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Aguas Termales Calientes - Spa/Hot Springs Tacna - Peru

Note: In early January 2012, a flashflood caused by a huayco (a river formed in a dry gulch) destroyed the complex. It is not known when it will be rebuilt.

For those wanting to get out of the city for a bit and relax, the hot spring baths of Aguas Termales Calientes are a good option. The waters of the baths, which are 36ºC (97ºF) to 40ºC (104ºF), are said to have medicinal qualities, relieving arthritis, nerve and skin ailments. The complex has a large, kidney-shaped pool, as well as double and individual tubs. Onsite is a restaurant and hotel; lodging and meals are also available in the nearby village, Pachía.

Location:

23 kilometers (14 miles) northeast of Tacna, near Pachía


Tacna, Peru

Spa/Hot Springs Types:
Hot springs

Getting There

Catch a minibus from Tacna Centro on 2 de Mayo ($1, 40 minutes) or go by taxi $5-7 one way, 30 minutes) and take a combi back into town.

Travel Tips:

The pools are open 24 hours, but it is better to go during daylight hours if not staying at the site’s hotel. The hot springs are popular on Sundays.

Price Description:

Individual $6, couple $8

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring: Bring bathing gear and towel. Leave valuables at your hotel.

Calientes can be combined with a trip to Miculla (about 30 minutes away walking).

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol










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18 Apr 2012





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