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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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  • How to get value for 5/6 hours near Quito. In an hour's ride from the airport, perfect to spend a half-day of relaxation between the pools, in a beautiful garden filled with hummingbirds in the mountains. Clean and pleasant. The staff is very friendly. Restaurant quite expensive, in my experience mediocre food.
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  • Very relaxing. I went with family and friends. The scenery is fantastic and the hot springs and pools are just what the body needs. Go to the pool with COLD water to experience the shock of extreme te...  more »
  • We decided to make a stop at Papallacta, and it was a great idea to start the year, they had recommended me the hot springs and they were not mistaken, enjoy this beautiful place surrounded by nature is priceless, by overnight drizzle was perfect to give a special touch to our visit, also went to the restaurant where it was served very well and the food was delicious. Guided or self-guided hikes can be, believe me is an experience that should be lived.
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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.