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Termas De Río Hondo - Other Activity Santiago Del Estero - Argentina

Termas de Río Hondo is the region’s most famous hot springs (to 65ºC / 149ºF). The public pools are at Centro Médico de Orientación Termal (Libertad and Av Alberdi, Parque Güemes. Entry adults $1.25, children to 7 years old $0.60).

The town also has several museums tourists can visit between hot spring sessions: Museo Antropológico Rincón de Atacama (Caseros 132), Museo Histórico de la Ciudad (Av Alberdi 245) and Museo de Bellas Artes y Artesanías (Av Alberdi and Perón).

Termas de Río Honda is on Dique Fontal. This 33,000-hectare (81,545-ac) reservoir is a prime spot for fishing, kayaking, swimming and other watersports.


65 kilometers (40 mi) north of Santiago del Estero, 87 kilometers (54 mi) south of San Miguel de Tucumán

Santiago Del Estero , Argentina

Other Activity Types:
Village, Thermal springs, Aquatic sports

Getting There

La Unión departs from Santiago del Estero’s bus terminal (every 30-45 min 5:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., last return 12:15 a.m.; 1 hr, $3.50).

Travel Tips:

The village has full services, including tourism office (Caseros 132, Tel: 03858-42-1721, URL:, banks, hotels, camping and guides.

Price Description:

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Bring along swim gear and towel; any sporting equipment.

Browse the museums. Tour the churches on the Circuito de las Iglesias. Hang out in Parque Francisco de Aguirre. Join in on the Sunday bombo jam sessions at Froilán “El Indio” González’ workshop. Take a road trip down to Upianita’s Saturday market.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Here are other activities in and around Santiago Del Estero that may be of interest: Upianita,

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