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Ecuador Spas and Hot Springs

Ecuador Spas and Hot Springs

In the heart of Ecuador, amidst the lush greenery and rugged landscapes, lie some of nature’s most exquisite sanctuaries: the hot springs and spas that dot the mainland and the Galápagos Islands.

Nestled in the Andean highlands, the town of Baños is renowned for its thermal baths, where geothermal waters, rich in minerals, provide a rejuvenating escape for weary travelers. These natural pools, heated by the breath of the Tungurahua volcano, offer a serene respite, their warm embrace believed to possess healing properties. Venture further to the Papallacta Hot Springs, set against a backdrop of towering peaks and verdant valleys, where the crisp mountain air enhances the invigorating experience. In the remote and enchanting Galápagos Islands, the volcanic origins of this archipelago manifest in unique geothermal features, inviting explorers to indulge in the warm, soothing waters after days spent uncovering the islands’ rich biodiversity.

Whether it is the tranquil allure of the Andean baths or the secluded charm of the Galápagos springs, these natural oases offer not just relaxation, but a profound connection to the primal forces that shape our planet.

Recommended Spas and Hotsprings

Termas de Papallacta – The best developed hot springs complex in Ecuador is Termas de Papallacta, a full-service spa, hotel, and restaurant and is located about one hour from Quito. One of Ecuador’s most popular visitor destinations, Termas de Papallacta is frequented by locals and tourists alike. The water that flows out of the mountain has been heated naturally and is piped into several attractive pools as well as into the hotel rooms and cabins. At Termas de Papallacta you can choose from a variety of massages, water treatments and more.