A leading family-owned wellness clinic situated on Andalusia’s Costa del Sol, specialising in therapeutic fasting, nutrition and integrative medicine, devoted to holistic healthcare and personal developmentContact Mason Rose
Why Stay Here?
Following the tradition of Dr. Otto Buchinger – a doctor, philosopher and pioneer of medical fasting, his daughter Maria, known as the ‘Grande Dame’ of fasting, and her husband Helmut Wilhelmi opened the Buchinger clinic in Marbella in 1973. Today the fourth generation of the Wilhelmi family manage the clinic and continue to focus on preserving health and a joy of life, whilst developing the knowledge handed down from previous generations using modern scientific methods.
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Sierra Blanca mountains and just 3 km from Marbella’s Old Town, the residences of Buchinger Wilhelmi stand within the shade of ancient palm trees with views to the Mediterranean Sea. The clinic’s architecture features natural materials and colours, allowing it to blend harmoniously with the Mediterranean landscape. Rooms range from snug retreats to generously designed suites with breathtaking views of the sea and the Rock of Gibraltar.
Buchinger Therapeutic Fasting is a holistic method that combines traditional fasting methods with integrative medicine, with the aim of improving a patient’s physical well-being and inner harmony for the long term.
More than 200 specialists including 12 doctors from diverse areas like medicine, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, nutrition, sport and nursing guide guests through a holistic program based on Dr Buchinger’s prescription for a “spiritual diet”. Conscious nutrition, physical fitness and spiritual inspiration complement their range of services. Guests can either put together their own treatment plan or take advantage of packages that are tailored to their individual needs.
The clinic places great importance on using locally grown food that is of the highest quality. The ‘Clinic Supported Agriculture’ initiative was set up with the Fundacion Arboretumin to work with several small, independent farmers that supply Buchinger’s kitchen daily with high-quality produce grown just 30 km away.