Las Piscinas de la Virgen, Montalvo

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#5 of 7 in Nature in Tungurahua Province
Hot Spring · Nature / Park
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 Montalvo vacation plans using our Montalvo trip itinerary builder website.
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  • I love this place! The water is brown, not because it is dirty, it is natural. No chemicals are added, the pools are emptied, scrubbed and refilled three times a day. Not only is the thermal water so....  more »
  • Stay away from the hot spring baths Piscina Moderna! Unless you are a local or speak Spanish, you are not welcome there. We got there late in the evening. The only information we got was from a...  more »
  • A trip to Baños wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the cities numerous hot springs, given that the city is named for them. It was rather convenient that my body extremely sore from doing.....  more »

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