Mountain Retreat Spain – The Height of the Pampering Experience in Finestrat!

‘Mountain’ and ‘Retreat’ are the verbal equivalents of Marmite: inciting love or hatred, there is no middle ground. Mountains are hard work unless you’re a climber, and retreats are bad news unless you want to starve and chant ‘Om’ all day. That said, Mountain Retreat Spain is pure Heaven on Earth. Enjoy relaxing in beautiful surroundings, as retreat proprietor Denise and her friendly, professional team offer you a personal choice of exclusive treatments, and use of the fabulous pool and Jacuzzi. Oh, and there’s cava and tapas too!

Mountain Retreat Spain is set in the hills above Benidorm, in beautiful Finestrat, and boasts panoramic views over the mountains to the picturesque Spanish resort towns of Albir, Altea and Calpe. On a clear day, when there’s no heat haze, you can see the party island of Ibiza, and the retreat is just 10 minute’s drive from the bus station in Benidorm Old Town. Not confident of finding the retreat if you’re a stranger in town? Denise can arrange local transport, so you can arrive stress free and ready to enjoy what the retreat has to offer.

Enjoy a refreshing tapas and drink, before choosing the treatment(s) included in your package. There are a number of therapies to choose from, and one or two are included in the package price. Optional extras are available, and each treatment is exclusively tailored to your personal preferences and physical and emotional requirements.


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The buzz word at Mountain Retreat Spain is ‘relaxation.’ Dee and her team are experienced and professional in everything they do, so they recognise that unless you are fully relaxed, your treatment won’t deliver all the available benefits. There’s no sense of urgency – you can chat about your concerns, whether of the body, the mind or both, and discuss any allergies or intolerances before the therapists get to work on your treatment.

Each therapy is tailored to individual needs and preferences. Even if you return for the same treatments time and time again – and lots of people do – it will be a different experience on every visit. Denise and the team can also offer advice and information regarding necessary lifestyle changes.  The retreat staff’s ethos is to ensure that when their guests leave, they each feel they are taking away something good, and leaving everyday stresses behind. It works, too, according to this recent review:

The treatments are wisely chosen, and I’ve really enjoyed the conversations, the humour and the pure surroundings. Not only did I leave without the injury I arrived with, I felt mentally stronger and that is such a treasure! – Petra, Altea

Denise has lived in Spain for more than 20 years, and opened Mountain Retreat Spain in 2009. It’s fully legal under Spanish regulations, and is inspected annually, to ensure that standards remain high. Denise’s standards must be as high as her mountain location, because in February 2020 the retreat won this prestigious Travel and Hospitality Award:

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Modern Spa of the Year for Spain – Valencian Community 2020

Book your pamper session in the certain knowledge that you will be looked after in a beautiful setting, by people who are passionate about your wellbeing. The retreat is a luxury, award winning facility, yet prices are accessible to everyone, with many clients booking regular treatments. Tony from Spain has this to say:

I have regular pedicures with Denise, as it is so important for my diabetes. It is the best pedicure I have ever received – including one from a podiatrist!!!

Mountain Retreat Spain does not just offer pamper sessions, their treatments can help with chronic conditions. Just because you need essential  regular treatment to keep you fit and healthy, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Many of Denise’s regular guests say they feel better as soon as they enter the grounds of the retreat and take in the fabulous views. 

Every aspect of personal wellness and wellbeing is covered, whatever your age, state of health or belief system. Denise and her team play host to single visitors who just want company and special treatments, couples, families, hen parties and celebrations. And they will take plenty of photographs to remind you of your experiences and the memories you created. 

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Book the Full Day Pamper Package to enjoy the retreat in total privacy, with exclusive use of the stat- of-the art-facilities. Mountain Retreat Spain caters for up to 20 people in a single visit, and each member of each group gets an exclusive, original experience that will stay with them always.

As well as her expertise in alternative therapies, Denise has another skill, which she only became aware of following the passing of her sister. She’s a spiritualist who can receive messages from the other side of life as she works on your feet to detect physical health issues through reflexology!  It’s a rather unique way to learn how your loved ones in Spirit are getting on, but clients describe the total experience as ‘Uplifting, and not in the least scary, with lots of tears and laughter.’


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A session at Mountain Retreat Spain is something anyone can enjoy. Spend a day out with a difference, have a fun time with friends, make a connection with Self in peaceful surroundings, or take a break from the bustle and brashness of nearby Benidorm. Denise runs basic packages which can be tailored to whatever you need, special health and beauty days, and seasonal experiences. Each visit being geared to the wishes of the party, however small or large.

