It is a very popular on the island, because there is an area where you're in the sea, but hot water comes out from the deep parts. There is also a hot springs area that is quite modern that has a pool, solarium, restaurant and offers its guests all types of health treatments, as the waters are considered medicinal. The entire area is protected under the name Ferraria Natural Monument.
Just outside Guimaraes (7 km away) in Caldelas, are these famous mineral water springs. They are surrounded by landscaped gardens, in which there are also two hotels (hotel das das Termas Taipas and hotel) and a public swimming pool with water from the hot springs. It opened in 1867, although it is known to have been discovered by a stone with a special inscription, which was already used by the Romans for medicinal purposes. The water is usually about 32 ° C, and is suitable for treating skin diseases, rheumatism, stomach and osteoarthritis. Treatments are performed under medical supervision, and can be both internal (drinking water directly), and external (dips, showers, steam bath, massage, etc.). These baths also have a gym, a tanning salon, and a thermal heated indoor pool. There is something for everyone here.
From 1879 the Salgadas Pedras area has turned around due to the health resort. The exploration of thermal water started in 1871, even the Kings of Portugal spent their holidays there in the Grand Hotel, now in ruins, in the hot baths park. It's worthwhile going for a walk in the park and contemplating the sources that save precious das Pedras water, thermal water with natural gas and full of health qualities that make it one of the best in the world, which can be found in Spain.
This spa is in Caldas Park, on the banks of the river Miño, in the Portuguese town of Monçao, which is the birthplace of the Albariño wine. This modern spa was opened in 2008 by the President of the Republic, Jorge Sampaio. Monçao thermal waters have their origin from the fountains of St. Mary and Our Lady of Health, and are good for various ailments of the liver, stomach or bowel. It's also good for joint pain, muscle pain, and other kinds of pain. In short, it has two important functions. One being the therapeutic and the other being recreational. So one way or another, you can enjoy your free time in this spa resort and take advantage of its warm waters.
Nice garden and woodland to wander through peacefully. There is a river running through it and it's a haven that can be navigated with a rented paddle boat at the bar Das Termas. They cost 2.50€ per half hour. The bar has a nice terrace and serves meals at affordable prices. The public baths remind me of early last century. Very similar to Mondariz. Good place to walk for a couple of hours.