Just 30 minutes by car from the clamor of the summer beach scene, Curia is a quiet retreat with shaded parks and grand belle epoque hotels. The small but popular spa is in the heart of the Bairrada region, an area noted for its fine sparkling wines and roast suckling pig. The waters, with their high calcium and magnesium-sulfate content, are said to help in the treatment of kidney disorders. For the last 100 years, the spring has been contained within an elaborate treatment center that has provided rejuvenating pampering and medical treatment side by side.
For me, it was Borealis or bust--or both.More