Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta

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Relax in the naturally heated pools at Termas de Papallacta. The subterranean activity of one of Ecuador's many volcanoes heats the waters here, in pools ranging from 36-40 C (96-105 F). Take a dip and enjoy the view of the surrounding forested hills and the Andes in the background. Choose from shallow or deep warm pools, or circulate between the hot and cold water for the best relaxation experience. Use our Papallacta day trip app to arrange your visit to Termas de Papallacta and other attractions in Papallacta.
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  • This is the very best way to spend your last day in Ecuador, especially if you are flying out of Quito on one of the midnight flights! We took the bus which stopped right at the hotel spa and paid $20...  more »
  • We took the tour with the Quito bus company (the same one that does the double-decker on/off city tours) and it was fantastic. Our guide was Alex; a handsome, friendly, energetic young man who spoke E...  more »
  • Very nice spa in a beautiful environment. Six different pools of varying temperature. Clean and tidy dressing room and showers. It also offers massages and treatments. But I didn't need to. We ate lunch. The food and wine was perfectly ok. The waiter, however, was unusually tired. However, definitely recommend a visit.
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  • Hot springs don't get better than this. At 10,600 feet in the Andes, you'll be surrounded by rugged peaks as you lounge in a variety of hot pools fed by the same water that will later become part of the largest river in the world. Comprised of multiple hot spring pools, a spa with a multitude of treatments and a restaurant with adjoining juice bar and adult beverage bar, the area is superbly maintained and clean. Entrance for adults is $22 and a Hot Stone massage runs $59. Never feeling overcrowded, it's a relaxing day in a fantastic setting.
  • Fantastic spa hotel in the Andes! Amazing view of glacier. Rooms are very nice. Our room had a safe, fresh water to drink, and a tea station. Just outside the villas were the hot springs...much hotter than I expected. For a fee they have a more private hot spring area. We had one dinner at the restaurant and it was very good.
  • Stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon and we're not disappointed. Beautiful thermal spa in a gorgeous mountain setting. Over 20 pools. Try a suite which comes with its own fireplace and private pools. Very good value compared to similar in North America. Food is good but more expensive than elsewhere in Ecuador, however still reasonable (60 dollars for dinner for 2 with wine).
  • This hot spring was in a remote location with average mountain views, but the feeling of being there was quite surreal compared to other hot springs I've visited. high altitude highways to get there, but high quality roads and several great restaurants nearby. Definitely a great stay for more than a night!(which I regret only booking and scheduling a single night)
  • The best place to enjoy of thermal water healing and relaxing benefits, surrounded by mountains. Enjoy the combination of hot water with the cold weather of the highlands. The place has lodging options, a restaurant and a Spa, very recommended
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