The long history of health tourism on the Kvarner riviera
Health tourism in Kvarner
It is known that the position of the Kvarner area is ideal for the development of health tourism, but what does that really mean?
Health tourism is showing a growth in the majority of developed source market countries. The main reason for this is the rapidly aging population, but also the recently popular trend of pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Its focus on health tourism is one of the key elements that distinguishes the Kvarner area from other tourist regions in Croatia.
Do you agree that the sea and the scent of salt in the air relax our body and mind in a special way?
Tourism in the Kvarner area started to develop in the second half of the 19 th century in the climatic health resorts of Opatija, Crikvenica, Veli Lošinj, Rab and in the area of Gorski Kotar. Due to its attractive vegetation and mild climate, and the combination of the sea and the mountainous hinterland, Kvarner has always been considered an ideal destination for nature lovers and guests in search of relaxation.
In the 19th century, Opatija became the first Croatian tourist destination with sanatoriums, which attracted the European elite because of the town's ideal geographical location on the Adriatic shore at the foot of Mount Učka. Today the town is home to a series of specialised dental, cosmetic surgery and orthopaedic clinics, as well as a wide-ranging offer of increasingly popular wellness facilities. Many hotels in Opatija have wellness centres that are decorated in a special way to offer satisfaction for all the senses. Let us recommend some of them.
Wellness centres in Opatija's hotels
The wellness centres of the Remisens Hotel offer exclusive treatments that combine natural products with the beneficial effects of the vegetation and climate of this area. Guests can enjoy the superb massages and beauty treatments offered by the specialised teams in the Hotel Ambasador and Hotel Marina. These are based on the Five Elements philosophy. Continuing this concept, the Five Elements Wellness & Spa of the Hotel Excelsior is dedicated to the element of wood. It offers specially designed treatments with laurel and other local plants which have beneficial effects. Apart from the relax zone and a wide choice of massages, the Grand Hotel Palace also has Finnish and Turkish saunas, which on colder days provide excellent body detoxification.
Breathe in the scent of the sea and stroll around beautiful Opatija. Treat yourself to a relaxing experience in the delightful wellness centres of the Hotels.
Located in Opatija
The five-star Hotel Ambasador offers top wellness, dining, lodging and service in a seafront setting.
Located in Lovran
Surrounded by sea and Mediterranean vegetation, Hotel Excelsior offers great family services.
Located in Moscenicka Draga
Offering numerous services and entertainment options, Hotel Marina is wonderful for families.
Located in Opatija
Visually stunning, Hotel Palace Bellevue provides sea views in a central city location.