The Dibër area is rich in thermo-mineral waters, which are located just outside of Peshkopi where there is a Spa Center facility. Although there are many legends about the source of the springs, the oldest testament to the existence of balneotherapy in this region is the two outdoor pools in Peshkopi that have been used by locals since the 1870s. Many people believe that the thermal waters help to alleviate symptoms of arthritis and other diseases. In 1953, the first bathing facilities were built, as well as the hotel next to them, and by 1989, a large complex was built that included special therapy rooms.
The thermal waters, which are not not artificially cooled or heated, have a temperature of 41°C, and are comprised of minerals such as sulfur, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and calcium. The waters also very rich in negative ions and belong to the category of “Alive Waters”, that “give life” and have “magical” abilities to treat various diseases, according to locals.