Ojo del Inca, Potosi

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Take a restorative dip in Ojo del Inca, a natural thermal pool steeped in history and located in the eye of a volcano. This natural pool forms an almost-perfect circle. Its cone-shaped bottom measures 1 m (3.2 ft) deep around the edges, with the center going down to about 45 m (150 ft). Temperatures in the water here reach around 35 C (95 F), and are said to have therapeutic benefits. Rumor has it Inca kings traveled here all the way from Cusco, Peru to bathe. Put Ojo del Inca at the forefront of your travel plans using our Potosi trip maker app .
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  • The site is now closed and abandoned. Is still there and the water is hot, but there are no facilities and the Lord who cares says that it is forbidden to swim. There are no services or quarters. You can make free camping, but you can not swim.
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  • the lagoon is recently closed for swimming because of the unpredictable eddies that have drawn tourists. A pool is built to take advantage of the thermal waters, but the site is closed and indicated unattended! We can go take a look.
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  • The eye of the Inca is placed somewhere in Potosi. We took a local micro that let us near the place, after that you must walk and ask for the return bus, since it is away from the city. The place is spectacular, a large circle surrounded by mountains and Fox tails, if you're feeling bad because of the height, after that swim in the thermal water, you can breathe and sleep soundly. Healing waters without a doubt, the heat causes your blood vessels to dilate and you can breathe better. They should be cautious, since through the Centre of the lagoon it crosses a rope, because some accidents that have occurred in the place (must be lucid and be aware of your physical ability). If you can't swim well, I recommend that you stay on the shore and you help him with the rope, is muddy and you have nothing that grab you if you're going to the middle. Swim in as hot water is different from the cold water, I felt that I should make a little more effort. All these precautions, we enjoyed a great, beautiful day, we met people along the way and we feel much better after this thermal bath. If you love nature, you will love you know this place :)
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