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Hot Springs in Northern Patagonia

Termas in Northern Patagonia

One of most important thermal areas in Chile, hot springs are tucked away in the temperate forests of Patagonia. This region offers untouched natural beauty, with glaciers, islands, lakes and inlets, as well as pure hyper thermic springs.

Termas de Puyuhuapi
Picturesque surroundings combined with casual luxury makes the hot spring resort at Puyuhuapi one of the best in Chile, and the most exclusive. One of the southern most hot springs, Puyuhuapi is nestled in a tranquil forest, surrounded by snowcapped mountains and lakes. Located in Dorita Bay, the resort can be difficult to reach on your own, but is worth the trouble for the solitude it offers.

Thermal waters are heated by the nearby Melimeyu Volcano to extremely hot temperatures – an average 185°F (85°C), but waters used in treatments are around 117°F (47°C). Three thermal pools offer a range of temperatures. The spa has a variety of treatments using mud and seaweed. Ideal location for nature lovers, outdoor activities include hiking glaciers, kayaking inlets and rivers, fishing, and more.

Location: Region X Dorita Bay

How to get there: Only accessible by boat from Puerto Puyuhuapi – launches leave for Hot Springs at 10am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 7:30pm.

El Amarillo
El Amarillo is on the rugged side, it’s without super developed facilities – and that’s a large part of its charm. Simplistic campsites and cabins in the middle of the forest allow for major relaxation. Two pools are heated by extremely hot spring waters – with temperatures of 125°F (52°C). Spa treatments include purifying mud and steam baths. Surrounding forests and glaciers offer amazing views, as well as a range of outdoor activities.

Location: Region X, Puerto Montt

How to get there: From Puerto Montt, take a bus or drive to Chaiten. From Chaiten take a ferry Gonzalo Cove, hot springs can be easily accessed from cove.