List of Thermal Springs in NIC
Map of Thermal Springs in NIC
Guide to Nicaragua’s Natural Thermal Springs
Nicaragua is a country rife with volcanoes, making it a nation with many top-notch hot springs. The geothermal activity produces beautiful mineral baths hidden in nature and even craters left by once-active volcanoes that fill with effervescent water.
Most of these bathing experiences are on the Pacific-facing side of the country, which sits sandwiched between Honduras and Costa Rica. Find out which Nicaraguan hot springs, called ‘termales’ in most Central American countries, you have to see while visiting this nation of volcanoes and rainforests.
Aguas Claras, located in Teustepe, incorporates a hot spring, a restaurant, and a hotel. All three of the pools on site are outdoors and highly sulfurous. People come from every side of the small town to seek healing for joint issues, skin blemishes, and respiratory illnesses. Guests have stated that it’s important to bathe after a dip since the spring water can be a bit odorous.
Another restaurant with its own hot spring is Termales de Tipitapa, where you can order a cold beer while having a hot soak. Alongside the volcanic basin is a chlorinated kids’ pool. There is a shaded area where folks can gather to eat as well as to cool down after bathing in the mineral water.
Bathrooms allow visitors to the restaurant and hot springs to rinse off after their soak in complimentary showers.
At Aguas Termales el Duende the geothermal water streams, and it’s easy to believe that it is heated via volcanic activity. The springs and attached bar are open 24 hours a day, so you can get your chill on no matter what time it is.
The entire resort is surrounded by a nature preserve. For those who feel like hiking, you’re likely to come upon mature trees with hammocks that welcome you to take a break. If the environment calls to you, you’re welcome to stay in one of el Duende’s rustic cabins.
Other Nicaraguan Hot Springs:
- Aguas Termales Don Alfonso
- Aguas Termales El Manatial
- Ojo de Agua
- Hervideros De San Jacinto
- Centro Turístico “El Trapiche”
- Malibu Popoyo Surf Eco-Resort
Many travelers say that the number one reason to visit the country is that (this is a bit ironic), it hasn’t been overrun by tourists. The traditions, food, and wild places are mostly untouched by resort culture. This also applies to the nation’s hot springs. In Nicaragua, you’re never far from water that soothes or invites you to play in it.
You can traverse beautiful beaches, soak in therapeutic hot springs, and even smear yourself with enriched mud. Nicaragua is a place you visit to go slow and enjoy life outside of the fast lane.
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