I thought it would be in a more natural setting, with flowing waters. But instead it is a a free tiled pools with various folks sitting in still brown water. Not my cup of tea, perhaps i'm missing something. I'd rather sit in my bathtub.
It's easy to write this place off as a tourist trap just capitalising on the hordes travelling to Machu Picchu, and it does have that feel to it when you first get there, but there's plenty here to occupy an afternoon wandering around the cafes,market etc.
After a long day of trekking at Machu Picchu mountain we were expecting to relieve our muscles in these thermal waters. That did occur, don't get me wrong, but the thing is that they have only four small pools with little stones floor filled with warm (not hot) not circulating water, crowded with people with children. A very local thing... 更多
Aguas Calientes is a great stepping stone for your trip to Machu Picchu. The city is full of energy. And the bus system to and from the site is well organized and efficient. Our hostal (El Tambo) was quiet, and breakfast was ready at 4:30 AM to send us fed into our journey. The real set-back for Aguas Calientes was... 更多
It was expensive, dirty and luke-warm. You want to go because it's the "hot springs" in Aguas Calientes, but it's not worth it. The staff are rude and it's just not a feel-good experience. Until they clean it up, heat the pools and have better training/management do not waste your money. Go get some drinks!
I think everyone goes there assuming it's a natural hot spring, it's actually more like individual pools with varying temperatures. The first and smallest pool you see is freezing cold! Pool 2..wsrm but pool 3 is the hot one! There is waiter service for drinks and food. Swimsuits and towels can be rented on the street out front... It will... 更多