know a day in advance.)
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