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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. Plan to visit Termas de Papallacta and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Papallacta attractions using our Papallacta itinerary planner.
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  • 1.5 hrs drive east of the city on Route 28C to spend a wonderful hour or so soaking in the relaxing warm waters interspersed with a dip in the cold water pool. $US4 entry plus $1 towel rental ($US10 r...  more »
  • We used a tour company to take us here for a day trip from Quito. We had our 6 year old with us and spent a very memorable few hours hiking around the property and enjoying a very relaxing soak. It wa...  more »
  • Papallacta is an idyllic place to enjoy baths! To get there we took a bus to the East since Rio Coca, change to the mall Santa Maria and then a bus to Papallacta (that you can take directly from Quitumbe). Once out of the bus you can take a van that will take you for $ 1 per person to the baths of your choice: the little ones at the entrance are worth $ 4 but do not have the best framework. We paid $ 8.50 for basic bathroom. There are a dozen, large pools and kids with more or less water. The décor is really very lovely and very relaxing. If you are in Ecuador it's worth the trip!
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  • It's quite nice. I'd recommend to plan some time to go hiking as well. Unfortunately it was very foggy when I was there. It is usually rather cold, so bring appropriate clothing.
  • Excellent short trip from Quito, this place is beautiful and the thermal pools are extremely relaxing. A little pricey but worth it.
  • I love this place cuz. All swimmingpool are very clean,hot ♨ when I have time always go there :)
  • It is a wonderful place, specially at night when you have all the stars to cover you while you are in the hot pool. Wonderful experience!
  • Rooms are solid but not great. But once out of the room, the scenery is just awesome. Plenty of hot and cold water springs including many smaller communal pools around the property. We only stayed there one day but enjoyed every minute of it.