The Negombo Spa on Ischia
Of all the thermal spas on Ischia, Negombo is our favorite. Its beauty lies in its lush, slightly untamed, gardens that surround over a dozen pools, small relaxation areas, tiny private patios, and cool shady spots with contemporary art installations. There's even a gorgeous beach on the Bay of San Montano.
- Hours: 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
- Seasonal opening: from 20 April to 6 October
- Entrance: EUR 35
Multi-day packages and special discounts for children are available.
Included in the entrance fee: use of the 13 pool of varying types and temperatures, the steam room, the beach with sun loungers and umbrellas, deck chairs, changing rooms with lockers, and showers. There is a luggage check and you can rent robes and towels.
Swim caps are not required.
Children are welcome and can access the two sea-water pools and beach. Entrance to the thermal baths is allowed for those taller than 1.4 meters.
Pets are not allowed.
The park is open even when it rains.
Negombo is located on the Bay of San Montano. It's unique for its lovely geography, as the springs are on a hillside that descends gradually to the seaside and on each level down the slope there is a pool at a different temperature than that above and below and a small patio to relax surrounded by thick vegetation that resembles a sort of Mediterranean jungle. Indeed, it was once a vertical park irrigated with a series of hydraulic pumps before becoming a spa.
You can start at the top and follow the series of pools to the bottom, where you can end with pause on the sandy beach.
Restaurants and Bars
There are a number of dining options inside Negombo, including cafès and restaurants serving lunch. We recommend La Casa Colonica, a trattoria with a colorful décor and a menu featuring delicious Neapolitan classics. For a lighter snack, try Bar Negombo the serves dishes based on the tomatoes grown in the nearby vegetable garden.
The spring waters in Negombo are mineral (with a sediment of more than 1 gram/liter) and thermal (they come out of the ground at more than 40 degrees Celius), in addition to being saline-alkaline (rich in sodium chloride).
The thermal springs in Negombo are also slightly radioactive, as they contain Radon released from the rocks, which favors the absorption of the mineral salts and stimulates muscle tone.
Getting to Negombo
Negombo is located outside Lacco Ameno on Via San Montano.
Car and scooter: there is a large parking area at the spa entrance.
Bus: from Ischia Porto, take bus 1 and 2, from other towns take "la circolare destra" or "la circolare sinistra". The nearest stop is adjacent Hotel San Lorenzo about 500 meters from the spa. Keep a lookout for the stairs to use as a shortcut.
Taxi: you can also arrive by taxi and there are usually taxis lined up for the return trip outside the parking area. The fare from Ischia Porto to Negombo is around EUR 25.