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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  • First to enter there are too many people, and not people that I'd like to share a pool for reasons of hygiene, do not even open the new part of the pools but that are enabled are very small, and there are so many people that hopefully you can find some space or there... I'd rather pay a little more and go somewhere better!
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  • A good place to relax a bit. the Spa has a few pools that have different temperature. Perfect after a busy day of hiking or other sports activities.  more »
  • We really like the old-school thermal baths and opted for this instead of the new ode to concrete. While staff were friendly and helpful, the waters were disappointing. The temperature as not regulate...  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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