The town of Aguas Calientes its name thanks to these hot springs that possess medicinal properties.
The path that leads from the center of the town of Aguas Calientes to the Baths has stairs and is upwardly oriented. In the course of the trip the traveler can observe the lodgings, pubs, and restaurants that are to the sides of the way.
The sulphurous waters of these thermal baths vary from 38ºC to 46ºC; These come from the subsoil and possess medicinal properties helping the treatment of rheumatism, as well as diseases of the kidneys and joints.
Most of the people who go to the thermal baths arrive from the Inca Trail, the alternative ways or that descend from Machu Picchu to rest after a long walk.
At the entrance to the Hot Springs the tourist can request a small locker to store their things. The complex has hygienic services and changing rooms. Arriving at the site of the pools there are showers for visitors to wash before entering the thermal baths.
There are two pools at the top and down stairs there are three pools but smaller.
At the top the second is the hottest and usually the preferred, while the pools at the bottom are less hot but are chosen by couples or groups as they are more intimate and smaller.
Another service that owns the thermal bath complex of Aguas Calientes is the bar. There the visitor can taste all kinds of drinks and enjoy them in the pools so that your relaxation is complete.
Finally, in case you forget to bring towels, sandals and bath clothes, there you will find merchants who rent and sell such garments.
Rates of the thermal baths:
- Foreigners …………………….. S / 10.00.
- Nationals …………………….. S / 5.00.
- Regional …………………….. S / 3.00.
Hours of access: from 5.00 to 20.00hs.