Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta

#1 of 35 in Spas in Ecuador
Must see · Hot Spring · Spa
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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  • The SPA was wonderful. The food was delicious. The rooms were so great and very clean. I loved this resort. The SPA was just heavenly. staff was wonderful and so accommodating.  more »
  • Very clean, water of varying temperatures and depths. Gorgeous scenery that can't be beat. Clean locker rooms. Both the balneario and spa áreas are nice. I'll certainly return.  more »
  • We visited both the balneario and the spa. The balneario is ok but the rules are not respected nor enforced do not expect a quiet place where everybody respects the right to relax in a calm...  more »
  • I booked used Trip Advisor to book a tour to the Termas de Papallacta. Andrea was our multilingual and knowledgeable guide and Marcelino was our trusted driver. The thermal hot springs is located in a small village in the Napo Province, a short day trip from Quito. It is situated in the Andes at an altitude of approximately 3,300m (10,826ft) on the road that leads into the Amazon jungle. The scenic drive from Quito to Papallacta ascends a peak of over 4,000m (13,123ft). I was looking forward to the view but it was a foggy day. Descending from the peak to Papallacta, the ecosystems transforms from alpine to tropical jungle. I went on the one hour guided hike so many photos and videos to share. The hot springs was healing and we even got to spend thirty minutes in a thermal cave that was similar to a steam room. The food at the Spa restaurant was so delicious. All of their vegetables are grown right behind the restaurant (no lie, I took photos). I highly recommend the trout.
  • Well taken care of thermal baths. All amenities like showers and towels available. Worth the money.
  • Very good spot. A wonderfully relaxing day. Excellent mssdage very good lunch, reasonably priced shirts. Great staff.
  • There are plenty of change facilities and hot showers. Baskets for clothing are available from the locker area. There are many pools of various temperatures to suit children, adults and elderly. The magnesium and other minerals help restore the body. This hot spring doesn't smell of sulphur either.
  • Nice hot spring pools. Worth to visit but very expensive. 23$ for an adult is quite mucu. The showers and changing area is super clean and new. Parking is for free

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