Guide to Argentina’s Natural Thermal Springs
Argentina, the country at the bottommost tip of South America, is a hot springs paradise. The nation has over 40 wellness spas that feature mineral bathing, with some of the natural pools being as deep as 4,000 feet.
That’s not thermal bathing; it’s diving, swimming, and exploring in the healing waters. Let’s break down where these wellness resorts are and feature a few with impressive health claims.
Hot Springs in Argentina’s West
Hotel & Spa Termas Cacheuta has thermal water in every hotel bathroom. If, however, you’re looking for a more communal experience you can soak in both indoor and outdoor thermal pools in the spa. There is a buffet-style restaurant onsite that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This resort has it all!
There’s a cold basin that allows bathers to refresh themselves after taking advantage of the steamy water in the ten different pools of varying degrees of warmth. There’s also a thermal grotto akin to a therapeutic cave where guests can go to seek solitude.
In Santiago del Estero Province, you’ll find Hotel Termal Los Cardones & Spa, where all the treatments are themed to incorporate indigenous and ancient practices that promote healing. Here you can rent a room, steam in the Hammam, have a cocktail, or visit the gourmet restaurant. A
ll the water treatments are arranged in a circuit, which allows those seeking healing to utilize pressure jets, Scottish showers, jacuzzis, and a bubble ring, all powered by thermal water.
Other Western Argentinian Hot Springs:
- Baños Termales de Talacasto
- Villavicencio Natural Reserve
- Hotel Termas del Sosneado
- Termas de Reyes
- Amerian Hotel Casino Carlos V
Hot Springs on Argentina’s East Coast
At Hotel Termal, Pedro Luro there are three indoor thermal pools and five outdoor pools open to guests. The thermal water in each pool is heated to different temperatures, making it simple to find one that is ideal for you. All these mineral bathing areas are separate from the nearby beach, although the hotel does have private access to Playa Rio Colorado.
The hotel has an onsite brewery where guests can order craft drinks. There is also a terrace, teahouse, mud therapy, and massage center.
Within the Termas Chajari Waterpark is Solo Termas, the village made of bungalows for rent to visitors. Some of these bungalows are rather large bi-levels and each comes with its own barbeque grill.
The waterpark itself is made up of indoor and outdoor pools, many of them with built-in hydromassage. There’s also a children’s play structure in the thermal water, making the park a family-friendly destination.
Victoria del Agua is a waterpark filled with natural hot spring water. There are waterslides, a lazy river, as well as tennis courts. The park says people come there seeking healing for respiratory illnesses, rheumatic diseases, and circulatory problems. Victoria del Agua is only open on weekends and holidays, so plan your visit accordingly!
Other Eastern Argentinian Hot Springs:
- Termas de María Grande
- Termas de Colón
- Termas Villa Elisa
- Gualeguaychu Thermal Baths
- Termas del Campo Necochea
- PARQUE TERMAL DOLORES
- Thermal Spa Velissa
- Centro Termal Laguna de Guatrache
The country has beautiful spas and hot springs, and traveling there is often much cheaper than most European destinations. Remember that, if you’re coming from the United States, the seasons in Argentina are nearly the opposite of ours.
Spring through early fall ranges from September through April. Their winter months fall between June and August. The country is vast, so expect to experience various climates no matter when you visit.
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