The name Alhama is derived from the Arabic "al-hammam" meaning thermal baths. Since Roman times, the healing properties of the thermal waters from Alhama have been recognised. Just 3 kms outside town, along the Alhama river is the Spa located which is also offering an outdoor swimming pool that is fed by the thermal waters. A visit costs 6€ for the whole day. The spa is open from April until November.
A free option, are the hot pools that run alongside the Alhama river, just below the bridge and before the entrance of the official spa The thermal water comes out of a cave and has formed a two natural pools (each with their own distinct temperature) and at final leading to the river that runs parallel to it.