Las Piscinas de la Virgen, Banos

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Soak your worries away at Las Piscinas de la Virgen, a hot pool complex that uses water heated naturally by nearby thermal springs. Built in 1928, the pools take their name from a local legend, which says that the Virgin Mary once dipped her foot in the hot water. You can bathe in outdoor pools of various temperatures, while you admire the large waterfall just behind the complex. However, you should prepare for crowds and potentially subpar cleanliness standards. Swimming caps are required to enter the pools; bring your own or rent one on site. Make Las Piscinas de la Virgen a part of your Banos vacation plans using our Banos trip itinerary builder website .
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  • This waterfall is in the heart of the city next to the thermal baths. We visited the Monday of carnival so it was very crowded. There is a very nice hotel across the street with a spa and cafe - Hotel...  more »
  • Soothing and therapeutic, these baths are at least as popular with locals as with visitors. I couldn't make the 5am opening at which I'm told is almost exclusively local families but the mid afternoon...  more »
  • We went at the night, but it was not possible to get changed because there was a huge line and actually the fitting rooms are disgusting, the restrooms are old and it doesn’t look that well.... but th...  more »

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Banos is full of hotels and hostels, yet during weekends and holidays most fill up quickly despite a considerable hike in prices. Reserve in advance to take advantage of discounts and choose a room with views. You can find some of the area's finest lodgings in elegant guesthouses on the edge of town, where each room comes with free Wi-Fi and access to carefully maintained gardens. Consider also the town's rental apartments, ideal for families with little kids.
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