Who needs fancy spas when you have fresh air? Clean breathing is one of the latest health trends, according to the Global Wellness Summit, and we’re now seeking out lung-cleansing destinations where we can practise deep breathing while immersed in greenery.
A mountain retreat is the obvious choice, with luxurious spas often part of the package. But a surprising alternative is the Costa del Sol: Málaga’s air is among the cleanest in Spain and the nation’s life expectancy is among the best in the world.
At Botanic in the hills of Benahavis, near Marbella, eco-friendly apartments start from €365,000 with Taylor Wimpey Spain. They are set in tropical gardens whose purple orchid trees and drago palms help purify the air and aid residents’ well-being.