Set beside the Cidacos River, in Arnedillo, Spain lies the Las Pozas de Arnedillo, a set of three natural hot springs in the small province of La Rioja. Home to fewer than five hundred residents, this village is best known for its numerous thermal springs, both primitive and developed.
Mineral Hot Springs
Water at the Arnedillo Hot Springs emerges from the source at around 120° F before flowing through each of the three pools. The pools closer to the source are warmer than those farther away, allowing for a range of soaking temperatures. The pools are designated as public space, so there are no fees to access these hot springs.
In addition to the springs, the village of Arnedillo constructed a set of stairs and surrounded the pools with a stone lounging area to make the springs feel more comfortable.
Due to the springs being so hot, visitors often cycle from the pools to the river to cool off. This cycle not only allows extended soaking but also can magnify the invigorating and healing properties of the mineral water.
What to Expect
The hot springs at Arnedillo are simple, with no amenities provided except for a rustic shower. Additionally, due to the hot springs being free, the pools, and parking lot, are often very crowded, particularly in the warmer months.
For those hoping for more extravagant accommodations in the area, Arnedillo also features a nearby hot springs resort, Balneario de Arnedillo. Regardless if you are looking for a rustic outdoor experience or a refined resort, when you leave the village of Arnedillo you will feel refreshed.
Address: N-232, 26143, La Rioja, Spain
Season: Year-round; most popular in the summer