The ‘first website’ of La Perla in 1869 and the new website in 2020
At the beginning of summer 1869, several early morning Madrid newspapers included this advertisement:
La Perla (the pearl) of the Ocean, the first grand spa resort created in San Sebastián and the first version of the La Perla we know today. Except for part of the name, the current La Perla has very little to do with the ‘Perla del Océano’ (Pearl of the Ocean) of the 19th century located next to the existing La Concha clocks. Those facilities consisted of a large wooden barrack providing service to the brave few of the time who, with very little knowledge of swimming, dared to swim in the Cantabrian sea.
At that time not even the telephone existed, so the only way to make an establishment such as ‘La Perla del Océano’ known far away was through the Madrid newspapers. And it worked, indeed it did.
150 years have gone by since it was published. San Sebastián has changed, La Perla has changed, society and the whole world has changed. So much so that the current equivalent of that primitive advertisement with the price list which came out in 1869 would today be this website.
As you can see, we have launched a new design for our website. We have worked for many months to design the space you are now browsing and we hope it conveys how we work in La Perla using our main raw material: wellbeing.
We have designed a more intuitive, comfortable and clear website so that you can view all of the aspects of La Perla centre with a fresh look. Ultimately, we want our website to be the virtual extension of the experience in La Perla, so that it can inspire you, give you some ideas and, in turn, remind you of the good times you can enjoy in our centre.
The website is divided into six large sections. The first is the special area so that our members can keep up to date and reserve activities. The following four consist of four main areas of La Perla: Thalassotherapy, Health and Beauty, Gymnasium and Gastronomy.
Finally, on the Experiences tab you can find the full range of La Perla treatments and experiences to give yourself or to others.
From now on, it’s your turn to browse and check out the sections until you find what you’re looking for, whether it’s our Restaurant menu, the Scheduled Classes we offer in our gymnasium, the treatments and programmes of the Health and Beauty section or all the possibilities our Thalassotherapy Circuit has to offer.
We keep working for La Perla to continue being an oasis in the strange reality we have had to live through 2020. We want the new website to contribute to it in some way and underline the philosophy of being more than ever present as we have been in the last few months: you deserve to feel good.