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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  • Visited the baths on a Monday evening at around 7pm. Had such a lovely time. The baths are fab. It costs $2 during the day or $3 after 6pm. Swimming caps are necessary, you can purchase at any shop go...  more »
  • The best of the pools of the Virgin is the water. go night swimming pool below, if you go to 18:00 hours, can that you stands not the temperature, it is better to go a little bit later.
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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 »
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