Las Piscinas de la Virgen, Banos

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#3 of 10 in Spas in Banos
Hot Spring Spa / Wellness
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. Plan to visit Las Piscinas de la Virgen during your Banos vacation using our convenient Banos trip generator.
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  • The place in terms of the springs are fine, but being an economical place the amount of visitors it makes it a little awkward.
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  • I almost did not go here, given what I read about large crowds, which I do no generally like, but I am glad that I did. The overall experience was well worthwhile. The waters were terrific - I can't b...  more »
  • Very old facilities, place in a very bad state, there are too many people, not enough to place
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Where to stay in Banos

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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