Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Aguas Calientes

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Rejuvenate your muscles at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), a complex that includes natural thermal pools with different temperature, changing rooms, restrooms, hot and cold showers, and a small snack bar. Bring a swimsuit, and if you forget flip-flops and towels, you can rent some at the entrance. Don't be put off by the murky pools, as that is mostly the effect of sulfur and other minerals in the water. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Machu Picchu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • He has liked to enjoy the hot springs where we have been able to do so. Came with much anticipation for this place that we arrived in the afternoon after climbing to the Citadel of Machu Pichu and Hayna Pichu and go big disappointment when you arrive. The place (SPA) is ugly, nasty, dirty, swimming pools are small, mugrosas, damaged, dirty water, the bottom has stones, tiles are tanned. Overall the place is awful and gives distrust acquire any disease such as foot fungus. We were only an hour and it was more than enough. For those who know for example the different springs from Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda, Colombia or elsewhere, are magnificent against this unpleasant place. Entry is economic (only 20 soles per person) but it is expensive for what the site offers. It is located slope above the town of hot springs and can be walked. We do not recommend this place to any tourist. It is true, as other travelers say, it is better to take a good hot shower in the hotel; It will be more relaxing and more economical.
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  • Maintained well with different temperature pools. Loved the real hot one. Spend couple of hours with drinks served by the pool. Awesome.  more »
  • We spent 3 nights in Machu Picchu Pueblo, or as some call it "Aguas calientes". The place is surrounded by green mountains and rivers, which you cross by bridges. Almost all of the village is pedestrian, only you got an area where are the buses that take you to Machu Picchu by U$ S 24 x person (seemed somewhat excessive). It has a beautiful main square and all the people itself has many sculptures, some in the form of sources. It has also small parks with really very beautiful sculpted rocks and super meticulous gardening. You have many options to stay, we stopped at Machu Picchu Adventure House and it is super recommended. To eat you can opt for places with very elaborate menus or places with tourist menus, where you eat super well but half price. The only detail is that I think that they should improve construction guidelines from the town because there are many irregular constructions or unfinished that they impoverish the beautiful view of the place.
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  • Had a Quinoa soup and Alpaca kebab. The soup was mediocre but the kebab was great. The prices on the menu were over inflated; after a member of the group complained about the price the waiter brought out the menu for a cheaper set price meal deal. I missed out on this option as the menu wasn't given to me. Make sure you ask for the set meal menu; it's a shame as the food wasn't bad at all.
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