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The Thermal Baths of Aguas Calientes - Spa/Hot Springs Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) - Peru

Aguas Calientes-which translates as hot waters-derives its name from the sulfur-heated waters found here. Though the springs are set in concrete, squared-shaped baths (if you're imagining rustic, beautiful pools, you'll be disappointed), the water is naturally heated-well, lukewarm is more accurate -and is considered to have medicinal properties, though sadly the walk along the riverside to the springs is probably the most pleasant part of the whole experience. Morning is the best time to come: the pools can get crowded in the afternoons and the water dirty. There are changing rooms and a cafeteria and swimwear, towels and sandals are mandatory.


Plaza Marco Capac 110

Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town), Peru

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By Ricardo Segreda
Growing up in New York, Rick Segreda used to cut out of high school in order to hang out at the Museum of Modern Art and catch foreign-language...
14 Mar 2012

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