After all the trekking in Parque Nacional Natural El Cocuy, your muscles may need a bit of relaxation. Near G眉ic谩n are Aguas Termales which will just the trick for you鈥攁nd help warm you help after the frigid temperatures of the park. In an old hacienda are two pools. The smaller, shallower one is warmer. If the Aguas Termales happen to be closed, you鈥檙e not out of luck. About five meters (20 feet) before the hacienda, on the right side of the dirt road, is El Chorrer贸n, a small cascade of hot water falling into a natural rock pool.
4 kilometers (2.4 miles) from G眉ic谩n
Spa/Hot Springs Types:
Walk along the highway towards Cordoncillo or take the camino deshecho. Also, transport from G眉ic谩n heading to El Cocuy pueblo or Soat谩 passes by the turn-off for the hot springs ($0.50).
The Aguas Termales are open in the low season only Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; in the high season they are open daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. You can enjoy El Chorrer贸n daily from dawn to dusk.
Aguas Termales: adults $1.85, children 5-12 years old $1.60. El Chorrer贸n: free.
Relative price: Budget
Travel Skills: None
You Need to Bring:
Take along swim gear, towel, sun screen, picnic lunch; if walking, bring also a hat and water.
The Camino Deshecho and the rock paintings, the Monumento a la Dignidad de la Raza U鈥檞a and Pe帽ol de los Muertos. Oh, of course, Parque Nacional Natural El Cocuy.
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