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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Where to stay in San Pedro de Atacama

As the stepping-stone to the nearby national reserve, San Pedro de Atacama offers an impressive range of hotels and guesthouses. Despite the big selection, prices remain relatively high throughout the year due to the town's status as northern Chile's tourist hub. At the peak of the summer season (late December to late March), some budget-friendly hostels even require single travelers to share a room with another guest. If you wish to avoid that, look into one of the hotels, many of which cluster around the town's central area and line the main street.
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  • A brilliant spot to spend a few hours relaxing. Quite a long drive from San Pedro, but well worth it. There are around 7-8 pools, with good changing facilities and lockers.  more »
  • Banios de Puritama is a must in San Pedro de Atacama. Great view, super relaxing, wonderful, specially in winter! Highly reccomended  more »
  • 25 minutes north from San Pedro taking the road that goes to the geysers Park and then walk down around a kilometer to get to the entrance and ticket office of the springs ( 25 dólars per person aprox...  more »
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  • Outdoor Thermal baths which are part of a river. Each of the 8 pools are surrounded by reeds and ferns which line the rocky bathing pools. Some have waterfalls flowing into them. Temperatures range about 32oc at the hottest to a 25oc at the bottom. Some basic changing rooms with lockers available and each pool accessed by wooden walkways.
  • It's a great place to relax. There are some tables where you can have a picnic. The water is not that warm though.
  • They told I would have hot water, but... It is not hot neither cold. The price is not cheap, but the landscape is wonderful, I guess it worths
  • Warm springs in more than 3500m altitude. Water around 39-33° Celsius. Super relaxed. entrance fee about 9$
  • Relaxing half day tour from San Pedro. Was a good idea to unwind from hiking. Thermal waters hover around 35 degrees C. Good way to meet some traveller pals to share a drink once back in town.