Located in the south-east province of Liège in Belgium, Spa is known best for being the original spa resort. Thousands of resorts from around the world have sought inspiration from this town, which has been curing visitors with its healing springs since as early as the 14th century. During your stay, you’ll be amazed at the services on offer here, and you can enjoy a full range of treatments. You’ll find activities to keep you entertained and cultural attractions to keep you fascinated. The town is surrounded by hills, forests, rivers, and springs, which provide excellent hiking and fantastic views. Be sure to step foot into the casino, the world’s oldest.
Location: In the Belgian province of Liège
Located in the south-east of Belgium, Spa can be found in the province of Liège. The town is in a valley, surrounded by the Ardennes mountain range, and it is easy to reach by all forms of transport. If flying, you’ll find Brussels Airport to be the most convenient. From there, it is recommended to arrive by car via the E-40 motorway. You may also arrive by train at Spa-Geronstere station.
Business: Spa resort town with tourist economy
Given its popularity as a resort town, Spa is a very popular business destination. The hotels, restaurants, and spas are a very important aspects of the local economy, and support many local jobs. The bottled water company, Spa, which draws its water from the local springs is also located here, and has distribution throughout Europe.
Culture: See museums and the world’s oldest casino
During your stay, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy some of the fantastic culture and historic attractions that the town has to offer. There are several museums in the area, including the Leopold II Gallery and the Laundry Museum. Located here is also the Spa Casino, which is the oldest in the world. So why not try your luck?
Activities: Get some exercise in the surrounding mountains!
When you’re not spending your time being pampered, there are some great activities to take part in during your stay. The town sits in a valley and is surrounded by the Ardennes Mountains. Visitors often rent mountain bikes or spend an afternoon hiking. Another popular attraction is the Spa-Francorchamps Formula 1 racetrack; an impressive site to witness that holds an annual race, amongst others.