Las Piscinas de la Virgen, Banos

(2.6/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I went for the afternoon mid-week and was surprised how uncrowded the place was. I rarely saw other tourists and felt welcomed by the locals in the pools. I enjoyed soaking in the warm pool while watc...  more »
  • English/Deutsch/Español Baños has a lot of thermal baths, but las piscinas de la Virgen are the oldest and most famous one. There are several different pools, I mostly used the downstairs area where t...  more »
  • If you're the type who doesn't mind by using water with other people, can go. Here's a full plate. Hot waters super busy in season or weekends.
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