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Who doesn’t want to take a few days off between hot springs?
In South America there are many places to enjoy this phenomenon of nature.
In this post, we tell you about the best hot springs in Latin America.
Hot Springs of Polques, Bolivia
Bolivia also has in its territory a precious extension of natural hot springs. These are natural salt water pools, which are heated due to the proximity of the Polques Volcano.
The Polques geothermal springs are located in the southwest of the country, so they will be a mandatory stop in your tour in Uyuni to see the salt mines.
They have a temperature close to 30ºC, and the properties of the thermal water are infinite, emphasizing its benefits for the skin.
Do not miss the opportunity to see the sunset from this natural pool, or even spend the night looking for fugitive stars in this spectacular place.
Puritama Hot Springs, Chile
They are located in the Atacama Desert itself. The water coming from the Andes is heated by contact with volcanic materials, such as sodium sulfate. Once in the Puritama River, waterfalls and natural pools are formed for bathing.
Although they are known as terms, the water is not especially hot, but somewhat warmer. This is often a plus for the visitors of the tour to the Puritama Hot Springs, as they can stay longer in the water without getting burnt.
Due to its location, it is one of the most demanded activities in San Pedro de Atacama.
Thermal Baths of Cocalmayo, Peru
Very close to the city of Cusco, you will find the Cocalmayo Hot Springs. It is a spa located at 1,600 meters above sea level.
The waters of the Urubamba River form these hydrothermal spring, which are usually between 40 and 44ºC. In addition, it stands out because they are very clear waters, something not so common in the area.
There are 3 pools, and they are attributed healing properties for skin problems, rheumatism or joint pain. If you want to bathe in cold water to alternate the temperature of your body, next to it there are some falls of cold water coming from the Uripata Lagoon, so it will be a perfect combination.
It is open 24 hours a day, so it will be the perfect plan to rest from the activities in Cusco.
Mendoza Hot Springs, Argentina
In the Cordillera de los Andes as it passes through Argentina, is the province of Mendoza. Here we find the Cordón de Plata, a famous destination for trekking and climbing lovers, since it has several mountains over 4,000 and 5,000 meters above sea level.
But we do not deviate from the topic… Luján de Cuyo, within the province of Mendoza, has a great hot springs complex, known as the Termas Cacheuta.
There are several hydrothermal spring pools, with temperatures between 35 and 50ºC, as well as pools with bubbles, jacuzzis, and massage showers.
Can you think of any better activities in Argentina than relaxing in this spectacular thermal water complex?
Thermal waters in Pucon, Chile
In the south of Chile, we find another impressive place of natural geothermal spring. It is the Thermas de Pucón, in the Villarrica National Park.
It stands out above all the Geometric Hot Springs of Coñaripe, with some 17 volcanic pools, with geometric shapes, and joined together, with a wooden footbridge.
This complex is totally prepared for tourists, so you will have to pay to enter. We recommend you to enter as early as possible, because with the course of the hours and when it is full of people, the fees become more expensive.
As if this wasn’t enough, this national park also has ski resorts and different trekking routes between the volcanoes. Without a doubt, what better than to rest from all these activities between the hot springs of Pucón.
Hot springs of Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia
We don’t want to finish this post without the mandatory visit to Los Nevados National Natural Park, in Colombia.
The thermal baths that we found in Santa Rosa de Cabal, are to some 40ºC of temperature. Only a few kilometers up, this water is around 70 º C, and is cooling to reach these springs.
It has a reputation of being one of the best hot springs in South America, and mud baths are one of the most relaxing and healing activities for the skin.
In the facilities we find waterfalls of hot and cold water, so you can go alternating according to what you want.
Have you also felt like taking your swimsuit and visiting all these hot springs in Latin America? Can you think of any other thermals that we have forgotten in this post?