The province of Pontevedra is rich in mineral and thermal waters, and this can be seen in the heritage of its towns and in the deep-rooted tradition of hydrotherapy.
In the 19th century, bathhouses and spas lived a golden age which would last until the early 20th century. As Rías Baixas were also part of this phenomenon, and thus, some important hydrotherapy centres can be found in some towns, as Mondariz-Balneario or A Illa da Toxa.
Some thermal facilities have been preserved until today, but others have disappeared due to historical events. However, they have left their mark on the landscape, architecture or the collective memory.
The Diputación de Pontevedra has decided to promote this heritage by creating the Thermal Towns Route, an offer for wellness and recreation that can be enjoyed in seven towns in As Rías Baixas which are famous for the medicinal properties of their spring waters.
Caldas de Reis, Catoira, Cuntis, Mondariz-Balneario, O Grove, Ponte Caldelas and Vila de Cruces make up this route, endowed with information boards with QR codes. The relevance of this route goes beyond health tourism, as these destinations also offer culture, nature and food.