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Balnearios - Spa/Hot Springs Capitanejo - Colombia

To beat the heat in Capitanejo, head for one of the balnearios, or swimming holes. There’s one for every budget. Brisas del Chicamocha has a large pool with a slide for adults, a shallow pool for children, dressing rooms, shaded seating around the pools and a restaurant. This is the balneario closest to town. (Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Carrera 4, via Málaga, just past Restaurante La Pola. Entry: $1.50 adults, $1.25 children under 8). Considered a more up-scale facility, it has not only a separate pool for the kiddies, but also a playground. Its facilities further include sauna and restaurant. One the banks of the river itself is Playas de Chicamocha.

Avilmar the fee admision is 2 dollars for adults, $1.50 for children 12 and under) is near the banks ofthe Río Chicamocha, one kilometer (0.62 mi) from the village (motorcycle taxi from Calle 4 and Carrera 4, $1.50). Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Cra. 4, via Bogotá. Tel: 660-0000.Conditions for swimming here depend on the river's strength; seek local counsel before taking a dip here. (Entry: Free) Up in the mountains, near La Chorrera waterfall, is yet another option, at Hacienda Loma Linda.

Capitanejo , Colombia

Spa/Hot Springs

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

Rafting on the Chicamocha River and hiking to La Chorrera waterfall.

Contact Information:
Phone: 7660-0175

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