Termas Banos de Puritama, San Pedro de Atacama

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Soak in the healing warm waters of Termas Banos de Puritama, which lies at the bottom of a desert canyon. The local Atacama people benefited from the medicinal properties of these hot springs for centuries, and today a series of eight large outdoor pools of geothermal water draw visitors from around the globe. Wooden footpaths and bridges, with vegetation hanging on the sides, link the pools. On weekends, you can get a massage and have a drink at the cafe. Add Termas Banos de Puritama to your San Pedro de Atacama travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Pedro de Atacama itinerary planner.
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  • Good place to relax, recommended in the morning since the Sun in place better than in the afternoon.
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  • I really enjoyed the tour, for the 1st day in San Pedro is the ideal to go acclimating with altitude, as well as provide a few hours of relaxation in one of your 8 pools.
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  • The baths are even interesting, although not a big deal. But the staff and their treatment with the tourists ' ' normal '' is bad. What happens is that the owners of the springs are owners of a Hotel and also from what I understand, the hotel booking half or more of all pools for their guests during several days, what makes often, visitors set foot in those pools even normal, even empty, awaiting the arrival of these people. And yet everyone has to pay the amount surreal 15000 pesos (real or 24 71 dollars, off the paying agencies), even without being able to take advantage of half of the pools. What happened to me was worse, because when we got there around 11, the clerk of the entry said that more than half of the pools was reserved until the 12:30 and when he gave this schedule and went into the same (the best), another student came over and said they were booked all day. Was super rude, rude and not even let us come in for 5 minutes in a pool that was empty, but was reserved for such guests. To complete, before I was trying to fly my drone, but they also not left because they said the noise of the unit was okay for wild fauna and flora (that's right, bad for plants too). The part of animals I even understand, if not for the fact that there was a machine used in a work the 10 meters from us, which was 10 times louder than the Drone. Unbelievable. There's so much better to do in Atacama, prettier, cheaper and with a vastly superior service.
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  • Natural hot springs great for relaxing. The entrance fee can be a little bit pricey on weekends and in the morning but you won't find as many people as in the afternoon. Great for picnics!
  • Really nice wellness! It's just a joy too lie in the natural pools, really warm and cozy. A bit crowded, but there are many pools, so we could find a spot.
  • Not crowded, worth the money!
  • way overpriced ($18 USD), and for that money you don't even get a lock for their lockers. staff doesn't care about anything. the actual facilities are nice but what a ripoff.
  • Wonderful setting, a landscape that hardly will forget and perhaps not have to navigate all the pools to enjoy the hot springs
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