Put yourself at the top of your ‘To Do’ list, and book some quality time at the Mountain Retreat Spain soon. Or surprise a friend with a tailor-made gift voucher. See below for prices and contact details, plus treatment information.

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Mountain Retreat Spain Treatments


  • Pedicure and French Polish : Includes foot spa soak, hard skin removal, trimming, filing, thinning and shaping of toenails, foot massage. Ladies receive a French polish and a choice of 100 shades of nail polish, if required. 


    • Reflexology: Alternative therapy to identify health issues via pressure points on the feet. Treatment includes advice on life changes for self care.


  • Full Body Massage: Includes full relaxing massage from head to toe, front and back, on a state-of-the-art massage bed, using aromatherapy oils if appropriate. Paraffin wax treatment is available as an optional extra to provide instant relief for deep -seated problems. Treatment time varies, and is followed by 10 minutes of total relaxation.
  • Hopi Ear Candling: A safe and pain free treatment, which can be experienced by both adults and children, to remove excessive ear wax. Also effective for glue ear, ear infections, ear, nose and throat problems and balance and hearing issues. 
  • Deep Cleansing Facial and Paraffin Wax Mask: Includes face mapping to determine skin type, cleansing and exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, mask to plump out skin naturally and reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and facial massage. Treatment time: Around 1 hour, 15 minutes. Suitable for men and women, but men should shave first to avoid unnecessary discomfort.
  • Face Mapping: Your health is written all over your face – pun intended! Face mapping identifies health issues, which your therapist will be able to discuss with you and advise on. Treatment time varies.
  • Indian Head and Shoulder Massage: This ancient therapy is performed on a massage bed or in a special chair, and is excellent for clearing tension headaches and relieving stress. Treatment time varies.
  • Hot Wax Hands or Feet Treatments:  For sensational summer-ready hands and feet. Long lasting results.
  • Natural Body Waxing: For legs, underarms, bikini line, eyebrows and facial hair. A safer, healthier more enduring alternative to shaving or depilatory creams.
  • Reiki: Japanese alternative therapy to release energy blocks, clear, cleanse and align the body’s main chakras (energy fields) and relieve stress. This is a non-invasive treatment, which is performed while you relax, fully clothed, on a massage bed. Reiki works by channelling energy through the hands of the therapist intuitively, to balance the body’s energy systems and promote healing and serenity.
  • Acupressure Massage: A holistic means of treating the whole body, using just the natural power and sensitivity of the hands. This can be self-administered to help treat tension-related ailments and reduce stress.
  • Hot and Cold Stone Massage: This treatment works with aromatherapy to enable deep tissue massage. Hot volcanic stones are followed by cooling crystals to boost circulation and ease muscular aches and pains.
  • Lymphatic Drainage: A specialised body massage using essential oils to boost the immune system and treat fluid retention and cellulite.
  • Egyptian Raindrop Massage: An ancient technique, so called because the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt used it. A special blend of essential oils gently drips like raindrops on the face, back and feet, before being massaged into the skin to help balance the energies in the body, release toxins and promote inner peace.


Mountain Retreat Spain Prices


  • Any One Hour Treatment: €40 per person. Includes various massages, Reflexology, Reiki, Hot Wax treatment for face and hands, 3 in One Facial, Hopi Ear Candling, Eyebrow/Eyelash tinting.
  • 2 Hour Pamper Package: €50 per person. Includes local transport to and from the spa, Tapas and Drink on arrival, and 1 x One Hour Treatment per person, exclusively tailored to suit your requirements.
  • 3 Hour Pamper Package: €85 per person. Includes local transport to and from the spa, Tapas and Drink on arrival, and 2 x One Hour Treatments per person, exclusively tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Full Day Pamper Package: €85 per person; 10: 00 am – 4.00 pm.  Includes local transport to and from the spa, Tapas and Drink on arrival, 2-course Lunch, Dessert, and Drinks through the day, and 1 x One Hour Treatment per person, exclusively tailored to suit your requirements. Extra treatments available at the special price of €30 per person, per treatment.
  • Mobile Pamper Party Service:  Pampering delivered to your door for individuals or groups. 3 Hour Special: €85 per person; Extras: €30 per person, per treatment. 



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Mountain Retreat, Casa Christina, Tapiada Marraix 0209, Finestrat, Alicante 03509, Spain


Denise (Proprietor) (0034) 672 724 814






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