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6 of the Best Hot Springs and Spas on the Carretera Austral

6 of the Best Hot Springs and Spas on the Carretera Austral

By: Hernan Claro - 22 April, 2024

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The 6 best hot springs and spas on the Carretera Austral (Austral Highway) offer a moment of relaxation in the midst of unique landscapes in the world. Disconnect from everything and take a break in a destination you will love!

The advantages of thermal baths are more than verified. Some of them are the improvement of blood circulation, the elimination of toxins, the production of endorphins and the enhancement of the metabolic process.

The Best Hot Spring and Spas on the Carretera Austral

There are several alternatives to enjoy the underground volcanic waters of Chilean Patagonia on the Carretera Austral. Continue reading and enjoy this selection made by Chile Travel for foreign tourists, where location, environment, and quality of the facilities are aspects considered.

1. Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa

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Located next to Puyuhuapi Fjord is Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa, which has two outdoor pools, a jacuzzi, and a natural well surrounded by giant Nalca leaves, where visitors can apply mud on their bodies.

The main pool is indoor and can reach up to 34ºC. It also features hydromassage beds, bubble baths, and food services with the best seafood cuisine for your palate.

The hot spring was built with native wood and the power is generated by hydroelectric turbines with the water that comes from the mountain.

There are also hikes to the Queulat Natural Park, where one of the must-do experiences is to look for the Chucao bird on Los Canelos trail.

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2. Pichicolo Hot Springs

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Come and enjoy the healing and relaxing properties of Termas de Pichicolo, with waters declared medicinal by the Ministry of Health, according to its website.

Located at kilometer 90 on the Carretera Austral, this is an excellent place to rest during your adventure. Besides, in the surroundings you will find cafes, pizzerias, and furthermore, everything is amid the wonderful forest and mountains in the area.

3. Sotomó Hot Spings

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In the district of Cochamó, on the north slope of the Reloncaví Estuary are the Termas de Sotomó. Here you will find natural pools that preserve their natural state and are in an intertidal zone, that is to say, located just between high and low tide.

All this is next to a beautiful course of crystal-clear waters, forming a lovely postcard characteristic of Green Patagonia.

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4. Hotel Lobería del Sur

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Hotel Lobería del Sur is located in Puerto Chacabuco, just two hours and fifteen minutes from Balmaceda Airport. In addition to accommodation, the hotel offers wellness services such as heated pools, reflexology, massages, meditation, forest baths and hot water pools at temperatures of 40ºC (104ºF).

Moreover, the place offers boating on the bay, where you can enjoy the wonderful endemic flora and fauna in the area and visit the Monumento Natural 5 Hermanas (5 Hermanas Natural Monument).

5. Posada Queulat

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In Posada Queulat you will find heated clay jars placed in the middle of beautiful native trees. Located at kilometer 192 on the Carretera Austral, the facilities offer a wide range of services for a memorable wellness experience, including six cabins and cuisine with a distinct local identity.

6. Turismo Cahuelche

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Turismo Cahuelche is located in Puerto Cisnes which offers thermal baths that will allow you to soothe those pains that have been aching you for so long.

Furthermore, the company offers tours to Magdalena Island focused on dolphin watching. Enjoy a unique adventure at this destination on the Carretera Austral!

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