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Termas Banos de Puritama
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Take a waterproof bag for your valuables and take it from pool to pool.
Weekdays no F&B service
Absolutely do wear Hawaianas for walking on the not so well maintained wood planks.
Pools are supposed to be temperature graded top down. Since there is a little wind chill, even the least warmest is still good.
On my visit, loads of exuberant Brazilians spoiled a little bit the serenity of the place and shocked one or the other elderly Atacamenos.
Best pool for me: The first public one when you arrive. Try to evolve by swimming up river on your back till the cascade. Enjoy the view of the blue sky and the grass waving in the wind.

Thank Emile S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We took an afternoon tour to these hot springs, beautifully located at the bottom of a canyon.
There are 7 hot pools, with the hottest pool being at the top. Naturally this pool was the most crowded, but it wasn't over-crowded, and I didn't feel any invasion of personal space.
This may largely be due to the rather expensive entrance fee (9000 pesos on weekdays, and 15000 pesos on weekends).
It was a lovely sunny afternoon, and although we were told the hottest pool was 32 degrees Celsius, it felt more like 27. The biggest challenge for me was getting out of the pool, and into the cool crisp air at 3580m!
The venue has change rooms with a locker facility (just bring your own lock).
The pool areas have tables and benches and one needs to bring your own picnic basket as there are no shops.
Overall, a worthwhile experience if you want to experience a hot spring that is not too crowded.

Thank Maresa G
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This was one of the most relaxing and wonderful afternoons we spent in Chile. The thermal springs are so lovely, but be aware that the altitude can take some of your energy out. We took a few beers and books and had such a relaxing afternoon.

Thank Lily M
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

After doing so many wonderful adventures and hikes in San Pedro the hot springs was a bit of a bore and disappointment. The setup is nice but pools are very busy with lots of people. We aren’t the type to sit in a pool for hours on end. After 30 min we were ready to leave. Unfortunately we were with a tour operator and had to wait another 3 hours before we could go. Most people on our tour were ready to leave early but because not everyone was ready we had to wait. We hiked up to the top of the hill and back but that only killed 30 min so we ended up having to wait. Also, the bugs were a bad with waves of little flies coming in swarming around. If I were to do it again I would have skipped this and done a different tour.

Thank lnbaril
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

As you will see from my Whipala review, this didn’t start out well. Honestly, being from the Caribbean, it is not possible to stay in the water here for 3 hours. Unfortunately, no comfortable chairs or adequate shade near the different pools to make it comfortable. Wish we brought a book as well. Top pool is 33 degrees and last is 28. All in Celsius. The water flows from the top all the way to the bottom. Appears the best pool is the second as it has a waterfall. There are changing rooms and bathrooms.

Lots of moss/algae around the steps for each pool and bottom of each pool was rocky. Not our preference to be honest.

There is also no food or water for sale here. Bring all that you need. Depending on the driver, you may not need closed shoes. If you are being dropped off right at the pools, then you don’t. If you are expected to walk down the hill, then you need shoes.

Thank OC345
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