Las Piscinas de la Virgen, Montalvo

#5 of 7 in Nature in Tungurahua Province
Soak your worries away at Las Piscinas de la Virgen, a hot pool complex that uses water heated naturally by nearby thermal springs. Built in 1928, the pools take their name from a local legend, which says that the Virgin Mary once dipped her foot in the hot water. You can bathe in outdoor pools of various temperatures, while you admire the large waterfall just behind the complex. However, you should prepare for crowds and potentially subpar cleanliness standards. Swimming caps are required to enter the pools; bring your own or rent one on site. Make Las Piscinas de la Virgen a part of your Montalvo vacation plans using our Montalvo trip itinerary builder website .
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  • The facilities of the swimming pools of the Virgin are completely correct, you can find different pools at different temperatures to feel in your body a beneficial thermal contrast. You can also find a room with hydromassage, steam bath and sauna. In another area there is a pool of waves and two slides for the most intrepid that flow into a pool of cold water that you will quickly leave to look for the heat of the hot springs.
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  • A trip to Baños wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the cities numerous hot springs, given that the city is named for them. It was rather convenient that my body extremely sore from doing t...  more »
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