Surely you have heard about the hot springs or already visited, but did you go to the hot springs of Cocalmayo? I tell you that this attraction is an alternative to relax on the outskirts of the city plus if you want to go to Machu Picchu, this route is the best.
The hot springs of Cocalmayo was created on October 11, 1957 in the district of Santa Teresa, La Convención as we said is near the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, is very visited by both domestic and foreign tourists, also its waters are beneficial to health.
Cocalmayo is located on the banks of the Vílcanota River (about 20 min from Santa Teresa-La Convención), geographically located in a tropical area that reaches 1600 m (16,600 ft).
In this article we are going to give you some recommendations to visit the hot springs, what are the benefits, how to get there and what is the best time to visit and have a nice experience.
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To visit this site we have three routes that we can take and all of them start from the city of Cusco:
The thermal baths have four large pools, each varying in temperature from 38° C to 44° C, but we wonder where do their waters come from? They come from a spring from the Uripata lagoon, its waters are crystal clear and it is surrounded by landscape.
These natural pools have medicinal properties, as their waters serve as a treatment for rheumatism, bone pain, arthritis.
As you know, the best times to visit the various attractions of Cusco are the dry season, because in these months there is little or no rainfall so travel in the months of April to October will be good.
Because in the rainy season there is the possibility of having accidents, slipping and even overflowing and our trip may not be beautiful, that is why we recommend the dry season is safer and you can enjoy the hot springs without problems.
In addition you can do some adventure sports like canopy, canoeing, rock climbing and more.
If you are going to visit the Cocalmayo Hot Springs, take into account these recommendations:
Salkantay trek tour, takes you to know one of the headline snowy Cusco (Salkantay) then you will trek to Machu Picchu, but before we will go through the hot springs to cool off and rest. If you want to visit these crystal clear waters, do not hesitate to write to our WhatsApp +51 984 550 165 and I will recommend the best tours to do.
The entrance fee for visitors is 10 soles for foreign tourists and 5 soles for domestic tourists. The entrance hours are every day of the week from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., so you have time to visit these beautiful pools.