Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Aguas Calientes

#5 of 7 in Parks in Machu Picchu
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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  • The hot springs smell strongly of urine, and they’re not disinfected with chlorine. I had the urge to gag the entire time there. 5/5 if you like swimming in pee pee, 0/5 otherwise.  more »
  • The water was smelly, like urine (not the way hot springs are supposed to smell). One of the guides said that it is usually cleaner super early in the morning, implying that the grime is from the gues...  more »
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