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Aguas Termales - Spa/Hot Springs Guican - Colombia

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

Guican , Colombia

Spa/Hot Springs Types:
Hot springs

Getting There

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).

Travel Tips:

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.

Price Description:

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.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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