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Los Hervideros - Spa/Hot Springs Zorritos - Peru

Surrounded by the ragged desert hills southeast of Zorritos, in this broad valley along the Quebrada El Grillo, the five natural pools of Los Hervideros provide an additional heat to the the sun. Los Hervideros are not your typical hot springs, though. The springs are full of fine clay muds that are rich in chlorides, iodine, iron and other salts. Each small pond has a different temperature and type of soil. One has green waters and black mud and another has reddish-brown clay. Local swear to the springs' medicinal properties.


5 kilometers (3 mi) east of Bocapán

Zorritos, Peru

Spa/Hot Springs Types:
Hot springs

Getting There

Near Bocapán, south of Zorritos is the signed turn-off for Los Hervideros.

Travel Tips:

Daylight hours are best, though some tour operators do have night excursions. Be ready to get down and dirty. Some pools are clearer, allowing one to wash off (a bit).

Price Description:

Free, though tip the caretaker.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Bring along swimming gear, towel, water and food.

Cerros de Amotape National Park, Manglares de Tumbes National Sanctuary, Tumbes National Forest; El Tubo hot springs; surfing, bird watching, fishing.

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Other Spa/Hot Springs in Zorritos that may be of interest: El Tubo,

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