Type of waters
The thermal mineral-medicinal waters of the thermal spa of the Gran Hotel La Toja have a special chemical composition that gives them their unique properties, characterized by being sodium and fluoride chlorides, with a high content of special mineralising elements such as iron, bromine, strontium, lithium, calcium and magnesium, among others, with a temperature of between 20 and 60 °C.
- dermatological therapies
- respiratory ailments
- rehabilitation or muscle recovery
- anxiety and stress
The thermal spa has treatment techniques including:
- hydromassage baths with medicinal mineral water
- paraffin mud treatments
- underwater massage (Vichy shower)
- jet showers
- treatments with Toja salts
- inhalation sprays
- nebulisations (mists)
- nasal shower
The balneotherapy tradition of its Thermal Spa coexists in harmony with the innovative leisure facilities of its Thermal Club, which consists of:
- dynamic indoor heated swimming pool
- swan necks
- bubble beds
- Finnish sauna
- Turkish bath
- bi-thermal sequential chromotherapeutic showers
- nebulising shower
- contrast hydrothermal footbath
- automatic marine jacuzzi
- relaxation room with musician and chromotherapy
- fitness centre
The Gran Hotel La Toja, located in the heart of the estuary of Arousa, on the island of La Toja, offers an environment of great beauty. It is the only five-star thermal spa hotel in Galicia.
It has 197 rooms, including standard rooms and suites, overlooking the sea or the surrounding gardens. In addition to all the services of a hotel of its category, it has an outdoor heated swimming pool (open in summer), tennis and paddle courts, restaurant, cafeteria, spacious lounges, gardens, a children's playground and a chapel. It also has a Congress Pavilion with a capacity for 500 people, making it an ideal place for both individual and corporate clients and for family or business celebrations.
In 1899 an international competition was held for the construction of a large thermal spa hotel on the island of La Toja, the winner of which was Daniel Vázquez-Gulías from Ourense. Once the building was finished, and after it had been open for several years, the war led to it being transformed into an improvised hospital, which later became a thermal spa hotel. In 1945 the Eclecticist building underwent a major refurbishment by Francisco Javier Sanz y Martínez. Inside, it features a pictorial mural by Rafael Úbeda, a renowned artist from Pontevedra, at the entrance to the thermal spa.
Enjoy the surroundings
The emblematic and legendary Island of La Toja, declared a Centre of National Tourist Interest and located in the heart of the estuary of Arousa, is located 1 km from the fishing village of O Grove, 3 km from the beach of A Lanzada, 33 from Pontevedra, 60 from Vigo, 83 from Santiago de Compostela and 160 km from A Coruña.
On La Toja Island it is possible to visit the Chapel of Nuestra Señora del Carmen (known as the 'Chapel of the Shells'), the bridge of La Toja (from the beginning of the 20thcentury), take pleasant walks along the seashore, go on hiking routes or relax over a cup of coffee, enjoying the privileged views offered by the historical Gran Hotel La Toja.
The most outstanding cultural activities in O Grove are: Carnival; the Virgen del Carmen Festival (16 July); and the Seafood Festival (first fortnight of October), which has been celebrated uninterruptedly since 1963, each year with a greater number of visitors. Other highlights include the Symposium of Sculpture, the Contest of Habaneras and the Spider Crab festival (late November or early December).
The abundance of fish and seafood, accompanied mainly by white Ribeiro and Albariño wines, make O Grove the gastronomic capital of the Galician coast. The most appreciated fish are hake, turbot, sea bass, grouper and sole. As for seafood, spider crab, shrimp, velvet crabs, barnacles, mussels, clams, oysters, and lobster, are just some of the local specialities.
Next to O Grove is the municipality of Sanxenxo, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Galicia, which offers a wide range of options to its visitors.
Other interesting visits are the Rías Baixas wine route, the Salnés coastline, Combarro, Cambados, Pontevedra, the Morrazo Peninsula and Santiago de Compostela. It is also possible to take sea excursions to the Atlantic Islands Park (Cíes, Ons, Sálvora...), the Arousa estuary, or the Way of St James.
Type of accommodation:
Thermal Spa Hotel *****
Health Registration Number:
36991 Illa da Toxa.
O Grove (Pontevedra)
Tel: 986 730 025
986 803 224 (reservas)
Fax: 986 730 026